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Debate partners Zoë Seaman-Grant '17 and Matt Davis '18 confer during the final rounds of the 2017 World Universities Debating Championships in The Hague, Netherlands. (Dutch WUDC 2017 / Manuel J. Adams)
Trust and respect propels Bates to finals of World Universities Debate Championships

Friday, January 6, 2017 1:10 pm

Bates’ latest world-class debate team, of Zoë Seaman-Grant ’17 and Matt Davis ’18, made it to the final four of the World Universities Debating Championships in The Hague, Netherlands.

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A world of good for Bates debaters at the World Universities Debating Championship

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:24 pm

The event solidified the reputation of Taylor Blackburn ’15 as one of the best female debaters in North America.

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Bates debate, ranked ninth in the U.S., looks ahead to Worlds in January

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:29 pm

The legendary Brooks Quimby Debate Council will send three teams to Malaysia in January to compete at the World Universities Debating Championships.

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Debaters Blackburn and Stewart bring home national championship

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:00 pm

In the storied history of Bates debate, the victory is believed to be the first national title by a Bates varsity team.

Debater Shannon Griffin '16, left, listens to an objection Monday during the Reverend Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate between Bates and Morehouse colleges in the Olin Arts Center. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:19 am

As debaters from Bates and Morehouse colleges made clear, discussing Martin Luther King’s dream raises more questions than it answers.

Dmitriy Redkin ’17 plays Thomas Jefferson during a Halloween-week debate in which Brooks Quimby Debate members debated as Revolutionary War characters.
Debate concludes brilliant fall campaign ranked sixth in U.S.

Friday, December 13, 2013 12:00 pm

"Incredibly successful" is how Director of Debate Jan Hovden describes the fall campaign.

The team of Taylor Blackburn '15 and Matt Summers '15 get ready to head to Harvard for a recent tournament. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates debate ranks fifth in nation, including key win at Yale Inter-Varsity Tournament

Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:00 am

Bates debate ranks fifth in the U.S., trailing only Yale, Harvard, Brandeis and Rutgers.

Catherine Djang '13 and Ben Smith '13 are the first Bates debaters to "break" at the World Universities Debating Championship since 1999. Photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Smith ’13 and Djang ’13 join the ‘elite of elite’ world debaters

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:00 pm

"Breaking" at the world debate tournament is more impressive the more you learn about it.

Ian Mahmud '12 and Colin Etnire '12, ranked among the top U.S. debate teams, chat during their November debate trip to Cambridge.
Bates debate hits No. 9 in global ranking

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:25 am

Led by the senior team of Ian Mahmud (left) and Colin Etnire (right), Bates debate ranks among the best in the world.

Video: Looking back, Walter Garcia '11 reflects on debating

Monday, May 23, 2011 12:39 pm

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their...

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