Intelligence Squared Debate http://mtpr.org en Millennials Don't Stand A Chance - An Intelligence Squared Debate http://mtpr.org/post/millennials-dont-stand-chance-intelligence-squared-debate <p>07/10/2014 -</p><p>Millennials—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired? The debaters are Binta Niambi Brown, David D. Burstein, W. Keith Campbell, and Jessica Grose.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:23:54 +0000 Sue Ginn 21270 at http://mtpr.org An Intelligence Squared Debate on the motion – “Is the future of the university online?” http://mtpr.org/post/intelligence-squared-debate-motion-future-university-online <p>06/05/2014 - Is the college of the future online? With the popularity of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the availability of online degree programs at a fraction of their on-campus price, we are experiencing an exciting experiment in higher education. Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary? The debaters are Anant Agarwal, Jonathan Cole, Ben Nelson, and Rebecca Schuman.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:36:14 +0000 Sue Ginn 20027 at http://mtpr.org An Intelligence Squared Debate on the motion – “Is the future of the university online?” Affirmative Action on Campus - Does More Than Good http://mtpr.org/post/affirmative-action-campus-does-more-good <p>04/24/2014 - Affirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for under represented minorities. But is it achieving its stated goals and helping the population it was created to support? Its critics point to students struggling to keep up in schools mismatched to their abilities and to the fact that the policy can be manipulated to benefit affluent and middle class students who already possess many educational advantages. Is it time to overhaul or abolish affirmative action? &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:49:32 +0000 Sue Ginn 18286 at http://mtpr.org Affirmative Action on Campus - Does More Than Good Don't Eat Anything With a Face http://mtpr.org/post/dont-eat-anything-face <p></p><p class="illustration-author">&nbsp;</p><p>1/23/2014 - According to a 2009 poll, around 1% of American adults reported eating no animal products. In 2011 that number rose to 2.5%--more than double, but still dwarfed by the 48% who reported eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Are we or aren't we meant to be carnivores?</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:15:36 +0000 Sue Ginn 13996 at http://mtpr.org Don't Eat Anything With a Face An Intelligence Squared Debate http://mtpr.org/post/intelligence-squared-debate <p style="margin-left:1.0in;"><strong>10/10/2013 -An Intelligence Squared Debate - Is the U.S. Drone Program Fatally Flawed?&nbsp; Do drones hurt, or help, in our fight against terrorism? The debaters are Ahmed Rashid, John Kael Weston, Admiral Dennis Blair (USN, Ret.) and General Norton Schwartz (USAF, Ret.)</strong></p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;"><strong><a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/" target="_blank">http://intelligencesquaredus.org/</a></strong></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:31:34 +0000 Sue Ginn 9830 at http://mtpr.org