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Charles Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73) and his daughter Erika presented the 2005-2006 Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics to three members of the Baruch community on Monday, April 3, immediately following the conclusion of the Ethics Bowl debates.

This year’s winners included Prof. Douglas Lackey (Philosophy), who received the faculty award for his article “The Good Soldier vs. the Good Cop: Counterterrorism as Police Work.” The article, which put forth the controversial proposition that terrorists are simply criminals who are best dealt with by the police, was published in the Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly. Hamid Rashidzada, a junior finance major originally from Afghanistan, won the undergraduate prize for his essay “Sharing Consumer Information: U.S. Banking Deregulation and Its Impact on Consumers.” The graduate student winner was Nikki Ortolani, a degree candidate in the School of Public Affairs, for her paper “Foundation Giving and Nonprofit Advocacy.”

Before the presentation of the awards, the audience heard briefly from Abraham Briloff, Emeritus Professor of Accountancy. Briloff told of how he first arrived at Baruch College, 74 years ago, and paid tribute to his mentor, former Dean Emanuel Saxe. The winners of the Ethics Bowl debates, Jeffrey Lowenhaupt (’06), George Overkamp (’06), and Arina Pismennaya (’07), received $600 in prize money and the congratulations of the judges.

Zane Berzins


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