Last week, RUDU was happy to host a tournament and APDA meeting in our own New Brunswick. It was wonderful to be reunited with former members and we hoped that everyone enjoyed themselves!

This past weekend of Feb. 12-13, RUDU traveled to Washington, D.C. to debate at George Washington University. We welcomed a new member, Geneva Kropper, who hails from University of Maryland and officially became a Rutgers debater recently. She got her future with RUDU off to an excellent start with her phenomenal debates this weekend with Sean Leonard ’16. After making it to finals and dropping to a team from Franklin and Marshall, the two placed as Second Varsity Team! Individually, Leonard ’16 garnered Third Varsity Speaker and Kropper was awarded Eighth Varsity Speaker.

Pasha Temkin ’18 and Max Albert ’19 continue to do Rutgers proud by winning the title of Third Best Novice Team at the tournament. The pair also broke into the top ten for individual novice awards: Temkin’ 18 was awarded Seventh Novice Speaker and Albert ’19 was honored with Fourth Novice Speaker.

Next week, the team will be headed to Lancaster, PA to debate at Franklin and Marshall!