Debate Club Sets Records at Championship in Cape Town

Debate Club Sets Records at Championship in Cape Town

By RILEY BOARD

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.

Serious Issues, Silly Solutions: The Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Serious Issues, Silly Solutions: The Vermont Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

By Alessandria Schumacher

October 22, 2014

Two weeks ago, seven candidates running for governor of Vermont, including incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin, gathered at Vermont PBS for a 90 minute debate on issues including healthcare, the heroin epidemic and the rising cost of college tuition.  The moderator, PBS viewers and the exclusively student...

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