Post Tagged with: "debate"

Valuing Healthy Discourse

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter won’t take the stage in Lohrfink Auditorium until Thursday evening, but her impending visit already has tensions running high. But even if some students can’t stand the persona of certain political speakers, they should appreciate the opportunity to learn from them. Coulter is hardly the first controversial guest[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Opinion

GU Policy Debate Team Scores No. 1 Ranking

Georgetown’s debate team shot to the top of the Cross Examination Debate Association national rankings of collegiate debate teams on Tuesday after winning the Henry Clay Debates at the University of Kentucky. Andrew Markoff (SFS ’14) and Andrew Arsht (COL ’14) were voted to the No. 1 spot by their[Read More…]

by October 14, 2011 0 comments Campus News

GU Debate Program in A League of Its Own

It’s 6:30 a.m. Seventeen people pile into two rental vans, rubbing the last vestiges of sleep from the corners of their eyes. It becomes tougher to focus as reality sets in: another 15 hours of grueling work lie ahead. It’s a Sunday, but there’s no time for relaxing with a[Read More…]

by October 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion
Experts Debate Clinton Trial

Experts Debate Clinton Trial

Five expert attorneys involved in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) went head-to-head in a debate Friday at Georgetown Law Center. Panelists included Monica Lewinsky’s co-counsel Plato Cacheris (LAW ’65); special counsel to President Clinton Gregory Craig; author of “The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr” Ken[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Freshman Debate Duo Heading to National Competition

A Georgetown debate team won its first automatic invitation to the national debate championship since 1998. Andrew Markoff (SFS ’14) and Richard Day (SFS ’14), a team of two freshman debaters, learned earlier this week that their team had been approved for a guaranteed bid, which will send them to[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Miscommunications Persist in Campus Plan Debate

As Georgetown closes in on the approval process for the 2010 Campus Plan, the chasm between the university and its neighbors is getting bigger — and the administration is partly to blame for its failed communication efforts. Last Thursday, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s special meeting on the campus plan was[Read More…]

by January 25, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Debate Team Returns to National Prominence

The Georgetown policy debate team’s ninth-place national ranking marks a return to heights last seen in the late 1970s, with much of the program’s success owed to Richard Day (SFS ’14) and Andrew Markoff (SFS ’14) – the only two-person, all-freshman team to be ranked within the top-25 teams in[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Can the U.S. Accept Islam?

During my Junior year of high school, I took time off from school for a few weeks to work on a congressional campaign in New York. It was an exciting time to be involved in the political process: After a rough history of race relations in the country, the United[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Stadium Funding Pushes Sports into Political Circles

Since President Obama took office 21 months ago, the country’s political class has debated the appropriate role of government in American society. As has been seen in recent political squabbles over the stimulus package, health care reform and other contentious legislation, Democrats and Republicans offer competing visions for how much[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Sports

GUSA Candidates Trade Views

Georgetown University Student Association presidential candidates expressed contrasting viewpoints as they discussed funding reform, student security and other student life issues in the inaugural GUSA presidential debate that took place in Sellinger Lounge Wednesday evening.   The four candidates, Calen Angert (MSB ’11), Matt Wagner (SFS ’11), Arman Ismail (COL[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News