UB Ethics Bowl Team Wins First Place at Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl, Qualifies for National Ethics Bowl
November 25, 2019
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore's Ethics Bowl team has qualified for the National Ethics Bowl, to be held next February in Atlanta, Ga. The team's first-place finish at the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this month qualified them for the national meet.
"We are very proud of our students and their first-place win," said Fred Guy, director of the University's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics and team coordinator. "They defeated Seton Hall in the championship round, finishing first with a perfect 5-0 record among 18 other colleges and universities."
The UB Ethics Bowl Team will be among 36 teams from across the country to compete at the nationals next year.
Team members include:
- Jayla-Rae Foster, majoring in Philosophy, Law and Ethics
- Daniel Gellasch, majoring in Philosophy, Law and Ethics
- JC Loyd, majoring in Philosophy, Law and Ethics major
- Hugh Norko, majoring in Jurisprudence
An Ethics Bowl is not a debate, but rather a competition to determine which team can analyze an ethical case most effectively and pose the best solution to the presented ethical problems. Each match consists of a moderator, who asks an opening question to the teams, and judges who ask follow-up questions. Teams are judged on how clear, thoughtful and systematic they are in answering questions from judges, and in pointing out weaknesses in the opposing team's case analysis. Judges are selected to provide a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.