UM team to argue campus diversity in public debate

2013-04-09T19:05:00Z UM team to argue campus diversity in public debate

Members of the University of Montana debate team will argue whether the university should implement a policy to increase diversity on campus in a free public debate from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Gallagher Business Building Room 106.

The debate, sponsored by the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences Department of Communicative Sciences, also will feature keynote speaker and moderator Maria Cole, the diversity retention and recruitment coordinator for UM.

The UM debate team is a co-curricular program that competes in parliamentary-style debate. The program was restarted in 2000 and competes against schools from across the country. Members travel to six to 10 tournaments a year, plus the national championship tournament.

Over the past year, the UM team won the Rocky Mountain Round Robin at the U.S. Air Force Academy, placed in the semifinals at the U.S. Air Force Academy tournament and quarterfinals at the University of Utah tournament, and won the novice division of the Northwest Parliamentary Championship Tournament.

For more information contact Jessica Reynolds, chair of the UM Department of Communicative Science and Disorders Political Committee for Students in Communication and Hearing Working in Action, at 360-5235 or

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