5 December 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.

LDU ASSISTS PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND & NEW YORK CITY URBAN DEBATE LEAGUES

A few of the debaters from Providence

The Urban Debate League national movement is something the LDU is proud to be a part of. Now operating in over a dozen cities the program helps sponsor debate teams in underserved schools in urban areas. Started in Atlanta, the program now has started debate programs in hundreds of schools and has created thousands of new debaters. The program is financed through a partnership between local schools, community groups, universities with debate programs, and funding from the Open Society Institute. See http://debate.uvm.edu/udl/default.html

Last weekend Professor Snider attended the third tournament of the Providence Urban Debate League [PUDL], for which he is a consultant. He participated in teacher training and program evaluation. Many of the PUDL students attended the World Debate Institute this last summer.

Next weekend a group of LDU members will be attending a debate tournament in New York City to serve as judges and UVM recruiters. UVM has benefited greatly from NYUDL training, as current LDU debaters Anthony Pagan and Jillian Marty (as well as Middlebury's Mark Douglas) started debating in the NYUDL.

NEW YORK TRIP DETAILS: Massey is in charge and has the vehicle and hotel space. Pay for hotel space if you can. Passengers: Lockwood, Knops, Pagan, Marty, SSnider, MacDonald, Langswierdt. Leave at 5:30 PM Friday from the office. Return on Sunday.


OTHER LDU NEWS
CREATE AND DECLARE NEW PARTNERSHIPS OR CONTINUE WITH OLD ONES

THOSE WISHING TO GO ON THE SWING MUST 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, Knops-Egizi, Pagan-Douglas

Without Partners: Moss, McDonald, Soverel


NEXT SQUAD MEETING
MONDAY, 6 PM
475 MAIN STREET


MEETINGS & EVENTS THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY 9:30 PM - NEGATIVE STRATEGY MEETING


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.
JACKIE MASSEY'S POST=FINALS RESEARCH INITIATIVE: Massey, Knops, Pagan, Moss, Hoag, MacDonald, Fishbone, SSnider, Wilkerson


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! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

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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