Walker Gift to Create Marian Ethics Center

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The center will house research, a speaker series and certification programs. The center will house research, a speaker series and certification programs.
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Marian University says it has raised nearly $9 million to open a new Center for Ethics next year. The Indianapolis school says most of that money came from Walker Information Chairman Emeritus Frank Walker. Marian President Dan Elsener will be a guest this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television.

The Walker Center for Applied Ethics will house research programs, host speaker events and offer certificate programs for ethics professionals.

The school has formed a planning committee to discuss programming for the center and how it can collaborate with other ethics centers and organizations. The committee includes representatives from Business Ethics Indiana, Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Ascension St. Vincent. Walker says he wants the center to "collaborate, not compete, with other ethics centers."

One of the committee's tasks will be to evaluate potential certificate programs for the center to offer. The school says it is considering areas including privacy, anti-corruption, risk identification, risk management and behavioral ethics.

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