Thursday evening, March 14th, students in Ben Meiches’s TPOLS 275 Urban Debate class hosted members of PLU’s debate club. The result? A rousing debate over a proposal to increase the salaries of public school teachers by 50 percent.
This event marked the first time UWT students have participated in intercollegiate debating. But not the last! This class, taught for the first time this winter, demonstrates students’ interest in learning to be better public speakers. Prof. Meiches is now working on establishing a UWT Debate Team. Next spring, interested students will be meeting during the Wednesday lunch hour to help launch further debating opportunities. For more information, contact Ben Meiches at firstname.lastname@example.org.