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Mount Union Hosts Inter-Collegiate Student Debate

November 4, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union hosted an inter-collegiate student debate Tuesday, October 29 in Chapman Hall.

Students from the University of Mount Union, Walsh University and the University of Akron participated in the debate. The topic debated was: “The United States has moral and strategic interests in the military intervention in foreign countries to uphold international human rights.”

Each student had eight minutes to share their argument for or against the resolution. A 15-minute question and answer session followed the original statements in which the two sides took turns asking questions of the opposite side.

“We are all humans and we carry the innate ability to take care of one another,” said Pierce. “We [The United States] have the means and ability to intervene.”

First prize was awarded to Elizabeth Haavisto, second prize went to Garrett Garber and third prize went to Michael Pierce.

"I have organized the debate for the last 20 years with great success and student enthusiasm," said Dr. Santosh Saha, professor of history for the University of Mount Union.

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