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Teaching Virtue

Can virtue be taught?  The question is a controversial one, harking back to Confucianism and the Platonic dialogues. We assume that virtue can be taught in the sense that teachers can influence character development in their students and explore the challenges and opportunities of teaching virtue from a variety of perspectives.

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Russian luger shares his sled with American

At their core, the Olympics are a testament to the competitive spirit. However, amidst all of the celebration surrounding individual and team triumphs currently underway in Pyeongchang, American luger Chris Mazdzer has revealed that generosity and friendship also have a role to play in the proceedings.

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles talks character

Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory this month after spending years as a backup quarterback, becoming one of the most unlikely Super Bowl MVPs in National Football League history.

Model UN requires students to take other perspectives

Young female students at Buffalo’s Nardin Academy recently trekked to Chicago to represent Brazil in a Model United Nations conference hosted by University of Chicago students, an exercise in civics that required students to immerse themselves in new cultures and ideas.

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