University of Michigan hosts debate tournament

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - High school debate students from about 20 states are scheduled to argue government policy at the University of Michigan.

The University of Michigan Debate Program is hosting its 17th annual tournament beginning Friday afternoon. The program runs through Sunday at the school's Ann Arbor campus.

Nearly 700 debaters, coaches, judges and parents are expected to attend. Two-person policy debates will be held in varsity and novice divisions.

The debate's policy topic will be "Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment in the United States."

Debaters will give their points at a pace of 400-words per minute.

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