Executive Board 2016-2017

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive Board for 2016-2017!

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President: Rick Dionne ’19

Vice President of Operations: Zachary Benjamin ’19

Vice President of Finance: Heeju Kim ’19

Social Chairs: Olivia Hunter ’19 & Alex Magnuson ’19

Tournament Director: Michael Everett ’19

Bates, ICUT, Wellesley Results

Bates (3/11 – 3/12)

Jesse Victoroff and Connie Lee broke to varsity semifinals and placed 4th overall!

ICUT (3/25 – 3/26)

Four members of the Dartmouth team traveled to Tokyo, Japan over Spring Break to compete in the 2016 ICU Tournament in Asian-style parliamentary debate. The 3-person team of Jesse Victoroff, Connie Lee, and Rick Dionne broke to semifinals and placed 3rd overall, Jesse and Connie were 2nd and 4th place speakers respectively, and Priya Sankar broke to elimination rounds as an adjudicator!

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Wellesley (4/16 – 4/17)

Jesse Victoroff and Connie Lee broke to varsity semifinals and placed 4th overall! This earned them an additional 6 qual points to bring them to a total of 18.25 points each, right over the 14-point threshold to qualify for APDA Nationals. Jesse and Connie are the first debaters from Dartmouth to qualify for Nationals since 2012. Additionally, since Wellesley was the last regular season tournament of the year before Nationals, their result at this tournament allowed them to secure 32nd Team of the Year and for Dartmouth to secure 20th College of the Year for 2016-2017. Congratulations to everyone for contributing to Dartmouth’s most successful year in a long time!

NorthAms, Albany, Yale ProAms Results

Queen’s University NorthAms (1/22 – 1/23)

Dartmouth attended the North American Championships for the first time this year, sending 3 teams and 1 adjudicator to the tournament at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario to debate in the specific NorthAms motions format. Congratulations to Amanda Zhou for breaking to elimination rounds as an adjudicator!

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Albany (1/29 – 1/30)

Congratulations to Heeju Kim and her hybrid from Swarthmore, Miriam Pierson, for breaking to varsity semifinals and placing 4th overall! Heeju was also the 8th place novice speaker!

Yale ProAms (2/19 – 2/20)

After taking a couple of weekends off from debate for midterms and for Winter Carnival, the team headed to Yale for our first ProAms tournament of the year, in which a varsity debater partners with a novice debater to form a ProAm team. Congratulations to Jerry Peng and his hybrid from Harvard, Catherine Zheng, for breaking to semifinals and placing 4th overall! Additionally, Jesse Victoroff was the 5th place varsity speaker out of 236 debaters!

CUNY and Middlebury Results

Welcome back to Dartmouth for 16W! As a reminder, Dartmouth parliamentary debate practices are always open. Come to Carpenter 201F at 7:30 PM every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (or just some of those days). We will typically have some new members joining at the start of winter term, so it’s a good time to come check out the team; we’ll teach you anything you need to know.

Congrats to our debaters for these January tournament results!

CUNY (1/08 – 1/09)

Jesse Victoroff, Connie Lee, Michael Everett, and Rick Dionne attended CUNY during the first weekend of term and all broke to varsity quarters! Jesse and Connie placed 5th overall and Jesse was 7th speaker. Amazingly, Rick and Michael made it to varsity semis and placed 4th overall, with Michael as the 6th varsity speaker! Because they advanced to varsity semis as a novice teams, they also automatically were the top novice team, and Michael was the top novice speaker. Rick was additionally the 5th place novice speaker. Congratulations for an incredibly impressive and successful weekend.

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Michael, Jesse, Connie, and Rick                          Rick and Michael

Middlebury (1/15 – 1/16)

Dartmouth brought an impressive total of 17 debaters and judges total to the Middlebury tournament, including many first-tournament novices who just joined during this term. Congrats to Jesse Victoroff and Connie Lee for breaking to varsity quarters, and to Michael Everett and Rick Dionne for breaking to novice semis! Michael was the 2nd place novice speaker and Rick was the 4th place novice speaker.

Wesleyan and Brandeis IV Results

Wesleyan (11/13 – 11/14)

Jesse Victoroff and Connie Lee broke to varsity quarterfinals and placed 6th overall, and Jesse was 6th varsity speaker!

Brandeis IV (12/04 – 12/05)

Although Brandeis IV took place during Winter Break, we had 3 debaters attend the tournament anyway. Congrats to Rick Dionne and Amanda Zhou on breaking to novice finals and placing 4th overall!

