Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Mark (1979-1983)

1. What does this past Kansas debater look like now?

2. What does this ex-debater now do for a living?

Mark is an anti-trust lawyer in Washington, DC. Specifically, he is a partner for White & Case LLP.

3. Has this former debater been "in the news"?

This is from the National Review Online, November 4, 2000:
"The debate community is a very tight-knit community," says Mark Gidley, a former University of Kansas debater. "You spend 40 to 60 hours a week on it, going to tournaments 16 times a year that run from Thursday to Sunday, and you do this for a couple of years. You see the same people over and over."
The point of this story was to finger Al Gore advisor Mark Fabiani for helping to leak then-candidate George W. Bush's DUI. A former Bates debater, Tom Connolly, revealed the arrest to the national media and NRO wanted to know if Connolly and Fabiani knew each other from college debate.

4. What else do we know?

Mark wrote this to the Federal Trade Commission, January 5, 2000:
"Protecting individual privacy is one of the greatest challenges we face going into this new era of web-based flow of information."
Ironic, eh?

I've got to get some newer material.

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