30 October 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.

HARVARD REMAINS A CHALLENGE
Neither team reaches elimination rounds

Harvard University, a tournament which has been a challenge for UVM debaters for over a decade, remained so in the 2001-2002 season. UVM sent two teams, Aaron Fishbone & Shawn Wilkerson along with Jillian Marty & Vilasa Campbell. The tournament is attended by almost all of the top teams in the nation, and this year the entry was limited to 72 teams. Fishbone & Wilkerson finished with a 4-4 record after a very slow start, winning their final three debates. Marty and Campbell, technically a JV team, were entered in varsity at their first major national tournament, and performed well, gaining good speaker points and having eight close debates, although their record was 2-6. Jillian Marty, a sophomore, had the second highest points of the four UVM debaters.


WHAT IS A TERRORIST?
PUBLIC DEBATE TUESDAY, 11/14, 7:30 PM, MARSH LIFE SCIENCE 235

The LDU will schedule another public debate on the terrorist issue this Fall. The debate will feature LDU debaters and explore the modern definition of terrorism and whether it is accurate or relevant. Charles Hoag is the facilitator of this event.


INTERNET DEBATE WITH SLOVENIA PLANNED

In early December the LDU is planning an Internet debate with the national debate program in Slovenia. Based on consultations carried out in Prague earlier this month the two groups are now developing a format and a list of topics. Thanks to Bojana Skrt for working with us on this project. Final information will be supplied in the weeks to come. The debate can be watched when it happens at the Robert Huber Debate Forum, http://www.uvm.edu/debate_forum/.


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...



MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

THUR. 8 PM - NOVICE TRAINING
THUR. 9 PM - MANDATORY NEGATIVE MEETING WITH JACKIE


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

Aaron Fishbone is the research director.

TELESCOPE AFF HOAG, BIOPIRACY AFF BRUE, NEW PELLETIER PAGAN, ANTHRO MARTY, WHALING ECO SCAPEGOAT FISHBONE, NUCLEAR LANDSCAPE AFF TREBILCOCK, DEEP-SHALLOW ECOLOGY FISHBONE, SHADOWSPEAK PAGAN MARTY, CARTOGRAPHY/BORDERS OWUSU, POLITICS KNOPS TREBILCOCK.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS DUE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, EXCEPT FOR THUR. POLITICS SOVEREL.


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

Taping on 10/27 of #244 Bioterrorism & #245 Military in Afghanistan.

Flashpoint taping will pause until December because our facilities at VCAM (Vermont Community Action Media) are being relocated and upgraded.

Vermont Community Action Media, Channel 15, Burlington - Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10:30 PM, Saturday 1 PM
Also available at http://debate.uvm.edu/watchdiscussion.html



SQUAD MEETING
NEXT MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET

LOTS OF IMPORTANT ISSUES TO DEAL WITH!


NEW LDU CLOTHING IS COMING!


Jackie models a previous item. 2001-2002 clothing can be any item, please make suggestions!

Greta Lockwood will direct this effort. Designs & ideas by December 1, 2001 please.


OUR RECORD

2001-2002 SEASON

WINS

LOSSES

%

PREVIOUS

116

111

49.2%

HARVARD 6 10  

TOTAL

122

121

50.02%


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