4 December 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.

PLANS EMERGE FOR SEMESTER TWO:
KC SWING, JV NATIONAL ROUND ROBIN, GLOBAL OUTREACH, PUBLIC DEBATES, TELEVISION PROGRAMS, AND MORE!

KANSAS CITY SWING:
Eight teams and four coaches are bound for Kansas City in January, 2002. Two vans will traverse the highways safely to provide transportation. Students demanded to drive instead of fly so that more teams could attend. Each student must complete a major research assignment before the first prep day on 12/27.
TEAMS TRYING TO GET ON THE VANS: Fishbone-Wilkerson, Marty-Campbell, Trebilcock-Limprevil, Parmett-Gervais, Langsweirdt-Greenman, Cole-McDonald.
DEBATERS STILL IN THE MIX: Gana, Hill, Owusu, Soverel, Hurley.

JV NATIONAL ROUND ROBIN
UVM has been invited to send a team to the Neil Warren Junior Varsity Round Robin to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 1-3, 2002. This tournament intends to select the best JV teams in the nation for intense competition. The LDU has asked for supplemental funding for this event from SGA. Jillian Marty and Abigail Trebilcock made the request and the response seemed positive.

PUBLIC DEBATES -- NOW TO TAKE PLACE EACH MONTH
The LDU plans more public debates next semester on critical topics. It is hoped that experts and community members could also become involved. First up, January 23, 2002. Topics include "Palestinian State" or "Ban bioengineering at UVM."

INTERNET DEBATE TOURNAMENT
UVM will be hosting an Internet debate tournament next year involving six other schools (Claremont, Marist, Richmond, Clarion, Mankato and West Point). There will be six rounds, meaning a total of 21 debates/ The debates will be video webcast over the Internet and will be viewable at the Robert Huber Debate Forum http://www.uvm.edu/debate_forum/ Topics, formats and precise dates will be announced soon. Watch a debate and cheer on the LDU side!

INTERNET DEBATE WITH SLOVENIA PLANNED

In December the LDU is planning an Internet debate with the national debate program in Slovenia. Based on consultations carried out in Prague earlier 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/.


LDU TERRORISM DEBATES NOW AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET

Both debates from this Fall are now available for viewing. You will need RealPlayer [http://www.real.com/] to watch these events, but it will scale to match the speed of your connection.

MILITARY ACTION IN AFGHANISTAN? 16 October 2001. http://real.uvm.edu:554/ramgen/debate/terrordebate101601.rm

SHOULD WE FIGHT A WAR AGAINST TERRORISM? 13 November 2001. http://real.uvm.edu:554/ramgen/debate/pubdebterror1101.rm


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING...



MEETINGS AND EVENTS COMING UP....

WEDNESDAY, 9 PM!
ESSENTIAL ARGUMENT MEETING, ALL SWING ATTENDEES MUST BE THERE TO TAKE A RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT!


RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

Aaron Fishbone is the research director.

ATTEND ESSENTIAL ARGUMENT MEETING!


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

LAST TAPING: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 4 PM IN THE DEBATE OFFICE! TOPIC: CLONING. PANELISTS: FISHBONE, LOCKWOOD, SNIDER

NEXT TAPING: DECEMBER 28, 1 PM, AT NEW VCAM STUDIO.

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

WE WILL REVIEW RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS!


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 are in, time to vote soon!


OUR RECORD

UVM IS #3 IN THE NATIONAL DEBATE SWEEPSTAKES RACE!

2001-2002 SEASON

WINS

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PREVIOUS

 

 

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210

198

51.4%


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