2010 Cabin Fever final round will debate guns on campus

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Semifinal Round
Tuesday, March 2, 7-10 p.m.

Final Round
Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m.
Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 118 (Spurr Lecture Hall)

The 2010 Cabin Fever Debates are nearing their climax. The semifinal rounds are scheduled for Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. From the semifinal debates -- which feature debate on whether Anchorage should bid for the 2022 Olympics and whether California should legalize marijuana -- four teams will advance to the final round to battle it out for the $1,000 first prize.

The topic for this year's final round is "The University of Alaska should permit individuals to carry guns on campus." The recent events at the University of Alabama Huntsville have reignited debate over the question of how we provide for safety on college campuses. Some in Alaska (and elsewhere) claim that their personal security depends on being able to carry a weapon. Countervailing opinions believe that more guns on campus threaten everyone's safety.

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 7 p.m.
: Social Sciences Building, Room 118 (Spurr Lecture Hall)
Schedule: 7 p.m. Final Round; 8 p.m. Reception; 8:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Tickets: Free and open to the public

The Cabin Fever Debates, UAA's intramural debating tournament, is an annual event held every spring semester at UAA. The competition is hosted by the Seawolf Debate program and is open to UAA students not active on the competitive debating team. This year, over 50 teams registered for the competition; the final round features the best four of those teams.

For more information, please visit cabinfeverdebates.uaa.alaska.edu. To view video of the preliminary rounds, visit cabinfeverdebates.blogspot.com.

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