Current Events
 
04/22/2016 09:36 AM by Hays Watson

 

The president of the Georgia Debate Union, junior Tucker Boyce from Alpharetta, recently won a study tour to France thanks to his outstanding performance at the 2016 Lafayette Debates at George Washington University, held on April 16-17 in the nation's capital.  The debate tournament and the study trip are sponsored by the French Embassy.  
Tucker was recognized as one of the tournament's top individual speakers, along with individuals from Stanford University, George Washington University, the United States Naval Academy, and Ecole de Guerre, the French military academy.  
Tucker and his partner, Victoria Yonter from Springfield, Missouri, earned victories over Penn State University and Ecole de Guerre in the preliminary rounds of the tournament.  
This is the third consecutive year teams from the University of Georgia have competed at the Lafayette Debates.  This year's topic revolved around whether democracies should increase domestic surveillance in light of rising terrorist threats. 30 universities competed at this year's tournament, including Stanford, the US Military Academy, the US Naval Academy, and Cornell University.   More information about this year's event can be found here: http://lafayettedebates.net/debates.php.

The president of the Georgia Debate Union, junior Tucker Boyce from Alpharetta, recently won a study tour to France thanks to his outstanding performance at the 2016 Lafayette Debates at George Washington University, held on April 16-17 in the nation's capital.  The debate tournament and the study trip are sponsored by the French Embassy.  

Tucker was recognized as one of the tournament's top individual speakers, along with individuals from Stanford University, George Washington University, the United States Naval Academy, and Ecole de Guerre, the French military academy.  

Tucker and his partner, Victoria Yonter from Springfield, Missouri, earned victories over Penn State University and Ecole de Guerre in the preliminary rounds of the tournament.  This is the third consecutive year teams from the University of Georgia have competed at the Lafayette Debates.  This year's topic revolved around whether democracies should increase domestic surveillance in light of rising terrorist threats.

30 universities competed at this year's tournament, including Stanford, the US Military Academy, the US Naval Academy, and Cornell University.   More information about this year's event can be found here: http://lafayettedebates.net/debates.php.

 

04/11/2016 4:11 PM by Hays Watson

Here is the event schedule for the alumni gathering taking place on the weekend of April 22-23 in Athens, Georgia.

April 22
6-10pm - Informal debate meet-and-greet 
Creature Comforts Brewery, 271 W HANCOCK AVE 
 
April 23 
2:00-3:30pm Debate at UGA Law School
Resolved: The United States should significantly reduce its military presence in the Republic of Korea.
Swapnil Agrawal/Victoria Yonter vs Cameron Henderson/Katie Marshall
Judges TBD
6 minute constructives, 2 minute cross examination, 4 minute rebuttals, 5 minute preparation time for each team
Dean Rusk Hall, Room 120 
3:30- 4:30pm - Afternoon snacks
Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room 
 
4:30-5:30pm  – Alumni fundraising round-table 
Caldwell Hall, Room 606
 
6-9pm - alumni reception and banquet at the Georgia Center 
Magnolia Ballroom 
 

April 22, Friday

6-10pm - Informal debate meet-and-greet Creature Comforts Brewery, 271 W HANCOCK AVE  

April 23, Saturday

2:00-3:30pm Debate at UGA Law School

Topic: The United States should significantly reduce its military presence in the Republic of Korea.

Participants: Swapnil Agrawal/Victoria Yonter vs Cameron Henderson/Katie Marshall

Judges: Shunta Jordan (Director of Debate @ Pace Academy), Shawn Powers (Prof of Communication @ Georgia State), Brent Culpepper (Associate @ Milbank)

6 minute constructives, 2 minute cross examination, 4 minute rebuttals, 5 minute preparation time for each team

Location: Dean Rusk Hall, Room 120 

3:30- 4:30pm - Afternoon snacks, Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room  

4:30-5:30pm  – Alumni fundraising round-table Caldwell Hall, Room 606 

6-9pm - alumni reception and banquet at the Georgia Center, Magnolia Ballroom 

04/08/2016 3:21 PM by Hays Watson

UGA students, friends, and faculty, please join us at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections library for our annual Russell Scholars public debate!  The debate will feature recipients of the Russell debate scholarship and will revolve around whether the US should reduce its military presence in Northeast Asia.  We hope to see you in a couple of weeks!

02/29/2016 08:16 AM by Hays Watson

The Georgia Debate Union qualified two teams to the 2016 National Debate Tournament, which will be held in Binghamton, NY.

The teams of Advait Ramanan and Swapnil Agrawal and Tucker Boyce and Nathan Rice finished first and second at the Southeast CEDA District tournament, which qualified both to the NDT.  

01/27/2016 09:39 AM by Hays Watson

Hosted by the Department of Communication Studies and the Georgia Debate Union

 

Join us this spring for a Comm Studies reunion for graduate program and debate alumni! On Saturday, April 23rd, the event will kick off with an afternoon of activities, including an historic walking tour of the campus, golf tee times, and the presentation of academic research for alumni interested in sharing their work with friends and colleagues (details are forthcoming). Daytime activities will be followed by a reception with appetizers and an alumni banquet in the evening. A cash bar with be available. Please note: This event is for alumni of the Comm Studies/Speech Communication Graduate Program or the Debate Union. We hope to plan a wider event for undergraduate alumni soon!

12/17/2015 3:05 PM by Hays Watson

UGA continues to rank as one of the nation's top values in higher education, according to Kiplinger, which placed UGA 12th on its Personal Finance list of 100 best values among public colleges and universities for 2016.

12/07/2015 4:01 PM by Hays Watson

On December 3, the Georgia Debate Union debated representatives from Freedom University (Georgia) over whether immigration status should be used as a criteria for college admissions decisions.  

The event was a huge success - over 100 students and faculty attended the event in the Miller Learning Center and a wonderfully informative debate took place.  Freedom University argued that immigration status should NOT be used, while the Georgia Debate Union defended such criteria.

It was the first of hopefully many collaborative efforts.