29 August 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.

YEAR 101 OF VERMONT DEBATE BEGINS

Students gathered on Monday evening at ther traditional 6 PM time to kick off the LDU's 2000-2001 season. Here is some basic information about the upcoming year of debate, competition, education, and public service.

THE 2000-2001 YEAR-LONG 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:
September
16-18 Northern Iowa varsity
30-1 Rochester all
October
7-8 West Point all
13-15 Lewis and Clark varsity
21-22 UVM Novice/JV all
28-30 Harvard varsity
November
3-5 Central Oklahoma v-jv
11-12 Binghamton all
15-16 South Carolina (Women's Round Robin) varsity
18-19 Columbia University all
13-15 Wake Forest varsity
January
2-7 KC Swing a few
19-21 Miami (Fla) varsity
February
3-4 Vermont all
10-11 Cornell all
17-19 Heart of America varsity
23-24 East Regionals at BC all
March
3 VT HS States
7-8 Towson all
24-27 CEDA Nationals a few
29-2 NDT Nationals qualifiers only

COACHING STAFF FOR THIS YEAR:

Alfred C. Snider, Jackie Massey, Sarah Snider, Jeff Nichelson, Greta Lockwood


NEXT SQUAD MEETING

MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


VERMONT DEBATE 1999-2000 SETS NEW TEAM RECORD FOR TOTAL WINS AND TOTAL DEBATES

READ ALL ABOUT IT IN THE 1999-2000
BANQUET BOOKLET


MEETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

TUESDAY 9 PM - AFFIRMATIVE STRATEGY
THURSDAY 9 PM - NEGATIVE STRATEGY
FRIDAY 6:30 PM - REVIEW OF INSTITUTE ARGUMENTS
SATURDAY NOON - WARM-UP DEBATE WITH WILKERSON, KNOPS, FISHBONE, EGIZI


NOVICE RECRUITMENT

EVERYBODY - PUT UP POSTERS AVAILABLE IN OFFICE
SGA Activities Fair - Fishbone
Tuesday 6 PM - Serfer, Fishbone
Thursday 6 PM - Chartan


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone & Anthony Pagan have been nominated for Research Coordinator. Make a decision next week.
Prepare to be assigned a country to research.


WORK STUDY POSITIONS

Give your paperwork to Tuna, and then we will orgnize a meeting. All work study positions will use a timeclock and will be closely supervised.


FLASHPOINT - WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW

We are seeking a topic coordinator for this program. We are now arranging for studio time and seek topic input.


UPCOMING INTERNET DEBATES

October - Debate against Central European All Stars
November - Debate against Japanese team
November - First internet tournament


UNOFFICIAL POTLUCK
Jennifer Knops invites all friends of debate to a potluck dinner at her house, 369 South Winooski, at 7 PM this Saturday. Call 860-1696 for information.


OUR RECORD

1999-2000 Season WINS LOSSES %
Final Record 376 349 52%

New Season

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