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  Katie Bernhard, '15 Environmental Studies

Katie BernhardCulminating 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.


Andrew Kenealy, '15 Government concentrating on International Relations

Andrew KenealyCulminating Project: Not yet finalized!  I am considering taking a look into the ethics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.  I am intrigued by the moral quandaries surrounding healthcare in the U.S. that Obamacare proposes to solve, as well as the ethical issues that this policy presents.

Reason for Minor: First, I love that ethics classes span across many different academic departments.  This provides an opportunity to explore different parts of the academic offerings at Dartmouth, discovering both commonalities and differences in coursework, while still forming a cohesive "cluster" of related courses at the end of your minor.  Second, and more importantly, I feel that the ethics minor supplements my major of government perfectly.  I think that studying ethics provides a means of analyzing moral issues that will inevitably arise in any government class.




Drew MolboskiDrew Molboski, '15 Russian








Sean GuptaVivek (Sean) Gupta, '15 Biology









Karampreet KaurKarampreet Kaur, '15 Biology (pre-med) 









 Julia HarrisonJulia Harrison '15 Biology









JosieJosie Coury '15 Chemistry

Reason for minor: "I am minoring in ethics because I have always been interested in moral philosophy and specifically in the works of Immanuel Kant. I find the categorical imperative as an incredible sort of methodology to make moral decisions without the influence of religion or any conception of 'Bad Faith'( as Sartre would say). Aside from my interest in ethical theory, I chose to study specifically bioethics due to my passion for medicine and to become a physician. In my opinion, it is very important as a physician to have a strong ethical code and to have considered the multitude of ethical issues I will encounter in my medical career."

Culminating project: "I will be writing my culminating project on the ethics of companies that are involved in cancer campaigns. BMW, Yoplait, Estee Lauder, make incredibly large amounts of money off breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaigns. Do their intentions matter, or merely their actions of donations? What is a reasonable profit, donation ratio? And what is our moral obligation to consider these campaigns? I will explore the issues from my perspective that we are turning cancer into a product with large economic impacts on our market, which has turned some of these campaigns into unethical practices."



LauraLaura Hayes '16 Government








CarlyCarly Schnitzler '16 English modified with Philosophy








LedaLeda Espinoza '16








IrisIris Liu '16

Culminating Project: "Ethical Implications of Transitional Challenges in Hospice Enrollment: Quality Standards and the Affordable Care Act"

As the quality of end-of-life care in America has come under increasing fire in recent years, health care providers, patients and legislators have faced numerous challenges in addressing the stigma surrounding palliative and end-of-life care.






JoshJosh Tupler '16 Government

Culminating Project: Strategic Schizoid: the Puzzle of Canadian Ballistic Missile Defense








Erin Purcell '15 English

Sophia Pedlow '15 History

Erika Daukas '16 History

Taylor Woolrich '16

Jake Bayer '16 Government

Michelle Martinez '17 Psychology

Issa Sylla '17


Last Updated: 10/15/14