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STUDENT VOICES By Emma Wonsil “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” – Iowa Congressman Steve King When the New York Times interview that contained King’s quote broke, employees of NBC News received an email from their standards department. In it, they advised staff to avoid using the word […]

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The Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), now in its eighth year, is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Each year, early career investigators across various fields receive research ethics training under principal investigator Dr. Celia Fisher. RETI fellows also conduct studies focused on ethical issues […]

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Medical Ethics                                                                                                            […]

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  Climate Change Ethics Death toll rises to 56 in California wildfires “The death toll from the wildfires burning in Northern and Southern California has risen to 56 people, authorities announced, making it the deadliest wildfire in a century. An additional 287 people have been assigned to comb through the rubble for bodies, authorities told […]

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According to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s August report, over 300 Catholic priests there sexually abused children over seven decades while the Catholic Church continued to protect its clergy. Instances such as this prompted the topic of panelists at the What Happened? Why? What Now? Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church lecture on Monday, October […]

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Politics Everything on Brett Kavanaugh and the F.B.I. Investigation “Around 2:30 a.m., the White House said in a statement it had received the F.B.I.’s investigation, which was “being transmitted to the Senate” as well. The statement expressed confidence the completed inquiry would not stand in the way of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. On Wednesday, Senator Mitch […]

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Politics Trump Rated Worse Than Other Modern-Day Presidents on Ethics “The American public’s ratings of the ethical standards of Trump and his administration’s top officials are generally much worse than their ratings of his predecessors. Trump is viewed as having lower ethical standards than all presidents since Nixon, who resigned when faced with imminent impeachment.” […]

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