Saturday, March 15, 2014

UT Tyler Debate Team Holds Demonstration Debate

Interested in seeing what the UT Tyler Debate team spends so much time doing? On March 5th, a demonstration debate featuring the team was held at 5 PM in the administration building to give any interested parties a look at what the team spends time preparing for. 

Two teams from the debate team squared off, debating the resolution Resolved: The United States federal government should fulfill the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali troop and equipment mandate.

Freshmen Kaleb Drake and Steven Hullum affirmed the resolution, arguing that the United States should participate in the project in Mali.  Sophomore Carver Hodgkiss and Junior Dallas Flick negated, arguing that the United States should not fulfill the United Nations commitment. 

The showcase offered an excellent opportunity for members of the administration to get a close look at what exactly UT Tyler Debate does on a weekly basis.  If you are interested, then there will be plenty of other opportunities to get a look at the debate team in action.  Some have expressed interest in observing additional demonstration debates throughout the year, so that is definitely something the team will be exploring. 

Earlier in the year, part of the team participated in local debate on immigration policy.  That debate also featured current students from the communications department at UT Tyler.  There was additional interest expressed in this, so you may get to participate in a debate if you are interested!

The team is currently gearing up for their national tournaments, the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence and the National Parliamentary Debate Association national tournament.  If you are interested in keeping up with the team, then watch here for UT Tyler FH, UT Tyler DH, and UT Tyler BC to monitor our progress and see how they fare against the rest of the country!  

Interested in seeing the other topics the teams will be debating? Then click here

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