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Teams from New York University, Columbia University, the University of Richmond, and Marist College took home most of the awards this weekend at the annual Robert Huber Debates. NYU & Columbia closed out the open division, and in the novice division the University of Richmond defeated Marist College in the final round 3-0 to capture the novice division. Justine Daniels of NYU was the top speaker in Open, while Mohammed Abouzaid of Richmond was the top speaker in novice. Six UVM teams competed as well, and were ineligible for awards at a UVM-hosted event, but UVM teams were still 11-8 for the weekend.
Richmond had to be the sentimental favorite, as they are coached by LDU alum Lisa Heller.
The tournament was greatly facilitated by LDU alumni Jeff Cedarfield, Paula Skowron, and Cheryl Wilson who drove in from out of town to judge. Terry McKnight and Andy Ellis also helped in judging.
Next year the Huber Debates has been designated as the site of the East Region Championship Tournament, and may also serve as the District 8 qualifying tournament for the National Debate Tournament.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
EVIDENCE MARATHON - Tue 8 PM Office
BEATING CORNELL - Wed 7 PM Jackie's
BEATING TOWSON - Thu 4:30 Office
ROCHESTER THIS WEEKEND:
Leave at 11 AM on Friday, bring sleeping bags, towel, pillow.
Varsity: Snider-Morgan, Schwartz-Parmett; JV: Lockwood-Cavanaugh; Novice: Brill-Osmanovic, Fishbone-Winfield, Zarenner-Bernstein (?), Mahoney-Mirabelli(?)
Coaches: Snider, Massey, Miller, McGreevy, McKnight(?), Jacobson (?)
LDU WEAR IS COMING!
Dark blue hooded sweatshirts, "Building Resistance" on the front, "Replacing Weapons with Words - Vermont Debate" on the back. Order now. They will not be cheap, but will be swank. Hopefully they can be ready for Towson. To order if you are an alum or supporter, contact Tuna at his email address: email@example.com.
LDU Spring Schedule
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 - Justin coordinates
Poulin books: Helen
Political DAs: Justin, Greta, Aaron, Jackie
Women in military: Rae, Jackie
Economy: Helen, Mariellen
Breastfeeding: Pete, Troy, Heather
Class based: Sarah, Alanna, Kenan
Matsey, USC Jrnl of Soc & Sport: Tuna
Ecofem: Greta, Rae, Sarah
PRACTICE DEBATESTHIS WEEK
A: OB VS FW THU 5:30 PM
A: MS VS SP THU 9 AM