On the second episode of “Office Hours,” senior Eric Croci sits down with Professor Joseph Campisi to discuss the ethics of food and hunger awareness. Professor Campisi teaches many different classes within the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies pertaining to the ethics of food, philosophy of language, American existentialism as well as many countless others.

One of the classes Professor Campisi teaches is the Ethics of Food course, a class exclusively listed to students enrolled in the Honor Program at Marist. The Honors Program at Marist is a unique and highly selective program, with students coming out of high school having a GPA of 92 and higher, scoring above 1950 on the SATs (29 or higher on the ACTs) and have shown a difficult, challenging course load.

The program itself offers Marist students “opportunities for academic excellence, leadership, cultural enrichment, and global engagement.” Benefits to being apart of this program include, but are not limited to, exclusive field trips and seminars, priority class registration and new this, year an Honors Housing program. Find out more about the program here.

With this being Hunger Awareness Month on the Marist College campus, much is being down by Campus Ministry and countless students to both promote and raise awareness to this issue. Hunger Awareness Month “focuses attention and action on the problem of hunger locally, nationally, and globally, with the aim of raising money to help feed the hungry. Last year, the Marist community raised more than $4,000 for hunger relief organizations and donated 63 boxes of food.”

As a part of Hunger Awareness Month Marist Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brian Giorgis is donating 10 cents for every fan in attendance at the home opener against the University of Kentucky on Nov. 8. Matthew Mitchell, head coach for the University of Kentucky’s women’s team has also agreed to match Giorgis’ donation for the game.

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