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Ford-Corker debate on campus October 10

To accommodate distribution of a limited number of tickets available to the Ford/Corker debate, the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Development invites UTC students to enter an essay contest.  There will be 41 Ford/Corker debate tickets awarded to UTC students who submit a two-four page essay addressing the following topic:

Many times political campaigns are run by “shading the truth” of issues and often that “shading” is done intentionally to confuse the issue. Pick one issue that is common to each Tennessee senatorial candidate’s platform, briefly outline each candidate’s position, and discuss how you determined which candidate is “telling the truth” about the issue or which elements of truth can be found in each candidate’s position.

The submitted essays will be read carefully, and the writers of the best 41 essays will be awarded a ticket to the senatorial debate on October 10, in the University Center Auditorium.  All essays must be turned in on Friday, October 6, by noon to Linda Gehron in Room 306 University Center.  No essays will be accepted after noon. 

Questions may be directed to Interim Vice Chancellor Hugh Prevost at

SGA Debate Party

Students who would rather not write an essay but want to enjoy the debate are invited to the Student Government Association debate party at 6:30 p.m. in the UC Gameroom.  Students may watch the debate on the big screen and enjoy free snacks, followed by a post-debate discussion.

September 29, 2006