19 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.

ROCKY START IN IOWA

The LDU season got underway this last weekend at the University of Northern Iowa. Mark Douglas and Aaron Fishbone finished with a 2-6 record. Attending coach Jackie Massey found encouragement in a number of factors, and here is a summary of his report. We could have been a bit better prepared, but for the most part our negative strategies were sound but we needed to be more familiar with them. Only one debate was a real thumping (Wake Forest), and all of the others were very close. We had problems with impact comparisons. In the first two affirmative rounds we needed to rework our topicality and inherency positions. Jackie reported that he was pleased at the way we were debating having listened to a couple of rounds, and he is very optimistic for what will happen as the year goes on. Jackie has kudos for Fishbone.


Squad Snapshot [partial]


COMPLETE DEBATE INSTRUCTION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Debate and argument training texts, huge number of instructional videos, and more available at the LDU website, DEBATE CENTRAL, the largest and most comprehensive debate website in the world.

Learning: http://debate.uvm.edu/learndebate.html
Videos: http://debate.uvm.edu/policyvideo.html


TEAMS FORMED

TEAMS: FISHBONE-WILKERSON, SWEENEY-HOAG, GERVAIS-PARMETT, PAGAN-KNOPS, ROBINSON-LANGSWIERDT, MARTY-CAMPBELL, SILLIN-YADAV, SOVEREL-RODRIQUEZ, WITNEY-CROWELL, NILSIN-MOSS, MARTIN-MARVIN, TREBILCOCK-KELLEY, GREENMAN-HURLEY, PESATURO-O'CONNOR

NEED PARTNERS: CHARTAN, LUNTZ, PHIPPEN, McDONALD


NEXT SQUAD MEETING
MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

TUESDAY 9 PM - RESEARCH MEETING
WEDNESDAY 8:30 PM - NOVICE TRAINING
THURSDAY 9 PM - FILING MEETING
SATURDAY - PREP DAY AT THE LDU OFFICES
SUNDAY 3 PM - PRACTICE DEBATE PAGAN-KNOPS VS. HOAG-SWEENEY
SUNDAY 6 PM - CAMPBELL-MARTY VS. PAGAN-LUNTZ WITH WILKERSON FILL-IN


OFFICE ISSUES

Take great care with evidence masterfile. Copy what you need and return it neatly.
Computers are prioritized for debate work, not email.
Downstairs cleaning effort coming soon!


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

RESEARCH MEETING ON TUESDAY IS A MUST FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN RESEARCH!
WE HAVE INTELLIGENCE REPORTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO PREP!


WORK STUDY POSITIONS

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


FLASHPOINT - WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW

Greta Lockwood is the topic coordinator for this program.
SUNDAY 2 PM MEET AT THE OFFICE
Soverel, Lockwood, Snider, Luntz, Langswierdt, Campbell
Topics: Reparations for Slavery, Teen Trends


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
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
Judges: Erica Albin, Sam Young


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


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
Previously 0 0
Northern Iowa 2 6 25%

TOTAL

2

6

25%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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