Speak Up, Speak Out to discuss election


For students interested in this year’s election, an open forum discussion will be hosted by Speak Up, Speak Out on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bovee University Center Auditorium.

Election topics will dominate Speak Up, Speak Out — an open forum series — leading up to the election. Students, staff and faculty will be speaking on the panel and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and participate.

“I hope that we can look at the issues that have made (this election) so unusual,” said professor of philosophy and religion Merlyn Mowrey. “We want to give more information about the candidates and what they stand for.”

Other topics planned to be discussed include:

  • The media’s role in the election.
  • The impact of the election on the parties’ image.
  • The rising interest in third parties.

There will also be representatives from REV CMU and the Civil Discourse Society to provide students with information about voting procedure and how to critically analyze information.

“This season is quite atypical and I hope we can look at the issues that have made it so unusual,” Mowrey said.