Mount Union Students to Debate Affirmative Action in Higher Education

May 05, 2010

Students at Mount Union College will debate 'Resolved that a free society should allow affirmative action preferences in higher education' on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:45 p.m. in Bracy Hall Room L04.


Dr. Martin Horning, professor of economics, will serve as moderator.

Students debating for affirmative action will be Leland Spencer, a senior communication studies major of Massillon; John Nelson, a junior art major of Akron; Philip Bufford, a senior religious studies major of Akron; and Tanya Frampton, a senior history major of Leetonia.

Students arguing against affirmative action will be Gregory Reichart, a sophomore history major of Sharpsville, PA; Chrystal Farmer, a senior political science major of N Waterford, John Highman, a senior political science major of Canton; and Mary Ellen Ditchey, a sophomore French major of Warren.

Faculty serving as judges include Dr. Mary Eicholtz, assistant professor of communication; Dr. Clara Becerra, assistant professor of foreign languages; Robert Garland, director of libraries; Fendrich Clark, instructor of communication; Dr. Lee Gray, professor of geology and Dr. Ernest Pratt, assistant professor of education.

Dr. Saha, associate professor of history, has been responsible for organizing the well-attended, campus-wide student debate for the past 14 years.

Cash prizes will be awarded and certificates presented to all participants by Dr. Turnquist, interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College. First place will receive $70.00, second place $60.00 and third place $50.00. This event is free and open to the public.

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