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First Debate Results of 2017-18 Season

The Vanderbilt Debate Team opened the 2017-18 season at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Sophomore Erich Remiker was 8th Speaker, and Sophomore Brandon James was 4th Speaker in the JV division. Sophomore Oishik Ray partnered with a novice from Liberty University and advanced to the Quarterfinals in the Novice division. Remiker and James defeated SEC…

Posted on September 18, 2017 in Debate


Lafayette Debates in Washington, D.C.

This past weekend, Vanderbilt competed in the Lafayette Debates, a unique tournament format co-sponsored by George Washington University and the French Embassy. Thirty-four teams from the US and France competed, including top policy and parliamentary debate teams, debating the topic: “Democracies should prioritize interculturalism.” In the preliminary rounds, teams had to affirm the topic twice and negate…

Posted on April 10, 2017 in Debate


Nashvillians Win Great Debate at Gordon Memorial

NASHVILLE, TN — Winners of the Great Debate-Nashville last weekend at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church were the audience, students, sponsors and the community, according to organizers and participants. That’s how the exhibition debates — no scoring to determine winners — were first described by coaches, organizers and associates who emphasized the larger goal of…

Posted on March 9, 2017 in Debate


SE CEDA Championship Results

This weekend, Vanderbilt competed at the District 6/ Southeast CEDA Championship tournament at Emory University. In Novice: Erich Remiker was 5th speaker. He was 6-0 in prelims and reached the final round, where he lost on a 2-1 decision In JV: Will Newell was 1st speaker Brandon James was 2nd speaker Apurva Kunte was 4th speaker…

Posted on February 19, 2017 in Debate


The Great Debate Nashville 2017

The Reclamation Center, Inc., Presents: The Great Debate Nashville Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1 pm Featuring Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University Preliminary match by Pearl Cohn Magnet High School and McGavock High School Kappa League Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church 2334 Herman Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37208 Flyer Available Here For more information contact (615) 329–2779 or…

Posted on February 4, 2017 in Debate


Hoosier Invitational Tournament Results

This weekend, Vanderbilt competed at the Hoosier Invitational Tournament at Indiana University. In Novice: Oishik Ray was 2nd speaker Yunyu Lin was 3rd speaker In JV: All debaters finished among the top 10 speakers Erich Remiker was 3rd speaker Brandon James was 5th speaker Adam Markovich was 6th speaker Will Newell was 7th speaker Kaylee…

Posted on January 31, 2017 in Debate


Debaters Win JV Division of ADA Fall Championship

The latest from Vanderbilt Debate: First-year students Will Newell and Brandon James won the JV division of the ADA Fall Championship this weekend in Clarion, PA, defeating the University of Miami (FL) in the Finals. Congrats to Will and Brandon and to the entire Vanderbilt Debate Team.

Posted on November 20, 2016 in Debate


2016 SEC Champions in Debate

Vanderbilt competed at the Southeast CEDA & District 6 Debate Tournament and National Qualifier this weekend, and won 2 of 3 divisions. Our 2 novice teams: Apurva Kunte & Kris Carey, and Winston Du & Alex Link  were both undefeated (6-0) and closed out the finals of their division. They were also the top 4…

Posted on March 16, 2016 in Debate