A team of W&L Philosophy students competed in the 2011 VFIC Ethics Bowl debate competition at Virginia Wesleyan College on February 13 and 14.
From left: Mark Harris ('13), undeclared, from Virginia Beach, VA; Victor Jackson ('11), American History and Philosophy, from Glendale, AZ; Dessie Otachliska ('12), Economics and Philosophy, from Sofia, Bulgaria; and Shea Musgrave ('11), Philosophy and Religion, from San Diego, CA.
The team defeated Virginia Wesleyan College, Sweet Briar College, and the University of Richmond, before losing the last round of their division to Lynchburg College. Tied in their division with Sweet Briar College and Lynchburg College in wins, they were second to Sweet Briar College in points, and Sweet Briar College proceeded to the final, which they won, defeating Hampden-Sydney College.
W&L has won the VFIC five times, and has also been runner-up once, in its twelve year history.
Prof. J E Mahon (Philosophy), Mark Harris, Victor Jackson, Shea Musgrave, Dessie Otachliska, and Prof. Paul Gregory (Philosophy), at the VFIC Ethics Bowl at Virginia Wesleyan College.