IIT Ethics Bowl Team Competes in Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl

Congratulations to IIT’s Ethics Bowl Team members for their dedication and teamwork this semester, and an incredible performance at the Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus on December 1. The team competed against 17 teams from 14 schools across the Midwest, answering questions from a panel of judges about a collection of cases the students have been discussing since the beginning of the semester. The team won two of the four matches in which they participated; of the two teams that scored higher than IIT, both are part of the only four teams that advanced to the National Competition.

The IIT team members are Ed Feibel (ARCH 4th year), Kari Finseth (ARCH 4th year), Alexis Renk (BMED 2nd year), and Tom Waller (BMED 3rd year). The coach is Stephen Harris, Sawyier Predoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, and assistant coaches Kelly Laas, librarian of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, and Rui Chen a first-year graduate student in information technology and management.

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is an academic competition with rules and procedures designed to model the best approaches to reasoning about practical and professional ethics. Created and developed by IIT Philosophy Professor Robert Ladenson, the IEB has spread to include well over 120 teams from all over the United States and Canada.

The team will have its first meeting next semester on Monday, January 14 during lunch in Siegel Hall, Room 218 to informally discuss the cases from the National Ethics Bowl, and begin planning for next year’s competition. If you are interested in being a part of Ethics Bowl, please send an email to iitethicsbowl@gmail.com.