April 25, 1903
In their second meeting, the Vassar debate team again defeated the team from Wellesley, in Poughkeepsie. The question, proposed by Wellesley, was “Resolved, That economically it is not advantageous for the United States to possess territory in the tropics,” and Vassar argued the affirmative. The Vassar team, led by Susannah J. McMurphy ’03, also included Katherine M. Morgan ’03 and Jennette S. Taylor ’04. Each speaker was allowed twelve minutes in debate and four minutes in rebuttal.