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Study of Student Attitudes Toward Immigration

Thursday, May. 24, 2012

Brittany Adams, SCU '12, a Hackworth Fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics reports at an Ethics at Noon presentation May 30 on the results of her year-long study of SCU undergraduate students' assumptions about justice and fairness with regard to undocumented immigration.  The talk will be held from 12-1 p.m., in the Wiegand Room of the Santa Clara University Arts & Sciences Building.

Adams' study combined qualitative research methods with ethical analysis. It sought to understand students' ethical assumptions with regard to such issues such as amnesty; the border fence; and the DREAM Act. The study also includes a set of recommendations for how Jesuit universities might more fruitfully address the moral issue of undocumented immigration.

Adams is a philosophy and religious studies double major.

Brittany Adams

Tags: immigration