25 September 2001

News from Vermont Debate AKA 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.

LDU PLANS PUBLIC DEBATE ON US MILITARY ACTION


CROWD AT PREVIOUS DEBATE ON US MILITARY ACTION HELD IN 1999 DURING KOSOVO CRISIS

The LDU made a commitment at this week's meeting to host a major public debate about US military action against terrorism in the near future. Charles Hoag will coordinate this effort. US military action seems inevitable, and after that action begins would be an appropriate time to hold a public debate. The debate will attempt to match up UVM faculty members with UVM debaters and include opportunities for members of the audience to present floor speeches. We will try and book the largest possible venue on campus and engineer a major publicity campaign. This debate will be webcast and globally available for viewing.

Last semester the LDU hosted a debate about the future of the global economy and drew several hundred attendees and major news coverage.


DISAPPOINTMENT IN IOWA

Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson were accompanied by Jackie Massey to a varsity tournament at the University of Northern Iowa. They return home with a 3-5 record and a determination to rework their major arguments so that they are more palatable to a wider array of judges. Sometimes we can be a bit ahead of the progressivity learning curve.


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...

MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

Tues. 9:30 AM Flow drills with Greta
Wed. 6 PM Novice training with Tuna
Wed. 9 PM Answers To meeting with Jackie
Thur. 8:30 AM Drills with Greta
Thur. 8 PM Novice prep session with Charlie
Thur. 9 PM Mandatory strategy meeting

PRACTICE DEBATES

Tues. 7 PM CG-LT
Wed Noon LT-CM
Wed, 6 PM CH-MC
Thur. 3:30 PM GB-SH


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

Aaron Fishbone is the research director. Binghamton 20 Jillian, Nuke info Vilasa, Bush/Economy Abi Sheila, FBI Lana Jillian Greta, Disarm CP Tuna.


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

VILASA CAMPBELL IS THE TOPIC DIRECTOR.

10/6 taping session could be Rich-Poor Gap and US military action against terrorism.

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

31

17

64.5%

NORTHERN IOWA 3 5

TOTAL

34

22

60.7%


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