Student Ethics Symposium 2014

The Student Ethics Symposium is one of the events held during Parent's Weekend.

Subcommittee for the Ethics Symposium:
Mark Doorley (Chair)
Peter Wicks
Kevin VanderSchel

Awards Presented:

  • Edith Stein Student Research Award in Ethics

Paul Regan, “The Ethics of Gene Therapy”

  • The Augustine Award in Ethics

Elsie Howell, “Free America’s Food: The Conflict of the Free Market”

  • The Socrates Award in Ethics

Christopher S. Abood, “Preservation over Domination


Carolyn Keefe
“Augustine on the Mondragon Co-operative: A Tentative Approval”

Jonathan Wan
"Just Thinking"

Paul Regan
"The Ethics of Gene Therapy"

Elsie Howell
"Free America's Food: The Conflict of the Free Market"

Nicole Conway
"Reversing Environmental Crisis: The Self-Preservation Ethic"

Briana Brown
"The Unethical Research and Use of Embryonic Stem Cells"

Madeline Wackerman

Christopher Abood
"Preservation over Domination"

Brandon Chu
"Fighting Above: An Examination of the Permissible Use of Drones"

Andrew Orlando
"Racism: An Evolving Disease"

Matthew Haselkamp
"The Applicability of Self-Defense in Modern Warfare"

Kyle McCafferty
"Sad Minimum"


Here are some of our past and upcoming events. Visit this section often to keep up-to-date on all of the exciting things happening in the program.

Annual Ethics Lecture

Ethics for Lunch Schedule

Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

Annual Praxis Award in Professional Ethics

Learn more about the Catherine of Siena Ethics Teaching Fellowship

Returning Soldiers' Project