Hollins Students to Debate “Ethics and Health Care” at VFIC Ethics Bowl

vficFour Hollins University students are participating in The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 15th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl, February 9-10, at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.

Hollins will compete head-to-head against other student teams from Virginia’s independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas.The team’s faculty coordinator is Associate Professor of Philosophy James Downey.

Many notable personalities from business, law, education, finance, journalism, and other fields will listen to team presentations and offer reactions.

The Ethics Bowl will commence with an opening session on Sunday, Feburary 9, at 2:30 p.m. at Randolph-Macon College’s Blackwell Auditorium, with the first matches scheduled for for 3:30 p.m. in the Brock Commons and Estes Dining Hall. On Monday, February 10, rounds three and four will begin at 8:30 a.m. The final round of competition will take place at 11 a.m. in Blackwell Auditorium. Admission to the match sessions is free and open to the public. The winning team will be announced at 12:15 p.m. on Monday.

Founded in 1952, the VFIC is a nonprofit fundraising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading independent colleges and universities in the commonwealth. In addition to Hollins, VFIC members include Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Washington and Lee University.