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Wednesday

December 13, 2006
10:28 am

Bates debaters ranked 15th internationally

The Bates College debate team ranks 15th internationally, according to an unofficial tally of more than 400 teams competing in the World Universities Debating Championships.

Friday

April 14, 2006
9:12 am

Christopher Laconi '05 wins Harvard Kennedy School fellowship

A year away from academe proved no disadvantage for Christopher Laconi ’05. Shortly before graduation, Laconi was accepted by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to pursue a master’s in public policy. But Laconi, a Rhodes Scholarship finalist, deferred matriculation one year so that he could travel in Europe “for work and pleasure” and then consult for nonprofits in Boston.

Thursday

March 30, 2006
12:00 am

Special debate to be held on hate speech code

The Brooks Quimby Debate Council is hosting a special public debate at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives on the resolution: “This House believes that Bates College should institutionalize a hate speech code.”

Thursday

February 16, 2006
12:00 am

Bates debates Yale in 'ultimate showdown'

Billed as the “ultimate showdown between two of the best debate teams in the country,” the Brooks Quimby Debate Council debates the Yale University team on the issue, “Is terrorism, as a philosophical construct, a just form of warfare?” Open to the public free of charge, the rhetorical match begins at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Wednesday

December 14, 2005
2:37 pm

Accomplished debaters head to Worlds in Dublin

On the heels of impressive performances by its debaters in the United Kingdom last month, Bates College sends five teams to this year’s World Universities Debating Championships in Dublin, Ireland, from Dec. 27 through Jan. 4.

Monday

November 21, 2005
3:16 pm

Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts annual high school tournament

For the third consecutive year, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosted a Maine high school forensics tournament. Approximately 315 students took part in the all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 19. A scheduled tournament for the 2005-06 season of the Maine Forensics Association, the judged competition featured events in speech, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum debate and student congress. The MFA promotes the development of articulate leadership among secondary students throughout the state.

Monday

March 14, 2005
9:58 am

Rhetorical fireworks fly as college team hosts debate tournament

As a warm-up for a Bates College-hosted national debate tournament, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council debated Harvard University on the issue “The United States has a moral obligation to spread democracy around the world.”

Wednesday

December 22, 2004
1:30 pm

Debate team takes on Oxford, Cambridge, the Worlds

“It has been a fantastic year,” said debate coach Bryan Brito. “Once again Bates debaters won the novice tournament, and we have trophied at virtually every tournament we have attended.”