In a close competition, Catawba College bested Wake Forest University in the finals of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) 8th Annual Ethics Bowl. The theme for this year was Ethics in the Environment, and the topic for the finals round was “Sunscreen and the Environment.”
Catawba had faced Barton College in the semifinals, as Wake Forest faced Meredith College. The case for that round was “Nuclear Energy as an Ethical Energy Source.”
“The commitment of our students as ethical, caring stewards of the environment was evident today in their presentations ranging from nuclear energy to protection of our oceans and rivers,” said NCICU President Hope Williams. “Their knowledge and understanding of the issues give me great faith in these future leaders.”
Twenty-two of North Carolina’s private colleges competed in the event which was held at the North Carolina Legislative Complex in Raleigh. More than 60 corporate, nonprofit, legislative and community leaders served as judges and moderators for the two-day event.
The Ethics Bowl was made possible by Presenting Sponsors Duke Energy and Wells Fargo Bank; Benefactor, BB&T; and 25 corporate Associate sponsors.