Over the weekend of November 14-16, the Colgate Debate Society traveled to Oxford University in the United Kingdom to participate in the 2014 Oxford IV tournament.
The teams of Luke Luttmann ’15 and Daniel Messner ’17, Adam Buys ’17 and Kevin Costello ’16, and Faith Ruppert ’18 and Rohan Nagpal ’18 represented Colgate at the tournament.
The Colgate Contingent!
The teams had the exciting opportunity to debate challenging topics, including “This house believes that in order for a law to be enacted, it should have to be passed by the legislature and then by a body chosen at random from eligible voters,” “This house believes that press agencies should not purchase or publish the work of freelance war reporters,” “This house believes the EU should suspend Hungary’s membership rights,” “This house,as the gay community, regrets the existence of Grindr,” and “This house would deny public funding to parties with explicitly ethnic-based membership or platforms.”
The Colgate teams debated with some of the best teams from around the world and had the opportunity to explore Oxford and the United Kingdom. It was an incredible experience for everyone involved!