LYNCHBURG — Randolph College was a semi-finalist in the 10th Annual intercollegiate Wachovia Ethics Bowl debate competition held Feb. 8-9 in Lexington, VA.
Randolph’s team included Anne Kane ’10, Sarah Martin ’09, Brandon Morgan ’11, and Caleb Moxley ’11, and Lindsay Wood ’11. Gordon Steffey, assistant professor of religion, was the faculty advisor.
A program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), the Bowl featured a theme of Ethics & Journalism and involved student teams from 15 private colleges and universities in Virginia debating case studies with ethical dilemmas facing reporters, publishers, television stations and news photographers and videographers. The teams presented their analysis, positions, and recommendations to panels of judges comprised of business, professional, and educational leaders drawn from throughout Virginia.
Randolph’s team finished just behind Washington & Lee and Shenandoah University, who finished first and second respectively. For the 8th year in a row, the Ethics Bowl was sponsored by Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company.
“The participating students are to be commended for their thoughtful insight and preparation for this year’s Ethics Bowl,” said Bill Crawford, executive vice president with Wachovia Bank, the lead sponsor for the event. “Wachovia is proud to be associated with the VFIC Ethics Bowl program because we believe the future foundation of our nation will be built upon the ethical standards of these fine young people.”
During the two-day program, the VFIC also announced the creation of the Roger Mudd Ethics Bowl Fund, honoring the retired CBS, NBC and History Channel television journalist who, as a VFIC Trustee, was instrumental in creating the Ethics Bowl 10 years ago.
The Eleventh Annual Wachovia Ethics Bowl will be held on the University of Richmond campus on Feb. 14-15, 2010.
Founded in 1952, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges is a nonprofit fundraising and programmatic consortium supporting the programs and students of 15 leading private colleges in the Commonwealth: Bridg