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Every November, hundreds of campus and community members line-up along the winding path to Winn-Seely Gymnasium, waiting upwards of an hour in hopes of getting a seat to one of the biggest performances of the year – the Annual Koshare Dance Collective show. This year, however, avid fans won’t have to worry about not finding

Hobart and William Smith Colleges is again hosting one of the most competitive debate tournaments in the world, bringing together an elite and internationally diverse group of debaters and adjudicators for the seventh annual Round Robin Invitational. Sponsored through a partnership with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA), the Invitational featured keynote speakers Lawrence H.

Sixty-eight teams -a total of 136 debaters – met last weekend in Hamilton, N.Y., for Colgate University’s annual debate tournament. The nationally ranked HWS Debate Team competed against some of the world’s top teams, and the team of Amira Abdulkadir ’14 and Anna Dorman ’14 delivered impressive speeches to pass debaters from Queen’s University, McGill

Amira Abdulkadir ’14 and Anna Dorman ’14 recently competed in the U.S. Universities National Debate Championships held at the University of La Verne, advancing to semifinals. The pair was one of the top eight teams in the country, beating teams from Harvard, Yale, Bates, Kings College and Cornell. The competition also marked the first time

Amira Abdulkadir ’14 and Anna Dorman ’14 recently represented the HWS Debate Team at the 33rd World Universities Debating Championship in Berlin, Germany. The largest international debate tournament in the world, the competition consisted of nine preliminary debate rounds for 400 teams and 300 adjudicators.   Conducted in the British Parliamentary Style of debate, each

“If it wasn’t for debate, there’s no way I’d be where I am,” says Assistant Professor of Philosophy Eric Barnes, coach and adviser to the HWS debate team. It’s no surprise he feels so strongly about debate, given that for the past eight years he has led the Colleges’ team on a meteoric rise from

In an effort to encourage collegiate-level debate in China, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Eric Barnes and students Yiqun “Ted” Cheng ’13 and Melissa Hosek ’14 visited Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Thanks to a grant from the International Debate Education Association (IDEA), the group from HWS provided debate

Second only to the World University Debate Championships in competitiveness, the 6th Annual HWS/IDEA Round Robin Invitational is the destination for top debating teams from across the globe, including four former World Champions and two additional debaters who have been ranked No. 1 in the world. This year’s tournament will be held from Thursday, April

On April 5 and 6, Yale Law School Professor Jules Coleman and former American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen, two of the nation’s top legal scholars, will speak about responsibility and fundamental freedoms. “Having Jules Coleman and Nadine Strossen come to campus will provide the HWS community with a rare opportunity to hear from

Gerald “Buzz” Klinger ’12 and Will McConnell ’12 have been named the 2012 United States Universities Debate Champions. Hosted at Williamette University in Salem, Oregon, the team made an impressive showing, placing first in the nation among 156 teams, including teams from Colgate, Cornell, Stanford and many other of the nation’s top schools. Following six