Georgia Debate Union

Georgia Debate Union closes out season at National Tournament

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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The Georgia Debate Union recently capped off its historically successful 2017-2018 season at the 72nd National Debate Tournament in Wichita, Kansas.  

The National Debate Tournament (NDT) is the premier national championship tournament for intercollegiate policy debate.  Only 78 teams are allowed to attend, with each team having to qualify weeks prior to the tournament itself. 

2017-2018 marks the 29th consecutive year that teams representing the University of Georgia have competed at the National Debate Tournament.

For the first time in program history, two teams...

Georgia Debate Union wins University of Miami tournament

Posted 5 months 2 days 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 6 months 2 weeks 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...

Kudos, October 2017

Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
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New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle Momany and assistant professor of microbiology Elizabeth Ottesen are leading two of the 25 funded projects

Plant biology professor...

Georgia Debate Union members win Vandy tournament

Posted 8 months 4 days ago
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The team of Alyssa Hoover, a sophomore from Alpharetta, and Tripp Haskins, a freshman from College Park, powered the Georgia Debate Union to a first place finish at the Vanderbilt University intercollegiate debate tournament held in Nashville October 13 - 15.

Hoover and Haskins, pictured here with their first place trophy, went undefeated during the tournament, earning wins over Emory University, Georgia State University, the University of Louisville, and Missouri State University.  Haskins and Hoover were also recognized as the 2nd and 3rd speakers in the varsity division at the...

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