12-7-99

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.

VERMONT DEBATE CONTINUES STRONG SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE

LDU crew at NYC Tournament | Happy Winners Pose for Camera

78 novice debate teams gathered at Washington Irving High School in Manhattan last Saturday for the Third NYUDL tournament of the season. The NYUDL is a cooperative effort between NYC schools, the Open Society Institute, and the IMPACT Coalition of NYC. UVM and the LDU have been involved since the very beginning. The program picks schools with high proportions of students in poverty and then starts interscholastic debate programs in those schools. The program. Now in its third year, has been tremendous success, with over 30 schools participating. For more information, see the website which the LDU hosts for the NYUDL at http://debate.uvm.edu/udl/udl.html.
The UVM presence was very much in evidence, as nine LDU folks made the trip to judge and show support. Tim Miller, Justin Parmett, Scott Geller, Shawn Wilkerson, Greta Lockwood, Kenan Osmanovic (pictured above), Rae Schwartz , and A. C. Snider were all on hand. Others wanted to come but stayed behind to prepare for final exams this week. All judged except for Snider who tabulated the tournament and paired the debates.
NYUDL students received application materials to UVM, and many are interested because of their good experiences at the World Debate Institute the last two summers. Three more tournaments are planned for next semester. Debaters with more experience than novices are now attending regular NYC area tournaments as part of the Mid-Hudson League.


HOLIDAY PARTY

SATURDAY NIGHT 8:30 PM
34 Bilodeau Court - this is NOT a potluck supper


RESEARCH & STRATEGY MEETING
TUESDAY 9:30 PM


MIDWEST SWING 2000

TOURNAMENT DATES: Leave Burlington 1/2/2000, Arrive KC 1/3/2000, UMKC Tournament 1/4-6/2000, Wm Jewell Tournament 1/7-9/2000, Return to Burlington 1/11/2000.
Varsity & JV divisions. 9-3-6 10 prep Judge Preference.
PREPARATION
You should attend as much of the preparation period as you can. December, 18-19-20-21-22-23 Session 1, 27-28-29-30 Session 2.
SIGNING UP: Snider, Morgan, Lockwood, Winfield, Fishbone, Serfer, Knops, Parmett, Malley.


FLASHPOINT - WATCH IT ON THE INTERNET


http://debate.uvm.edu/broadcast.html

NEW SHOWS NOW AVAILABLE
#210: CUBAN REVOLUTION 1999
#211: HUMANS ON MARS
#212: NATIONAL HONORARY SOCIETIES


UPCOMING INTERNET DEBATES - LDU & UVM TO MAKE HISTORY


VERMONT-CORNELL DECEMBER 15-18, 1999[DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK]. Lockwood, Snider, Morgan, Fishbone, Winfield. Meet on Thursday at Noon for planning.
VERMONT-LONDON FEBRUARY 20-25, 2000 [DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED]. We would like to arrange for case/argument disclosure, we need to have a topic we feel comfortable with, we would like to have a practice session with the participants the day before. We need to recruit notables to attend and we need to seek sponsors.


1999-2000 SeasonWINSLOSSES%
Previous16613555.1%
Columbia & Wake Forest3541 
New Total201176 53.3%

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