The Big Q
My roommate is loud when I'm trying to study. The person sitting next to me in my final was checking answers on her cell phone. The guy who took me to this party is too drunk to drive me home. Students confront ethical issues every day.
The Center's Big Q project provides a safe space--both online and on campus--for students to talk about these issues. Using social platforms like this blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Yik Yak, we get the conversation started. We also sponsor panel discussions, poetry slams, and other events to delve into the big questions students are asking.
Recent Blog Posts
Can we ever really draw a line?
Establishing some very basic guides on how to not speak hatefully, and instead speak productively.
Are we ethically obligated to vote?
It's week 6, which means time for another episode of The Big Q Podcast!
The first episode of The Big Q Podcast!
Miriam Schulman discusses why it's important to think about ethics and what makes a "good person."
A teaser episode, featuring: YOU!
Hear what students at Santa Clara think about ethics.
Lessons from Psychology, Marketing, and Computer Engineering
Leah Emery, Tiffany Lu, and Jonny Sofer share what they learned about ethics from their time at SCU.
Are they the same?
The ethical difference between being nice and being kind.
It's Lit! But Is It Ethical?
Creating a party culture that's safer for everyone.
The ethics of using amphetamines for academics
Is it ethical to take certain academic performance-enhancing drugs?
Gaining valuable experience, or making coffee runs?
Last week, The Big Q hosted a discussion on the ethics of unpaid internships. Here's what we discussed.
An Ethical Dilemma for Millennials
Is it ethical to ignore money when you have student loans to pay?