[eDebate] More Great Debaters coverage

Brad Hall hallbc2
Fri Dec 21 07:42:46 CST 2007


Insider Higher Ed has an article with some interesting info:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/12/21/wiley

The film?s director and star, Denzel Washington, recently pledged $1 
million to restart Wiley?s now-defunct debate team. According to 
Veronica Clark, the college?s interim director of public relations, the 
team hasn?t formally been in existence since the departure of coach 
Melvin Tolson, a poet and English instructor played in the film by 
Washington. Billionaire Dallas investor Samuel Wyly (no relation), after 
hearing about the story through a friend who was an alumnus, has also 
chipped in $100,000 to help revitalize the team.

Another article, a blog post on The Volokh Conspiracy, drew several 
comments about debaters using coach-written materials:
http://www.volokh.com/posts/1198121525.shtml

Brad




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