UAA Seawolf Debate vs. Yale Debate, March 20, 2014

2014-03-25 by

This is a recording of the March 20, 2014 UAA YALE Debate.

With cuts to public school funding looming in several big Alaska school districts, the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Debate team took on Yale University’s team to debate this statement: “No public funds should go to support competitive athletics in public education.”

Representing UAA were seniors Brittany Bennett and Matthew Stinson. Representing Yale were Sam Ward-Packard and Sesenu Woldemariam.

Debate coach Steve Johnson called the debate for Yale because that team managed to move audience opinion during the debate. Those who came to agree with Yale that no funding should be spent on competitive athletics in public education grew from 36 percent to 42 percent. Johnson defined the winner as the team that could move the audience’s viewpoints. Those who agreed with the UAA team that held funding should continue for competitive athletics remained a solid 53 percent before and after the debate.

This debate was recorded March 20, 2014 in the East High Auditorium.

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UAA Seawolf Debate
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Brooke Gladstone talks about "The Influencing Machine"

2014-02-26 by News, Sports, and Art

UAA/APU Books of the Year and Anchorage Reads present NPR “On the Media” co-host Brooke Gladstone, discussing the media landscape as analyzed in her 2011 book, “The Influencing Machine.”

This podcast was recorded at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

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UAA/APU Books of the Year
UAA website
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Brooke Gladstone on Hometown Alaska
Alaska Public Media
On The Media
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Brooke Gladstone
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KRUA Student Storyboard: Students discuss UAA Recycling Competition, Fall 2013

2014-01-15 by News, Sports, and Art

North Hall came away victors in the Fall 2013 recycling competition among the residence halls at UAA. Here, organizers Ricky Lind (West Hall), Kirsten Rawding (North Hall) and Natalie Tierney (MAC) talk about the competition and also forecast the potential spring 2014 energy-saving competition for the residential units.

Student Storyboard is a weekly program (Fridays 11a.m.-noon, repeating Mondays 5-6 p.m.) on KRUA, 88.1 FM, hosted by Kathleen McCoy, always featuring UAA students – their ambitions, achievements and experiences at UAA.

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Green & Gold News
North Hall takes the prize in residential recycling competition
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UAA Office of Sustainability
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UAA vs. Harvard Debate: 'This House would repeal the Second Amendment'

2013-04-26 by News, Sports, and Art

The UAA Seawolf Debate Program goes up against Harvard University debaters to address the motion “This House would repeal the Second Amendment.”

Recorded on April 25, 2013.
Hosted by the Bear Tooth Theatrepub.
Sponsored by UAA, The Alaska Humanities Forum and Alaska Airlines.

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Seawolf Debate Program

John Hare lectures on 'God and Morality'

2013-04-22 by News, Sports, and Art

Can there be morality without God? Can human beings achieve goodness without grace? Can evil people be happy?
A lecture and discussion with John Hare, faculty at Yale Divinity School and author of “God and Morality.”
This lecture was part of the Eighth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at UAA.
Recorded March 22, 2013.

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UAA Philosophy Department

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