6 March 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.

LDU's JACKIE MASSEY NAMED "DEBATE COACH OF THE YEAR" FOR EASTERN USA 2000-2001


Jackie Massey - Recognition Richly Deserved

Jackie Massey, a UVM faculty member who teaches Speech courses, was named Eastern USA Debate Coach of the Year for the 2000-2001 season in a ceremony in Boston at the CEDA East Region Championships, where his teams won the first place sweepstakes award. He received a standing ovation from the crowd, a well deserved recognition to his hard work and determination he has shown all year long. Sam Nelson of the University of Rochester, in remarks upon presentation of the award, mentioned Jackie's determination to do whatever it takes to get as many students as possible to debate. The size and depth of the UVM squad is a testimony to his achievements.


A WEEKEND IN THE LIFE OF THE LDU....

Even when there is no tournament scheduled, the LDU is active. Here are some of the things which took place this last weekend....


TOWSON/NOVICE NATIONS/JV NATIONALS HERE WE COME!

WE WILL LEAVE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 8, 2001 AT NOON!
TEAMS: Fishbone & Wilkerson, Parmett & Gervais, Pagan & Egizi, Greenman & O'Connor, Moss & Trebilcock, Marty & Campbell, Gana & Witney, Cole & Arms, and Knops-Semanie-Sillin are looking for partnerships.
JUDGES/COACHES: Massey, A. Snider, S. Snider, Morgan (alum now at Pittsburgh), Lockwood, Nichelson, Langswierdt.


LDU PLANS SPRING PUBLIC DEBATE ON GREEK SYSTEM

The LDU will be sponsoring an April event which will feature our debaters on the question of whether UVM should retain its current Greek social system, Stay tuned for details! Nat Sillin is the coordinator of this even.


BANQUET SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 28, 2001

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
MANDATORY PRE-TOWSON STRATEGY MEETING: WEDNESDAY 9 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


PRACTICE DEBATES

Tuesday 3:30 PM Cole & Arms vs. Gana & Witney


SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET

BE THERE FOR CEDA NATIONALS PLANNING!


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

Make sure to copy the big Debt Relief file! Review market wishing file for agrotech evidence!
Politics (2001 budget, uniqueness, economic downturn, etc.) Fishbone, Campbell, SSnider; Neg vs. IGAD Fishbone, Trebilcock; Speed Critique SSnider; Kenya Debt Campbell; Law of the Sea bad Campbell; Reparations Massey; Rwanda Justice Massey; Indigenous language CP Gana.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY EARLY EVENING!


COMING UP!

CEDA NATIONALS: Fishbone-Wilkerson, Marty-Campbell, Knops-Trebilcock, one more team?

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 SCHEDULE:
March
9-11 Towson all
24-27 CEDA Nationals 3 teams


LDU ADDRESS-PHONE-EMAIL LIST NOW AVAILABLE
at http://debate.uvm.edu/ldulist.html


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
CURRENT RECORD 3/6/01 308 320 49%
       

TOTAL 2000-2001

308

320

49%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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