Centre Debate 2000
Answers. At your fingertips!
When media representatives from across the country (and the world) descend
on a small college town, there are bound to be questions. And the small
college officials are supposed to have answers. Faced with a large influx
of visiting reporters, the college communications office wanted to stretch
its resources. The solution: technology.
Knowing that the full press of media representatives expected for the
debate would want immediate responses to all sorts of queries about the
college and the town, Centre decided to put together a knowledge database
containing answers to the most likely questions. For months, student workers
and communications office staff has been assembling a list of anticipated
questions-ranging from generic information about the college and the local
community to esoteric details like the meaning of "C6-HO," a cryptic
college slogan painted on the wall of a campus building touting Centre's
1921 football victory over Harvard.
The Ask A-Mac system allows reporters to instantly call up the answers
with no chance of errors. Dozens of questions, dozens of answers-all available
at the click of a mouse.
Here are just a few of the questions you can ask the Macs in the
Knowledge Center (located in the small gym in the media hall):
Who is the Centre College president?
Is Centre College really the exact center of Kentucky?
What landmark civil rights case has ties to Centre College?
Centre College appreciates the support of Apple computer corporation
and FileMaker software corporation in this project.
Diane Johnson 859-238-5717 or Patsi Trollinger 859-238-5719
AFTER THE DEBATE, FIND THE ANSWERS AT http://debate.netstreet.net.
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[Released Oct. 4, 2000]
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