EWU McNair Scholar Irie Browning Accepted to Oregon State University Master’s Program in Applied Ethics

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Irie Browning! Irie has been accepted to Oregon State University's Master of Arts program in Applied Ethics.

Their overview states:

OSU’s Masters in Applied Ethics program is designed to develop your moral reasoning and critical thinking skills in service of an engaged life. [...] Engaged ethics at OSU begins with transforming our discipline. We take seriously our responsibilities to create a diverse and welcoming philosophical community, dedicated to social justice.

Irie Browning is an undergraduate at Eastern Washington University, graduating this spring 2024 with  a major in Philosophy and a minor in English. Literature. Though she finds nearly every aspect of philosophy fascinating, her areas of special interest are literary ethics, action theory, American pragmatism, and ancient Greek philosophy (particularly the works of Aristotle).  Irie’s first McNair Summer Research Internship, under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher C. Kirby, examined John Dewey’s Pattern of Inquiry and how it could be applied to inspire a greater passion for learning in college freshmen. In Summer 2023 Irie and Dr. Kirby diversified their inquiries, this time in virtue ethics as it applies to friendship. Her project proposes a philosophy of hope and love as a path forward in our hyper-individualized modern culture. We know her devote work ethic and unique scholarly framings will benefit any program, and propel her future career in Philosophy.