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MIT debate does well in Vanderbilt Tournament

By Darrell Mavis

Two MIT debate teams fared well at the Vanderbilt University Debate Tournament held last weekend in Tennessee. The partnership of Darrell Mavis '88 and Tim Kalvaitis '88 placed ninth, and the team of Joe Mullally '89 and Tony Pak '88 finished 17th in the Nashville competition.

The pairs advanced through eight rounds of competition debating against colleges from all over the United States. A team from the University of Florida, former national champions, finally eliminated Mavis and Kalvaitis.

Mavis finished as fifth speaker in the 128-competitor field. The debate topic was: "Resolved: that significant government restrictions on media coverage of terrorist activity are justified."

(Editor's Note: Darrell Mavis is a member of the MIT Debate Team.)

Debate team motto: Take no survivors! -reb