Last Tuesday, over 100 students gathered for a live screening of the second Presidential Debate, followed by refreshments and a panel discussion concerning a variety of topics related to the night’s proceedings. The Residence Life Staff of the Gray & Beatty residence halls organized the event, and NU’s debate team captain, Calvin Horne, moderated the discussion.
The panel included faculty members from a variety of departments including: the Political Science & History Department, School of Business and Management, the Office of the Provost, and the College of Ministry.
The audience was interactive, many members revealed their respective political preferences for both candidates throughout the televised debate with nods of approval, smiles of agreement, and even applause at its conclusion. The panel’s topics included the debate’s political, social, and cultural significance in addition to its potential effect on the election’s outcome. Students were challenged to consider ways in which their theology and faith might influence their political actions, why their involvement in politics matters, and to vote according to their convictions rather than political affiliation.
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2012