Fall 2017: The Internet of Things

Fall 2017: The Internet of Things


In order to be a more moral society, the United States government should permit broad data aggregation on the part of smart objects that comprise ‘the Internet of Things.'”

Fall 2017 Course

Fall 2017 marked the twelfth year of the UH 101 Moral Forum, and 58 students enrolled in six sections of the class.

Our guest lecturers included:

  • Patrick Tucker, Editor, Defense One. Tucker outlined the arguments for the growth of the Internet of Things.
  • Marie-Helen Maras, Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Maras questioned the morality of broad data aggregation and the future of privacy.
  • Mark Nelson, Dean of the College of Communication and Information Sciences. Dr. Nelson spoke on the art and mechanics of public speech.

Christine Allen, Carter Helm, Jamie Hoven, Brittany Johnson, McLean Stewart, Kaitlin Waldron, & Morgan Yeatts served as Moral Forum Scholars who facilitated discussions.

Moral Forum Tournament

The annual, three-week Moral Forum Tournament was held at the UA School of Law with the support of 60 volunteer judges including law students, graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty from across campus. The final night of debate took place on Wednesday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the Ferguson Ballroom. Debaters Simon Heinrich and Ethan Reeves won the tournament, while Terry Millsaps and Mary Mike Brisbane were awarded as finalists. Semifinalists Wolfe Anderson, Joel Germann, Lauren Iosue, and Andrew Vickery also received scholarships. Natalie Nickerson was recognized as the Tarif Haque Outstanding Written Case winner, and Milly McKenzie was named the outstnading individual debater. Chantal Issac received a new award for Excellence in Civil Discourse. A total of $11,500 in scholarships was presented to Moral Forum students.

Fall 2017: The Internet of Things

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Fall 2017: The Internet of Things

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