All capable American citizens should be required to serve two years in the military

PA: President Pro Tempore Robertson
SA: Senator Pickhardt

PN: Senator Williams
SN: Senator White

Senator Pickhardt was named best speaker.

Prostitution should be legal

PA: Senator Schneider
SA: Senator Raybuck

PN: Senator George
SN: Senator Jordan

Senator Raybuck was named best speaker.

Learning a computer programming language should satisfy UNC’s language requirement

PA: Senator Fare
SA: Senator Rosenberg

PN: Senator Hawisher
SN: President Pro Tempore Robertson

Senator Hawisher was named Best Speaker.

State-based warfare is no longer a legitimate threat to global security

PA: Senator Schneider
SA: Phi President Gombar

PN: Senator Raybuck
SN: Senator Rosenberg

The Best Speaker award was given to Senator Raybuck.

The federal government should set national standards for sexual education

PA: Senator Lassiter
SA: Senator Hollandsworth

PN: Senator Pickhardt
SN: Senator Jordan

Senator Jordan was named best speaker.

All comedy is ultimately rooted in tragedy

PA: Senator Clay
SA: Di President Martin

PN: Joint Senate President Warshauer
SN: Senator Rosenberg

“Hashtag activism” devalues other charity work

Primary Affirmative – Senator Hawisher

Primary Negative – Phi President Gombar


Di Phi’s Class of 2014

The current Senators of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies would like to congratulate our most recent class of graduated seniors. We wish them the best of success in their endeavors, and thank them for their contributions to the Societies.

Dialectic Senators, Class of 2014

Nathaniel Conrad Arrington
BA in Public Policy and Contemporary European Studies
Served as Clerk and Di President
Seeking employment as a grant writer

Chester Douglas Bissell
BA in Economics and Southern Studies
Served as Joint Senate President, President Pro Tempore, Clerk, Sergeant at Arms, and Chair of Social, Graveyard, Executive, Redecoration, Constitutional and Finance Committees
Currently working in insurance compliance at a bank in downtown Raleigh, N.C.

Hannah Lisbeth Chacon
BA in Biology and Studio Art
Minor in Chemistry
Served as Di President, Sergeant at Arms, Critic, and Chair of Debate, Programs, and Social Committees
Taught summer school Biology laboratory at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona
Will begin her first year at UVA Medical School in the fall.

Linet Menachery
BA in Public Policy
Served as Di President and Clerk
Working in online marketing in Charlotte, N.C.

David James Spanos
BS in Biomedical Engineering
Starting a position as a Medical Device Research Analyst for Procured Health in Chicago


Philanthropic Senators, Class of 2014

Ellen Crouch
BS in Mathematics and BA in Gender Studies
Served as Treasurer and Phi President
Plans to work at a credit union in Philadelphia

Benjamin Ernst Dreyzen
BS in Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics
Served as Phi President
Beginning his perusal of a PhD in Mathematics at Johns Hopkins

Kyle Maxwell Faltisco
BA in Investments & International Business
Minor in Business Spanish
Beginning a Masters of Accounting at UNC in the fall, and plans to try to come to Di Phi when he can

Stephanie Tolar
B.S. in Environmental Studies with Highest Honors and Distinction, B.A. in Italian with Distinction
Minor in Marine Science
Served as Historian
Will begin her PhD in Biology at Duke University in the fall

Nathan Thomas Vail
B.A. in English
Minor in Creative Writing
Served as President of the Joint Senate, President Pro Tempore, Sergeant at Arms, and Membership Committee Chair
Will finish his Philosophy Major this fall, and plans to publish poems

Eight Seniors Graduate the Societies

Back Row: Burges, Na, Longest | Front Row: DeMaria, Abdo, Fredette | Pictured Below: Blomme, Bacques

Back Row: Burges, Na, Longest | Front Row: DeMaria, Abdo, Fredette | Pictured Below: Bacques, Blomme

Congratulations to our spring 2013 graduating class! The seniors received their diplomas and cords and delivered their final addresses at a ceremony on April 27th. The new alumni senators are:

Princeps Senatus Meghan DeMaria
President Emeritus Steve Burges
Senator Devon Abdo
Senator Alex Blomme
Senator Taylor Bacques
President Emeritus Tim Longest
Senator Jeong Na
Senator Jen Fredette

Senator Blomme

Senator Blomme

Senator Bacques (left)

Senator Bacques (left)

Societies Visit Historic Stagville Plantation

Stagville TripThe Societies¬† visited the historic site of one of Paul Cameron’s largest plantations in Durham, NC. Here we were able to witness the magnitude of the slave-based plantation economy of the pre-war South.

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