Northwestern Political Union gathered Monday at 1902 Sheridan Rd. to debate whether the House of Congress should impeach President Donald Trump. The debate comes in the wake of a whistleblower report detailing Trump's phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. The report said Trump denied military aid to Ukraine unless the country...
Northwestern Political Union votes to support decriminalization of illegal immigration during first debate
At their first debate of the year, Northwestern Political Union voted for a mock resolution in support of the decriminalization of illegal immigration. As a crowd of around 60 packed inside the Buffet Institute for Global Affairs on Monday night, the group ultimately reached the same conclusion Rep.
The Northwestern University Political Union hosted a debate Monday night to discuss billionaires and whether or not they should be considered failures - policy failures, that is. A majority of students abstained from the poll taken at the start of the event, which posed the question of the evening - Is the existence of billionaires a policy failure?
The Northwestern University Political Union gathered Monday night to debate the ethics of genetic engineering. The discussion spanned many different types of gene therapy, including everything from CRISPR technologies to in vitro fertilization to selective breeding. The term "genetic engineering," however, was generally understood to mean direct scientific tampering or manipulation of a person's genetic material.
Northwestern Political Union on Monday debated the harmfulness of "cancel culture" to society, ultimately voting that cancel culture is indeed harmful. Going into the discussion, cancel culture was defined as a "phenomenon" where a group of people engage in reducing monetary, moral and public support for a person, event or organization because of past actions...
"When I was a boy, everyone knew robots were going to kill us," Kris Hammond told attendees at Northwestern Political Union's panel on the Ethics and Regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Hammond is a computer science professor at Northwestern specializing in AI research and who filled the role of moderator for the evening.