communication studies

Georgia Debate Union wins University of Miami tournament

Posted 6 months 4 weeks ago
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For the second year in a row, two teams representing the Georgia Debate Union tied for first place and won the Hurricane Debates at the University of Miami held from January 3 to January 6, 2018.  

Juniors Advait Ramanan (Howard County, Maryland) and Swapnil Agrawal (Chamblee, Georgia) went undefeated throughout the tournament, with multiple victories over teams representing Emory University, the University of Michigan, Trinity University and the University of Minnesota.

After suffering a couple of early losses in preliminary rounds, juniors Nathan Rice (Roswell, Georgia) and...

Georgia Debate Union members invited to Dartmouth Round Robin

Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Two members of the Georgia Debate Union were invited to the prestigious Dartmouth Round Robin debates at Dartmouth College in January 2018.

Advait Ramanan, junior from Fulton, Maryland, and Swapnil Agrawal, a junior Foundation Fellow from Chamblee, have been invited to the prestigious Dartmouth Round Robin debates at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.  The debates will take place the weekend of January 20-21, 2018.  

The Dartmouth Round Robin typically features the top 7 ranked intercollegiate policy debate teams in the country.  This year the other invitees include...

Student featured in HBO movie ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Posted 1 year 3 months ago
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A wonderful story about communications studies sophomore Kyanna Simone Simpson who is also building a significant professional acting career:

Simpson may find herself being recognized on campus in the coming weeks thanks to a role in the HBO film adaptation of best-selling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Simpson, a Franklin College of Arts and Sciences student currently majoring in communication studies, hails from Decatur where she attended the Southwest DeKalb High School's magnet program. She had the unique experience of being a student at UGA...

Top ten season for 2016-17 Georgia Debate Union

Posted 1 year 3 months ago
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The Georgia Debate Union concluded one of its most successful seasons in the program's history.  

In the end of the year rankings, the Georgia Debate Union finished 3rd, 7th, and 8th among the three major intercollegiate college policy debate organizations.   

UGA placed third in the American Debate Association varsity rankings, 7th in the National Debate Tournament varsity rankings, and 8th in the Cross Examination Debate Association rankings.  Schools ranked behind the University of Georgia include Northwestern University, Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, the...

Graduate students recognized as outstanding debate coaches

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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Graduate assistants working with the Georgia Debate Union Becca Steiner and Clay Stewart were recently recognized by the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) as outstanding graduate student coaches.

Steiner, a PhD Candidate in Communication Studies from San Diego, California, and Stewart, an MA Candidate in Communication Studies from the Atlanta area, received their awards at the Southeast Cross Examination Debate Association district tournament held at Emory University.

Per the CEDA website, the awards are "intended to recognize both the pedagogical and competitive...

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