14 November 2000

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. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345 mobile, 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 AT BINGHAMTON

DEBATERS WIN EASTERN USA FALL NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP - TAKE FIRST AND SECOND PLACES
TWO NOVICE TEAMS TIE FOR FIFTH
LDU SUCCESS AT ALL LEVELS
MIDDLEBURY "SISTER" TEAM DOES WELL, WINS FIRST AWARD IN MEMORY

Some of the Oklahoma & Binghamton Awards | Marty & Trebilcock with 1st & 2nd Place Novice Awards

Lana Langswierdt, 5th Place in JV | Martin & Marvin, 5th Place in Novice

Moss & Nilson, 5th Place Novice | Sarah Snider, #2 Most Preferred Judge

The LDU attended the Binghamton University tournament this weekend, with 47 teams from 13 schools comprising the field in Junior Varsity and Novice Debate. The Novice division is the Eastern USA Fall Novice Championship. The squad put together a 45-31 record and got back to its traditional winning ways.
In novice debate, four of UVM's six teams reached the quarterfinals. Jillian Marty and Vilasa Campbell were 5-1 in prelims and then had the bad fortune to face another UVM team in the quarterfinals, David Moss and Adam Nilson who had a 4-2 rercord, with Marty and Campbell advancing because of their superior prelim record. In the semifinals, Marty & Campbell defeated Rochester 3-0 to move onto the Finals. Meanwhile, Marisa Kelley and Abagail Trebilcock were 5-1 in prelims and debated Rochester TB and defeated them 2-1, then moved on to the Semis where they defeated Cornell 3-0, propelling them into the Finals. But lo and behold, the two teams meeting in the Finals were both from UVM, so they were declared co-champions. In other novice action, Greg Martin and Jon Marvin were 4-2 in replims both lost their quarterfinal debate to Rochester 3-0. Dan Pesaturo and Wendy O'Connor were 3-3 in prelims while Brian Hurley and Claudia Greenman were 2-4 losing two contested decisions.
Six UVM novices were in the Top 20 individual speakers, including #3 Jillian Marty, #4 Vilasa Campbell, #9 Abigail Trebilcock, #11 Claudia Greenman, #16 Jon Marvin, #19 Greg Martin, and #20 Adam Nilson.
In the Junior Varsity division Lisbeth Robinson and Lana Langswierdt qualified for the quarterfinals and then lost 3-0 to Cornell. Meanwhile Meredith Parmett and Casey Gervais were 3-3 and Eric Chartan and Steph McDonald as well as Jen Knops and Shane Egizi were 2-4.
Five UVM JV debaters were in the Top 20 individual speakers, including #9 Lisbeth Robinson, #16 Casey Gervais, #17 Meredith Parmett, #18 Lana Langswierdt, and #19 Jen Knops.
UVM has been helping Middlebury College start a policy debate team, mostly in cooperation with Mark Douglas who is an NYUDL alumni. This was the first weekend two Middlebury students debated together as Mark was joined by Grace Hardy (a novice), and they did very well in the Junior Varsoity division. They were 4-2 in prelims and then defeated 6-0 Cornell 2-1 in the quarterfinals before losing in the semis 2-1 to eventual JV tournament champion Columbia. Thus, Middlebury got their first unilateral trophy placing THIRD. Mark Douglas was the #6 individual speaker. The Lawrence endowment at Middlebury is now back at work in policy debate!
Even UVM judges were winning awards. Coach Sarah Snider emerged from the balloting by contestants as the #2 judge in the tournament, being narrowly edged out by UVM alumni Jethro Hayman who now is the Director of Forensics at Cornell, so it was still in the family.
Coiaches and debaters alike attributed this success to changes made in the preparation sequences three weeks ago as well as hard work by all involved.


LDU NEEDS HOUSING HELP FOR NYC 11/17-18
DEBATERS BRING SLEEPING BAG, PILLOW, TOWELS


OTHER LDU NEWS

COLUMBIA THIS WEEKEND
Vans leave Friday at 5PM
Parmett-Gervais, Egizi-Knops, Campbell-Marty, Robinson-Langswierdt, Trebilcock-Kelly, Douglas-Hardy, Witney-Soverel
Judges/Coaches: ASnider, SSnider, Lockwood, Nichelson

WAKE FOREST THIS WEEKEND
Van to Boston airport leaves 9 AM Friday, driven by Trebilcock
Van meets them at Boston Airport 9 AM Tuesday, driven by ASnider
Massey, Fishbone, Wilkerson

FUTURE TRAVEL
WANTS TO GO TO KC SWING: Kops, Hoag, Sweeney, McDonald, Gervais, Parmett, Marty, Campbell, Fishbone, Moss, Wilkerson, Trebilcock.
WANTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR MIAMI: Knops, Sweeney, Gervais, Parmett, Marty, Campbell, Fishbone, Moss, Trebilcock, Wilkerson


NEXT SQUAD MEETING
MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY 9PM - COUNTERPLAN STRATEGY WITH MASSEY
THURSDAY 9 PM - NEGATIVE STRATEGY MASSEY [mandatory for those attending]

PRACTICE DEBATES
WED 9:30 PM FISHBONE WILKERSON VS, GERVAIS PARMETT, WITH ASNIDER
THUR 6 PM MARTY CAMPBELL VS. WITNEY SOVEREL


SGA ISSUES

LDU President - Matt Sweeney
LDU VP - Greta Lockwood

Now preparing supplemental funding request


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.
Sustainable agriculture disad SSnider, Irony ASnider, Early warning Wilkerson, Pastoralism disad Fishbone, Kenya land reform Wilkerson, Negativism case argument Massey, Lame Duck answers Massey, IMF answers SSnider, Ethiopian agriculture Marty-Campbell, Moi elections Trebilcock, TRIPS CP/Top SSnider


FLASHPOINT - WEEKLY TELEVISION SHOW

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 SUNDAY 11/26: PRISONS, CONSUMERISM, PEOPLE POWER


THE 2000-2001 YEAR-LONG TOPIC:
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 TRAVEL SCHEDULE:
November 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


LDU ADDRESS-PHONE-EMAIL LIST NOW AVAILABLE
at http://debate.uvm.edu/ldulist.html


LDU 2000-2001 SWEATSHIRTS ARE COMING!

Matt Sweeney is coordinator.
REPEAT OF "WEAPONS NOT WORDS" HOODED SWEATS
ALSO: HOODED SWEATS WITH "101 YEARS OF SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER"

THEY WILL COST ABOUT $30 EACH - HOODED, ZIP FRONT, POCKETED
WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF ONLINE ORDER FORM


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
Previously 88 103 46%
Binghamton 45 31  

TOTAL

133

134

50%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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