<p><span>The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies invite all interested seniors to compete in the annual Mangum Medal Competition, a contest which determines the best orator of the senior class. The Mangum Medal is the oldest student award at UNC and is one of the Chancellor's Awards. The competition will be held on the third floor of New West hall in the Dialectic Chamber on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Speakers will have 7-10 minutes to speak at the rostrum regarding the following topic:</span><br /><br /><span>"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."- John Milton</span><br /><br /><span>Considering the above quote, speak on the relevance of free speech in our society today. Some questions to consider, but please do not limit your oration to these: Is free speech still the quintessential liberty? Should there be any limits to speech? If there are limits, is speech still free? Considering the recent Charlie Hebdo tragedy, can free speech coexist with the rights of minorities? Does free speech take priority over the right of privacy?</span><br /><br /><span>If you plan on competing, please email the Societies' Historian Jacob Bell at&#160;</span><a href="mailto:jajacob@live.unc.edu" target="_parent">jajacob@live.unc.edu</a><span>&#160;to indicate your interest.</span></p>
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February 28 2015 02:00pm
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February 28 2015 05:00pm

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