Ethics

  • Yes, but is it the right thing to do?

    Yes, but is it the right thing to do?

    From business to government to college campuses, it’s not always a question that gets asked. But here’s how the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics set out to change that.

    Fall 2013
     

  • Make hay

    Make hay

    Internet Ethics Program Manager Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 interrogates the ethics of NSA surveillance.

    Fall 2013

  • Powering the search for more women in tech

    Powering the search for more women in tech

    Internet ethicist Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 considers Google’s attempt to recruit more women engineers.

  • Virtual values

    Virtual values

    What are our virtual values relating to rights, fairness, and the balancing of harms and benefits, as those notions play out on the internet? A new video series looks for an answer.

  • The one that should get away

    The one that should get away

    An internet ethicist speaks about the right to online anonymity and preparing a generation of Net users against hoaxes.

  • Got MOOC?

    Got MOOC?

    There’s global interest in a Massive Open Online Course in business ethics.

    Winter 2013

  • To track or not to track—that is the question

    To track or not to track—that is the question

    Or is it? An Internet ethics expert on why the answer isn’t so simple.

    Winter 2013

  • What does ‘do not track’ even mean?

    What does ‘do not track’ even mean?

    Internet ethics expert Irina Raicu J.D. ’09 considers why not all tracking is equal and why context is crucial.

  • What we talk about when we talk about 'like'

    What we talk about when we talk about 'like'

    Internet ethics expert Irina Raicu considers why clicking a button isn’t necessarily an endorsement.

  • An insider’s view of the NFL

    An insider’s view of the NFL

    Mike Pereira '72, analyst for FOX Sports, gave a wide-ranging talk on campus, in which he shared his expertise on the gridiron and told his personal story.

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Summer 2014

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.