A TYPICAL DAY
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J. Warren, July 2002
On the last day of formal classes, MACCESS students
engage in a parliamentary debate. The resolution for this
year's debate was the following: This house resolves that
professional sports arenas in Minnesota should be publically
financed. The students elected four kick-off speakers,
each of whom gave an eight minute speech for/against the resolution.
The moderator then permitted members of the audience (MACCESS
students, faculty, staff, Liaisons and guests) to speak for
or against the resolution. As these speeches were given, audience
members expressed their views about the persuasiveness of
the arguments given by physically moving to designated
sections of the room: left side ("against"), right
side ("for") or center ("undecided").
The debate ended with a tally of the body-count votes for
each position: Those affirming the resolution won.