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University Hosts Election Forum to Educate Students

29302_faculty_stance_on_upcoming_election_cartoonpThe University held an Election Forum for students to engage in political discussion and learn how to talk about politics in a respectful manner during this presidential election year.

The forum was sponsored by the AU-SPLC and the League of Women Voters of East Alabama and gave students the opportunity to learn about issues, candidate and engaging in rational debate.

At the forum they discussed how to talk about politics in an ethical way, what transpired at the first presidential debate and the importance of other presidential debates to come.

Diana Eidson, assistant professor of rhetoric and composition, said the forum arose from an experience three Auburn students had.

“We had three Auburn students that represented the state of Alabama at an event at Dominican University in California,” Eidson said. “The University actually flew all the delegates out to California to participate in something called College Debate 2016.”

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Posted October 10th, 2016 | Debate 2016 | Delegates | General