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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Ethics Week 2007

Last updated on 2/28/2007

Ethics Week 2007

March 5-10

Ethics Week 2007 at Baruch College comprises four main components: classroom discussion of ethical issues related to specific subjects/disciplines, an ethics bowl (a debate competition), special events featuring invited guests, and a CUNY-wide Academic Integrity Conference. A description of previous Ethics Weeks at Baruch and videos of many of the featured events may be found through the links at the bottom of this page.

Ethics Week is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative and a grant from the Joseph Drown Foundation.


Schedule of Events


Tuesday, February 27

10:00  and  4:00

How to sustain an ethics analysis in the classroom: Four common mistakes that paralyze discussion and how to deflect them.

Prof. Douglas Lackey (Philosophy) will lead informal discussions with fellow faculty members in the Faculty/Staff Lounge (NVC 14-290). Light refreshment will be provided. An outline and an ethics primer that Prof. Lackey has prepared are available through the foregoing links.

RSVP to Abigail Stevens: 646-660-6500         

Location: Newman Vertical Campus 14-290


Monday – Friday, March 5-9

Two colleagues will present to classes throughout the college on the topics outlined below. Please feel free to extend an invitation to them:

Ethics and Student Computing in the 21st Century

Jim Russell  (Director of Instructional Technology) will present an informal  review of topics such as internet regression, flame wars and how to avoid them, efforts to identify technology assisted cheating and safe computing practices. To arrange to bring this presentation to your class (schedule permitting), contact Jim Russell directly: 646-312-4895 or

Ethical Issues in the Information Age

Jerry Bornstein (Library) will focus on a broad range of ethical issues, including online plagiarism, the confidentiality of consumer information, the quality of information posted on the World Wide Web, and the U.S.A. Patriot Act and privacy rights. To arrange to bring this presentation to your class (schedule permitting), contact Jerry Bornstein directly: 646-312-1615 or

Monday, March 5


Ethics Bowl Competition

Teams of undergraduates will square off for the last three rounds of this debate competition; the winners of this year's Briloff Prizes will be annouced; David Manning of Keyspan will deliver a keynote address; a buffet dinner will be offered. The day's complete schedule (quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds) is available below.

4:45            Keynote Address: David Manning, Executive Vice

President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Environmental Officer, KeySpan Energy Corporation.

5:05             Judges’ Comments and Crowning of the Champions

5:20             Presentation of the Annual Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics

5:40             Buffet dinner

Location: 151 East 25th St., Room 750 and breakout rooms


The Ethics of Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations 

Lecture by Terry Cooper, Maria B. Crutcher Professor in Citizenship and Democratic Values and Professor of Policy, Planning and Development and Political Science at the University of Southern California.

Location: 135 East 22nd Street, Room 301

Tuesday, March 6


Taxes and Justice

The Philosophy Department is sponsoring this panel discussion, which will include two presentations:

2:00  Prof. Liam Murphy (NYU Law School):

"The Myth of Pre-Tax Income"

3:30  Prof. Linda Sugin (Fordham Law School):

"Should There Be a Standard Deduction for Health Care?"

Location: Newman Vertical Campus 14-270


Healthy TV: Media, Ethics and Consumer-directed Drug

A presentation by Prof. Joyce Fuqua of Tulane University.

Location: 151 East 25th Street, Room 750

Wednesday, March 7


Anthony Chan, Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist for Banc One Investments Advisors. This presentation is sponsored by the Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speakers Series. Lunch will be served.

Location: Newman Vertical Campus 14-220


Is it ethical for the Supreme Court to place more emphasis on

constitutional provisions that indirectly affect US citizens over

constitutional issues outlined in the Bill of Rights?

Panel discussion, sponsored by the Baruch College Debate Team

Location: Newman Vertical Campus 14-245

Thursday, March 8


Corporate Integrity in the Global Economy

Corporate Integrity cannot be taken for granted. Pitfalls abound even for well intentioned corporations. In this unrehearsed program, Dean John Elliott, Prof. Lilach Nachum (Mkt/Int'l Bus), and Prof. Michael Stauffer (Mgt) constitute the board of directors of a company doing significant business outside the US. They will respond to potential business situations posited by Ronald Goldstock, and attempt to make a profit while avoiding ethical and business pitfalls. Judge Martin Marcus of the NYS Supreme Court will represent the US Department of Justice should their services be necessary!

For more information, see:

Sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

Location: 151 East 25th Street, Room 750

Friday, March 9


Academic Integrity Conference 

Faculty members, students, and administrators are invited to a CUNY-wide Academic Integrity Conference to discuss a wide range of issues in open forums, break-out sessions, and in response to our keynote speaker Lawrence Simon (Baruch BBA ’65), Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Ivy Asset Management Corporation and a trustee of the Baruch College Fund.

For complete program please see:

Location: 151 East 25th Street, Room 750


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The Ethics Bowl

Sponsored by the New York Times, Ivy Asset Management Corporation, Lawrence Simon, and the Charles Dreifus Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative, the Baruch College Ethics Bowl builds upon debate competitions established at universities across the nation. Ours will take place on Monday, March 5, 2007 according to the schedule below, and will be centered around issues of academic, business, and public ethics. We have designed the program to provide equal opportunities to all students, regardless of their previous public speaking or debate background. Teams of undergraduates will compete to score points in preliminary rounds earlier in the semester, with the last three rounds held on March 5. Owing to the generous support for this year's Bowl, there will be prizes for the top four teams: $750 to each member of the winning team, $500 to each member of the team that finishes second, and $100 to each member of the teams that finish third and fourth.

Ethics Bowl 2007 - Schedule for March 5

Location: Newman 151 East 25th Street, Room 750 and breakout rooms

12:00     Registration and Lunch

12:30     Judge Orientation


2:00      Coffee Break

2:15      SEMIFINALS

3:30      Ethics Bowl Quarterfinal/Semifinal Awards

3:45      FINAL ROUND (taped for CUNY tv)

4:45      Keynote Address: David Manning, Executive Vice

  President of Corporate Affairs and Chief  

  Environmental Officer, KeySpan Energergy


5:05      Judges’ Comments and Crowning of the Champions

5:20      Presentation of the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics

5:30      Buffet dinner

The Ethics Bowl is made possible by the generosity of:


Lawrence Simon, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Ivy Asset Management

The Charles Dreifus Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative


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Some background information on

Ethics Week at Baruch College

Ethics Week was the idea of Prof. Roslyn Bernstein (English), who suggested at the concluding session of the Spring 2003 Seminar, "Ethics Across and Beyond the Curriculum," that the college set aside one week during which members of the faculty would be encouraged to discuss ethical issues specific to their subjects/disciplines in their classrooms, and departments or programs would invite outside speakers for public presentations.

Ethics Week 2007 was organized by Associate Provost Dennis Slavin (646-660-6504).

See webpages from Ethics Week 2004 and Ethics Week 2005 and Ethics Week 2006. Videos of some of the events of Ethics Week 2006