life after debate
William E Newnam
Thu Sep 6 17:09:56 CDT 2001
I take responsibility for the latest of controversies.
Professor Reiter ran his announcement past me before he posted.
He asked me if I thought it was okay.
I said yes.
I saw it as a simple announcement to let debaters know that there is
both a field of study and a program that they might be interested in.
I did not think that it was controversial, but informational. I did not
see as proselytizing, but rather as informational
I apologize if anyone is offended. I saw it as no different than
announcements such as you are welcome at graduate school here,
announcements of positions to coach and/or teach high school,
announcements regarding CSIS internships, or a variety of other
announcments pertaining to fields which debaters MIGHT be interesed in
that are frequently posted on the list.
If this was inappropriate I am to blame.
Please direct all venom to me personally. I am sure Professor Reiter
intended no offense.
And by the way, lighten up out there folks.
"you must be kind to expand your mind."--GSH
"Michael Roston(the eminently practical)" wrote:
> prof. kuswa writes:
> >It seems to me that a better route in opposition to the ideology >of law/political science
> would be Communication Studies. Lots of >opportunities exist in rhetoric and comm. studies
> for debaters.
> I'm not sure Prof. Reiter thinks that law and PS are dichotomous, only that terested in
> spending valuable years of our twenties studying property law shold consider PS programs
> In any event, I've always been a little confused about how Comm. Studies TAs at this university
> teach business and professional speaking at 2:30 and then head for their grad class debating
> Marx and rhetoric at 4:30. Is this meant as some perspective by incongruity that hopes
> to break down the ideology of politics and law?
> post-debate and proud...
> Michael Roston
> -underneath all currents
> "Self-determination should be a fact
> not essentially a right."
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