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Harvard is better than Georgetown.

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Started: 4/1/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Cryingwolf334

Con

Since this is my first debate, I will let my opponent make the first speech. 100 characters la lalala
polishgirlinar

Pro

There are several reasons why Harvard University is better than Georgetown University

The first is that last year Harvard University received 20,987 applications. They accepted 2,095 new freshmen. This gives them an acceptance rate of 9.98% and it is common knowledge that the more students a college turns away, the better and more respectable the college is.

The next reason is that there really is not a party scene at Harvard University. This allows students to work without the distraction of the constant, wild parties that take place in our nations capital.

Also, Harvard is located in a safe town in New England. Little crime happens there. This allows students to move about freely without worrying about their safety.

My final argument is that Harvard University in Cambridge, MA is an Ivy League College. Ivy League is the way to go. It is more respected, more known, and more talked about.
Debate Round No. 1
Cryingwolf334

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Cryingwolf334 forfeited this round.
polishgirlinar

Pro

Since my opponent forfeited their last round I would simply like to have my previous argument carried through.
I would also like to say Go Harvard!

Thank you
Debate Round No. 2
Cryingwolf334

Con

Cryingwolf334 forfeited this round.
polishgirlinar

Pro

Harvard also caters to its students.
Below is an article from The Week Daily (http://www.theweekdaily.com...)

"How Muslims fit at Harvard
What happened
Muslim practices at Harvard University have ignited a debate over religious tolerance on campus. The controversy began in February after the university closed a gym to men for several hours a week so Muslim women could exercise without violating a religious requirement to wear modest dress in mixed company. The administration also allowed the broadcast of the Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast on campus during Islam Awareness Week. Opinion artlicles in the student newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, denounced both policies, saying they stepped on the rights of non-Muslims. (The New York Times, free registration)

What the commentators said
"Get a grip," said Ruth Marcus in The Washington Post (free registration). It is perfectly reasonable to "set aside a few off-peak hours" so that women who feel uncomfortable wearing workout clothes in public can exercise in peace. And "it's not offensive to have the call to prayer echoing across Harvard Yard, any more than it is to ring church bells or erect a giant menorah there."

This is so typical of the "wave of arrogance sweeping into America with the wave of Muslim immigrants and students," said Georgie Anne Geyer in Yahoo! News. Muslim newcomers and visitors almost universally decline to show "respect or even a minimal liking for America or American customs," yet we're the ones who are in the wrong if we stand up for our own "religious, social and political customs." The clash at Harvard is only the beginning, as the clash with Islam will only grow "until America and Europe regain their voices and their self-respect."

Harvard's nondiscrimination policy got it into this pickle, said Harvard computer science professor Harry Lewis in The Boston Globe (free registration). The university is so committed to this philosophy that it won't allow ROTC on campus because the military's position on sexual orientation violates it. But a school that accomodates "conservative Muslim women" while denying cadets the same courtesy is letting "politics determine what forms of discrimination are inoffensive," and "that is not what Harvard should be teaching."

Calm down, everyone, said Ana Veciana-Suarez in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Set aside a separate room to give the Muslim women privacy and everybody will be happy."

Vote Pro and Vote for Harvard University.
Debate Round No. 3
Cryingwolf334

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Cryingwolf334 forfeited this round.
polishgirlinar

Pro

Since absolutely no opposing arguments were posted I can only ask that you vote PRO.
I have clearly stated why Harvard is better than Georgetown. Please vote on the arguments and not you own beliefs.
Thank You and GO HARVARD!!
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