Drum roll please... The results for the 2021 Science Court case are:
To fight polarization and recreate a common American identity, a mandatory national service should be adopted
We tallied the votes separately for students, staff and audience and all three groups ranked mandatory service as their top choice. Fifty people ranked Mandatory Service as their first pick for Science Court 2021. In second place, was Regenerative Agriculture, with 36 people ranking it as their first pick.
The exact wording of the case statement may change somewhat as the case is refined, but the focus will remain on strategies for reducing polarization in American society. The pro side will argue for a strategy centered on civil and military national service. The con team will argue for a different approach, still to be determined, for reducing polarization on a grand scale. The jury will decide.
We welcome your input as we prepare our case. If you have any questions on this issue that you would like us to investigate or any suggestions for us, please fill in our public input form.
We look forward to spending an interesting semester with you!