Debates and debating teams

Were you impressed by last night's presidential debate? Did you think that the candidates finally got down to answering some tough, relevant questions? Or perhaps you think you are be a better debater then either of this year's presidential candidates! Maybe you are right, especially if you are a member of the debate society.
Tufts has a long history of fostering debate teams, such as the one pictured in this photo dating from 1908.





Debate teams from Tufts have also had a lot of success in formal debating contests. Here in the archives we even have a first place trophy from a varsity debate that took place in 1970! You can also check out other images of Tufts debating teams in the Tufts Digital Library.