Sunday, February 3, 2013
SOVED 2013 Title Goes to Universitas Sumatera Utara
Universitas Sumatera Utara (Elsyam Maulana/Afif Handri) championed the 2013 Sumatra Overland Varsities English Debate after beating cross-city rivals STIE IT&B, Politeknik Medan and Aceh-based Universitas Syiah Kuala in the grandfinal yesterday. Widopo Hanly from Politeknik Medan and Muhammad Ikhlas from Syiah Kuala became the co-best speakers of the tournament that is exclusively for universities on Sumatra island. On That Point, the Jakarta-based speaking consultancy founded by former varsity debaters, was the engine behind this event. This is part of a campaign to close the gap between Java-based institutions and those from outside the country's main island.