Bard Debate Union Wins Huber Tournament at University of Vermont
Templeton Kay ’19 and Matt Caito ’20 won the tournament (and were also 6th and 4th speakers respectively, overall); all three Bard judges—Chase Williams ’19, Miranda Kerrigan ’21, and Nathaniel Carlsen ’18—advanced to elimination rounds; Leen Jayousi, who is studying abroad from Al-Quds Bard, got the opportunity to debate with another Palestinian student studying abroad in Ohio (Iman Azmi Ahmad Saraj from An-Najah National University); Nisa Danitz ’22 and Bennett Nuss ’21 joined the team at a debate tournament for the first time, and team captain Hannah Hutchinson ’19 and Codirector of the Bard Debate Union Ruth Zisman ran a tournament-wide forum on equity and inclusion in the debate community. It was also wonderful to see Bard alumnus Clarence Brontë ’18 as a member of the tournament adjudication team.
This completes the Debate Union’s tournament travel for fall 2018. Next up: the World Universities Debating Championship in Cape Town, South Africa, during winter break.
Post Date: 11-06-2018