Thursday, February 7, 2013
Science Center 101
At the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Bane won and the world as we knew it has ended. Because the Swat Bubble is impervious to evil, Swarthmore College stands as the last bastion of academia and justice. To make matters worse, the Joker has broken out of Arkham Asylum, invaded the sacred Swat Bubble, and taken several hostages. Each of the three divisions is being held in separate warehouses in Philadelphia. You are Batman- the world's greatest detective and the hero Swarthmore needs right now. You have six dollars and 30 minutes to take SEPTA to one of the warehouses and rescue the books and professors of only a single division before the Joker sends humanity's entire academic legacy up in a fiery inferno. The safety and future of academia lies entirely in your incredibly just and capable hands. Which division do you choose?
Watch three of Swarthmore's greatest minds battle for the survival of their division by winning the hearts and minds of the sophomore class.
Which division will Batman save? Only one can survive.
Prof. Krista Thomason of the Humanities
Prof. Josh Newby of the Natural Sciences
Prof. Shervin Malekzadeh of the Social Sciences
Moderated by Dean Alina Wong
This event sponsored by the Amos J Peaslee Debate Society and the Deans' Office.