26 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.

LDU HELPS NEW YORK URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE BEGIN SEASON

The New York Urban Debate League, a consortium of over 30 inner city NYC high schools in cooperation with the Open Society Institute and the IMPACT Coalition, staged its first tournament this last weekend. 82 teams participated. Alfred Snider did pairing and tabulation and Casey Gervais and Sarah Snider attended as judges. The LDU has a long relationship with UDLs nationally, and hundreds of these students have attended the World Debate Institute. Many students this last weekend indicated their interest in attending UVM.


ROCHESTER IS NEXT

Teams: Fishbone-Wilkerson, Sweeney-Hoag, Knopos-Pagan, Yadav-Sillin, Campbell-Marty.
Judges/Coaches: Massey, Lockwood, Snider
Van #1 departs at 1 PM
Van #2 departs at 4:30 PM
SIGN UP FOR A VAN SEAT RIGHT AWAY!


PUBLIC DEBATE ON PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE

Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 7 PM
Campus Center Theater, Billings Student Center
Hemlock Society vs. Not Dead Yet
Moderator, Aaron Fishbone; Videographer, Greta Lockwood
Part of Disability Awareness Month


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 - PRACTICE SPEECHES WITH MASSEY
WEDNESDAY 9 PM - NOVICE SURVIVAL SESSION
THURSDAY 9 PM - STRATEGY DISCUSSION
THURSDAY 6 PM - PRACTICE DEBATE CAMPBELL-MARTY VS. SILLIN-YADAV
TUESDAY 9 PM - WILKERSON-FISHBONE VS. PAGAN-KNOPS


SGA ISSUES

LDU President - Matt Sweeney
LDU VP - Greta Lockwood


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

Tanzania Debt - SSnider, Knops, Wilkerson
Reparations to Burundi-Rwanda - Fishbone, ASnider
Sustainable agriculture - Massey
NGOs Bad - Fishbone
Movements - Fishbone
Western medicine critique - Massey
Politics updates - SSnider
NMD - ASnider
Cow warming - Lockwood, Fishbone


WORK STUDY POSITIONS

McDonald and Parmett are signed up. Waiting for more.


FLASHPOINT - WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW

Greta Lockwood is the topic coordinator for this program.
#219 Reparations for Slavery & #220 Youth Trends were taped.
Next taping is in mid-October


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 18-19 Columbia University all 17-20 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


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 1 7 12.5%

TOTAL

1

7

12.5%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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