Hollins Students to Deliberate “Ethics and Higher Education” at Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl

2020 Ethics Bowl Team

Students from Hollins University will compete head-to-head against undergraduate teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities at the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges‘ 21st annual Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl, which takes place February 9-10 at the University of Lynchburg.

Teams will consider a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas in higher education. Notable personalities from business, law, education, finance, journalism, and other fields will listen to students’ presentations and offer reactions.

Grishma Bhattarai ’20, Jules Jackson ’21, Kaiya Ortiz ’21, Georgia Rosenlund ’21, and Aqsa Fazal ’23 are representing Hollins at the Ethics Bowl this year. The team’s faculty coordinators are Associate Professor of Philosophy James Downey and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Charles Lowney.

The public is welcome to attend the Ethics Bowl and admission is free. The opening session will be held on Sunday, February 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the University of Lynchburg’s Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall. Then, the competition’s preliminary matches commence at 3:30 p.m. in various rooms throughout Schewel Hall. Rounds three and four start at 8:45 a.m. the next day (Monday, February 10), with the final round of competition beginning at 11:20 a.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall. This year’s winner will be announced at 12:30 p.m.

Since its inception in 2000, the Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl has presented more than 150 different cases based on ethical dilemmas in contemporary life. Hollins won the competition in 2014.