3 October 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.

WINNING WAYS RETURN AT ROCHESTER TOURNAMENT

Winning ways returned at Rochester and new novice debaters took the plunge and emerged with awards. Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson were 5-1 in the varsity division, and then finished Third in the tournament after a disputed 2-1 loss to Binghamton. Aaron was the 5th speaker in the tournament and Shawn was 10th. In the Junior Varsity division Matt Sweeney and Charles Hoag returned from their two years in Austria and got back into the groove. They were 3-3 but reached the elimination rounds based on their speaker points, and lost in the quarterfinals 2-1 to Michigan-Dearborn. In the novice division two teams attended their first debate tournament. Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell were 4-2 before losing to Army in the octafinals. Sanjeev Yadav and Nat Sillin were 3-3 but reached the elimination rounds based on their speaker points, and they lost in octafinals to Cornell 2-1.
The squad was 17-16 for the weekend.


WEST POINT IS NEXT

Teams:
Varsity: Fishbone-Wilkerson
Junior Varsity: Egizi-Douglas, Gervais-Parmett, McDonald-Chartan, Hoag-Sweeney, Sillin-Langsweirdt
Novice: Pesaturo-O'Connor, Martin-Marvin, Trebilcock-Kelley, Nilson-Moss, Hurley-Greenman
Judges/Coaches: Massey, Lockwood, Snider, Young, Albin, TBA, TBA
VANS DEPART AT 5 PM!


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


NEXT SQUAD MEETING
MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

TUESDAY 9 PM - FLOW DRILLS WITH LOCKWOOD
WEDNESDAY 9 PM - CRITIQUE THEORY WITH S. SNIDER
THURSDAY 8 PM - OPEN COACHING SESSION WITH MASSEY

PRACTICE DEBATES
THURS FISHBONE-WILKERSON VS. SWEENEY-HOAG
TUES 7 PM LANGSWEIRDT-SILLIN VS. GERVAIS-PARMETT WITH JACKIE
THURS 8:30 PM MARTY-CAMPBELL VS. CHARTAN-MCDONALD WITH EGIZI


SGA ISSUES

LDU President - Matt Sweeney
LDU VP - Greta Lockwood


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.

JAPAN-WHALING WILKERSON, USAID UNIQUENESS EGIZI, ARTIFACT FRONTLINES S. SNIDER-PARMETT-HOAG, INTEREST RATES MASSEY, CURRENT BOARD STRATEGY MASSEY, CONGRESS/ELECTION ANSWERS YADAV-MASSEY, NMD T. SNIDER, ETHIOPIA SUSTAINABLE AGRI FISHBONE, USAID/NPI LOCKWOOD, JUSTIFICATION ANSWERS MASSEY, ISLAMIC BANK CP EGIZI


WORK STUDY POSITIONS

Campbell, Pagan, McDonald and Parmett are signed up. Waiting for more.


FLASHPOINT - WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW

Greta Lockwood is the topic coordinator for this program.
Channel 15, Burlington - 12:30 PM Wed, 10:30 PM Thur, 1 PM Sat.
Next taping is October 14 or 15. Topics: civil unions, prisons


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:
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


LDU 2000-2001 SWEATSHIRTS ARE COMING!

Discussion next Monday, Matt Sweeney is coordinator.


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
Previously 1 7 12.5%
Rochester 17 16

TOTAL

18

23

42%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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