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Virginia Tech
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Aid, Cities, Communication, Culture, Democracy, Development, Diplomacy, Economy, Education, Energy, Food, Globalization, Governance, Human Rights, Migration, Religion, Youth
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I am interested in issues of civil society, religion and foreign policy. I hope to learn from others here, and also share my research / writing. It would be great to form a few friendships, if possible.

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Are we practicing ethics just to comply?

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

I attended a luncheon last Friday with the Dean of the Graduate School at Virginia Tech and several faculty and graduate students. While the discussions revolved around issues of ethics on a campus as diverse as Virginia Tech, with close to 7,000 graduate students from across the world, the central theme of the discussions was: Has the discussion surrounding ethics devolved into one of compliance alone?

Dean Karen Depaw noted that unfortunately this seems to be the trend, though there…


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