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Ethics Essay Contest winners announced

Alison Lawrence, a senior from Roscoe, Ill., majoring in women, gender, and sexuality studies and pre-medicine, is the winner of the 17th annual Ethics Essay Contest for her paper, "Black Lips Don't Turn Blue."

Dr. Dan Lee announced the winners on behalf of the board of directors of the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics, sponsor of the contest. The winner will receive an award of $100, the second-place winner an award of $50, and the third-place winner an award of $25.

Second place: Kyle King for "The Dilemma of Banned Books." King is a senior from Rockford, Ill., majoring in English and political science.

Third place: Meikeila Kincaid for "De-Extinction: Hopeful Dream or a Hopeless Nightmare?" Kincaid is a senior from Silvis, Ill., majoring in political science.

Honorable mention: Ben Finkenbine for "Bias in Medicine" and Ally Magsombol for "The Fight against the Line 3 Pipeline."

Finkenbine is a junior from Dunlap, Ill., majoring in pre-medicine. 

Magsombol is a first-year student from Tinley Park, Ill., majoring in environmental studies and geography.

The winning essays will be published in Augustana Digital Commons.

The Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics was established to enrich the teaching-learning experiences for students by providing greater opportunities for them to meet and interact with community leaders and to encourage discussions of issues of ethical significance through campus programs and community outreach.

Dr. Lee, whose teaching responsibilities since joining the Augustana faculty in 1974 have included courses in ethics, serves as the center’s director.


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