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Debaters prepare for competition

Posted 08/13/03

The grand finale of this year's Dartmouth Debate Institute (DDI), a tournament featuring 150 of the nation's top high school debaters, takes place Aug. 8-12 in locations across campus. Each two-person team will debate for the first eight rounds, followed by elimination rounds, which begin with octofinals on Aug. 11. The topic for the 2003-04 academic year is protection of marine resources. Among the most popular cases proposed by the students this year are policies that limit overfishing and protect coral reefs by creating Marine Protected Areas, according to Ken Strange, coach of Dartmouth's debate team and director of DDI. Other suggested policies would limit the Navy's use of low-frequency sonar, speed up the change to double-hull tankers to stop oil spills and ban factory trawlers, among other policies. More information about the DDI tournament is available by e-mailing ken.strange@dartmouth.edu or by calling 646-3877.

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