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, firstname.lastname@example.org
email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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
30-1 Rochester all
7-8 West Point all
13-15 Lewis and Clark varsity
21-22 UVM Novice/JV all
28-30 Harvard varsity
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
2-7 KC Swing a few
19-21 Miami (Fla) varsity
3-4 Vermont all
10-11 Cornell all
17-19 Heart of America varsity
23-24 East Regionals at BC all
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
1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%