Jessee Perry '11
Robert Thomas '11
Franklin Debating Society will host the 11th Annual Wash-Frank Cup Collegiate
Debates on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
This event brings four colleges together for a series of audience-friendly debates
on an interesting topic. This year’s topic is: Be It Resolved That the United States
Should Significantly Revise its Nuclear Energy Policies. This exciting
event, in which the audience is encouraged to speak up, combines the substance of
public policy debate with the oratorical flair of parliamentary-style debate.
Debating the topic will be The College of William & Mary, The University of
Mary Washington, Davidson College, and the R-MC duo of Robert Thomas ’11
and Jessee Perry ’11.
Debates will take place in the Washington and Franklin Rooms of Washington-Franklin
Hall at 4:15 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m; the final debate will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the
Ted Sheckels, the A.G. Ingram Professor of English, coaches the R-MC Franklin Debating
Society students. Sheckels is a communication
studies and English professor and
the director of speaking for the Higgins
Academic Center. He is assisted by part-time communication studies instructor
The event, sponsored by the law firm of Williams Mullen, is free and open to the