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United Way Kick-Off Event

 Aine at Tuck

The United Way kick-off event for the Upper Valley was held at the Hanover Inn on October 8, 2008.  Aine Donovan was invited to speak by the Tuck School of Business Dean, Paul Danos, on a newly completed case study she had written, "Managing by Deception: Leaks and Lies at Hewlett Packard".  The event provided an opportunity for business leaders to gather, discuss the importance of ethics in the workplace, and to confirm their commitment to working with United Way in providing support for those in need. 

Ezekiel Emanuel Lecture on the Ethics of Healthcare Finance Reform October 2008

Zeke dinner
Dinner with Ezekiel Emanual.
Zeke Lecture
Ezekiel Emanuel lecture in Haldeman 41.

Lunch with General John Abizaid October 2008

Abizaid lunch
Students at luncheon with General Abazaid.
Abizaid lunch
General Abazaid speaking with a student.

2008 Winter Term Ethics Bowl Team in San Antonio for the National Competition

2008 Ethics Bowl
l. to r. Tiffany Tai, Nikhil Jain, Chris Kendig; standing, Kuman Gautam, Phil Back
2008 Ethics Bowl
l. to r. Nikhil Jain, Tiffany Tai, Jamie McCoy; standing, Phil Back, Chris Kendig, Kumar Gautam

Dartmouth Ethics Society Wins 2007 Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl

2007 Ethics Bowl

l. to r. seated: Aine Donovan, Tiffany Tai, Philip Back, Kumar Gautam; l. to r. standing: Alex Bao, Jamie McCoy, Chris Kendig, Nikhil Jain

The Dartmouth Ethics Society garnered another win at the annual Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 9-11, 2007. This makes the third win for the Society, their first victory being in 2004 and the second win in 2005. The cases selected for debate were chosen by a committee of professors from colleges and universities across the country and included 15 different topics on current ethical issues. The team had to be prepared to answer questions about each case that the panel of judges randomly presented to them, either as the proponent for or the contradictor of the case question asked. As Northeast Regional winners, the team is automatically required to attend the National Ethics Bowl being held in San Antonio, Texas, February 21-25, 2008.

Former President of Ireland fêtêd at Luncheon

Ireland lunch
Students at luncheon
Ireland lunch
Mary Robinson and Aine Donovan

Ethics and Globalization

Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, came to Dartmouth this fall as a 2007 Montgomery Fellow. One of the events on President Robinson's busy schedule was a lunch discussion with students and faculty, hosted by the Ethics Institute.

Hillary Clintonand Aine DonovanSenator Hillary Clinton Makes First Upper Valley Campaign Stop

Aine Donovan, Executive Director, Ethics Institute, with Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential candidate, at the Alumni Hall town meeting about stem cell research. The Ethics Institute helped to coordinate this event, held in August, 2007.

For a transcript of Senator Clinton's comments at the town meeting, please contact the Ethics Institute, either via phone at: 603-646-1263, or email at:

First Place Winners in L.A.

First place winners in LADartmouth Ethics Society members and guest on Rodeo Drive from right to left: Ezra Tzfadya '07, Nikhil Jain '09, Tatyana Liskovich '08, Samantha Mandel '10, Emily Ghods-Esfahani '09, and Bobby Phillips, applicant to Dartmouth College, Class of 2011

A team of Dartmouth undergraduates recently took first prize in a national business ethics competition, beating teams from 33 other institutions, both undergraduate and graduate.

The National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition, hosted April 20-21, 2007 by the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University , is the centerpiece of the Center's annual "Business Ethics Fortnight" program, now in its 12 th year. This is the first year a Dartmouth team has competed. The team also earned a $2,000 prize.

Each team, consisting of between three and five students, made a 20-to-30-minute presentation explaining the legal , financial and ethical dimensions of a recent real-life business matter. The Dartmouth team-Ezra D. Tzfadya ‘07, Tatyana Liskovich ‘08, Samantha A. Mandel ‘10, G. Emily Ghods-Esfahani ‘09, and Nikhil Jain ‘09-chose to focus on the pretexting scandal at Hewlett Packard, in which senior management invaded the private phone records of HP board members who were suspected of leaking confidential information.

Law Day Campus Event

Law Day

Prof. Aine Donovan, Judge Dalianis,
and Judge Morse

The Dartmouth Lawyers Association sponsored a two-day campus event on May 4th and 5th, 2007. The concluding session, "The Rule of Law and Humanitarian Intervention" was moderated by Aine Donovan with panelists Justice Linda Dalianis (NH Supreme Court) and Justice James Morse (VT Supreme Court, retired).

The Ethics of Mentoring

Ethics Mentoring
Brad Johnson (l.)
Ethics Mentoring
Meeting with faculty in El Library

On Thursday, May 3rd, 2007, the Ethics Institute and the Office of Graduate Studies co-sponsored a campus visit by W. Brad Johnson. Professor Johnson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the United States Naval Academy and the author of two books on mentoring, "Getting Mentored in Graduate School " and "On Being Mentored". His expertise on developing good mentoring relationships was demonstrated at a graduate student session and, later in the day, at a faculty seminar.

Past News & Events

Edward Albee discussion following the movie "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Tuck website and radio interview with Sandy Alderson

Now available online: Ethics Update, the Ethics Institute newsletter. We are now pleased to be able to provide the Ethics Institute newsletter in HTML format for easy reading, scanning and searching (in the past the Ethics Update has been available only in PDF). In the coming weeks we will also be converting our archived copies from PDF to HTML so readers can have the option of either version.

International Society for Utilitarian Studies
$1,000 First Prize. Submission Deadline: February 28, 2005. View additional information at the ISUS website.

Aine Donovan and Howard DeanOn Friday, August 6, 2004, the Ethics Institute hosted a lunch-time discussion with (former) Vermont Governor Howard Dean. The participants included students from the College, the professional schools and the graduate schools. Governor Dean was joined by the award-winning journalist Ron Susskind in discussing "Moral Leadership: what does it mean, who has it, and how do the candidates stack up?"

The Ethics Institute Discussion "The Passion of the Christ"

February 17, 2004: Ethics Debaters Clinch Regional Win

In 2003, Brady Kiesling was the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece when he resigned to oppose the war with Iraq and U.S. Foreign Policy. Join us Nov 19 @ 4:00 PM to hear his story. View the resignation letter now.

Tom Chappell's lecture "Leading with Values"

Tom Chappell Completes First Week of Residence

Ethics Institute Welcomes First Dorsett Fellow

Last Updated: 10/23/14