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, 656-4275 fax, firstname.lastname@example.org email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site.
A balanced performance by eight LDU debate teams brought the University of Vermont the Second Place Sweepstakes award at the Russell Martin Debate Tournament held at Cornell University. Attended by over 23 schools, UVM finished ahead of Cleveland's John Carroll University and just behind Liberty University in the sweepstakes race.
In the Varsity division the performance by UVM teams was very impressive. Sarah Snider and Helen Morgan were 5-1 in the preliminary debates, then defeated the University of Rochester 3-0 in the quarterfinals before losing to John Carroll 0-3 in the semifinal debate. Rae Schwartz and Justin Parmett were 4-2 in the preliminary debates, then defeated Liberty University 2-1 in the quarterfinals before losing to the other John Carroll team 2-1 in the other semifinal debate. Thus, both UVM teams placed THIRD in the varsity division. Helen Morgan, Rae Schwartz, and Sarah Snider were all in the top ten speakers.
In the Novice division, UVM entered 5 teams and 3 of them reached the elimination rounds, including Aaron Fishbone & Peter Winfield, Jonathan Brill & David Poole, and Kenan Osmanovic & Megan Cavanaugh. Fishbone and Winfield won their first elimination round 3-0 over the University of Rochester before losing to eventual tournament champion Topwson University. The other two teams lost their first elimination round.
Two students attended their FIRST DEBATE TOURNAMENT! Troy Goddu and Heather Towne reported they had a great experience and also won 2 out of their 6 debates. Congratulations to Fiona Mahoney & Jordan Clark who just missed the emilination rounds by one-half point, and also to Greta Lockwood & Carla Mirabelli who participated in the tournament.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
NOVICE CRASH SESSION - WED 5PM
INTERMEDIATE TRAINING - WED 8 PM
VERMONT TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND
Hospitality/Administration: Anna, Rae, Helen, Justin, Carla, Matt
Judging: Helen, Sarah, Anna, Gordie, Justin, Rae, Terry 1-4-5-6, and our alums, of course!
Unofficial Party: Troy at 349 College Street.
Housing: Sarah/Helen, Gordie, Rae, Anna, Justin, Greta
Sunday Forum: Sarah
Debating (please confirm and expand): Towne & Goddu 1-3, Cavanaugh & Lockwood 1-3, Brill & Poole 1-3, Clark & Mahoney (TBA), Jewers & McCann (TBA), Schwartz & Parmett (TBA), Fishbone 2,3,4. FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THIS LIST!
LDU Spring Schedule
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2/20-21 East Champs at Rochester ALL
2/27 Vermont State HS Tournament
3/5-7 Towson MANY
3/19-22 CEDA Nats SIU 4/5
4/10 LDU BANQUET - TENTATIVE
Poulin books: Helen
Political DAs: Justin, Greta, Aaron, Jackie
Women in military: Rae, Jackie
Breastfeeding: Pete, Try, Heather
Class based: Sarah, Alanna, Kenan
Matsey, USC Jrnl of Soc & Sport: Tuna
Ecofem: Greta, Rae, Sarah
PUBLIC FORUM DEBATESTHIS WEEK
Mirabelli-Brill 7 PM Wed with Anna
Fishbone-Winfield 4 PM Thu with Terry
Goddu-Towne 5 PM Thu with Terry