IU debate shows strength with 5th place finish at the American Debate Association's 30th annual National Championship tournament. Seniors Bee Smale and Ari Hoffman came out on top, winning five of their six preliminary debates, a record that secured the 5th overall seed in the elimination debates. Collectively IU debate scored wins against teams from: Wake Forest, Michigan State, Minnesota, Emory, Kentucky, US Naval Academy, Samford, James Madison, Liberty University, Wayne State.
We are IU Debate
IU debate is a leading nationally competitive intercollegiate debate team. Undergraduates, with extensive research, preperation and coaching travel the country and debate against the nation's best and brightest. The program is dedicated to advancing the culture of debate on the IUB campus through public debate, curriculum development, and our high school debate outreach efforts.
We are proud to represent IUB as a collaborative effort of The School of Public and Environmental Affairs, The College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education. With their support we seek to use competitive debate to develop ethical, critically minded, and well-rounded leaders of academia, the nation and the world.
IU debate will be the hosts the 2020 High School National Debate Coaches Association National Championships. The program also made history in hosting both the College National Debate Tournament and the Cross Examinational Debate Association in 2014.
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