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TAKING ON DIFFICULT QUESTIONS

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The Prindle Institute for Ethics has traditionally provided a wide array of programming on campus, including visiting scholars, speakers, forums and a student intern program. Now, with the launch of the online Prindle Post, Cullison is working to move ethics education and discussion of ethical issues well beyond the walls of the Institute. “To my knowledge, there is not an institute like this at any other exclusively liberal arts college,” says Cullison, who also serves as secretary-treasurer of the American Philosophical Association’s Eastern Division and a member of the APA’s board of officers. “No other liberal arts college has anything that comes close to what we have here, which is odd because ethics is perhaps one of the most interdisciplinary kinds of study that you can embark on. And being competent to span a range of disciplines is what liberal arts colleges offer.” That’s why Cullison established the Prindle Prize Program, covering five general education categories. Through this new program, every class that a student takes at DePauw effectively becomes an opportunity for the student to be honored and recognized for thinking seriously about the issues in whatever field he or she is studying. As Cullison points out, grappling with any serious ethical issue requires an individual to be able to draw upon different subject areas. “If you’re going to figure out what you should do about an issue, what you ought to do about something going on in another country, or whether or not SPRING 2015 DEPAUW MAGAZINE 29

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DePauw Magazine Spring 2015  

Jon Fortt, Andrew Cullison and the Prindle Institute, and the School of Music's Recital Hour

DePauw Magazine Spring 2015  

Jon Fortt, Andrew Cullison and the Prindle Institute, and the School of Music's Recital Hour