L–R: Hadley Parum and Gordon Stearns, representing Bard; Eva-Marie Quinones '17 and David Edimo, representing Yale.
The Bard Debate Union team of Hadley Parum and Gordon Stearns spent 10 days over the Winter Break competing at the World Universities Debating Championship at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. The tournament welcomed 352 teams from countries all over the world. Parum and Stearns debated well against some of the top teams. Bard Debate Union alumna Eva-Marie Quinones ’17, now a doctoral student and debating for Yale, had an excellent tournament, advancing to elimination rounds as the 18th seed.