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Society for Civic Engagement sponsors debate on death penalty November 17

Loyola press release - November 10, 2003

(New Orleans)—The Loyola University New Orleans Society for Civic Engagement (LSCE) is presenting a debate titled, “Discourse on the Death Penalty” on Monday, November 17, 7–9 p.m., in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Center. The event is part of the Biever Guest Lecture Series.The event is a solution-oriented debate to foster insight and understanding of capital punishment in America. This event is free and the public is invited.

Debaters are Denise LeBoeuf and Jeff Jacoby, nationally-known participants in capital punishment discussions. LeBoeuf is the director of Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board Capital Post-Conviction Project and has spoken for a moratorium on the death penalty, recently appearing at Loyola University with Sister Helen Prejean. Jacoby is a death penalty proponent and a renowned columnist for the Boston Globe and the first recipient of the Breindel Prize for opinion journalism.

Other sponsors of the debate are City College Student Association, Loyola College Republicans, Loyola Forensics Team, Loyola Student Democrats, Loyola Students in Free Enterprise, Loyola Student Government Association, University Programming Board, and Pi Sigma Alpha.

Loyola Society for Civic Engagement (LSCE) brings to the Loyola University campus intellectual debate between opposite sides of the political spectrum. LSCE does this by arranging forums and debates involving Loyola students, faculty, community members, nationally recognized scholars, and other experts on important and controversial issues. In order to facilitate academic discourse, LSCE will publish an online journal entitled Civil Discourse. The journal will be bipartisan and will contain papers and articles written by those scholars, experts, students engaged in LSCE’s events. For more information about the debate, contact Roger White, 865-3530.

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