Archive for June, 2009

June 2009 issue of Kaizen

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

K7 cover thumbThe latest issue of Kaizen features our interview with Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and many real estate ventures. Also featured in this issue of Kaizen are a mini-interview with Professor Shawn Klein on his sports ethics course, as well as reports on Professor Langston, who received a course grant, and the prize-winning essays of five students in the Business and Economic Ethics course—Naomi Byars, Jennifer LaSarre, Kathreen Atkerson, Seth Kryder, and Brittney Leach.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the interview with Mr. Reinsdorf.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at]

CEE Student Essay Contest Winners

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

During the spring 2009 semester CEE sponsored a contest for the best essays in the Business and Economic Ethics course on the following topic: “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”—True or False? The essays were judged on the basis of their thoroughness, cohesiveness, and originality.

The two first-prize winners were Naomi Byars and Jennifer LaSarre, who received $300 each.

Here are the essays of the two first-prize winners (both essays are in PDF format):

Naomi Byars – “The Corruption Triangle” [pdf]

Jennifer LaSarre – “Power, Privilege, and Political Entrepreneurs in America” [pdf]

In addition three Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kathreen Atkerson, Seth Kryder, and Brittney Leach, who received $100 each. Congratulations to our five winners for their excellent work!
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