13 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.

STRONG SHOWING IN OKLAHOMA
15-6 record, many awards


| Vilasa Campbell, Top Speaker| Abigail Trebilcock, Third Place |


| Jillian Marty, Fourth Speaker |

Three UVM teams journeyed to Oklahoma City to attend the traditional Joe Jackson tournament at the University of Central Oklahoma. The result was a strong record and many awards, but unfortunately, no tournament championship.

In the JV division Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell were 6-0 and top seed in prelims before losing their quarterfinal debate 2-1. Abigail trebilcock and Sheila Limprevil were 5-1 and second seed, and after winning their quarterfinal debate, lost their semifinal round 2-1. Campbell was named the Top speaker, with Marty 4th and Trebilcock 5th.

In the varsity division Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson finished 3-3, once again losing their break debate in round six.


Thanks to Nuclear Control Institute for the graphic.

UVM STAGES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC DEBATE

Vilasa Campbell and Aaron Fishbone took on Charles Hoag and Jillian Marty in a public debate on Tuesday evening on the topic, "Can we wage a war on terrorism?" This is the second of a series of such debates planned by the LDU. The performances were strong and the issues seemed enlightening to the crowd. Police were on hand after disruptions at the previous terrorism debate, but all was calm. The event was videotaped and will be available for viewing on our website starting next week, along with a video of the previous debate. Charles Hoag was the organizer and Adam Gana was the moderator.

The LDU plans a series of continuing public debates this semester and next.


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....

WEDNESDAY 4 PM NOVICE TRAINING WITH TUNA
WEDNESDAY 9 PM NEGATIVE ARGUMENT MEETING
THURSDAY 7 PM MANDATORY STRATEGY MEETING FOR THIS WEEKEND


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, USA ECONOMY AND WAR CAMPBELL, US ECONOMY AND WORLD ECONOMY FISHBONE, BIODIVERSITY IS OK SOVEREL, INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS AARON, FEDERALISM ANSWERS AARON, DETERRENCE SNIDER, MINING OPPORTUNITIES TREBILCOCK, REV TURN CAMPBELL, TRANSFER DA OWUSU.


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

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

WE WILL TAPE SOME SHOWS IN THE SEMINAR ROOM THIS YEAR.

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

Vermont Community Access 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

157

149

51.3%

OKLAHOMA 15 6  

TOTAL

172

155

52.5%


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