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Barkley Forum Debate Squad Competing at Georgia State University

The 2014-2015 debate season for Emory is officially starting on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Georgia State University!

The GSU tournament is one of the first tournaments for the national inter-collegiate competitive debate circuit. Over 170 2-person teams and 140 judges from colleges and universities across the U.S. will be participating in the competition.  Emory will have 8 Open teams and 2 Novice teams competing. Follow the teams on Twitter! @Emory Debate

Barkley Forum Students Retreat to Dahlonega

Eighteen Barkley Forum students retreated to Forrest Hills Resort in Dahlonega, Georgia, from September 19 to September 24.  Students met with coaches Ed Lee, James Herndon, John Turner, and Stephen Weil for five days and nights.  They cooked out, shared meals, and prepared for the upcoming college tournament season.  Eight first year students joined ten returning upper-class students as they learned what it means to be a member of the Barkley Forum.  Featuring presentations by Director of Community Programming James Roland and Executive Director Melissa Wade, students learned more about the history, programs, and mission of the Barkley Forum.  Students also did research, explored the arguments of the new topic, and engaged in practice speeches in a lovely mountain setting.  Watch here for regular updates on student accomplishments.