Debate Team

10:23am

Thu January 23, 2014
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Wiley College hosts world-class debaters from Australia

Wiley College debate team members Benjamin Turner and Nathan Leal will participate in an exhibition debate against Monash University.
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Wiley College’s storied debate team is hosting a two-on-two exhibition match Friday against three-time world champions Monash University from Melbourne, Australia. It’s the first time that Wiley has debated an international team. The students will take up the issue of economic inequality and how it can be remedied, according to Christopher Medina, Wiley’s director of forensics.

“Having the Australians with a completely different perspective on economic equality as well as poverty and hunger is going to be an amazing conversation," Medina said.

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8:39am

Fri January 25, 2013
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Wiley College and Harvard University debate guns

Wiley College senior Ailey Pope will debate Harvard University on the topic of guns in school.
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Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, will debate Harvard University on Friday, Jan. 25, in an exhibition match on Wiley’s campus. The debate is a nod to the 2007 Denzel Washington film “The Great Debaters” that depicted the success of Wiley’s debate team in 1935. In the film, Wiley takes down Harvard.

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