Ethics news, ideas and updates about our work, activities and events and what the media are saying about A2Ethics.org.
Talking Back to the Supreme Court: Citizens vs. Citizens United
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:18pm
Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision that many Americans consider to be wrong, a decision that jeopardizes fair and equal access to the political process. In deciding Citizens United (CU), the Court struck down campaign finance regulations dating back to 1907 and affirmed that corporations are entitled to the same rights of political free speech as individuals.
We happily welcomed the opportunity to give three good reasons why the Ann Arbor city council should pass ethics and professional guidelines for elected officials, including the mayor, city council members, appointed commissioners, as well as independent contractors and consultants doing business with the city.
The Slam Story: Video Highlights from the 2013 Big Ethical Question Slam
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:48pm
The A2Ethics Big Ethical Question Slam is an annual community event, that like ethics, means different things to different people taking part. Our video tells the Slam story and why people have decided to join this unique, competitive ethics think-up and show-off.
Coming Soon: The Third Annual Big Ethical Question Slam
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 2:35pm
One-of-a-kind event offers mind-binding topics, serious fun, and a $600 grand prize.
What may I NOT do in attempting to make a living? Is it wrong for a real estate agent to represent both the buyer and the seller? Is 'slum tourism' unethical? Is it ever acceptable to prescribe a placebo treatment to a patient who doesn't require treatment, but is adamant about receiving it? Should the U.S. military be prohibited from deploying automated drones on ethical grounds?
A2Ethics November Press Release: A New Winning Tradition at Michigan
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 7:41am
On November 26th, A2Ethics.org issued a press release to local media outlets about our podcast interview with two members of the U-M Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team. Please share this podcast and help spread the word about the Michigan Ethics Bowl Team as well as the 2012 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition in general:
Jennifer Conlin, A2Ethics Board Member, Wins Sustainable Arts Journalism Grant
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:23am
Jennifer Conlin, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and newly appointed board member of A2Ethics has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts/ Knight Foundation grant as a winner of their first annual Community Arts Journali