Its debatable…Speak Up!

December 14, 2007

The Great Debaters – A Great Opportunity

Filed under: Community Outreach,Debate,Just for fun,Recruiting — bk2nocal @ 2:49 pm

The Great Debaters is inspired by a true story and underscores the extraordinary power of debate. As ideas traverse our world more rapidly than ever, the need for debate has grown in our lives. To celebrate the purpose and potential of debate, The Princeton Review, for the first time ever, is hosting an online debate contest for anyone who has a voice and wants to be heard.

Two people–an affirmative and a negative debater–put together a debate on one of two topics, film it, and post it on Princeton Review’s site. The topics are:

Topic 1
Universities should use affirmative action to encourage minority enrollment.

Topic 2
MySpace is Your Space: It is ethical for colleges, parents, or employers to get information about people from social networking websites

Contest prizes include free video rentals for a year (from Blockbuster Video), plane tickets (from jetBlue Airways), an autographed poster (from The Weinstein Company), and many others.

If you have ideas about how to use the film to make community and campus connections and encourage more participation in our activity, please include them in the comments section!


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