Six students from Salem College traveled to Raleigh, NC to compete in the 2014 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl. On Friday, February 7, faculty, staff, alumnae, and students gathered to wish the team well as they departed. Sabrina Maxwell, Megan Taylor, Lindsey Carr, Magdalena Chavez, Teresa Kennedy, and Shannon Salzman participated in the event. NCICU chose the focus of “Ethics in Health Care” for this years’ bowl. Debates are scored by a panel of three judges who evaluate the team on the quality of their argument, research, presentation style and moral theory. The Salem College team won against their opponents in three rounds, before failing to advance through a fourth.
Faculty advisor Alyson Francisco was incredibly proud of the team’s success this year. Before the team departed, Francisco spoke about goals for the competition: “Our objectives above winning are to grow intellectually and interpersonally, have fun, and represent Salem well.” Though the team did not win overall, they returned to campus having accomplished their primary objectives. We congratulate them in their success and look forward to another great competition next year.
Published on February 10, 2014