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Day 1 of the Middle School Manhattan Debate Institute!

by Erik Fogel | Jul 09, 2019
 
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NYC Students are Top Middle School & High School Debaters in the Nation at the National Urban Debate League Championships at Georgetown University!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 21, 2019
This week we shout out our National Debate Champions at the National Association of Urban Debate League's National Championships at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C!  Over 20 city debate ...
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Congratulations to the New York State Middle School Debate Champions!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 14, 2019
 Thank you everyone for making the 2019 Middle School State Debate Championships possible!!!! 42 schools, 392 students, 158 judges and volunteers. Thank you to PS/MS 15 Institute for Environmental ...
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Congratulations to New York State's High School Debate Champions!!!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 14, 2019
Thank you everyone for attending the 2019 New York State Debate Championships Tournament! 34 Schools, 230 Students, 152 judges, volunteers and staff. Thank you to William Cullen Bryant High School ...
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Remembering Dr. Ken Strange, Director of Darmouth College Debate Team for 35 Years and Debate Coach, Judge & Role Model to all.

by Erik Fogel | Apr 07, 2019
  "I'm a crazy, old man. You are strongly advised to strike me.  If that didn't convince you, I hope the following will…” - first sentence of Dr. Ken Strange's judging paradigm, former Director of ...
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Kirkland & Ellis Debate Invitational

by Erik Fogel | Mar 27, 2019
Kirkland & Ellis Debate Invitational Tournament! The NYC Urban Debate League was honored to partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP for 4+ years now in hosting the Kirkland & Ellis Debates! Over 90 ...
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Middle School City Debate Championships Results!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 17, 2019
Thank you everyone for attending the New York City Middle School Debate Championships this weekend!  40 Schools, 315 debaters, and 193 judges and volunteers - making this our largest middle school ...
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Celebrating our High School City Champions!!!!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 11, 2019
This week we shout out our High School City Champions! Each high school is invited to send their top four teams. This weekend, 34 high schools, 153 students, and 154 volunteers participated in the ...
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NYCUDL Debaters Win Top Awards at the Harvard Invitational!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 04, 2019
Huge congratulations to NYC debaters at the Harvard Tournament during Winter Break Week!!! Congrats to Westfield HS! Beacon HS! Leadership & Public Service HS! Leon Goldstein HS! Brooklyn Tech HS! ...
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NYCUDL Schools Sweep the Westchester Classic!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 03, 2019
 
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Unlikely Brooklyn Middle Schoolers Debaters best in the five boroughs - and maybe the USA

by Erik Fogel | Feb 13, 2019
By WES PARNELL  and LARRY MCSHANE  |   NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   |
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NYC Travel Team Wins Big at the University of Pennsylvania! (2/8-2/10/19)

by Erik Fogel | Feb 10, 2019
Congratulations to the UDL Travel Team at the University of Pennsylvania for an amazing tournament and results! 
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MS Tournament #5 Results (2/9/19)

by Erik Fogel | Feb 10, 2019
Thank you everyone for attending our last Middle School Tournament of the Pre-Season! Thank you to Hamilton Grange Middle School for hosting Parliamentary and Congressional Debate and thank you ...
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Unlikely Brooklyn middle school debaters best in the five boroughs — and maybe in the USA!

by Erik Fogel | Feb 09, 2019
By WES PARNELL and LARRY MCSHANE | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | NOV 10, 2018 Thursday, November 22, 2018 — There’s no argument here: The debate team at Middle School 50 is breaking down its opponents — and ...
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New York Today: When Acting Meets Politics

by Erik Fogel | Feb 09, 2019
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his Democratic rival, Cynthia Nixon, go head-to-head tonight in a debate at Hofstra University. (It will be shown on tape delay on WCBS-TV at 7 p.m.)   It will be their first ...
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NYCUDL Debaters Meet President Clinton, Actor Alec Baldwin, Hip Hop Artist Common, Dr. Ruth and More!

by Erik Fogel | Feb 09, 2019
Thank you to Cantor Fitzgerald and the Catalog for Giving for inviting us to Cantor's Charity Day on September 11th.  Charity Day was founded after 9/11 to help families and promote good ...
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High School Tournament #5 Results (2/9/19)

by Erik Fogel | Feb 09, 2019
Public Forum and Policy High School Tournament #5. Thank you to Midwood HS for hosting and to all the students, coaches, parents, judges, volunteers and staff for assisting at yet another successful ...
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High School Tournament #2 Results (11/17/18)

by Erik Fogel | Feb 09, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We thank everyone for making the New York City Urban Debate League possible. I joined debate because I was one of the shyest students in class. I became hooked on debate ...
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Middle School Debate Tournament #2 Results (11/10/18)

by Erik Fogel | Feb 08, 2019
On Saturday we hosted NYC Middle School Tournament #2 with 539 debaters, 45 schools, and 189 volunteers! 2 tournament locations! 5 divisions of debate! 3 debate events! 11 Debate Topics including: ...
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Middle School Tournament #4 Results!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 25, 2019
Thank you everyone for attending Middle School Tournament #4!   Thank you to 266 and WHEELS for hosting!!!  Thank you to 48 schools, 530 students, 221 judges and volunteers, and over 40 staff, ...
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High School Tournament #4 - The Coolidge Cup Qualifier!

