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In the World University Debate Championship in Manila over winter break, HWS Debate Team members -Gerald “Buzz” Klinger ’12 and William McConnell ’12 — ranked 21st in the world. They were among only five U.S. colleges and universities in the final group, standing with teams from Yale, Stanford, Harvard and the University of Alaska. The

For the sixth year, the HWS Debate Team has again partnered with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) to present the Round Robin Invitational at Hobart and William Smith. The event annually brings together an elite and internationally diverse group of debaters and adjudicators for a weekend of debate at the highest level. Previous winners

Hobart and William Smith Colleges will again host one of the most competitive debate tournaments in the world this spring. This year marks the strongest field of competitors the Colleges have ever hosted. Of the 16 teams joining the Round Robin, four are former World Champions – and two additional debaters who have been ranked

Several members of the HWS Debate Team have started working after school with students from North Street Elementary School and Geneva High School, teaching the younger students both the intricacies of debate and the power of being able to make a cohesive argument. The idea for the program at North Street School was conceived last

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