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Top 10 Ethical Questions For Incoming Students

First Posted: 05/03/11 09:10 AM ET   Updated: 07/02/11 06:12 AM ET

You got your acceptance letter. You’re breathing a sigh of relief, signing up for an orientation session, and starting to think about what “dorm in a bag” set to order. But there’s another way to be prepared: Imagine what you will do when you face “The Top Ten Ethical Questions for Incoming Freshmen."

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University gathered 130 stories from students in regards to ethical questions they faced in college. From these, they identified the top 10 ethical questions for students.
See more on their social media project, The Big Q, (Facebook: and Blog:

How do you react to these issues? Are there any ethical questions we missed? Let us know in the comments section.

Do My Parents Belong at College?
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Should your parents have a say in your choice of major? Do they have a right to see your grades? Can you ask them to call a teacher when you're having trouble in a class or contact a dean if you have a disciplinary problem? Many parents want to be involved (especially when they're paying the bill), but when is that reasonable guidance and when is it an intrusion? Now that you're 18, aren't you supposed to be an adult?
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