Friday, February 14, 2003

Further evidence that students are better at debate 

Following along with my observation last night about the debate on the "glass ceiling" debate in our Chronicle, I find an excellent back and forth between bloggers Owen Courreges and Bo Cowgill on affirmative action policies at Michigan and Rice. Cowgill is pro-aa and makes a utilitarian argument which is well-reasoned. Courreges finds the case lacking, but I think that's largely because he believes the 1964 Civil Rights Act is wrong. And Cowgill seem to only support one kind of diversity, without considering diversity of thought. Advantage: Courreges! (Link thanks: Russel Henderson.)