6 November 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.

WINNING PERFORMANCE AT BINGHAMTON


| Campbell & Marty. Third Place JV | Gana & Brue Fifth Place Novice |


| Jake Ricker, 8th Speaker Novice | Pagan & Owusu Fifth Place JV |


| Grenier & Rounds, Ninth Place Novice | Kayce Massey. Future Star |

A flock of UVM teams attended Binghamton University's 12th Annual Southern Tier Forensics Festival last weekend and returned with multiple honors and a strong overall winning record. Five teams reached elimination rounds and overall the record was 34-28. The tournament traditionally has only a junior varsity and a novice division.

Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell compiled a 5-1 record in the preliminary debates in the JV division. Their quarterfinal round was against Cornell, including Top Speaker Kerry McBroom, and UVM emerged with a 2-1 victory. The next opponent was Columbia in the semifinals, and UVM lost a 3-0 decision, finishing THIRD. Anthony Pagan and Edwin Owusu were 4-2 in prelims and lost a 3-0 decision to Rochester. Sheila Limprevil and Abigail Trebilcock were 4-2 and missed the elimination rounds by a few speaker points. Lana Langsweirdt and Brian Hurley were 3-3. The JV squad was an impressive 16-8 in prelims. Anthony Pagan was named the 6th speaker.

In the novice division three teams reached elimination rounds, all three with 4-2 records, including Adam Gana and Marget Brue, Jake Ricker and Peter Wright, along with Cody Rounds and Josh Grenier. Rounds and Grenier lost their octafinal debate, while both of the other teams won 3-0. In quarterfinals both teams lost, Gana and Brue 2-1 while Ricker and Wright went down 3-0. Adam Gana was the 2nd speaker, Marget Brue was 7th, and Jake Ricker was 8th. Kayce Massey and Ertan Barucic were 2-4 while Keith Kosow and Justin Goralnick were 1-5.

Charles Hoag was named the #2 judge in the tournament after a balloting by students. He richly deserves this recognition.

The LDU was lucky enough to take a 48 seat BUS to the tournament, sharing it with Middlebury College. It was quite a luxury to get into the bus at the end of the tournament, falling asleep, and waking up safely back in Vermont. Thanks to Harry our driver.

Full tournament cumulative results available at http://debate.uvm.edu/binghamton2001.html.


Thanks to Nuclear Control Institute for the graphic.

CAN WE WAGE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM?
PUBLIC DEBATE TUESDAY, 11/13, 7:30 PM, MARSH LIFE SCIENCE 235

Now scheduled. We had faculty debaters drop out because the issue was "too hot" but we will go ahead. Charles Hoag is the coordinator of this and other public debates. WE WILL CONTINUE TO DEBATE THIS ISSUE.


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....

FRIDAY 4 PM COUNTERPLAN THEORY WITH CHARLIE
SATURDAY 11 AM ARGUMENT DRILLS WITH TUNA


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

Aaron Fishbone is the research director.

UNRECOGNIZED TRIBES LIMPREVIL, NUCLEARISM MINING UNIQUENESS HILL FISHBONE, NEW PELLETIER CASE MARTY, MAKAH ORIGINALS GANA, MAKAH FRONTLINES SOVEREL, WOMANISM PAGAN, STATISM FRONTLINE CAMPBELL, TRIBAL GOVERNMENT DA FISHBONE LANGSWEIRDT GANA, ANWAR DA BRUE, LANGUAGE STRATEGY COLE, LAND & CULTURE TREBILCOCK, POLITICS WILKERSON, IHCA CAMPBELL, COLUMBIA RIVER WATER RIGHTS MARTY.


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

PLANNING NOW FOR NEXT SEMESTER'S PROGRAMS, INCLUDING TELEVISED PUBLIC DEBATES.

Flashpoint taping will pause until December because our facilities at VCAM (Vermont Community Access 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

122

121

50.02%

BINGHAMTON 34 28  

TOTAL

157

149

51.3%


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