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DU Delta Sigma Pi Chapter Places in Berg Cup Competition

Tiffany Schilling, representing Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity at Duquesne University, was recently part of a four-person team that placed second in the annual Berg Cup Ethical Case Study competition.


A resident of Johnstown, Schilling is a junior economics major in Duquesne’s School of Business.

Sponsored by the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, schools from around the nation were first asked to complete a written case in January. Based on their answers to the written case, eight schools were selected as semi-finalists. These schools completed a resolution to a second case that was presented to a panel of corporate judges in March.

Based on this presentation, Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University were selected for the final competition.

The final case competition dealt with problems facing a Western Pennsylvania organic farm and economic, sustainability, and ethical issues surrounding Marcellus Shale drilling.

Faculty advisers were Patrick Deegan, assistant professor of law, and Dr. David Wasieleski, associate professor of business ethics.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.