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NKU Ethics Bowls Team

December 6, 2023 - The Northern Kentucky University Ethics Bowl team competed in regional competition on Nov. 18 at Marian University in Indianapolis, finishing in second place and advancing to the national competition for the first time in school history. 

NKU finished in second, the highest-ever placing for NKU, beating out the University of Cincinnati, DePauw University, Cornell University, Michigan State University, and the University of Chicago among others! 

“I am incredibly proud of our Ethics Bowl team for their outstanding performance at the regional competition,” Dr. Robert Brice, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics Bowl coach, said. “As they gear up to represent NKU for the first time at Nationals, I think the entire Norse community can take great pride in their remarkable achievements.” 

The Ethics Bowl is an annual competition where teams from surrounding colleges and universities work to solve moral dilemmas in a friendly competitive atmosphere. Teams discuss cases drawn from a wide range of disciplines, including business, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, and social work. Students learn the facts of the case, consider the ethical issues involved, and work together to develop a solution capable of withstanding challenges from the opposing team and judges. 

The national competition will be held Feb. 24 and 25 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati.

To learn more about Ethics Bowl, click here.

About Northern Kentucky University: NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of more than 15,000 students on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. Ranked in the top 50 out of 400 universities nationwide by The Wall Street Journal for exceptional value, we are a regionally engaged university committed to delivering an innovative, student-centered education. We empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, while contributing to the economic, civic and social vitality of the region. For more information, visit