Gaius Stern

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Gaius Stern ran Berkeley's Quiz Bowl club for a while. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland before becoming a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He received the Carper Award in 2004. While at Maryland, Stern assisted John Nam and Ramesh Kannappan of the University of Maryland who co-founded a predecessor organization to the Academic Competition Federation. He also edited the West Coast ACF newsletter. [1] Stern founded the (now-defunct) Bay Area Academic League (BAAL), which ran academic competitions for teams in the San Francisco Bay Area. [2] [3]

At Berkeley, Stern modeled the club's leadership structure after the Roman Republic, complete with consuls, proconsuls, and according to some sources, quaestors. His love of Rome extended even into his private life, as related in an infamous anecdote in Andrew Hart's Medium article on quiz bowl.

Stern notoriously took many years to complete his Classics PhD due to his refusal to learn Greek, eventually outlasting the professors who opposed him.

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Carper Award
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Eric Hillemann
2004 (with Don Windham)
Charlie Steinhice