Dartmouth Wins Ethics Competition

Congratulations to the Dartmouth Ethics Society for placing first in the National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition. The event was held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on April 20th and 21st, and it played host to 36 colleges and universities from both undergraduate and graduate schools across North America. Among the many schools present were The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, The United States Naval Academy, New York University, McGill University.

The Dartmouth Ethical Society addressed the Hewlett-Packard pretexting scandal that hit the pages of the Wall Street Journal this last February. They focused on the unethical nature of the pretexting scandal from three angles: first, by distinguishing between the spirit of the law (which is grounded in ethics) and the letter of the law (which is grounded in experience and history), second by discussing the privacy violations, and, finally, by assessing the ethics of corporate leadership. An awards banquet was held after each group presented, and Dartmouth was announced as the champion of the National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition.

In an aside, TDR editor G. Emily GhodsEsfahani is a member of the winning Dartmouth team.