The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at Michigan State University awarded a graduate assistantship affiliated with the Debate Team beginning in the fall semester of 2017. The award was given to MSU Debate alum, Tyler Thur.
Tyler is a first-year graduate assistant, helping coach the team and working towards a master's degree in public policy. As a MSU undergraduate, he was part of three top-15 partnerships, won the 2015 Kentucky Round Robin, and was a semi-finalist at the 2016 National Debate Tournament. He also earned a degree in International Relations with minors in Jewish Studies and Science, Technology, and Environmental Public Policy.
The assistantship has responsibilities to Debate. During both years, the assistant will be associated with Debate and have responsibilities to the team, including argument construction, assisting team practice sessions, and traveling to some tournaments.