This past weekend, the University of Miami Debate Team competed at the Sunshine State Showdown Fall Debate Scrimmage at the University of Central Florida. Adding another successful performance, the team debated against the four other universities in Florida who compete in intercollegiate policy debate.
Last Monday evening at the Shalala Student Center, University of Miami’s Debate Team hosted the team from iDebate Rwanda. The public debate focused on genocide recovery, forgiveness, and justice.
The University of Miami Debate Team earned top honors at the University of North Georgia debate invitational over the weekend of Sept. 25-27. Eight students represented The U in Parliamentary Debate competition in English and in Spanish at the event in Gainesville, Georgia. Two of the four teams advancing to the final round of Spanish language debate were UM teams.
Professor Jeffrey Stern was nominated for his third Emmy in the category Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series as Dialogue Editor on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Stern has been with the show for all five seasons.
As dialogue editor, he is responsible for editing everything that is recorded during production-- and he is given only six days to edit all the recordings he is given.
In their first-ever appearance in Florida, Rwandan debaters from the African country’s iDebate Rwanda program will visit the University of Miami for a public debate about genocide recovery, forgiveness, and justice.
The UM Debate Team is hosting the event, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 28 at the Shalala Student Center Senate Room. The event is part of the Rwandans' second annual tour of the U.S. that runs through the end of October.
Twenty-three years after graduating the University of Miami, the ties that drew School of Communication alumna, Jeanne Wolf A.B. ’61, to her alma mater ran deep. That spring of 1984, she established the Jeanne Wolf Scholarship Fund — an award to help make a UM education accessible to a deserving School of Communication student.