USU National Open Debate Tournament in Sunny California

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.

Hello Claremont!
Hello Colgate!

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!


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