(L-R: Geneva Kropper, Sean Leonard, Pasha Temkin, Jeremy Kritz, Larry Feltz, David Vinarov, Naeem Hossain, Max Albert, Nick Hansen, Adarsh Rangan, Andrea Vacchiano, Matthew Maddex) As the 2015-16 academic year has come to a close, the Rutgers University Debate Union is happy to announce that at APDA Nationals, hosted by New York University on April…… Continue reading RUDU Ends The Year With Historic Records
The past two weeks have been quite eventful for RUDU! The most recent tournament was at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA on March 11-12. Sean Leonard ’16 and Geneva Kropper ’16 surprised no one by debating exceptionally and garnering Third Varsity Team and getting Second and Fourth Varsity Speaker, respectively. In the novice competition, Max…… Continue reading Recapping RUDU’s Past Two Weeks
On Sunday, May 18th, Rutgers University graduated the class of 2014 at the Commencement at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. After extensive controversy surrounding the selection of a Commencement speaker, including an initial selection of Condoleezza Rice that was debated in an enormous public debate by the Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU), former New…… Continue reading 2014 Commencement Speaker Lauds RUDU
On Saturday, May 10th, the Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) hosted the North Star Academy’s speech and debate team for a day of competition, workshops, and collaboration. The Newark high school recently started their team, which has tried many debate and speech events this season. The contingent that attended this event was comprised almost entirely…… Continue reading RUDU Hosts North Star Academy Speech Tournament
On Wednesday, May 7th, the Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) closed one of its most successful seasons of all-time with the annual Senior Banquet, held for the second year in a row upstairs in the Livingston Dining Commons. A bit less than half of the 59 students who attended at least one tournament this year…… Continue reading Senior Banquet Closes National Finalist Season
With the new season underway, we are taking the opportunity to archive last year’s accomplishments for posterity in this post. The AWARDS tab above will feature this year’s awards from now on… Awards and Rankings – Rutgers University Debate Union 2012-2013 2012-2013 Annual Rankings College of the Year (COTY) Rutgers University: 3rd overall Team of…… Continue reading Final Awards and Rankings for 2012-2013
The Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) will kick off what looks to be the most successful season in its history with a meeting tonight at 9:00 PM in Murray Hall 210. Murray Hall is on Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick. You can see the location on a campus map here.…… Continue reading First RUDU Meeting of the Year Tonight!
The Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) held its largest ever Novice Retreat over the last three days at the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) on the College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick. From Wednesday, August 28th through today, 43 new recruits to the Debate Union gathered with two coaches and nine varsity debaters for…… Continue reading Largest Novice Retreat Ever Graduates
The Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) will be holding two Novice Retreats in the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) as summer comes to a close. This will be the third year in a row that SC&I has hosted these intensive, fun introductions to APDA-style debate for prospective Debate Union novices. Those interested in joining…… Continue reading Novice Retreats Begin in Two Weeks!
The Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) closed its most successful season of all-time with the annual Senior Banquet, held this year upstairs in the Livingston Dining Commons. About half of the 56 students who competed in at least one tournament this year attended, celebrating the 3rd College of the Year standing for Rutgers in the…… Continue reading Senior Banquet Closes Best RUDU Year Ever