by Erik Fogel | Jan 15, 2019
 
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Middle School Tournament #3 Results! (12/8/18)

by Erik Fogel | Dec 23, 2018
Thank you to Inwood Academy and IN-Tech Academy for hosting MS Tournament #3! 50 schools! 574 debaters! 165 judges! 2 schools hosting! 3 debate events! 7 debate divisions! Over one dozen debate ...
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High School Tournament #3 Results (12/15/18)

by Erik Fogel | Dec 23, 2018
Thank You to so many who attended our last High School Tournament of 2018!!!! And what a historical tournament to end 2018!  46 High Schools! 402 Students! 165 Volunteers, Parents, Teachers, and ...
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NYC Debaters Win Big at the NYC Invitational at Bronx Science!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 14, 2018
Huge shout outs to NYCUDL debaters and schools and the Travel Team for winning big this weekend during three days of intense debates. Bronx Science hosts the NYC Invitational each year - one of the ...
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Michelle Obama & New York City's Great Debaters!

by Erik Fogel | Oct 13, 2018
"When they go low, we go high!" - First Lady Michelle Obama
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NY State Middle School Debate Championships!  Congratulations to Teams Advancing to Day 2! Good Luck Today!

by Erik Fogel | Apr 22, 2018
Thank you and congratulations to everyone participating in the 2018 Middle School State Debate Championships Tournament! Thank you to In Tech for hosting! Thank you to Tech Duels for Sponsoring! ...
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Congratulations to our Top Speakers of the 2018 High School City Championships! 

by Erik Fogel | Mar 19, 2018
 
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Congratulations to Gaia & Sylvana for Qualifying to the Tournament of Champions!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 16, 2018
  A huge shout out to Gaia Moisan (57 rounds of debate!) & Sylvana Widman (49 rounds of debate!).  Not to mention their huge win at the Columbia University Debate Invitational which propelled them ...
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Congratulations to Kadiatou & Theodore for Qualifying to the Tournament of Champions!!!!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 16, 2018
  A huge shout out to Kadiatou Barry (78 debate rounds and 23 tournaments!) and Theodore Puccini (70 rounds, 22 tournaments) for qualifying to the Tournament of Champions! Kadiatou & Theodore are one ...
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Congratulations to Julio & Rajendra for qualifying to the Tournament of Champions!!!!!

by Erik Fogel | Mar 15, 2018
  A huge shout out to to Julio Cordero and Rajendra Sing of Leadership and Public Service High School!  Julio in his high school debate career (not including is incredible middle school debate ...
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NYCUDL TRAVEL TEAMS SWEEP THE WESTCHESTER CLASSIC DEBATE INVITATIONAL! 

by Erik Fogel | Mar 04, 2018
Thank you to Lakeland High School for hosting an incredible tournament this weekend despite the most challenging of weather conditions.  Thank you to the Lakeland Debate Team and Lakeland High ...
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Congratulations to Zainabou Darboe, Dreamyard Prep, for being selected as a Finalist for Urban Debater of the Year!!!!! 

by Erik Fogel | Feb 26, 2018
 
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NYC Middle School Debate Tournament #1

by Erik Fogel | Oct 08, 2017
 
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NYC Weekly Debate News! NYC Travel Team Wins Big!

by Erik Fogel | Sep 25, 2017
Check out our latest edition of the NYC Weekly Debate News at the link below!  NYC Travel Team wins top team and speaker awards at Yale University and Georgetown Day School. Congratulations to ...
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First Practice of the NYC Travel Team! 

by Erik Fogel | Sep 10, 2017
So this Saturday was historical for the debut of the NYC Travel Team Practice!  What a magical and inspiring day! While we have always had a Travel Team, this is the first year where every NYC high ...
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NYCUDL Debater Julio Cordero is selected for the USA National Debate Team! 

by Erik Fogel | Sep 09, 2017
Congratulations to #Julio Cordero of the High School of Leadership and Public Service for making the USA Debate Development Team! The USA Debate Team selects the top debaters from across the nation ...
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Policy Debate Workshop September 30th

by Erik Fogel | Aug 13, 2017
  On September 30th we are honored to host Professor Jonathan McIntosh, former White House Teaching Ambassador for our first Policy Debate Workshop. See below for the schedule of the day and about ...
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Weekend Summer Debate Institute: The Dream Team of Public Forum Debate!

by Erik Fogel | Aug 12, 2017
  This summer, thanks to the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) we are hosting our first weekend debate institute in public forum debate thanks to the NSDA's national online public forum ...
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NYC Debate League Weekly Newsletter

by Erik Fogel | Jul 24, 2017
This week's NYC Debate Newsletter kicks off the Summer Debate Season with New York City's first summer debate tournament results, features of Summer Camp students, volunteers, Alumni and instructors! ...
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Summer Debate Tournament #1 Results!

by Erik Fogel | Jul 19, 2017
  We kicked off New York City's first summer debate tournament at the Harlem Debate Institute last weekend! Thank you to all our incredible staff, volunteers, students and families for making this ...
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