Brown, Tufts, and Brandeis Results

October at Dartmouth means gorgeous foliage, Homecoming, constant midterms, and — as always — debate successes. Congratulations to everyone!

Brown (10/16 – 10/17)

Jesse Victoroff and Connie Lee broke to varsity octofinals and placed 11th overall. Michael Everett and Rick Dionne broke to novice semifinals and placed 6th overall. Michael was also the 9th novice speaker out of 103 novice competitors!

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Tufts (10/23 – 10/24)

Michael Everett and Rick Dionne won novice finals at Tufts! They were the 2nd novice team overall, due to a novice team breaking to varsity octofinals. Michael was the 3rd novice speaker and Rick was the 5th novice speaker, out of 69 novice debaters.

Brandeis (10/30 – 10/31)

Zachary Benjamin and Amanda Zhou broke to novice quarterfinals and placed as the 8th novice team overall!

The team next heads off to Wesleyan in November. Best of luck to those competing!

“The Homecoming bonfire is barely even lit this year…we should just get rid of all of the ’19s and start over next year.” – Jesse

Smith, Columbia, and BU Novice Results

Congratulations to our debaters for these September tournament results!

Smith (9/11 – 9/12)

In their first time debating together, Jesse Victoroff and Connie Lee broke to varsity quarterfinals with a 4-1 record in prelims and placed 7th overall.

Columbia (9/18 – 9/19)

Jesse Victoroff and Connie Lee went 5-0 in prelims, breaking to varsity octofinals as the 3rd seed, and placed 10th overall. Jesse was also 9th varsity speaker.

BU Novice (9/25 – 9/26)

Heeju Kim was 9th speaker out of over 200 competitors, speaking 102.5 with ranks of 5 after 4 prelim rounds! Heeju and her partner Weiling Huang, along with Michael Everett and Rick Dionne, went 3-1 in prelims and just missed the break.

The team next heads off to Yale IV, Brown, Tufts, and Brandeis in October.

Starting Off 15F

With 15F right around the corner, come check out Dartmouth Parliamentary Debate at our demo round and open practice on Wednesday, 9/16 at 7:30 PM in Carpenter 201F (the building between Baker and Carson). Meet the exec board and learn about what parli debate here is like! We have no applications or tryouts, and no previous debate experience is necessary.

’19s: Come check us out at the Student Activities Fair on the Green on Tuesday, 9/15 from 3-5 PM! We’ll have a booth with an Blitz sign-up list and handouts about the team. We’re excited to meet you.

Executive Board 2015-2016

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive Board for 2015-2016!

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President: Connie Lee ’18

Vice President of Operations: Lisa Brinck-Johnsen ’17

Vice President of Finance: Rakin Ahmed ’18

Outreach Director: Riley Collins ’18

Social Chairs: Jerry Peng ’18 & Lisa Brinck-Johnsen ’17

Tournament Director: Chris Kymn ’18

Debate Season Summary 2014-2015

We’ve wrapped up another season of parliamentary debate! Congratulations to our debaters for their tournament successes.

Smith (9/12 – 9/13)

  • 9th place varsity speaker: Jesse Victoroff

Boston University Novice (9/26 – 9/27)

  • 4th place novice team: Ayanda Heita & Yerin YangHarvard Trophy
  • 4th place novice speaker: Yerin Yang

Mt. Holyoke (10/3 – 10/4)

  • 4th place varsity team: Jesse Victoroff & Myles Wagner
  • 10th place varsity speaker: Jesse Victoroff

Yale IV (10/3 – 10/4)

  • Novice finalists: Jerry Peng & Rakin Ahmed

Harvard (10/10 – 10/11)

  • 1st place novice team: Jerry Peng & Rakin Ahmed
  • 8th place novice speaker: Jerry Peng

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  • 2nd place novice team: Connie Lee & Riley Collins
  • 4th place novice team: Jerry Peng & Rakin Ahmed
  • 1st place novice speaker: Riley Collins
  • 2nd place novice speaker: Connie Lee
  • 8th place novice speaker: Jerry Peng

Amherst (3/6 – 3/7)

  • 1st place novice team: Ben Dobbins & Kyle Hietala (Yale)
  • 4th place novice team: Connie Lee & Riley Collins
  • 4th place novice speaker: Connie Lee
  • 10th place novice speaker: Riley Collins

Providence College (3/20 – 3/21)

  • 2nd place novice team: Connie Lee & Nicholas Quah (Brown)

Wellesley (4/10 – 4/11)

  • 4th place novice team: Connie Lee & Marc Siegel (Brandeis)
  • 5th place novice speaker: Connie Lee