Rock Ethics Institute

Franklin Zimring from the University of California, Berkley, Vesla Weaver from Johns Hopkins University, and Michael Walzer from the Institute for Advanced Study.
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A recent conference by the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State brought researchers into the Ethics of Policing to State College.

Franklin Zimring, from the University of California, Berkley, studies police use of lethal force in the United States. Vesla Weaver from Johns Hopkins University studies how contact with the criminal justice system affects political engagement. Michael Walzer from the Institute for Advanced Study studies the differences between police and soldiers.   

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The Rock Ethics Institute honors Penn State undergrads who demonstrate “confidence, experience and knowledge” by taking a stand for a cause they believe in.

The 2016 recipients were honored yesterday. Alanna Kaiser and Nathan Larkin won for their dedication to the on-campus organization Fossil Free PSU.

When Nathan Larkin came to Penn State as a freshman in 2013 he already had a cause he cared about in mind: fossil fuel divestment at Penn State.

Meet the 2015 "Stand Up Award" Winners

Apr 24, 2015
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Do you know a Penn State student who stood up for what is right?  Each year since 2008, the Rock Ethics Institute has recognized Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated “courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership” by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief.