The Gonzaga University debate team will divide into opposing sides, paint the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall red and blue, and debate the relative merits of the two mainstream presidential candidates: Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama, D-Ill. at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14. The event is free and open to the public.
The Gonzaga debaters will split into Republicans and Democrats, and debate the important issues in the presidential election, including the most pressing current matters: the economy, the war in Iraq and healthcare. It is expected to be an energetic, competitive and fun debate complete with moderator questions and an audience Q-&-A period at the end of the debate.
This is part of a series of election-related events that the Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA) is hosting this year. Gonzaga students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend, learn more about this year’s election and see the GU debate team in action.
Also, GSBA will host a screening of the HBO movie “Iron Jawed Angels” at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21 and a voting day social on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from noon-4 p.m. in Cataldo Hall with food and live coverage of the election results.
For more information, contact Stephanie Rokich, GSBA community events chair, via e-mail.