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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email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html
(L-R) Marvin & Martin with Massey - Yadav & Sillin - Parmett with Fishbone
(L-R) Hoag & Sweeney - Robinson & Langswierdt - Lockwood with Greenman
UVM hosted the Logic
& Love Debates this last weekend. The tournament had novice and junior
varsity divisions only in an attempt to give extra opportunities to younger
debaters. 42 teams from the East attended the tournament.
The good news was that three UVM teams made it to the elimination rounds. Brian Hurley & Claudia Greenman were 4-2, won their octafinal debate, before losing to Rochester in quarters, thus finishing fifth. Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell were also 4-2 and then lost in octafinals, as did Sanjeev Yadav and Nat Sillin, who were also 4-2.
Casey Gervais and Charles Hoag won speaker awards in the JV division, as did Nat Sillin in the novice division.
The bad news was that two UVM teams missed the elimination rounds by a combined total of 5 points, and three JV teams just barely missed, including Meredith Parmett & Casey Gervais, Lana Langswierdt & Lisbeth Robinson, and Charles Hoag & Matt Sweeney in JV, as well as David Moss & Adam Nilson and Marisa Kelly & Abigail Trebilcock in novice.
The tournament featured the homecoming of many LDU past heroes - including national semifinalist Jethro Hayman (now coaching at Cornell), two time All American Max Schnurer (now coaching at Marist), LDU debater and coach Jeff Nichelson (now a television personality), past Novice National Champion Erica Albin (now an attorney), and ex-debater Sam Young (now a web designer).
The squad record for the weekend was 35-35.
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
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 NOVEMBER 4th. Topics: Civil Unions, Development Discourse
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 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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