27 January 2004

News from Vermont Debate AKA 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. The newsletter is published every Tuesday during the school year and infrequently at other times. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345 mobile, 802-656-4275 fax, alfred.snider@uvm.edu email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site.

CORNELL KICKS OFF BUSY SEMESTER


| TERESA, TUNA, AND JILLIAN (IN HER DRESS UP CLOTHES)

The East region circuit begins for 2004 this weekend in Ithaca, New York. UVM alum Jethro Hayman and the Big red of Cornell will be holding their annual Russell Martin debate tournament. UVM will have six teams loaded up and ready to go, with additional teams possible.

TEAMS: Marty-Kern, Sanders-Massey, Aeschlmann-Lehrer, Cardan-Hitchcock, Supernaw-McMahan, Yeasir-Fletcher, Landsman-Roos-X.
JUDGES/COACHES: Snider, Justin & Helen Morgan Parmett, Miller, Hoag, Egizi, Knops.

After that the tournaments come in quick order. Northwestern, free weekend, Binghamton, free weekend, Districts and Regionals at Marist, Vermont HS States, Towson JV & Novice Nationals, CEDA Nationals in Louisville, and then the NDT in the beginning of April.

New debaters were very welcome at our most recent meeting, including Ashley Hogan, Haroula Argiros, Andrea Aschlmenn, Tarik Yeasir, Brady Fletcher, and Jason Williams.


Vermont State Debate Tournament, March 6, Montpelier
Public Debate, April, 2004
Speak Out, warm weekend, Spring, 2004


Poetry Slam - Wed February 18, 2004, 9 PM, L&L Fireplace Lounge
LDU BANQUET - Dinner, Saturday, May 1, 2004.



Tuesday 3:30 PM - Novice Training #1 Haroula, Ashley, Tuna
Tuesday 4:30 PM - Novice Training #2 Andrea, Tarik, Brady, Tuna
Tuesday 5:30 PM - Aff Meeting, Bent, Jason, Tuna
Thursday 5 PM - First Tournament Workshop (all)


LDU ALUMNI AND STUDENTS ACTIVE IN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN


|Abigail Trebilcock (right) with Casey Gervais | Eric Mates and Lindsey Melander |

Many current and former LDU members are active in the presidential campaigns, and it is not a surprise that most of them are working for Howard Dean. Abigail Trebilcock was the very first employee of the Dean campaign and until recently has been the national office manager. She is now deeply involved in the New Hampshire campaign, with voting coming today! Narric Rome is involved in policy research. Lindsey Melander is involved in online fundraising. Eric Mates is a field organizer and was in Iowa. Charles Morton is active in the Maryland campaign. Scotty Greenwood, long time politico, has been a consultant for some months and is now very active in New Hampshire.

Politics and policy aside, it is hard not to cheer for their efforts!


SEMESTER TWO

FEBRUARY
30-31-1 Cornell
2/7-9 Northwestern
2/14-15 Binghamton
2/21-23 Kansas
2/28-29 DISTRICT8/CEDA East at Marist

MARCH
3/12-14 Towson
3/19-22 CEDA Nats Louisville

APRIL
4/1-5 NDT Catholic Univ., DC


Research Director is Jillian Marty. Assignments accepted must be completed.

ASSIGNMENTS POSTED IN OFFICE. LAST WEEK ASSIGNMENTS DUE TUES NIGHT 9 PM
THIS WEEK ASSIGNMENTS DUE THURS 5 PM


NOW WITH 278 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS!
Watch Flashpoint from your computer screen whenever you want! You will need RealPlayer installed on your computer to become a part of our growing audience. Here are some recent programs now available at http://debate.uvm.edu/flashpoint.html. Watch on Burlington Channel 15 Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10 PM, Saturday 1 PM.

Next tapings: 2/7, 2/21, 3/27, 4/3, 5/1 all Saturdays.
TOPICS: Armenian Genocide, Deficits, Youth Vote


LEAVE FOR CORNELL FRIDAY AT 7:30 AM
STILL ROOM IN HELEN'S DEBATE CLASS, SPCH 96


SQUAD MEETS AT 6 PM EACH MONDAY NIGHT, 475 MAIN STREET, ALL WELCOME!


UVM DEBATE WAS #10 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003.

OUR RECORD WINS LOSSES PERCENTAGE
PREVIOUSLY 151 197  43.3%
NO TOURNAMENT      
 TOTAL 151 197  43.3%
LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME 211 240  46.7%

ALWAYS CALL IT HUBER HOUSE!