“The Hat City Debates” sponsored by WCSU’s Roger Sherman Debate Society attracted teams from throughout the East, including New York University, Harvard University, Marist College and Dartmouth University.
About 100 teams of two students from at least 15 schools participated under the watchful eye of WestConn debate team adviser and Associate Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox.
Last year, WestConn’s debate team was ranked 12th highest for master's-level public universities nationally. Regionally, in the university’s National Debate Tournament district, WestConn’s debate team ranked at No. 11 in New England regardless of size and type of university.