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
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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
The squad was 17-16 for the weekend.
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.
LDU President -
LDU VP - Greta Lockwood
Campbell, Pagan, McDonald and Parmett are signed up. Waiting for more.
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
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
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
1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%
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