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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

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.

The Other Super Bowl: Michigan's First High School Ethics Bowl

Seven teams will vie for state championship and a spot in the National High School Ethics Bowl line-up


Winter Ethics Vortex Is Coming: The Fourth Big Ethical Question Slam

On tap: intriguing topics, serious fun, and a $600 grand prize

A2Ethics Guest Stars on Local Blog

In the June 19th edition of the online magazine, Concentrate Media Ann Arbor, A2Ethics was featured in its "guest blog" of the week.

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

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. 

And The Winner of This Year's Big Ethical Question Slam Is...

On February 20th, A2Ethics.org issued a press release to local media outlets about the outcome of Slam 3.

Coming Soon: The Third Annual Big Ethical Question Slam

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

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:

A2Ethics Press Release: An Ethics Policy for Ann Arbor's Elected Officials?

On October 2, 2013, A2Ethics issued a press release to local media outlets about our new City & Local Ethics podcast series. Please share this news with other A2Ethics enthusiasts:  


A2Ethics.org launches the City & Local Ethics podcast series to invite discussion on ethics guidelines for local office holders

Jennifer Conlin, A2Ethics Board Member, Wins Sustainable Arts Journalism Grant

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
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