Thanks again for a memorable night. All of the speakers and their squads impressed us once more with their preparation and poise under challenging circumstances. We learn a lot from all of you every time.
I speak for all of the faculty advisors when I say it has been a pleasure working with you: thank you for the privilege. We hope those of you who aren't graduating return to be with us again in the Fall, and to those of you who are graduating, we say God speed you to great adventures beyond the university.
Here, then, are the winners, with our congratulations:
Motion 1: CBE, with Leyla Nader, Haifa Hydruse, and Hind Ali.
Motion 2: English Literature 1, with Dunia Hafez, Fatima al Mutawa, and Eman al Mehri
Motion 3: Engineering, with Yasmeena Eid Sangoor, Ghada Bannaga, and Shireen Hassan
Overall Winners: CBE (and thanks very much for the thoughtful consideration of your faculty supporters)
Thanks, as ever, to Monique for her help with the necessaries and the niceties, and to Dean Baker and the other Deans who have supported us from the beginning. We will grow!
Our judges this time were Dean Courtney Stryker, Dr. Roma Aboudani, and Mr. Francis Mathew, Editor-at-Large of Gulf News.
On the Horizon
We'll start up again in the Fall, with a general meeting scheduled for September 2. We will hold only two debate series in the Fall, and make sure they are scheduled away from midterm and final exams. We'll also be trying a few other things a little differently in the Fall. So watch this space for news and announcements.