The renaissance of downtown Athens has recently been featured in the New York Times. Always a wonderful place, the downtown area has experienced a cultural, financial, and social revival. It's no longer just a college town with great music - it's got a little bit of everything. This is but the latest in a long line of coverage of beautiful Athens, Georgia.
Congratulations to Shunta Jordan a member of the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 class of 2013! Shunta is a highly successful debate coach and teacher at Pace Academy. We are excited that an alumnus of the debate program has been recognized for her contributions to the interscholastic debate community and the Pace academic community.
I would encourage UGA debate alumni to nominate other members of our community for awards like this that you identify in UGA mailings. Brent Culpepper was the person who did the work to craft Shunta’s case for the committee. The 40 under 40 winners are prominent graduates have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. They've demonstrated dedication to the University of Georgia and its mission of teaching, research and service.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on September 19th at the Georgia Aquarium.
On August 5, the coaches and debaters of the Georgia Debate Union formally began their preparation for the 2013-14 college debate topic, which revolves around the question of whether to restrict the president's war powers. Composed of a small yet hard working group, the Georgia Debate Union has high expectations going into 2013-2014 and everyone - new and old, varsity and novice - is excited over the prospect of another successful year.
Last week, the NDT/CEDA college debate topic for 2013-14 was announced. Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase statutory and/or judicial restrictions on the war powers authority of the President of the United States in one or more of the following areas: targeted killing; indefinite detention; offensive cyber operations; or introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities.