Georgia Debate Union

Georgia Debate Union wins University of Miami tournament

Posted 2 months 4 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 3 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 4 months 4 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 5 months 6 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...

Kudos, September 2017

Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

Franklin College faculty and students continue to push the University of Georgia forward in every way. A sample of notable accomplishments during September:

The Georgia Debate Union kicked off its 2017-2018 season by having three teams earn top 5 finishes in across multiple divisions at the Georgia State University debate tournament held on September 16-18.  Over 150 intercollegiate debate teams from around the country competed over the weekend in Atlanta. 

The junior varsity team of Andrew Gollner (first year from Cherokee County) and Josh Weintraub (first year from Johns...