For those wanting to participate in the University of Texas vs. Oklahoma University Red River Rivalry OFF the football field and IN an academic field, they are invited to attend the Second Annual Red River Rivalry Debate being held THIS Thursday, October 10th at 5 p.m. at the Old Parkland campus. The debate teams from each university will debate the current topic of affirmative action admissions policies.
The Texas vs. OU debate is open to the public and will allow guests to not only listen to the debate proposition but also vote for the team they think presented the best facts.
The debate topic is:
Resolved: race-based affirmative action admissions policies provide a just means to remedy discrimination.
The debate is being held in Old Parkland’s Debate Chamber (image attached). Old Parkland’s Debate Chamber is located in The Pavilion, part of the Old Parkland campus whose design is inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The three-story building features a glass dome and public gathering space with a grand spiral staircase leading down to a large, underground debate chamber that hosts debates throughout the year.