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UM Senior Wins Prestigious Debate Award

By: Jabria Roscoe Julia Lynch, an avid debater and finance and legal studies major at UM, is the recipient of the prestigious Julia Burke Award for Character and Excellence. Lynch received the award at the American Debate Association National Championship tournament on Mar. 8 in Las…

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30 Apr 2020 Posted by Patrick Waldinger in Debate News no comments

UM Debate Team Wins 2020 Social Justice Debates

The University of Miami is the 2020 Social Justice Debates National Champion. The UM team of Angelica Fromer, a senior studying international studies and public advocacy, and Delphine Leoue Ngoko Djomo, a sophomore studying political science, brought home the championship after several rounds of intense…

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22 Jan 2020 Posted by Patrick Waldinger in Debate News no comments

How A STEM Student Can Benefit From Debate

by Sabrina Pizziol In universities around the country, debate teams are appreciated for training students in public speaking, grace under pressure, and critical thinking. A common misconception is that debate teams are only helpful for communication or political science majors. However, students participating in debate…

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21 Jan 2020 Posted by Patrick Waldinger in Debate News no comments

Policy Debate Duo Competes in Detroit

Over the weekend of Oct. 25, 2019, the University of Miami policy debate team of Zachary Homeijer and Julia Lynch competed in the Varsity division of the Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational in Detroit, Michigan. During the competitive two days of debates, Miami defeated teams from…

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18 Nov 2019 Posted by Patrick Waldinger in Debate News no comments

Leading Through Debate

Of the many qualities that make a person a leader, Dewayne (DJ) Washington, a senior at the University of Miami, possesses all of them. Washington comes from Raleigh, NC, with a passion for football and numbers. While in high school, he wanted to combine his two…

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10 Oct 2019 Posted by Patrick Waldinger in Debate News no comments

Debate Team Goes to Prison

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. There are more than 16,000 chapters of Toastmasters worldwide. One of the most unique chapters is in the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon. Since…

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24 Sep 2019 Posted by Patrick Waldinger in Debate News no comments

UM Debate Hosts Rwandan Debate Team

Twenty-three years after experiencing a brutal civil war which, in a period of 100 days, took the lives of a million innocent people to Genocide, the nation of Rwanda is a new country, rebuilding itself with a remarkable story of overcoming its past.  In order…

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25 Oct 2018 Posted by brackman in Debate News no comments