The UC Denver competitive ethics debate team has prevailed again. This year’s team, comprising Daniel Banta (Philosophy), Chavaya Beebee-Galvao (Philosophy), Brandon Harris (Philosophy) and Katie Porter (Political Science), swept the competition at the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl. They earned their championship status, and the right to compete in the National Championship competition, by being the only undefeated team through four rounds of competition, besting teams from Metro State, the University of Northern Colorado, and two teams from the U.S. Military Academy (who twice were national champions). The team is coached by Gabriel Zamosc-Regueros, assistant professor, and Candice Shelby, associate professor, both of the Philosophy Department.
The Ethics Bowl has received special commendation for excellence and innovation from the American Philosophical Association, and received the 2006 American Philosophical Association/Philosophy Documentation Center's 2006 prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. What is referred to as the National Championship competition actually includes teams from all over the world. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud of the team's long hours of hard work and of its confidence and competence in the face of stiff competition.