3-7-2000

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, 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.

SUCCESS IN BALTIMORE


Sarah Snider & Helen Morgan - Allana Alexander

Anthony Pagan, Mark Douglas, Rae Lynn Schwartz

The LDU had another successful trip this last weekend, made all the more wonderful by the contributions and assistance of our alums and supporters, but the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat was still in evidence.

Helen Morgan & Sarah Snider were 7-0 in the varsity preliminary debates, sweeping the field. Sarah was rated the #1 speaker and Helen the #4 speaker in the varsity division. They defeated Rochester 3-0 in the semifinals before losing 2-1 in the Finals to Pittsburgh, coached oddly enough by an LDU alum Maxwell Schnurer.

Mark Douglas (of Middlebury) and Allana Alexander were 5-2 in the National Novice Championship prelims. They scored a 2-1 victory over Catholic University before bowing 3-0 to Cornell, coached oddly enough by LDU alum Jethro Hayman, in the octafinal round, to finish as the #9 Novice Debate Team in America. Allana was rated the #5 novice debater in America and Mark the #12. Casey Gervais, while not reaching the elimination rounds, was #19.

 

 

Rae Lynn Schwartz, LDU coach, received the Outstanding Critic Award along with Maxwell Schnurer of Pittsburgh. This makes the fourth year in a row that the top two critics at the Towson tournament have been either UVM coaches or UVM alums.

Other teams received heartbreaking losses in Round 7, with three teams losing the round they needed to reach the elimination rounds. Thus, Aaron Fishbone & Anthony Pagan, Teddy Malley & Jennifer Knops, and Casey Gervais & Meredith Parmett all finished 3-4. Mike Phippen and Eric Chartran finished at 2-5.

Special recognition has to be given to the outstanding hospitality the LDU received this weekend. Chuck Morton welcomed the entire 17 person posse into his spacious Towson home and entertained and fed everyone with skill and taste. Thanks to Padraic and the three Morton children for putting up with us! Long-time supporter Sallie Chafer hosted the squad on Thursday night in her home and served up an awesome Friday morning breakfast, and also showed up on Sunday to bring a celebratory chocolate angel food cake with Bailey's Irish Cream chocolate frosting. Yum! USAF Major Eric Nelson, now a defense analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, dropped by to judge a few rounds and entertain us with his stories of Azerbaijan and the Balkans, where he acted in a diplomatic role.


CEDA & NDT NATIONALS ARE NEXT!

Teams: Snider-Morgan, Fishbone-Pagan, Lockwood-Douglas, Malley-Knops.
Coaches: Snider, Massey, Schwartz, Ellis.
ALL STUDENTS NEED TO GET PASSPORT PHOTOS IN WATERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND NEED TO FILE FOR THEIR STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS!


MEETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

NATIONALS RESEARCH MEETING: TUESDAY AT 6 PM
USA-UK INTERNET DEBATE MEETING: WEDNESDAY AT 11 AM
FRIDAY NIGHT WORK SESSION: 7 PM - ?????
SATURDAY & SUNDAY NATIONALS PREP: NOON- 7 PM


PLAN NOW FOR THE ANNUAL LDU BANQUET
SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 29, 2000


UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT TO SPONSOR WORLD'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL INTERNET DEBATE ON MARCH 14TH, 2000

The Lawrence Debate Union and the University of Vermont are joining with the English-Speaking Union in the United Kingdom to sponsor the world’s first live broadcast international internet debate. The event will showcase technological, communicative, and intellectual abilities as well as further promote UVM's proven expertise as a world leader in the organizing and teaching of debating and communication skills to young people.

We will have a streaming video transatlantic debate with our United Kingdom partners, the English-Speaking Union, on 14th March, 2000 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. You can watch the live streaming video transmission of the debate from your computer screen by pointing your browser to http://www.livetx.com/esudebating.html. On campus the debate will be held in Waterman 111.

The UVM side of the debate is being sponsored by PeoplesForum.com and Apple Computing, while the UK side of the debate is being sponsored by Anderson Consulting.

The topic will be "The Dinosaurs never see it coming," and will focus on the dangers and opportunities of rapid technological change.
Introductory speeches will be given by Vermont sponsors and dignitaries, hopefully including Senator Leahy and Representative Sanders, who are trying to put it in their schedules.
The UVM team will consist of Helen Morgan, Aaron Fishbone, Rae Lynn Schwartz, and Sarah Snider.

The debate will be available to a potentially enormous worldwide audience. The debate will be broadcast from UVM as well as from the global live internet broadcast facility of LiveTX.com. The University of Vermont internet debate network [Debate Central] serves 3000 users each day and has been used by citizens in over 70 nations. The English Speaking Union has over 45 branches around the world, with educational links to over 3,000 institutions in the UK and abroad.

UVM Broadcast site http://www.uvm.edu/livedebate/

UK broadcast site http://www.livetx.com/esudebating/

Debate Central website http://debate.uvm.edu



PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD DEBATE INSTITUTE 2000
http://debate.uvm.edu/wdi.html


VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL STATE TOURNAMENT SEEKS JUDGES
MARCH 11, 2000 IN MONTPELIER
CONTACT: wdritschilo@rutlandhs.k12.vt.us



READ THE VERMONT QUARTERLY STORY ONLINE. http://universitycommunications.uvm.edu/vq/.


1999-2000 Season WINS LOSSES %
Previous 334 303 52.4%
Towson 25 21  

New Total

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324

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