Lynn debate team hosted student presidential debate
Debate topics included jobs, gun control and various on-campus, Lynn-specific issues
March 22 - After Lynn University announced it would host the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, students on campus immediately began looking for ways to get involved. One of the first developments was a new student club, the Speech and Debate Team, which was officially established in November 2011. The team of 10 students held their first student presidential debate on Thursday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Eight students (divided into teams of four) addressed on- and off-campus issues during the debate including gun control, jobs and Lynn-specific topics. Robert Watson, professor of American Studies at Lynn, served as moderator. Mimi Trinh, president of the Speech and Debate Team, is a 19-year-old freshman majoring in American Studies and Marketing. “This is a great event to boost civic engagement on campus,” said Trinh. “We hope it helps build excitement about the final presidential debate coming to Lynn.” See photos from this first of many planned debates.