Brendin Beaulieu-Jones, '13 Biology
Culminating Project: The Ethical Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Readmissions Reduction Program.
Reason for Minor: I decided to pursue a minor in ethics after taking a course on reproductive ethics. I wanted the opportunity to further explore issues of bioethics and the medical practices, specifically regarding matters of healthcare policy.
Megan Bunnell, '13 Anthropology
Culminating Project: An Ethical Reformation of the United States Kidney Transplant System
Reason for minor: The courses I have taken within the ethics minor framework have been far and away my favorites. These courses have allowed me to engage academically with many of the topics that I have grown up discussing with my parents, both physicians, who have seen ethical issues at the forefront of many clinical situations. I have appreciated the opportunity to engage with many of these topics in the classroom and other forums, and I am looking forward to working on my culminating project this coming winter!
Samantha McPherson, '13 Government
Culminating Project: to be determined! Currently, I am looking into the connections between religion and morality in government.
Reason for minor: I started taking classes out of interest and loved the professors and the discussions that took place in and out of the classroom. Being an ethics minor has made me look at and put words to my own beliefs as well as develop a better understanding for those beliefs that differ from my own.
Lusha Zhou, '13 Geography modified with Computer Science
Culminating Project: Health Equity and Allocation of Genetics Research Funding. It began with a question: for endeavors like genetic research, how do you distribute resources fairly to investigate diseases and treatments for people of different ethnic descent? How do you balance majority and minority rights, and how do you translate rights into practice?
Sabrina Stewart, '14 Biology
Reason for minor: I decided to be an ethics minor after taking a course, Bioethical Issues, my freshman spring. Ethics is an instructive framework that has enabled me to critically assess policies, practices, and preferences in a wide variety of fields and to understand the moral implications of various clinical decisions.
Katie Bernhard, '15 Environmental Studies
Culminating Project: To be determined! I am considering focusing on either laboratory animal testing (can animal testing be considered ethical if in a scientific context, resulting in the greater good of the species or humanity?) or industrial agriculture.
Reason for minor: I have always been interested in bioethics, animal rights, and agricultural/industrial ethics. An understanding of ethical theory is very important but has been largely left out of modern discourse; I think that more students and academics today should have at least a background in ethical theory or practice.
Kelly Brait, '14 Economics
Culminating Project: My culminating project will have something to do with business ethics or development ethics.
Reason for minor: I decided to minor in Ethics because I am very conscious of "doing the right thing," and I wanted to define and understand better what that really is. I find ethical dilemmas fascinating in their sometimes torturous scenarios, and I want to really explore the topic of ethics to make myself a more ethical person and to hopefully be able to implement those ethical practices into the things I do.
Victoria Rackohn, '14 Psychology
Culminating Project: The Ethics of Coaching Elite Child Athletes in Relation to the Development of Anxiety and Depression.
Reason for Minor: I chose to be an ethics minor because I find ethics to be a very intellectually stimulating subject. All of the classes I have taken so far for my ethics minor have been fascinating and among my favorite classes at Dartmouth. Additionally, the types of discussions that take place in these courses have challenged me to think differently, exposed me to a variety of viewpoints of both my classmates and teachers, and have allowed me to form strong arguments for my own opinions. I chose my culminating project topic because I am very interested in pursuing research on the subject. Prior to Dartmouth, I was an elite figure skater competing for the United States. Training in an ice rink for up to five hours a day seven days a week, spending time at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, and traveling to numerous competitions across the country and internationally exposed me to many coaches and figure skaters. This experience made me question if the type of coaching methods implemented on elite athletes are ethical to be used on children who have not yet reached adulthood.
Leigh Ann Humphries, '13 Biology
Culminating Project: The Science and Ethics of Egg Freezing for Therapeutic and Social Reasons
David Sayet, '13 Government
Culminating Project: Hazing: Now, Then and Beyond
Jenna Stearns, '13 Psychology
Culminating Project: The Ethical and Legal Implications of Physician Assisted Suicide on Vulnerable Populations
Alexander Martin, '13 PSNS, Neuroscience
Parth Kaul, '14
Kimberly Rose, '14 GovernmentEric Fagerstrom, '14 Biology
Andrew Kenealy, '15 Government and International Relations
Drew Molboski, '15 Russian
Karampreet Kaur, '15 Biology (pre-med)
Last Updated: 4/9/13