18 September 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. The newsletter is published every Tuesday during the school year and infrequently at other times. 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.

STRONG START AT ROCHESTER
NOVICES DOMINATE
31-17 SQUAD RECORD


NOVICE CHAMPIONS
[L-R Margit Brue, Teresa Hill, Brian Cole, Adam Gana]

The University of Rochester tournament opened the LDU's season with a bang. Seven teams attended and brought home an excellent 31-17 record with a 4-2 mark in elimination debates. Cases worked well, negative strategies were effective and interesting and while not all areas were perfect the trip was a very positive one.

Special congratulations go to Margit Brue, Sheila Limprevil and Edwin Owusu who attended their first LDU tournament.

The novices led the way, with Teresa Hill and Brian Cole finishing the preliminary debates with a 6-0 record. Meanwhile Adam Gana and Margit Brue were 5-1. Both won their quarterfinal debates over West Virginia and Army 3-0, which set them to face each other in the semifinal round. UVM teams do not debate against each other in competition, so Hill and Cole advanced by virtue of their better record. Hill and Cole defeated Army 3-0 in the finals to claim the title. Margit Brue was the 4th speaker in the division, Adam Gana was 5th, Teresa Hill was 8th and Brian Cole was 9th.

Junior varsity teams showed strong performances but did not make it to the top. Casey Gervais and Meredith Parmett were 4-2 before losing to Binghamton in the quarterfinals. Claudia Greenman and Edwin Owusu were also 4-2 and lost to Cornell in the quarterfinals. Sheila Limprevil and Abigail Trebilcock were 3-3 and just missed the elimination rounds. Meredith Parmett was 4th speaker and Casey Gervais was 6th.

Varsity teams fought hard and debated well but just fell short. Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson were 3-3. Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell continued their determination to debate in higher divisions and finished a respectable 2-4. Aaron Fishbone was 4th speaker.

Squad affirmative cases included:
Respect treaties with native americans and return lands.
Remove the offensive word "squaw" from official place names.
Repatriate native american human remains to the earth.
Increase authentic education about native Americans in all schools.
Protect sacred native American sites from development.

Special thanks go to those who attended to help the LDU by serving as novice judges, including Steph McDonald, Charlie Hoag and Matt Sweeney.

 

FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...

MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

TUES. 2 PM - LEARN TO RESEARCH WITH JACKIE
WED. NOON - LEARN TO RESEARCH WITH JACKIE
WED. 1:30 PM - JULIE WITH TUNA
WED. 9:30 PM - ANSWERS TO SESSION
THUR. 3:30 PM - NICKY WITH TUNA
THUR. 6 PM - NOVICE TRAINING SESSION
SAT. 1-3 PM - SPEAKING/FLOW DRILLS WITH GRETA
SUN. 1 PM - NOVICE PRACTICE DEBATES

PRACTICE DEBATES

Tue 6:30 PM MC-FW
Wed 9 PM LT-MC
Thu 4:30 PM BG-MC
Fri 8 AM MC-SO


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

Aaron Fishbone is the research director. Treaties bad: Hill, Cole, Lockwood; Taxation: Campbell; Criminal justice Marty; Native languages are private: Brue, Campbell.


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

VILASA CAMPBELL IS THE TOPIC DIRECTOR.
9/22 taping session. Topics are Middle East and HIV in America. Panel includes Hoag, Trebilcock, McDonald, Owusu, Langsweirdt, Snider.
10/6 taping session could be Rich-Poor Gap and Immigration Issues with Mexico.

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


NEWS OF THE SUMMER

These stories and more from the Summer will be covered in the next few weeks.


SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET

LOTS OF IMPORTANT ISSUES TO DEAL WITH!


OUR RECORD

2001-2002 SEASON

WINS

LOSSES

%

PREVIOUS

0

0

0

ROCHESTER 31 17 64.5

TOTAL

31

17

64.5


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