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deborah
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I applaud VKL being apolitical, but political discussions may happen, especially since this is an election year. In an effort to keep politics conversations to a minimum, perhaps instructors and staff can remind attendees of the code of conduct at the beginning of each session/class and mention that the COD also includes heated and inflammatory political discussions. However, what about conversations at the Cocktail party and the dinner? What if people start talking about candidates in a disrespectful manner at the dinner and makes someone at the table uncomfortable, how does that get resolved?

(Separately, as a journalist who edits political news, I find political discussions that are based on verifiable facts and data, and not on personality or appearance to be educational, enjoyable and respectful.)