Dean’s Debate Series Returns to QVCC This Fall

The popular Dean’s Debate Series,  designed to promote spirited and thoughtful civil discourse, returns to Quinebaug Valley Community College on Monday, September 25.

These 45-minute Lincoln-Douglas style debates feature two experienced debaters: Alfred Williams, dean of academic affairs and student services, and Heath Hightower, associate professor of human services. The two will debate both sides of a controversial topic or timely issue, followed by a community cross-examination period when the audience can ask questions.

In addition, each of the debate series will include a post-debate community discussion about the topic, facilitated by Williams and Hightower. The public is invited to attend and join the conversation.

The first topic, “The Internet has benefited humanity more than it has harmed it.”, will be held from 10:30 to 11:55 a.m. in Room W100 on September 25. On Wednesday, November 15, the topic will be “Abortion is morally unjustified.” This debate will be held in the auditorium from 12:30 to 1:55 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Heath Hightower at 860-932-4139 or

Released September 8, 2017