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Topic: ethics

“There is still a huge amount of room for improvement, and this might not even be the best way to approach ethics and computer science,” said Shira Abramovich ’21, who is currently an STA for CSCI0150.

News, University News

Socially Responsible Teaching Assistant program continues to expand

March 2, 2021 0 comments

Almost two years ago, as part of a “Responsible CS” initiative, the Ethics Teaching Assistant position was created. Now, the program — which has since been rebranded as the Socially Responsible Teaching Assistant — continues to expand and work toward integrating ethics and social impact into computer science courses.

NACAC removed three provisions from its Code of Ethics and Professional Practices in response to mounting pressure from the Department of Justice. The University is reviewing its early decision policies but does not expect to alter its current recruitment practices.

News, University News

NACAC loosens college recruitment policies

October 29, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The National Association for College Admission Counseling recently loosened restrictions on how colleges can recruit prospective students in response to mounting pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Letter: What’s the University’s moral litmus test for accepting donations?

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: What’s the University’s moral litmus test for accepting donations?

September 17, 2019 2 comments

The University’s decision to place Director of Development for Computer and Data Science Initiatives Peter Cohen on academic leave in the wake of reports that he helped conceal Jeffrey Epstein’s donations to Massachusetts Institute of Technology raises a broader issue.

CS department hires Ethics TAs

News, University News

CS department hires Ethics TAs

September 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last spring, the Department of Computer Science announced the inaugural hiring of 10 Ethics Teaching Assistants, who will  develop and deliver curricula around ethics and society in five of the department’s largest courses. 

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s re-election campaign had a fundraising agreement with the Providence Democratic City Committee.

Metro, News

Financial ethics complaint against Raimondo dismissed

February 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Feb. 27, the Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted 5-to-1 to dismiss an ethics complaint filed by GOP Chairman Brandon Bell against Gov. Gina Raimondo, according to a report released by the Commission yesterday.

News, Science & Research

Study analyzes, raises questions on institutional corruption

September 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Though institutional corruption may seem like something of the past, researchers examined how corruption remains prevalent today in a study.