University of Portland students brought home several awards at the 2015 Public Debate Association National Tournament. Alex Parini (Political Science) won first place speaker at the tournament. Additionally, out of the 114 debaters, Patrick Johnson (Education), Catherine Wilson (Political Science), and Arthur Hammer (Business) were ranked in the top 32 debaters in the nation based on their win loss record. Alex advanced to the top 16 based on his win loss record.
–Story courtesy of Dr. Bohn Lattin