A DePauw University team reached the semifinals at the national Ethics Bowl competition March 1 in Cincinnati. DePauw students (from left) Ethan Brauer, Benjamin Hoffman, Kumar Amarnath, Mohammad Usman, Sara Scully with coaches Elizabeth "Nicki" Hewell, Prindle Graduate Fellow; Robert Newton, professor emeritus of philosophy; and Marcia McKelligan, Blair Anderson and Martha Caroline Rieth, professor of Applied Ethics and professor of philosophy, competed against 30 other teams. DePauw first defeated a squad from the University of Alabama-Birmingham by two points, then bested teams from the University of Michigan and the University of British Columbia in the second and third rounds, respectively. In the quarterfinals, DePauw again squared off against UA-B and advanced to the semifinal match, the highest DePauw has progressed in the national competitions. DePauw came up five points short in a semifinal match with a perennial winner, Clemson, which went on to the final match, losing to Whitman College. It marks the seventh time in the last eight years that DePauw has qualified for the national competition.