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Debate Returns To Whitman

Debate returns after suspension. Two debate partnerships advanced to the quarterfinals in most recent tournament.

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

Debate at Whitman is back. The team was suspended in the spring of 2015 for violating team and school policies. These included alcohol violations at a tournament and allegations of gender discrimination and safety concerns. With the completion of the two year suspension, the team begins anew with a new...

Director of Forensics Jim Hanson Steps Down

Director of Forensics Jim Hanson Steps Down

Rachel Alexander

May 2, 2013

After coaching debate for 20 years, Director of Forensics Jim Hanson announced Monday that he would be stepping down in order to take a full-time position as Chair of the Department of Rhetoric. Debate team members and alumni have expressed shock, disappointment and frustration with the decision, which...

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