Colgate Debate Society team members flew across the pond to compete in the Cambridge IV, from November 15th-17th, 2012.
The teams of Jack Holland ’13 and Sebastian Chan ’14, and Julia O’Neil ’16 and Madeline Allen ’16, along with Alexa Windsor ’13 as a judge, did very well in both teams’ first international tournament.
Teams debated motions about living wages for stay-at-home parents, development aid in Rwanda, and the global economic crisis. For round 4, both Colgate teams ended up debating against each other and 2 other teams. They debated the motion, “This house believes that democratic reform is more important than economic growth for China.”
Sebastian and Jack, and Madeline and Julia finished the tournament solidly with 5 points.