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Saturday

May 8, 2004
11:32 am

Bates bests Bowdoin in President's Cup debate

A team of three Bates College debaters defeated their Bowdoin College counterparts in a May 3 “President’s Cup” debate held in Chase Hall. The two sides faced each other over the resolution “The United States should withdraw all military forces from Iraq after the June 30 turnover of military power.”

Wednesday

March 31, 2004
10:43 am

Bates debaters tackle political diversity

The Office of College Advancement will sponsor an April 1 debate by the Brooks Quimby Debate Society on the issue of campus political diversity. The question to be debated reads: “Do Liberal Arts Institutions Inappropriately Marginalize the Right?”

Friday

March 5, 2004
11:12 am

Qualified for nationals, Bates debaters host Oxford, Harvard and Yale

Oxford, Harvard and Yale universities will be among 10 institutions visiting Bates March 11-13 for an international tournament hosted by the college’s Brooks Quimby Debate Council. As part of the gathering, a trio of Bates debaters will square off against three members of the Oxford team, on a topic to be announced, at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue.

Tuesday

September 23, 2003
9:23 am

Symposium celebrates 100 years of "The Souls of Black Folks"

In a symposium Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11, faculty and guests from as far away as Germany will use music, drama and scholarly presentations to mark the 100th anniversary of a milestone in African American thought.

Wednesday

January 22, 2003
2:50 pm

King Day events commemorate Haitian revolution bicentennial

Noted scholar Alex Dupuy, professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Wesleyan College, is the keynote speaker for the 2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances. Classes at the college are canceled and special programming is scheduled throughout the day with an emphasis on the theme “The Haitian Revolution: The Bicentennial and Its Legacy.”

Saturday

December 21, 2002
2:47 pm

King Day events feature prominent activist and filmmaker

Award-winning filmmaker Joanne Grant, a writer and veteran civil rights activist of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Wednesday

February 13, 2002
9:31 am

Debaters say it's time to share love's labor

Love might be a many-splendored thing, but it’s also darned hard work for men — or so says the Brooks Quimby Debate Council, whose members will argue the topic “Resolved: women should bear the burden of dating” at 4 p.m. Valentine’s Day in the Keck Classroom of Pettengill Hall.

Monday

December 3, 2001
4:10 pm

College debater launches high school parliamentary debate league in Washington, D.C.

A student from a college with an internationally recognized debate program has helped high schools in the nation’s capital launch a debate league of their own.

Monday

December 3, 2001
11:48 am

The Quimby League

The Quimby league is dedicated to parliamentary-style debate. Although some Washington schools have participated in a regional league that offers traditional (Lincoln-Douglas, Policy) debate, many students did not have time for the preparation these styles require.