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Event Information:

  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2022

    Public Debate about Transportation Issues in Oxford

    5:30 pmBryant Hall 209

    The Warren Debate Union (WDU) at the University of Mississippi would like to cordially invite you to a public debate event.

    The event is open to the public and free of charge. We encourage anyone interested to attend.

    The debate will be between 4 student members of the WDU and will cover the topic of transportation.


    The city of Oxford recently passed a rule that shifts all taxi and rideshare application traffic to three designated pickup locations around the iconic Oxford square. The change has been supported by many students but faced criticism from taxi drivers. We believe the new rule creates an opportunity to debate transit issues facing Oxford and the entire nation. The rapid rise of rideshare applications such as Uber has revolutionized transportation in the United States and opened up a debate about the role of traditional public transportation options in an era where getting a ride is as easy as clicking a button on your phone.


    We hope that the debate provides a unique educational opportunity to learn more about an important issue facing our community in Oxford, and that the debate can contribute to a conversation on campus about transportation policy.

    Please feel free to spread the word about this event.

    If you have any questions, please contact Director of Forensics Jacob Justice at jwjustic@olemiss.edu.

    For assistance related to a disability, contact Andrew Davis: addavis@olemiss.edu | 662-915-8819

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