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2019-20 News

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Participate in UR's 1st Annual Video Competition

April 21, 2020

Dear UR students, we hope that you will participate in the FIRST annual UR video contest!

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A Letter From the Director During COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Dear URDU,

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Regional Success In Both Formats

February 24, 2020

URDU had a great run in the District 8 Qualifier Tournament and the Northeast Regional Championship tournament this past weekend.

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URDU Are Champions at Cornell

February 16, 2020

We are happy to report some fantastic results from Ithaca: Warish Zaman Orko and Tahsin Rakib Himi are Cornell Tournament of Love champions!

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Worlds In Thailand and DC Tourney

January 5, 2020

The University of Rochester Debate Union started off 2020 competing at the World Universities Debating Championship in Thailand! WUDC is one of the biggest and hardest tournaments in the world with over 350 teams representing countries all around the world, but our squad still managed to win some rounds and learn a lot!

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The Season Starts Up At Binghamton and Bard

September 25, 2019

This past weekend the URDU traveled to two debate tournaments – the Bard College Intervarsity for Worlds debate and the Binghamton University Phyllis Schatz Invitational for Policy debate. We had success at both tournaments and brought over twenty students for their first debate tournament ever. While separated geographically, our team performed like the Yellowjackets they are in both competitions.

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UR Debate Wins 2019 U.S. Novice Championship

April 23, 2019

Another major milestone for the University of Rochester debate program during the 2018-19 season, as the Yellowjackets earned the Novice Division title at the United States Universities Championship Debate Tournament from April 11-15 at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

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A First For URDU At The World Championships

January 10, 2019

At the start of January the UR Debate Union traveled across the Atlantic to Cape Town, South Africa to compete in the 2019 World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) – the largest and most competitive intercollegiate debate competition in the world, featuring over 400 teams from more than 250 schools and over 90 countries around the globe

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