20 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.

TWO LDU STUDENTS SERVE ON UVM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Abigail Trebilcock & Sanjeev Yadav use their debate skills to represent all UVM students


Sanjeev Yadav and Abigail Trebilcock

The UVM Board of Trustees has two student members, and both of them happen to be debaters. Abigail Trebilcock was selected to serve on the Board of Trustees last year and has now been joined by Sanjeev Yadav. The Board has been very active of late in a number of very important areas, such as the leadership of President Ramaley, efforts to implement the strategic change plan, the capital campaign to increase UVM's endowment, the selection of a new President and Provost, and many other important issues. Often Board meetings have conflicted with some debate tournaments, but both students bring their considerable debate talents to their Board tasks with vigor.

Abigail put it this way, "The combination of the abilities I have developed as a debater and the experiences I am having as a member of the Board of Trustees makes me confident that I will be able to handle the many challenges I will face after I graduate from UVM."

Congratulations to both students and good luck in the future in their important position.



NEXT STOP -- NATIONALS!

LDU Students Sacrifice Spring Break to Prepare

Special thanks to Steph McDonald, Teresa Hill, and Brian Cole who although not attending nationals are working hard to help everyone prepare.

WE WILL LEAVE THURSDAY MORNING MARCH 22
TEAMS: Fishbone & Wilkerson, Marty & Campbell, Knops & Trebilcock, and Shane Egizi (who will debate with Eli Crittenden of Emporia).
Judges & Coaches: Jackie Massey, Sarah Snider, Alfred Snider.

PREPARATION SCHEDULE

SATURDAY
2 PM Jackie with files and arguments
6 PM Knops-Trebilcock vs. Marty-Campbell with Tuna/Sarah
SUNDAY
11 AM Trebilcock-Egizi vs. Marty-Campbell with Tuna
2 PM Flashpoint Taping
9 PM Jackie runs wild
MONDAY
2 PM Speaking Drills
3 PM Rebuttal Redos
4-6 Dinner Break
6 PM LDU Meeting, progress reports
7 PM Fishbone-Wilkerson vs. Marty-Campbell
TUESDAY
9 AM Trebilcock-Fishbone vs. Marty-Campbell with Tuna
2 PM Speaking Drills
3 PM Rebuttal Redos
4 PM Work on Files
9:30 PM Practice Debates - Egizi-X vs. Fishbone-Wilkerson, Knops-Trebilcock vs. Marty & Campbell
WEDNESDAY
9AM Practice Debate
2 PM Work on Files
5 PM Strategy Session
7PM Potluck Supper at Abigail's house - 64 Hungerford Terrace
THURSDAY
Morning Pack Up
Afternoon Depart - TIME DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER!


RESEARCH

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Director
IGAD: Fishbone, Trebilcock
Internet bad: McDonald, Egizi
Women in Law: Marty
Politics Strategy: Fishbone, Egizi, Massey
Market Wishing Updates: Hill, Cole
Uniqueness Updates: Hill, Cole
DDT/Nets, etc.: Wilkerson
Informal Economy Country Specific: Campbell


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.


VOICE OF EDWIN NEWSLETTER NOW ARCHIVED ON THE WEB

This newsletter is now available as far back as February, 1999 on the LDU website. Just go to http://debate.uvm.edu/vofelist.html and choose the date and headline which interests you. Each week the new newsletter will be added.


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW -- NEW TAPINGS

MARCH 18, TWO SHOWS WERE TAPED
McDonald, Witney, Hill, Marty, A. Snider
Topics: Zapatista March in Mexico, Religion in America

Channel 15, Burlington - Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10:30 PM, Saturday 1 PM
Also available at http://debate.uvm.edu/watchdiscussion.html

NEXT TAPING ON APRIL 1, THINK OF TOPICS NOW!


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
COACH SNIDER ATTENDS EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE IN CHINA, APRIL, 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

CHARLES HOAG WILL PRESIDE
ITEMS OF BUSINESS: BANQUET ARRANGEMENTS, GREEK DEBATE ARRANGEMENTS, FLASHPOINT TAPING FOR 1 APRIL, 2 PM.


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


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
PREVIOUS RECORD 3/6/01 308 320 49%
TOWSON 31 29  

TOTAL 2000-2001

339

349

49%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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