UDM students compete to become country’s most ethical
2005 Raoul's Raiders (left to right) Tony Smykla, Chris Nowak, Frank Mucci and Angelina Meadows.
On February 4th, Raoul's Raiders repeated for the third consecutive year as the champion of the UDM Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.
On February 24th, Associate Professors of Philosophy Martin Leever and David R. Koukal accompanied the Raiders to represent UDM at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, which took place at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in San Antonio, Texas. This year's competition featured forty teams representing colleges and universities from throughout the United States
The Raiders put their abilities of ethical reasoning to the test against some very good teams, dominating San Jose State and winning a very close match against Texas Wesleyan University. Unfortunately they finished short of the championship round by dropping a disappointing match to West Point, who nevertheless finished behind UDM in the final overall standings. Still, the Raiders finished at the very top of the second tier of teams for the second year running, and they did UDM proud in an exciting and educationally valuable competition.