Deliberation Nation 2020 Schedule

Wednesday, February 26

What Can High Schools Do to Aid in the Improvement of Students’ Mental Heath? 4-5:30 PM, Webster’s

Canary in the Data Mine: Saving Americans from Surveillance and Terms of Service, 5-6:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

How PSU Handles Sexual Assault, 7-8:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

Sexual Assault: Health, Healing, Justice. How can we better assist survivors of sexual assault at Penn State? 7-8:30 PM, Webster’s 

Thursday, February 27

How Can We Change the Perception that Penn State is Simply a “Party School”? 7-8:30 PM, Webster’s 

Friday, February 28

Sigma Stigma: Campus Greek Life, 5-6:30 PM, Webster’s 

Mind Over Matter: Improving Mental Health at Penn State, 5-6:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons  Issue Guide

To Drink or Not Drink: A Spirited Consideration of Binge Drinking on College Campuses, 7-8:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons 

Saturday, February 29

Take a hi(n)t: How to address a young generation addicted to nicotine, 11 AM-12:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

Healing the Mental Health Crisis: How can we make mental health care work for us all? 1-2:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

Setting the Standard on Standardized Testing, 3-4:30 PM, Webster’s  Issue Guide

Sunday, March 1

Party at the Polls: How should college students engage in their local communities?” 11 AM-12:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

Reproductive Health in America: Laws, Healthcare, and Education, 11 AM-12:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 1.

The Right to Remain Outspoken? Free Speech at Penn State, 11 AM-12:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 3 Issue Guide

Womb to Tomb: What We Owe Our Parents, 11 AM-12:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd floor, Conference Rm. 4

The World is Frat: A Deliberation on Accountability for Greek Organizations, 11 AM-12:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

One Nation Under Surveillance: Privacy versus Safety, 11 AM-12:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

Man versus the Machine: the Mechanization of the American Workforce, 1-2:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

Buying the Presidency: Reforming Campaign Financing, 1-2:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

Going Viral: A Closer Look at Modern Epidemics, 1-2:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 1

Bye Sister: The ethical and social aspects of cancel culture, 1-2:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 2

Starved State: A Stand Against Food Insecurity, 1-2:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

Education Reformation: Approaches to Individualized Learning” 1-2:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor  Issue Guide

Babies-R-Us: Morality and Modifying Humans’ Genetic Code, 3-4:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor  Issue Guide

Hey Alexa, Who Has Access to My Data? Exploring the Ethical Boundaries Surrounding Personal Data, 3-4:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 1

Okay, Scooter!? How Should Penn State Ride the Scooter Issue on Campus?, 3-4:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 3.  Issue Guide

What Do Weed Do Now? Legalization and Retro-active Justice, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 4

Living in a Barbie World: Addressing the Issue of Single-Use Plastics, 3-4:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

Building a Barrier Between Expression and Animosity: Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses, 3-4:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

Sentenced to Rehabilitation: Rehumanizing the Prison System, 5 PM-6:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor  Issue Guide

Raising the Bar on Recidivism Rates, 5-6:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 1

Separation of Church and (Penn) State: What is the Role of Religion in Public Policy? 5-6:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 2

WE ARE In Debt: Penn Staters Discuss the Student Debt Crisis, 5 PM-6:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

Symbiosis with Seniors: How to bring the Retirement Community Together with Younger Generations, 5 PM-6:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

WE, ROBOTS? How Society Can Grow With Personal Tech, 7-8:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel, 2nd Floor, Conference Rm. 2

The DiversiTea on Frat Life, 7 PM-8:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor  Issue Guide

We Are(n’t) Penn State: How Can We Smooth the Line in the Sand Between College and Town? 7 PM-8:30 PM, Hyatt Hotel Lounge, 2nd Floor

Monday, March 2

Ex-Con & Movin’ On: The Reintegration of Prisoners into Society, 5-6:30 PM,  Fraser Street Commons Issue Guide

Who’s Solving Your Genetic Code? Managing Access to Genetic Information in a Less Private World, 5-6:30 PM, Webster’s

Bias for the Better? 6-7:30 PM, 221 Chambers Building, PSU Issue Guide

We Are…Not SATisfied: Standardized Testing’s Role In Education, 7-8:30 PM,  Fraser Street Commons

Penn State Plague: A Deliberation on Student Health and Wellness, 7-8:30 PM, Webster’s

America’s Supersized Insecurity:  Why are Americans getting bigger, yet hungrier, 8-9:30 PM, 221 Chambers Building, PSU Issue Guide

Tuesday, March 3

Sponsor Our Students (S.O.S.) Scholarship, 5-6:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

Should Standardized Tests Be Put to Rest? 5-6:30 PM, Webster’s

Truth or D.A.R.E.: Analyzing government intervention of America’s drug epidemic, 6-7:30 PM, 221 Chambers Building, PSU Issue Guide

Pro(test) Speech University: Free Speech on College Campuses, 7-8:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons  Issue Guide

Hello, Ni Hao, Namaskaar:How do we approach language barriers in American public schools? 8-9:30 PM, 221 Chambers Building, PSU Issue Guide

Wednesday, March 4

To Stan or Not to Stan: How to Make Justice Possible for Cults of Personality, 5-6:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

Students On Strike: Making College Campus Protests More Effective, 7-8:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

Calling Out Cancel Culture: Finding a Balance Between Political Correctness and Free Speech, 6-7:30 PM, 221 Chambers Building, PSU Issue Guide

 The Art of Swiping Right: A Discussion of Dating in the Digital Era, 8-9:30 PM, 221 Chambers Building, PSU Issue Guide

Thursday, March 5

WE ARE Survivors: How We Can Do a Better Job Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault, 5-6:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons

Let’s Not Beat Around the Bush: How Can We Fight Stereotypes in Porn? 7-8:30 PM, Fraser Street Commons