13 February 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.

STRONG SHOWING AT CORNELL
SECOND IN SWEEPSTAKES
THIRD IN VARSITY & THIRD IN JV
FIVE TEAMS REACH ELIMINATION ROUNDS


Shawn Wilkerson & Aaron Fishbone | Charles Hoag & Liz Robinson


Meredith Parmett & Jen Knops | Vilasa Campbell & Jillian Marty (super-novices)

Eight LDU teams made the journey to Cornell last weekend and five of them reached the elimination rounds. Once again, the performance was even better than it seems because novice debaters excelled in the junior varsity division.
In varsity Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson continued their strong year by finishing THIRD in varsity. Shawn was named as the 5th best speaker in the division and Aaron as the 6th. Mark Douglas and Shane Egizi, both having successful seasons, had "one of those tournaments" and went 0-6. An autopsy is scheduled.
In the junior varsity division UVM cleared all four teams entered. Casey Gervais and Meredith Parmett finished THIRD in junior varsity, while the teams of Liz Robinson and Charles Hoag tied for FIFTH along with Jen Knops and Abigail Trebilcock (Abigail is a novice) and Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell (both novices) who all tied for FIFTH. Charles Hoag was named the 2nd best speaker, Meredith Parmett 5th, Jennifer Knops 6th, Vilasa Campbell 8th, and Casey Gervais 9th.
In the novice division both teams had members at their first tournament and the other two debaters were at their second tournament. Both teams had good showings with 2-4 records. Theresa Hill and Adam Gana were at their first tournament along with second tournament partners Nick Soverel and Jill Witney.
UVM finished second in sweepstakes, while West Point was third and Rochester first.
Huge thanks to UVM alums Cleopatra Jones and Jethro Hayman for hosting the LDU squad in their home this weekend, where a jolly time was had by all. Jethro is now the successful Director at Cornell. Cleopatra prepared an incredible Kenya-style feast for Saturday night which everyone raved about.


JILLIAN MARTY ELECTED LDU PRESIDENT

In an unopposed election first year student Jillian Marty was named President of the SGA arm of the LDU. She will be defending LDU's 2001-2002 budget request. Abigail Trebilcock will stay as Treasurer and Secretary.


KANSAS HERE WE COME!

Aaron Fishbone, Shawn Wilkerson, Jackie Massey, Sarah Snider. Thanks to Steve Woods of William Jewell College for providing local transportation and help this upcoming weekend.


TRAINING & PREPARATION

NOVICE TRAINING WITH TUNA: TUESDAY 6:30 PM & THURSDAY 6 PM.
GET ORGANIZED WITH GRETA: TUESDAY 7:30 PM.
FAMILY PLANNING AFF WORK WITH SARAH: NEXT TUESDAY (2/20) 9 PM
MANDATORY PRE-CORNELL STRATEGY MEETING: THURSDAY 9:15 PM


WEEKEND DEBATE PREP

OFFICE WILL BE OPEN! USE THIS TIME TO ORGANIZE FILES.


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 MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

BUSH UPDATES AARON, BUDGET LIZ & THERESA, SOFT POWER BAD SARAH & VILASA, AFRICA GLOBALISM IMPACTS VILASA, QUEER THEORY JEN & SARAH, NMD UPDATES AARON & ADAM, MOI DISADVANTAGE SHAWN, SANCTIONS-ROGUE IMAGE JACKIE, TANZANIA DEBT RELIEF JILLIAN & VILASA

ALL ASSIGNMENTS DUE BY THURSDAY AT 7 PM


COMING UP!

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
17-19 Heart of America varsity
23-24 East Regionals at BC all
March
3 VT HS States
9-11 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

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 246 251 49%
CORNELL 26 28  

TOTAL 2000-2001

272

279

49%

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

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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