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Four W&L Students to Compete in Ethics Bowl Feb. 8-9

Four Washington and Lee students will compete in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ 16th annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by Wells Fargo, February 8-9, at Marymount University in Arlington.

W&L’s team of seniors Cynthia Lam and Connor Perkins and juniors Edward Corcoran and Austin Peterson will discuss and debate case studies of ethical dilemmas with teams representing 14 other Virginia independent colleges and universities. James Mahon, professor of philosophy, serves as their faculty coordinator.

Business, legal, education, finance, journalism and other leaders will observe the teams’ presentations and discussions and offer their reactions. First- and second-place teams will be selected, but the overarching purpose of the Ethics Bowl is student learning and networking. Former CBS News reporter and W&L alumnus Roger Mudd ’50 helped establish the Ethics Bowl and serves on VFIC’s board.

The event takes place at Marymount’s Rowley Hall, with an opening session Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. First and second round matches will follow. Rounds 3 and 4 are scheduled for Feb. 9, beginning at 8:45 a.m. A final round between the two top-rated teams will take place at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited and admission is free.

Founded in 1952, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges is a nonprofit fund-raising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading independent Virginia colleges and universities: Bridgewater, Emory & Henry, Hampden-Sydney, Hollins, Lynchburg, Mary Baldwin, Marymount, Randolph, Randolph-Macon, Roanoke, Shenandoah, Sweet Briar, Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan and Washington and Lee University. For additional information, visit www.vfic.org.