Academics, Featured|February 5, 2013 9:15 am

Hollins Students to Debate “Ethics and Social Media”

Five Hollins University students will participate in the 14th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, on February 10 and 11. The Hollins team, which features Carrie Boswell ’14, Megan Grosholz ’14, Safiya Kelly ’14,  Naomi Ruth Thompson ’14,  and Horizon student Amanda Stowell, will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas.

The theme of this year’s event is “Ethics and Social Media.” Many notables from the business sector, law, education, finance, journalism, and other fields will listen to team presentations and offer reactions.

The Ethics Bowl program will commence with an opening session on Sunday, February 10 at 2:30 p.m. at Randolph College’s Wimberly Recital Hall, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Smith and Main Halls. On Monday, February 11, rounds three and four will begin at 8:30 a.m. The final round of competition will take place at 11 a.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. The winning team will be announced at 12:15 p.m. on Monday.

The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge.

The Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl is presented by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), a nonprofit fundraising partnership supporting the programs and students of  Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Washington & Lee University. For additional information on the VFIC, visit www.vfic.org.

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