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Symposium: Are there new rules for the new economy?

PULLMAN – Graduate students, law students, lawyers, judges, academics and senior business people in the Pacific Northwest are invited to a free day-long symposium to explore critical legal and ethical problems in the new economic environment and discuss potential solutions in an interactive setting.   A welcoming reception will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, […]

48th annual Potter Lecture examines the ethics of war

PULLMAN – Georgetown University Professor of Philosophy, Nancy Sherman, will deliver the WSU Department of Philosophy’s 48th annual Potter Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in CUE, Room 203. Sherman’s lecture, “The Untold War: The Guilt They Carry,” will examine the psychological and moral burdens borne by soldiers. The lecture, which is free and […]

Political and campaigning activities

In election years, questions invariably are raised regarding whether WSU employees may engage in certain types of political and campaigning activities. The Ethics in Public Service Act strictly prohibits any use of state resources for the purpose of assisting a campaign for election of a person to an office or for the promotion or opposition […]

Forces that drive business ethics

Business ethics is not an oxymoron, but figuring out what drives ethical behavior in a competitive environment, and how to strengthen it, is a complicated endeavor. Enter John Cullen, professor of management and operations in the College of Business, whose ethical climate theory has been used by scholars and business leaders around the world to […]

Moral reasoning and teaching found lacking in sports, society

Moral reasoning among athletes is at a record low and declining rapidly, according to 18 years of research and statistics gathered by WSU’s Jennifer Beller, and University of Idaho’s Sharon Stoll. “When I first heard that (supposition), I thought ‘What does that say about me,’ ” said Beller, who played field hockey and tennis throughout […]

Ethics teaching celebration April 29

The presentation of this year’s Richard Crain Faculty Award for Distinction in Ethics Teaching will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in SCUE 518. A wine and cheese reception will take place, along with the presentation of the award by Mrs. Carolee Crain. Candis S. Claiborn, associate professor, College of […]