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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

  • Alcohol and Ethics

    SCU undergrads speak out

    Students discuss responsible partying and the drinking age

  • Student Rights

    When does an administration infringe on student rights?

    Podcast features editor of the student newspaper and former chair of the senate.

  • Responsibility and the University Alcohol Policy

    Individual and institutional responsibilities for drinking behavior

    An interview with Jeffrey Baerwald, SJ, assistant dean of student life

  • Where Does Ethics Meet the Real World?

    A Personal Story

    SCU Professor Robert Finocchio on ethics in the business world.

  • Episode 3: What is Free Speech vs. Hate Speech?

    Can we ever really draw a line?

    Establishing some very basic guides on how to not speak hatefully, and instead speak productively.

  • Episode 2: To Vote or Not to Vote?

    Are we ethically obligated to vote?

    It's week 6, which means time for another episode of The Big Q Podcast!

  • Episode 1: What Are We Doing Here?

    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."

  • The Big Q Teaser Episode

    A teaser episode, featuring: YOU!

    Hear what students at Santa Clara think about ethics.

  • Ethical Reflections from 3 Graduating Seniors

    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.

  • Being Nice vs. Being Kind

    Are they the same?

    The ethical difference between being nice and being kind.

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