Quincy University’s Political Science and Criminal Justice departments are once again sponsoring a Town Hall Forum in celebration of Constitution Day, open to the public. The forum will take place on Friday, September 16th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. in the Hall of Fame Room in the Health & Fitness Center (18th and Oak). Constitution Day is a national celebration commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S Constitution on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who have become citizens.
“Our annual town hall is important because it introduces students to civic life. This year’s forum will expose students to diverse viewpoints on a topic many are passionate about: guns on campus. Whereas it is easy with modern media to avoid having to listen to arguments that oppose that of our own, the town hall format requires students to hear one another out and to persuade their community with thoughtful arguments. This demands both critical thought and sympathy, which will help strengthen our intellectual community here at QU,” said Dr. Neil Wright, QU assistant professor of political science.
This year’s forum will focus on the controversial, but timely topic of “Guns on Campus”. A hypothetical proposition of allowing students and faculty to carry guns on campus will be played out and discussed. Students, faculty, staff and the public are encouraged to come and share their opinions on this topic.