Nine Colgate debaters headed to New Haven Connecticut for the Yale IV, from October 19th-21st, 2012.
Competing in the tournament were the teams of Srikar Gullapalli ’13 and Alexa Windsor ’13, Madeline Allen ’16 and Emily Luba ’16, and Michaela Vebrova ’16 and Kevin Costello ’16. Melissa Haller ’16, Asabi Rawlins ’16, and Leah Robinson ’16 attended as judges.
Debating motions ranging from squatters’ rights, to the bases for scholarships, all three Colgate Teams finished strong. Alexa and Srikar finished with 9 points, Emily and Madeline with 5, and Kevin and Michaela with 3.
The Yale tournament was a great learning experience for the novice debaters and a solid performance for the more experienced.
From October 5-7, the Colgate Debate Team traveled to California to take part in the 2012 USU National Open Debate Tournament, hosted by Claremont McKenna College.
Colgate sent three teams comprised of Alexa Windsor ’13 and Srikar Gullapalli ’13, Julia O’neil ’16 and Javed Narajo ’14, and Jack Holland ’13 and Sebastian Chan ’14. Melissa Haller ’16 and Anindya Guha ’15 judged at the tournament.
The team enjoyed the warm California weather and participated in spirited debates on topics such as truth commissions for indigenous peoples, excise taxes and the millennium development goals, restricting the migration of science and technology professionals into developed nations, and imposing quotas on minorities represented in government.
Overall, it was a great tournament to help start off the year. Next up, Yale!