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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Annual Report 2020-21



Building for the Future

Building for the Future

Ethics Center student programs build ethical skills for the future.


Nowhere is the value of our work more apparent than with the students participating in Ethics Center programs. Not only are these individuals conducting valuable ethics-focused work now, they are building muscles that will play an important role in their professional careers for decades to come.

In the 2020-21 academic year, more than 50 of SCU’s best and brightest Broncos produced, applied, and shared ethics resources and programs all designed to help individuals, businesses, and governments make choices that respect and care for others.

Find out more about each of our participating students and their amazing work:

Image of the 2020-2021 Hackworth Fellows
Navigate here to Hackworth Fellowship

The goal of the Hackworth Fellowship, supported by a gift from Joan and the late Michael Hackworth, is to have fellows engage more deeply with the application of ethics to a topic of concrete concern, to complete an important project related to that concern, and to grow as an ethical leader. Learn more about this year’s fellows and their outstanding work.

promotional graphic for health care ethics internship
Navigate here to Health Care Ethics Internship

The Health Care Ethics Internship brings SCU students into health care settings where they learn firsthand about the ethical dilemmas providers and health care leaders face. Because of restrictions related to the ongoing pandemic, the program evolved in 2020-21 to include health care and bioethics-related blog content from our interns.

Environmental Ethics Fellows 2020-21
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The 2020-21 Environmental Ethics Fellows, supported by a generous gift from John and Joan Casey, focused their work on the intersection of ethics, the environment, and COVID-19.

2020-2021 interns
Navigate here to Business Ethics Internship

Through the Markkula Center Business Ethics Internship, students are placed at companies like Adobe and Intel where they build an ethical foundation to apply to the business world.

Ethics Bowl via Zoom
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The SCU Ethics Bowl team, sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, continues to be a venue for Santa Clara University students to learn and apply ethics to real-world, stripped-from-the-headlines dilemmas.

Ethics Center Marketing Interns 2020-21
Navigate here to Marketing and Communications Internship

These talented individuals comprised the inaugural cohort of marketing and communications interns for the Ethics Center, helping inform campus, local community, and worldwide audiences about the resources, programs, and tools available from the Ethics Center.