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JMU to host Madison Cup

The 14th Annual Madison Commemorative Debate and Citizen Forum, better known as the Madison Cup, will take place on at James Madison University on April 17.

The debate, which is sponsored by the Rupe Foundation, attracts participants from around the world to compete for substantial scholarship prizes. This year, 30 schools have signed up to participate. The two-student teams will be debating whether warrantless electronic surveillance by the U.S. government has done more harm than good.

The Madison Debate Society and the School of Communication Studies are looking for judges to serve in one or more of the three preliminary rounds on April 17. The rounds begin at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and last two hours. JMU faculty and staff, community members and graduate students are all welcome to be judges. For more information contact Kathy Clarke at clarkeke@jmu.edu.

The winning teams from the preliminary rounds will proceed to the championship round, which will take place at 6 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium.

The JMU Debate Team finished this season ranked 9th in the country by both the National Debate Tournament and the Examination Debate Association. This is the fifth consecutive year the team has ranked in the top 10 in the nation. 








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