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As described by moderator Jesse Gottschalk '99, the annual Bathtub Debates is "where we attempt to undermine [the liberal arts] tradition completely. We do this by saying, but really, which one is the best?"

Each year, he said, the bathtub debate features an apocalyptic scenario, out of which only one academic division can emerge to remake society in their own image."

Ben Berger, associate professor of political science, defended the social sciences; Grace Ledbetter, associate professor of classics and philosophy, advocated for the humanities; and Bruce Maxwell '91, professor and chair of computer science at Colby College, spoke for the natural sciences.