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Coast Guard Academy Model UN Team Competed at the Brown University Crisis Simulation

1/c Jacquelyn Dilley
March 26, 2019

Model UN Team Competed at the Brown University Crisis SimulationThe U.S. Coast Guard Academy Model UN team competed at the Brown University Crisis Simulation (BUCS) from March 1-3, 2019. In the crisis simulations, delegates are thrown into dynamic simulations of historical, current, or futuristic events. In order to succeed, delegates must think on their feet, debate with fellow committee members, work together to pass directives, and utilize their own portfolio powers in the ever-changing environment.

BUCS was one of the Coast Guard Academy's most successful competitions to date, with half of the delegation receiving individual awards for their committees. 2/c Joshua Murdy and 3/c Jackson Carpenter received the "Best Delegate" award, along with the gavel for their committee, which is the equivalent of first place. 2/c Alex Terrades received the "Outstanding Delegate" award, or the equivalent of second place. 4/c David Tunder and 4/c Sean Hunter additionally received "Honorable Mention," the third place award. At BUCS, each delegate got the chance to delve into a new topic, ranging from the Hawaiian Sugar Strikes of 1946 to LGBTQ+ Activism in the 1970s to potential Puerto Rican statehood. Every cadet in attendance learned about a new topic, honed public speaking and writing skills, and forged connections with our civilian counterparts.