21 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.

BUSY DEBATE WEEKEND
LDU FINISHES SEMESTER WITH WINNING RECORD

Success in NYC at Columbia
Trials and Tribulations at Wake Forest
Middlebury continues on a Roll!

Novices: Jill Witney, first tournament, Abagail Trebilcock 5th Place, Jillian Marty 3rd Place | Varsity: Shane Egizi & Jen Knops, 5th Place

The LDU attended the Columbia University tournament this weekend, with 36 teams from 11 schools comprising the field in Varsity and Novice Debate. While not quite as successful as the weekend before, it was nevertheless a trip characterized by success.
In the novice division Jillianj Marty and Vilasa Campbell were 5-1 in prelims. In quarterfinals they defeated the US Naval Academy 3-0, and then lost to Entel and Marples of Rochester 3-0 in semifinals, to finish Third at the tournament. Abagail Trebilcock and Marissa Kelley were 3-3 in prelims, but because of their high speaker points made it to the quarterfinals, where they were defeated by Cornell 3-0 in what all present called a truly excellent debate. Nick Soverel and Jill Witney attended their veryn first debate tournament and brought back a respectable 2-4 record.
In Speaker awards for the novice division Vilasa Campbell was #2, Abagail Trebolcock was #6, Jillian Marty #7, Marissa Kelley #13.
In the varsity division Shane Egizi and Jen Knops were 4-2 in prelims and then lost 3-0 to Penn State in the quarterfinals. The Middlebury team (which is being sponsored through cooperation between Middlebury and UVM) of Mark Douglas and Grace Hardy were 4-2 and defeated New York University 2-1 in the quarterfinals, and then lost a hard fought debate against Penn State 2-1. The UVM teams of Lana Langswierdt & Lisbeth Robinson and Casey Gervais & Meredith Parmett were the #9 and #10 teams after prelims, just missing the quarterfinals.
In Speaker awards for the Varsity division Mark Douglas was #6, Lisbeth Robinson #16, Jen Knops #17, Shane Egizi #18, and Mredith Parmett #20.
Lisbeth Robinson's daughter Colby, along for the trip, received a special thank you award from Columbia for her help in running the tournament.
Sarah Snider, Jeff Nichelson, and Greta Lockwood were the coaches for the tournament while Alfred Snider administered tournament tabulation.

Meanwhile, down in Winston-Salem, North Carolina the varsity team of Aaron Fishbone and Shawn Wilkerson were accompanied by coach Jackie Massey. They posted a hard fought but disappointing 3-5 record.


OTHER LDU NEWS

ALL PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED
CREATE AND DECLARE NEW PARTNERSHIPS OR CONTINUE WITH OLD ONES

THOSE WISHING TO GO ON THE SWING SHOULD FORM PARTNERSHIPS NOW FOR THE KC SWING!

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


NEXT SQUAD MEETING
IMPORTANT: ARGUMENTS, TRAVEL DECISIONS, SWEATSHIRTS
MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

NONE! DO YOUR SCHOOLWORK


SGA ISSUES

LDU President - Matt Sweeney
LDU VP - Greta Lockwood

Now preparing supplemental funding request


RESEARCH SYSTEM

Aaron Fishbone is the Research Coordinator.
BEGIN NOW FOR LONG-TERM RESEARCH AND ARGUMENT IDEAS
CONSULT WAKE FOREST CASE LIST, NOW ON OFFICE COMPUTERS, FOR NEW IDEAS
WE SEEK NEW AFFIRMATIVE CASES, NEW NEGATIVE ARGUMENTS
NEXT WEEK WE WILL BEGIN ENACTING NEW RESEARCH STRATEGIES


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: CONSUMERISM, ELECTIONS & DEMOCRACY, NATO BOMBING OF YUGOSLAVIA, DEBATE IN EUROPE, DEBATE IN YUGOSLAVIA
Lockwood, Egizi, Witney, Knops, Tuna, with spcial guest European debate star Mila Turajlic from Yugoslavia.
MEET AT THE OFFICE AT 1 PM.


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:
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 "REPLACING WEAPONS WITH WORDS" HOODED SWEATS
ALSO: HOODED SWEATS WITH "101 YEARS OF SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER"

THEY WILL COST ABOUT $30 EACH - HOODED, ZIP FRONT, POCKETED
ONLINE ORDER FORM AT http://debate.uvm.edu/ldusweats.html
COLORS: HUNTER, NAVY, STEEL, GREY, BLACK, WINE


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
Previously 138 137 50%
Columbia and Wake Forest 25 24  

TOTAL 2000-2001

163

161

50%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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