Meredith College 2007-08 Campus Theme: Ethical Leadership
Each academic year, Meredith College students, faculty and staff focus on a campus-wide theme as a way to provoke discussion on issues of global importance.
For 2007-08, the theme is "Ethical Leadership." Through a series of speakers and events related to the theme, the Meredith community will explore some of the core ethical questions that individuals and organizations face in today's increasingly global society.
The "Ethical Leadership" series will foster a campus-wide exchange of ideas about the definitions of ethical leadership and how these definitions can be applied to achieving ethical decision-making across multiple fields and disciplines.
This examination of all aspects of ethics began with the Summer Reading Program. This year, the Meredith community read "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," by Anne Fadiman.
Fadiman's book chronicles the trials of an epileptic Hmong child and her family living in Merced, Calif. The author discussed medical ethics during a September 10 visit to Meredith. For more information on the Summer Reading Program, visit www.meredith.edu/summer-reading/.
Other speakers for the 2007-08 series are presidential historian Michael Beschloss on October 18, 2007, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on November 2, 2007, and political journalist Judy Woodruff on April 23, 2008.
Here are just some of the ways Meredith students, faculty and staff have focused on issues relating to "Ethical Leadership" during the 2007-08 academic year.
- Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss Visits Meredith
- Staley Lectures Bring Ethical Leadership to Life
- Summer Reading Author Anne Fadiman Visits Meredith
In 2006-07, the College's theme was "The Status of Women," examining women's issues around the world. Through its 2005-06 theme Meredith College community explored "Our World, Our Responsibility," a focus on global issues, such as the AIDS pandemic, humanitarian relief, and environmental awareness.