28 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.

WEEKEND OF TELEVISION & INTERNATIONAL ACTIVISM

LDU tapes three new television shows and hosts international debate star Mila Turajlic from Yugoslavia

Mila Turajlic, Yugoslav University Debate Network | Anthony Pagan, Sarah Snider, Greta Lockwood prepare for TV taping

Greta, Mila, Shane Egizi after NATO bombing program | The discussion never ends

The Lawrence Debate Union used a weekend without a debate tournament to bring more discourse, discussion and debate to the airwaves as they taped three episodes of the long-running LDU television show, Flashpoint. They were joined by dynamic speaker and debater Mila Turajlic from the Yugoslav University Debate Network. Mila, an international and European debate star, is in NYC for a media internship and accepted the LDU's invitation to come to Burlington to participate in Flashpoint. Mila's first contact with LDU came several years ago when Prof. Snider visited the University of Belgrade to support debate activities there. Since then she has become very active in the Network as well as in the Yugoslavian Democratic Resistance, participating in many public debates in her country while Milosevic still was in power as well as in many international competitions.

Flashpoint #221 was entitled "Electile Dysfunction" and discussed the issues surrounding the deadlocked presidential campaign in the USA. The panel consisted of Sarah Snider, Anthony Pagan, Shane Egizi, and Greta Lockwood with moderator Alfred Snider.
Flashpoint #222 was entitled "Stop the Shop" and discussed issues surrounding consumerism and the protest action involved in "Buy Nothing Day, November 25, 2000" which was carried forward in over 30 countries. The panel consisted of Greta Lockwood. Shane Egizi and moderator Alfred Snider.
Flashpoint #223 was entitled "NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia" and discussed issues surrounding the NATO air war against Yugoslavia during the crisis and intervention in Kosovo. The panel consisted of Mila Turajlic, Greta Lockwood, Shane Egizi and moderator Alfred Snider. The issue has long been an important one for LDU members, who actively opposed the bombing, participated in civil disobedience to protest the bombing of Yugoslavian civilian targets, and staged a massively attended public debate (400+ people) on US intervention. Mila provided an inside perspective and information about the effects and realities of the air campaign. One of the best shows in recent memory

Greta Lockwood is the topic coordinator for Flashpoint, Karen McGregor of Adelphia is the Director. It is seen in Burlington three times a week on Channel 15, Wed. 12:30 PM, Thursday 10:30 PM, and Saturday 1 PM. Many archived Flashpoint shows can be viewed as streaming media at http://debate.uvm.edu/watchdiscussion.html.


OTHER LDU NEWS
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!

THOSE ATTENDING THE KC SWING MUST REPORT FOR FULL-TIME PREP ON DECEMBER 27 AT 9 AM!

Swing Partners so far: Fishbone-Wilkerson, Sweeney-Hoag, Parmett-Gervais, Marty-Campbell, Trebilcock-O'Connor

Without Partners: Douglas, Moss, McDonald, Soverel, Egizi, Knops, Sillin


NEXT SQUAD MEETING
MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

THURSDAY 9 PM - NEW AFFIRMATIVE CASE MEETING


PLAN NOW TO ATTEND NEW YORK URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 12/9 AS A JUDGE. GET PAID, TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING ARRANGED. JACKIE IS IN CHARGE OF THIS TRIP.


SGA ISSUES

We need to submit a supplemental funding request NOW before we can commit to attending the Miami tournament in January.

LDU President - Matt Sweeney
LDU VP - Greta Lockwood


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


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!
ORDER NOW!

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


OUR RECORD

2000-2001 Season WINS LOSSES %
SEMESTER ONE 163 161 50%

TOTAL 2000-2001

163

161

50%

1999-2000 Record: 376-349 52%


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