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Debate Club Sets Records at Championship in Cape Town

The debaters had the chance to explore Cape Town during their visit.


January 17, 2019

Five Middlebury debaters celebrated the new year seven hours ahead and thousands of miles away in Cape Town, South Africa at the largest debate competition in the world, the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC). Charlotte Massey ’18, Nate Obbard ’21, Amanda Werner ’21, Quinn Boyle ’21 and Van Barth ’21 competed in two-person teams with Massey and Obbard placing 70th in the world, Werner and Boyle placing 224th and Barth serving as a judge. Massey and Obbard’s performance was the best in Middlebury history.

Exploring the Debate Society’s Rich History

Exploring the Debate Society’s Rich History


May 10, 2017

A history of one of Middlebury's oldest organizations.

Debate Society Takes Their Arguments Across the Globe

Debate Society Takes Their Arguments Across the Globe

By Nicole Hoehle

December 9, 2015

Planet X is in the early stages of human development. Should it adopt communism or capitalism? This motion was debated in the final round of the 2015 Oxford Inter-Varsity Debating Competition. On the weekend of Nov. 13, the Middlebury Debate Society sent its three most experienced debaters to compete...

Figures of Speech: Debate Society

Members of the debate team rejoice in their victories after a debate tournament (James Gallison/The Campus).

By Jerrica Davy

February 25, 2015

While the Middlebury girls’ soccer team makes it to Nationals and our football team wins NESCACs, Middlebury’s Debate Society has been quietly forging its own path of success. Coming up on its 100-year anniversary, the team has seen an unprecedented level of achievement, competing in tourna...

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