Mount Union College Students Slated to Debate Patriot Act

April 22, 2010

During a year which many parts of the PATRIOT Act are up for re-approval, eight Mount Union College students are debating whether or not the Act is good for civil rights and national security.


The debate will be held Monday, April 12 at 6:15 p.m. in Chapman Hall 111, located on the College's campus and is free and open to the public. Judged by faculty members of various academic departments, the debates bring together students of a variety of majors to argue timely, important issues the national government is facing.

Arguing that the PATRIOT Act is a positive policy are senior Jared C. Shive, a communications major from Canton, junior Elizabeth Case, a communications major from Canton, freshman Garnet Hugebeck, an undeclared major from Ravenna and international student Victor Gutierrez-Aguayo from Mexico.

Arguing that the PATRIOT Act is a negative policy are freshman Leland Spencer, a communications major from Massillon, junior Janine N. Miller, a history major from Ravenna, senior Carla Conant, an international business and economics major from Akron and sophomore Brian Engelhardt, an accounting major from Massillon.

Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., prior to the debate.

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