The Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) will be holding two public debates at Rutgers next week, on Monday and Wednesday, to go with their regular full slate of practices and intercollegiate competitions.

One of the key purposes of the Union is to facilitate discussion of ideas and topics with particular relevance to the student body of the University. Thus not only does RUDU represent Rutgers at other campuses, but it also helps educate students and foster dialogue at Rutgers itself.

The official poster for Monday's Constitution Day Debate.

The first debate will be held Monday, September 19th at 8 PM at the Busch Campus Center’s Multipurpose Room in Piscataway. This debate will feature Kyle Bomeisl, Bhargavi Sriram, Stephen Yellin, and a fourth debater to be named soon. At issue is whether the Constitution should be amended to include a right to a free college education. The round will be followed by a faculty panel, a question-and-answer session, and conclude with an audience-wide vote on which side was more convincing in the round!

All are welcome and admission is free.

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The official poster for Wednesday's Project Civility Debate.

The second debate will follow two days later, on Wednesday, September 21st at 8 PM at the College Avenue Student Center’s Multipurpose Room in New Brunswick. This debate will feature Adam Bomeisl, Nisha Kumar, Arbi Llaveshi, and Ashley Novak. At issue is whether groups who have historically faced discrimination should actively work to reclaim the slurs used against them. The round is part of the kickoff for the second year of Rutgers University’s Project Civility.

All are welcome and admission is free.

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