23 January 2001

The Voice of Edwin is the weekly newsletter of the Edwin Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont, an endowed co-curricular program which trains students in debating and sponsors national competition and community events. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345 mobile, 802-656-4275 fax, asnider@zoo.uvm.edu email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site.
The LDU meets every Monday night at 6 PM at 475 Main Street.

VERMONT DEBATE GEARS UP FOR SEMESTER OF COMPETITION

The Lawrence Debate Union is preparing for a big second semester of competition, and it all happens in eight weeks of time. The semester will feature competition at tournaments like Marist College, Cornell University, the University of Kansas, Boston College, Towson University, CEDA Nationals in Tennessee, and hopefully the National Debate Tournament at Baylor University in Texas.
The first semester registered very positively in terms of recruitment, retention, and performance. Now there are 12 formed debate teams committed to travel competition in semester two.
While slightly behind last year's pace for wins and debates, a new record for both is still within reach, given that there are so many teams actively debating. At the midpoint of semester one Vermont was in the 40s of the national rankings, but zoomed to 18th after strong performances late in the semester. Optimism expert Jackie Massey is predicting a top ten finish for UVM. We shall see.
Teams are forming now, and here are the pairings:
Aaron Fishbone & Shawn Wilkerson - will debate varsity this semester.
Anthony Pagan & Shane Egizi - will debate varsity most of the semester and aim to do well at JV Nationals in Towson.
Meredith Parmett & Casey Gervais - will debate varsity and JV.
Jillian Marty & Vilasa Campbell - will debate JV before dropping back to novice for Novice Nationals.
Lisbeth Robinson & Charles Hoag - will debate JV this semester, Lisbeth is a senior.
David Moss & Duane Compton - will debate JV even though David is a novice.
Sanjeev Yadav & Nat Sillin - have increased their commitment to debate and will start our in novice.
Steph McDonald & Matt Sweeney - will debate JV starting at Cornell.
Adam Gana & Jill Witney - will debate novice, with Adam being a courageous rookie.
Wendy O'Connor & Claudia Greenman - will debate novice after success in the first semester.
STILL WITHOUT PARTNERS: Jen Knops, Abagail Trebilcock, Nick Soverel, Sarah Burnie.


TRAINING & PREPARATION

NOVICE TRAINING WITH TUNA: THUR 5 PM & NEXT MONDAY 7 PM
FLOWING DRILLS WITH GRETA: THUR 7 PM & SUN 10 AM
SATURDAY IS WORK DAY - WITH JACKIE STARTING AT 10 AM
SUNDAY IS WORK DAY - WITH SARAH STARTING AT 3 PM


VERMONT SCHEDULES INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

INTERNET DEBATE VS. CHILE (ENGLISH) APRIL 9, 2001
INTERNET DEBATE VS. CHILE (SPANISH) APRIL 10, 2001
INTERNET DEBATE VS. KOREA (ENGLISH) APRIL 12, 2001
UVM TEAM TO SANTIAGO CHILE FOR INTERAMERICAN SPANISH LANGUAGE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, MAY 6-13, 2001


SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MEETING JANUARY 29, 2001, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

RESEARCH MEETING - WED. 8 PM


THE 2000-2001 YEAR-LONG TOPIC:
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should substantially increase its development assistance, including increasing government to government assistance, within the Greater Horn of Africa.

THE PLANNED TOURNAMENT TRAVEL SCHEDULE:
February 3-4 Marist all 10-11 Cornell all 17-19 Heart of America varsity 23-24 East Regionals at BC all
March 3 VT HS States 7-8 Towson all 24-27 CEDA Nationals a few 29-2 NDT Nationals qualifiers only


LDU ADDRESS-PHONE-EMAIL LIST NOW AVAILABLE
at http://debate.uvm.edu/ldulist.html


LDU 2000-2001 SWEATSHIRTS ARE HERE!
ORDER NOW FOR NEXT PRINT RUN IN SPRING

Matt Sweeney is coordinator.
REPEAT OF "REPLACING WEAPONS WITH WORDS" HOODED SWEATS
ALSO: HOODED SWEATS WITH "101 YEARS OF SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER"

THEY WILL COST $30 EACH - HOODED, ZIP FRONT, POCKETED
ONLINE ORDER FORM AT http://debate.uvm.edu/ldusweats.html
COLORS: HUNTER, NAVY, STEEL, GRAY, BLACK


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
SEMESTER ONE 219 224 49%
 

TOTAL 2000-2001

219

224

49%

LDU RECORDS FOR WINS (376) AND DEBATES (725) ARE BOTH WITHIN REACH!

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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