Stuart Singer (C78, GC78)
Stuart Singer joined the Northwestern debate team in school year 1974-75. Stuart with partner Mark Cotham won the National Debate Tournament in 1978, where he was named third speaker. He also reached the octa-finals of the NDT in 1976 and the quarters in 1977, where he was named third speaker. He won 11 tournaments during his career.
As a freshman, Stuart won the National Novice tournament. He also reached the finals at Butler (where he was eight speaker), the semi-finals at the Southwest Missouri tournament (where he was fourth speaker), the semi-finals at the University of Iowa (where he was fourth speaker), the quarters of Bowling Green (where he was third speaker), and the octa-finals at Ohio State.
During his sophomore year, Stuart debated principally with David Love. They won the Emory tournament and reached the elimination rounds at a number of tournaments.They lost In the octa-finals at the National Debate Tournament.
As a junior, Singer and Love won the 1977 Harvard tournament and the University of Kansas Heart of America tournament. They lost in the finals of the University of Kentucky, Emory and UCLA tournaments. They were the first seed after the preliminary rounds at the National Debate Tournament, going undefeated in the first eight rounds (one of only two teams in NDT history to have done so at the time). hey lost in the quarter-finals of the NDT and Stuart was named third speaker.
During his senior year in 1977-78, Stuart and partner Mark Cotham won the National Debate Tournament where he was named third speaker. They also won six other tournaments – Kansas State Emporia, Houston (where they were undefeated), California State-Fullerton, Dartmouth, and the University of Kansas Heart of America tournament (for Stuart the second year in a row).