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Georgia Debate Union members invited to Dartmouth Round Robin

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:37pm

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 teams representing Harvard University, Northwestern University, Emory University, the University of Kansas, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. 

This is the first time a team representing the Georgia Debate Union has been invited to the Dartmouth Round Robin since 2007 - the year the Georgia Debate Union earned the Rex Copeland Award, the award given to the best individual team over the course of each college debate season.

"Being among the top seven teams in the nation is a major accomplishment for our students, the team and UGA," said head debate coach Hays Watson. "It's a testament to their successful year thus far, with two top 5 finishes at the two largest debate tournaments in the fall semester."

The Georgia Debate Union's trip to Dartmouth will be funded with support from the University of Georgia's Division of Student Affairs, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the President. 

Image: Advait Ramanan, left and Swapnil Agrawal.

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