There's an interesting article about the current state of college debating in the Chronicle this morning. It follows a famous incident last March in which William Shanahan, a debate coach at Fort Hays University, and Ms. Shanara Rose Reid-Brinkley, an assistant professor of communication at the University of Pittsburgh and debate judge, got into a shouting match in which Mr. Shanahan briefly "mooned" Ms. Redi-Brinkley. Ms. Reid-Brinkley will not participate in debate tournaments this year, and Pitt has decided to withdraw its debate teams altogether from this year's tournaments.
The article includes a video that shows college debate teams in action. (warning: the brief mooning incident is included.)
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