Baylor Debate Team Hosts British Debate Delegation

Oct. 7, 1998

The Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, Baylor's debate team, will compete against the British Debate Delegation in the 1998 Rufus and Alline Huff Debate on United States Foreign Policy at

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The topic of the debate is "This House would use affirmative action to correct serious social imbalance." The Baylor team, represented by Grapevine seniors Chris Brasure, a political science major, and John Palmer, a communications studies major, will argue for the negative side of the topic, and the British team will argue for the affirmative stance.

There are about 30 students participating in debate this semester.

"We have some novices, but we also have people like Chris and John who are experienced and highly competitive," said Karla Leeper, assistant professor of communication studies and the Glenn R. Capp Professor of Forensics. "They are two of our top four debaters."

The Rufus and Alline Huff Debate is held annually. Baylor hosts the British team, currently on a national tour, every other year and a team from Russia the other years.

For more information, contact Leeper at 710-6919.

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