20 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.

FISHBONE AND WILKERSON REACH ELIMINATION ROUNDS AT HEART OF AMERICA TOURNAMENT


Shawn Wilkerson & Aaron Fishbone with some of their trophies

The team of Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson reached the elimination rounds at the Heart of America tournament held at the University of Kansas. Long seen as one of the most difficult tournaments held in America and a warm-up for nationals, the tournament reflected their long and difficult struggle to rise into the upper ranks of American varsity policy debate teams. Aaron and Shawn have debated steadily all year and with a tremendous work ethic, never despairing. The two are juniors and did not debate in high school, and in reaching the elimination rounds in Kansas they sent several teams with twice as much debate experience and on debate scholarships to the showers through their victories. They lost their elimination round to Northwestern University in what was said to be an excellent debate. There are always more goals to aim for.


SARAH SNIDER NOMINATED TO JUDGE NATIONAL FINAL ROUND


Sarah Jane Snider in November with judging award from Binghamton University

Former LDU debater and now coach Sarah Jane Snider has been nominated to represent the Eastern USA as a judge of the national championship debate at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament to be held in March in Tennessee. Joe Patrice of Columbia was also nominated. Each school in the East will cast a vote to determine who will judge and the other will serve as alternate.


EAST REGIONALS HERE WE COME!

DEPART AT 1 PM FRIDAY FROM THE DEBATE OFFICE! BRING SLEEPING BAGS AS HOTEL ROOMS MAY BE CROWDED!
Teams: Fishbone-Pagan, Wilkerson-Knops, Moss-Compton, Parmett-Gervais, Robinson-Hoag, Soverel-Hill, Greenman-O'Connor, Marty-Campbell, Gana-Semanie. Coaches: A. Snider, Massey, S. Snider, Lockwood, Nichelson. Judges: Egizi, McDonald, Winfield.


BANQUET SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 28, 2001


Last Year's Food Line

Students, staff, parents, friends, supporters all invited. We celebrate our year, say farewell to those leaving us, and hand out lots of prize money! Long on fun, short on boring speeches, this is an event you won't want to miss. Location and menu to be announced, but circle it on your calendar now. Wendy O'Connor is in charge of planning.


TRAINING & PREPARATION

NOVICE TRAINING WITH TUNA: THURSDAY 6:30 PM.
JACKIE'S OPEN COACHING SESSION: WEDNESDAY 7 PM.
FAMILY PLANNING AFF WORK WITH SARAH: TUESDAY 9 PM
MANDATORY PRE-REGIONALS STRATEGY MEETING: THURSDAY 9:15 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 MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

QUEER THEORY GRETA-JEN-SARAH, TANZANIA DEBT RELIEF JILLIAN-VILASA, POLITICAL UPDATES SARAH, ETHIOPIA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE JACKIE, SUDAN PHARMACEUTICAL PLANT VILASA, CAMELS JILL-SHANE, BC/AIDS ANTHONY.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS DUE BY THURSDAY AT 7 PM


COMING UP!

TOWSON: Open: Fishbone-Wilkerson, JV: Pagan-Egizi, Gervais-Parmett, Novice: Cole-Arms, Soverel-Hill, Grenman-O'Connor, Moss-Trebilcock, Marty-Campbell, Gana-Witney.
CEDA NATIONALS: Fishbone-Wilkerson, Marty-Campbell, Knops-Trebilcock.

THE 2000-2001 YEARLONG 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
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


VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL STATES

UVM will be assisting with the Vermont Debate and Forensic League state debate championship to be held at Montpelier High School on March 3, 2001. The final rounds of both novice and varsity debate will be held in the Senate and House Chambers at the Vermont State House, scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM. Alfred C. Snider will be tabulating the tournament. Judges are sought. Volunteers include: Aby, Jen, Vilasa, Jill, Steph, and Wendy. Car pools will be organized.


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
SEMESTER ONE 272 279 49%
Kansas (4-3 prelims, 0-1 elims) 4 4  

TOTAL 2000-2001

276

283

49%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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