Teams from the Georgia Debate Union have started the 2017-18 season on a very strong note, with teams earning top 10 finishes at each of the first three tournaments, including a victory at the Vanderbilt tournament.
The Georgia Debate Union has partnered with the Digital Debate Camp to expand access and opportunities for high school debaters within and beyond the state of Georgia. It services high school policy, public forum, and Lincoln-Douglas debate formats.
The Digital Debate Camp, created by Georgia Debate Union assistant coach and PhD Candidate in Communication Studies Steven Murray, is an online debate camp aimed at lowering entry barriers for students who want the benefits of debate camp but who struggle to afford the cost of attending.
More information about the Digital Debate Camp can be found here:
The University of Georgia was ranked as a top 10 "best value" for public universities in the United States. UGA moved up two spots to No. 10 on Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values among public colleges and universities for 2017. Other universities in the top 10 include the University of Virginia, the University of Florida, and Georgia Tech.
More information about the rankings and UGA's continued academic rise can be found here:
The Georgia Debate Union just concluded its 2016-17 season and it can be considered a huge success.
In the end of the year rankings, the Georgia Debate Union finished ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th amongst the college policy debate organization rankings.
UGA placed third in the American Debate Association varsity rankings, 7th in the National Debate Tournament varsity rankings, and 8th in the Cross Examination Debate Association rankings.
Teams representing the Georgia Debate Union won four tournaments over the season, including victories at tournaments hosted by Samford University, Liberty University, the University of Miami, and the US Naval Academy.
Teams from the Georgia Debate Union also placed third at the American Debate Association national championship tournament and the Lafayette Debates, an annual event held at George Washington University and sponsored by the French Embassy.
The Georgia Debate Union also qualified teams for the 28th consecutive year to the National Debate Tournament. Teams representing the Georgia Debate Union reached the elimination rounds of the NDT for the third consecutive year.
In addition to the team's collective success, members of the Georgia Debate Union saw individual successes as well in the form of various speaker awards, coaching awards, and service recognition.
The future of the Georgia Debate Union is quite bright - go Dawgs!
The Georgia Debate Union emerged victorious at the Crowe-Warken Debate Tournament at the United States Naval Academy, recently held over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.
Edward Panetta, department chair and professor of communication studies at the University of Georgia, shares his thoughts on the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump:
Great analysis from a great political communication scholar and debate coach! Go Dawgs!