Ethics news, ideas and updates about our work, activities and events and what the media are saying about A2Ethics.org.
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
A2Ethics.org goes to the First EDUpreneurship Summit
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 9:55am
Enthusiasm for reforming education continues unabated. Ideas are orbiting everywhere. We are glad to be a part of this international discussion, especially when we consider the many ethical issues involved in education reform.
The cold weather could not keep the 100 or so Big Ethical Question fans away from Slam 2. If you didn't see it, you won't know who won. It was close. Second place went to Arbor Hospice Ethics team, in part for their response to a question about whether it is ethical to omit qualifications as important as having a doctorate from your resume...because you don't want to be placed in the overqualifed dead resume pile. Who won?
Another Reason to Consider an Ann Arbor City Ethics Code
Friday, December 23, 2011 - 10:59am
The Ann Arbor City Council approved the appointment of the city's transportation program manager to the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority's (AATA) governing board on December 19th. Two Council members, Stephen Kunselman (D-3rd Ward) and Jane Lumm (I-2nd Ward), voted against the appointment.
Ann Arbor City Officials Should Enact a City Ethics Policy
Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 10:50am
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 is local election day in Ann Arbor. Six candidates are running for school board. Four of the five wards have contested elections. There are 3 proposals on the ballot. Proposal 3 taps into an issue A2Ethics.org is keenly interested in examining at the municipal government level: the elimination of conflicts of interest by city officers.