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The HWS Update

The HWS Debate Team started off the season with a dominating performance at the Rochester Invitational this past weekend. Gerald “Buzz” Klinger ’12 and William McConnell ’12 were consistently the top-ranked team out of more than 50 teams from across the region. In preliminary competition, they won five out of six of the debates about

During Homecoming and Family Weekend, HWS celebrated the success of the 1961 GE College Bowl team, which went undefeated and won the national title, changing the academic reputation of the Colleges. Today, the Colleges have another team which has been excelling in the intercollegiate academic circuit, the top ranked HWS Debate Team, recently composed of

On Oct. 2 and 3, the HWS Debate Team will host its first debate tournament of the year on campus. Some of the top programs in the country will bring teams, including Cornell, Colgate, University of Vermont, Ohio Wesleyan, Kings College, and St. Johns. Chris Croke and Steve Hind, the reigning world champions from Sydney

First-year student Gabriella Santini had the opportunity to do an externship and a job shadowing experience in courtrooms with two William Smith alumnae over winter break. Since Santini plans to major in philosophy and is considering a career in law, the two opportunities were valuable. Santini did a week-long externship with Stacy Clark ’04 at

Facilitating great debating and recognizing the skills and accomplishments of great debaters and adjudicators, the HWS Debate Team has again partnered with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) for the 4th Annual Round Robin Invitational. On Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, the HWS Debate Team and IDEA will host 16 world-class debate teams,

Earlier this semester, the HWS Debate Team traveled to Amherst, Mass., where David Hernandez ‘10 and Buzz Klinger ‘12 won the UMass debate tournament for the second year in a row.  In addition to their team victory, Hernandez won 1st place in individual award and Klinger came in 3rd place. Twenty-eight teams (56 individuals) competed at the British Parliamentary debate

The HWS Debate team is off to a great start this fall.  The team recently went to a tournament at the University of Vermont.  Other schools that participated in the event were Cornell, Williams, Bates, RIT, Colgate, Bard, Rochester and the Claremont Colleges from California as well as many others.  “I thought the tournament at

Some of the brightest young minds from colleges and universities around the world will gather at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. in a debate event that mirrors the diplomatic summits of world leaders. This is a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of the most eloquent speakers and decision-makers of

This year has been a good one for the HWS Debate team, which recently hosted what is becoming an elite tournament among an international pool of participants. Co-hosted with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) the HWS/IDEA Round Robin Debate Tournament is the only British Parliamentary-style debate in the round robin style, which requires each

On Feb. 28, four debating duos from the HWS Debate Team competed in the Northeastern Regional Debate Championships at Baruch College in New York City. Debating against larger contingents from other schools, including Cornell, two of the four HWS teams qualified for the elimination rounds and made it into the semifinals. One of those teams, comprised