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Debate Team Moves Forward Under New Director

Shelly Le

September 12, 2013


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When Professor of Forensics Jim Hanson resigned from his director of forensics position last spring, several questions about the future of the team remained unanswered. Uncertainty about the reasons for Hanson's resignation and concerns about the Title IX investigation of the team conducted in sprin...

Debate Team Moves Forward Amidst Disagreements About Supervision and Policy

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013


Filed under NEWS

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the third in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part one examines the debate team's culture, including accusations mad...

Debate Title IX Investigation Prompted By Sexual Assault

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013


Filed under NEWS

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the second in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part one examines the debate team's culture, including accusations mad...

As Longtime Coach Steps Down, Debate Culture Under Scrutiny

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013


Filed under NEWS

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the first in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part two focuses on the Title IX investigation conducted in the spring...

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

Shelly Le

May 18, 2013


Filed under Editors' Blog

Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson's decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our reporting included dozens of interviews, both on and off the record, with current debate students, ad...

Tension over debate tournament eases

Tension over debate tournament eases

Lea Negrin

November 11, 2009


Filed under News Highlight

With a new name, Whitman's annual debate tournament for high school students sought a new image on campus, improving organization of the debaters to decrease the stress Whitman students and staff had noted their presence caused in previous years. Now called the Remy Wilson High School Speech Tournam...

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