5 September 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.

STRONG TURNOUT BEGINS 2000-01 SEASON

NOVICE TRAINING BEGINS WED AT 7 PM

Over 30 students have already signed up to be part of the LDU this year. This week begins novice training and massive argument blocking. Last weeks argument strategy meetings and practice debates did very well.

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


NEW ELIGIBILITY RULES IN EFFECT
POSTED ON LDU BULLETIN BOARD
PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE CONFUSED


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY 7 PM - NOVICE TRAINING
THURSDAY 9 PM - ARGUMENT STRATEGY
SATURDAY NOON - SPEAKING DRILLS WITH ARGUMENTS & REDO
SUNDAY NOON - AFF PRACTICE DEBATE AFF FISHBONE DOUGLAS, NEG WILKERSON PAGAN


NOVICE RECRUITMENT

SGA ACTIVITY FAIR - SEPTEMBER 15
FISHBONE IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

COUNTRIES: BURUNDI EGIZI, RWANDA EGIZI, TANZANIA KNOPS, KENYA WILKERSON, DJIBOUTI SWEENEY, ERITRIA PAGAN, ETHIOPIA PAGAN, SUDAN T SNIDER, UGANDA LOCKWOOD, SOMALIA FISHBONE

AFFIRMATIVE: UNDO A BAD AID PROGRAM HOAG, LABOR INTENSIVE DEVELOPMENT MCDONALD PARMETT, MICROCREDIT FISHBONE, SUDAN TRAINS WILKERSON, CULTURE EGIZI, DEBT RELIEF PAGAN KNOPS

NEGATIVE: SOUTH AFRICA CP FISHBONE, MBECKI CRED FISHBONE, DEBT WILKERSON KNOPS, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS EGIZI, BIOINVASION LOCKWOOD, STATISM/REBELS CHARTAN PAGAN, FOOD AID BAD SWEENEY


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. Next studio date is Saturday 9/16 at 5 PM.


UPCOMING INTERNET DEBATES

October - Debate against Central European All Stars [Robinson et al]
November - Debate against Japanese team
November - First internet tournament


OUR RECORD

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

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