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In April, Hobart and William Smith hosted 16 of the world’s best collegiate debate teams at the Colleges’ annual Round Robin, one of the most prestigious international tournaments. The final debate included two teams from Harvard University, a team from Melbourne University and a team from Oxford University, which prevailed as the tournament’s champions. The

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Round Robin welcomes the 16 best debate teams in the world to campus for one of the most prestigious international tournaments this weekend. Through Saturday, April 6, the annual Round Robin will feature student teams, representing universities from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, England, Ireland, Israel and across the United

The HWS Debate team earned both team and individual awards at Novice Nationals and at the Cornell Intervarsity tournament, hosted at Cornell University in February. The two competitions featured 208 total participants from more than two dozen colleges and universities. Each tournament involved five “preliminary rounds,” followed by sudden-death “elimination rounds” between the tournament’s top-ranked

Some of the country’s top collegiate debate teams arrive on campus this month for Hobart and William Smith’s annual fall debate tournament, the HWS IV. The tournament, which will begin Friday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. and run throughout the weekend, includes 140 teams from 35 institutions. Debates in the Sanford and Geneva Rooms in

This spring, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Round Robin welcomes the 16 best debate teams to campus for one of the world’s most prestigious international tournaments. From Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7, the 12th Annual Round Robin will feature student teams from Yale University, Oxford University, University of Cape Town, the National

Hobart and William Smith recently hosted the 2017 North American Universities Debating Championships (NAUDC), bringing together some of the world’s top collegiate debate teams for the largest debate tournament in the history of the Colleges. The tournament, which was held Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1, welcomed 144 teams from nearly 50 institutions for

One of the most prestigious debate tournaments across the globe, the annual Hobart and William Smith Round Robin will feature 16 teams from 10 countries in a competition that fosters critical thought and cultural exchange from Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8. “Every Round Robin debate promises that you will be watching excellent speeches,

Novice debaters Bartholomew Lahiff ’20 and Jesse Maltese ’20 won the Novice Final after competing against nearly 100 teams at the Eastern Regional World Championships at George Washington University on Feb. 24 and 25. In the preliminary round, debate topics ranged from educational policy, European Union military spending and the commodification of indigenous art. Both

At the February “Trifecta Tournament of Love” debate tournament held at Cornell University, the HWS Debate Team took on issues ranging from poverty relief to public health to so-called “fake news,” contending into the late rounds of the competition. The tournament, held Feb. 11 and 12, featured three divisions — the Novice National Championship, Spanish-Language

Rotimi Adeoye ’18 was named a College Debate Delegate earlier this year as part of a national, nonpartisan effort working with undergraduate students from across the country to make younger generations’ voices heard in the 2016 Presidential Election. Led by Dominican University of California, a Voter Education Partner for the Commission on Presidential Debates, the