Affirmative Action in Higher Education (Rebroadcast)Play
This week's show featured excerpts from Boston University's 23rd Great Debate, sponsored by the College of Communications' Department of Journalism.
This debate's topic was "Does Affirmative Action in Higher Education Really Benefit Minorities?" Arguing in the affirmative was Duke University Law Professor, James Coleman Jr. and Boston University Senior, Deon Provost. Arguing in the negative was UCLA Law Professor, Richard Sander and Boston University Senior, Joe Mroszczyk. The moderator was Boston University Journalism Department Chairman, Robert Zelnick.
Modeled after the Cambridge and Oxford University Union Societies' public discussions, the Great Debate Series involves a series of speeches alternating for and against the topic and audience members may comment prior to the panel's rebuttals. The audience then decides the outcome of the debate by voting with their feet, and moving to the side of the room representing their decision.
This program aired on August 5, 2007.