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Wednesday

February 11, 2015 5:24 pm

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

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

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

Wednesday

December 10, 2014 1:29 pm

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

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

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

Tuesday

April 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Debaters Blackburn and Stewart bring home national championship

Debaters Blackburn and Stewart bring home national championship

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

Wednesday

January 22, 2014 10:19 am

Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

Bates, Morehouse debate King’s ‘Dream’

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

Friday

December 13, 2013 12:00 pm

Debate concludes brilliant fall campaign ranked sixth in U.S.

Debate concludes brilliant fall campaign ranked sixth in U.S.

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

Thursday

October 31, 2013 11:00 am

Bates debate ranks fifth in nation, including key win at Yale Inter-Varsity Tournament

Bates debate ranks fifth in nation, including key win at Yale Inter-Varsity Tournament

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

Wednesday

February 27, 2013 2:00 pm

Smith ’13 and Djang ’13 join the ‘elite of elite’ world debaters

Smith ’13 and Djang ’13 join the ‘elite of elite’ world debaters

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

Wednesday

February 29, 2012 10:25 am

Bates debate hits No. 9 in global ranking

Bates debate hits No. 9 in global ranking

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

Monday

May 23, 2011 12:39 pm

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

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Walter Garcia ’11 of Deer…

Thursday

October 28, 2010 11:18 pm

A day at the (gubernatorial) race: MPBN, Bates partner for debate

Featuring four of the five candidates for the Blaine House — Democrat Elizabeth Mitchell and independents Eliot Cutler, Shawn Moody and Scott — the MPBN debate held in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall capped a day at Bates largely centered around the event.