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Tuesday

January 26, 2010
8:34 am

Brooks Quimby takes on Yale, hosts tournament

The atmosphere in the College Chapel was one of excitement on Jan. 21 as the Brooks Quimby Debate Council held its annual public debate against rival Yale. Anticipation ran high, given Quimby’s long tradition of excellence and Yale’s current position as the world’s top-ranked American team. Accordingly, a large and enthusiastic contingent of Bates students, both debaters and non-debaters, attended. The audience included Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and a group of Yale supporters.

Wednesday

October 7, 2009
2:50 pm

Brooks Quimby season off to strong start

Bates College debaters started their season in style the weekend of Sept. 25-27 with a tournament win in Vermont and a strong showing at Boston University. Representing Bates’ Brooks Quimby Debate Council, sophomores Colin Etnire and Ian Mahmud finished first out of 76 teams in a tourney at the University of Vermont on Sept. 27. (Debate teams comprise two people.) Beginning debaters acquitted themselves well that same weekend, as two Bates teams won three out of four rounds in a novice tournament at BU.

Friday

March 13, 2009
5:24 pm

Bates novice debaters triumph at Stanford tournament

First-year Bates students Colin Etnire of San Francisco and his partner Ian Mahmud of Milton, Mass., defeated a team from Yale University to win the novice division of the 2009 Stanford University Parliamentary Debate Tournament, held March 6 and 7 in Palo Alto, Calif.

Friday

February 27, 2009
2:58 pm

Debate tourney canceled; Yale debate postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following tournament has been canceled, and the Bates-Yale debate has been postponed with a new date and time to be announced.

Tuesday

December 9, 2008
2:38 pm

Bates debaters rank 16th at Cambridge University tournament

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council recently sent six debaters to the prestigious Cambridge University Cleary Gottlieb Intervarsity Tournament, hosted by Cambridge Union Society.

Wednesday

May 7, 2008
2:27 pm

Capping a strong year, Bates debaters shine at nationals

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council recently sent six Bates College debaters to the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s national tournament at MIT, where teammates Brendan Jarboe ’08 of Acton, Mass., and Matt Marienthal ’10 of Chicago advanced to the tournament’s octofinals. As a result of their outstanding 5-1 MIT performance, the duo is currently ranked 11th best in the country.

Tuesday

March 18, 2008
10:08 am

Debaters present lively discussion of First Amendment rights

Members of Bates College’s award-winning Brooks Quimby Debate Council present a lively public discussion about censorship and First Amendment rights at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Part of The Big Read L-A program sponsored by the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries, the event is open to the public free of charge.

Friday

January 18, 2008
1:52 pm

Bates debates Yale, hosts national parliamentary debate tournament

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts an American Parliamentary Debate Association Tournament at Bates College, Jan. 18 and 19.

Friday

November 30, 2007
12:19 pm

Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts annual high school tournament

For the fifth consecutive year, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosted a Maine high school forensics tournament at Bates College. Approximately 170 students and 70 judges from 23 schools took part in the all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 17. A scheduled tournament in the 2007-08 season of the Maine Forensics Association, the judged competition featured events in Speech, Debate and Student Congress.

Thursday

January 25, 2007
2:20 pm

College hosts North American Debating Championships Jan. 26-28

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council will host the 2007 North American Debating Championships at Bates College, Jan. 26-28. Known as “NorAms,” the competition is the top debating championship in North America, held on an alternating basis between the United States and Canada since 1991.