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Vandy Debate Hosts Irish Debate Tour and Public Debate

Apr. 20, 2018—The Department of Communication Studies and the Vanderbilt Debate Program recently hosted Ireland’s top college debaters, who toured the United States in March and April. Wednesday, March 28, offered an Exhibition Debate between the Irish and our own Vandy Debaters. The debate took place in the First Amendment Center Auditorium, 6:00-7:30, and was open to the...

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Vanderbilt Debate Team Receives National Honors

Mar. 22, 2018—The 2017-2018 intercollegiate debate season has officially ended with Vanderbilt debaters receiving National Honors. The Cross Examination Debate Association named senior Kaylee Kohlmaier as one of the 2018 National Debate Scholars. Kohlmaier is a varsity debater who has been a member of the debate team for all four years of her undergraduate career at Vanderbilt....

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Vandy Debate in the Great Debate 2018

Feb. 23, 2018—To draw attention to broad national issues including criminal justice, civil disobedience and the ethics and the current administration, The Reclamation Center, Inc. and Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church have joined forces to present “The Great Debate – Nashville” on Saturday, February 24, 2017; 1 p.m. at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church located at 2334...

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Neil Butt Named Debate Director of the Year

Feb. 20, 2018—Dr. Neil S. Butt, Director of Debate at Vanderbilt University, recently received the honor of Director of the Year by District 6 of the National Debate Tournament (NDT) and the Southeast Region of the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA). This award recognizes esteemed directors of debate from southern states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina,...

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Results from Univ. of Kentucky Tournament

Oct. 4, 2017—The Vanderbilt Debate Team traveled to Lexington, KY for the University of Kentucky debate tournament this weekend. First-Year student Sael Soni was 4th speaker and Senior Apurva Kunte was the Top Speaker in JV. Kunte and Soni were the top seed after prelims, and ultimately reached the finals of the JV division, where they lost...

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First Debate Results of 2017-18 Season

Sep. 18, 2017—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...

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Lafayette Debates in Washington, D.C.

Apr. 10, 2017—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...

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Nashvillians Win Great Debate at Gordon Memorial

Mar. 9, 2017—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...

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SE CEDA Championship Results

Feb. 19, 2017—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...

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