News Archives

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.

Wednesday

April 14, 2010 3:19 pm

Brooks Quimby lengthens list of successes in British-style debate

An established force in the American Parliamentary debate format, Quimby deepened its inroads into the contrasting world of British Parliamentary style during the weekend of April 10. The team of Colin Etnire ’12 of San Francisco and Ariela Silberstein ’10 of New York City made the semifinals at the United States Universities Debate Championship, the nation’s ultimate British-style contest.

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 10:35 am

Geoffrey Shaughnessy ā€™09 debates around the globe

When it came time for me to decide which college Iā€™d attend, debate was certainly a factor. Of all the…

Sunday

May 24, 2009 12:23 pm

U.S. attorney nominee Joyce Vance known as rock under pressure

The Birmingham News profiles Joyce White Vance ’82, a President Obama nominee as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of…

Wednesday

January 7, 2009 11:44 am

Bates debaters rank 16th in world tourney

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

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.

Friday

November 7, 1997 8:39 am

Bates professor wins award

Robert J. Branham, professor of rhetoric and director of debate at Bates College, has received the latest American Forensic Association (AFA) Daniel Rohrer Award for “Stanton’s Elm: An Illustrated History of Debating at Bates College,” published in 1996.

Monday

September 15, 1997 4:14 pm

British debaters launch 75th anniversary tour at Bates

“This house believes that the monarchy should be buried with Diana” will be argued by the British Debate Team and Bates College debaters at 4 p.m., Sept. 20, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.