17 December 2002

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.

VERMONT DEBATE PLACES HIGH IN NATIONAL RANKINGS

Both major national rankings have Vermont debate doing well. Although they use slightly different formulas the rankings chart tournament results and ranks schools based on their competitive success. There are no "votes" by coaches or journalists, these rankings all come from tabulating wins and losses. The CEDA (Cross Examination Debate Association) ranking is administered by Jeff Jarman of Wichita State University. The NDT (National Debate Tournament) ranking is administered by Jim Hanson of Whitman College. These results will fluctuate as the season goes on, but it seems clear that UVM is headed for another very strong year. The top 125 schools are listed here so you can compare our performance with that of other schools.

CEDA NATIONAL RANKINGS - DECEMBER, 2002
NDT NATIONAL RANKINGS - DECEMBER, 2002

1 Northwestern 157 14
2 Emory 139 34
3 Rochester (Univ. of Roc 130 14
4 Liberty University 125 60
5 Catholic University 122 28
6 Cornell University 116 35
7 Boston College 115 19
8 Missouri-Kansas City (U 105 40
9 Michigan State Univ. 102 11
10 Texas (Univ. of) 98 16
11 Vermont 94 33
12 Dartmouth 91 13
13 Cal. State Chico 86 39
14 West Virginia Universit 86 20
15 Georgia 86 13
16 Southern California (Un 84 14
17 Cal-Berkeley (Univ. of 83 30
18 Wake Forest 83 16
19 Whitman 82 12
20 Gonzaga 80 14
21 Cal. State Fullerton 79 21
22 Wayne State University 79 4
23 SUNY-Binghamton 78 17
24 John Carroll University 72 10
25 Southwest Missouri Stat 70 18
26 Weber 70 7
27 Pepperdine 69 23
28 Arizona State 68 11
29 Pittsburgh 67 13
30 U.S. Military Academy 67 1
31 Chicago 64 23
32 Miami (Ohio) 64 10
33 Mercer 62 33
34 Central Oklahoma (Univ. 62 19
35 George Washington 62 14
36 Kansas State 58 2
37 Idaho State 57 6
38 Emporia State 56 8
39 Concordia 55 16
40 Richmond (Univ. of Rich 54 8
41 Eastern New Mexico Univ 52 18
42 Samford 52 13
43 Fort Hays 51 19
44 George Mason University 51 1
45 Johnson County 50 11
46 New York Univ. 50 1
47 Capital 49 7
48 Southern Illinois Univ. 49 0
49 Baylor 48 6
50 Kansas (Univ. of) 48 0
51 Mary Washington College 47 1
52 Augustana IL 44 41
53 Wichita State 44 14
54 San Francisco State (Ca 44 13
55 North Texas (Univ. of) 44 0
56 West Georgia 43 0
57 Vanderbilt 42 17
58 James Madison 42 9
59 Fresno City College 42 9
60 U.S. Naval Academy 41 3
61 Northern Iowa (Univ. of 41 1
62 Alabama 40 20
63 Regis 40 14
64 Claremont-McKenna Colle 40 5
65 Clarion University 40 4
66 Louisville 38 0
67 Northern Illinois 37 9
68 Bakersfield College 36 14
69 Loyola (Chicago) 36 11
70 Denver 36 11
71 Puget Sound 35 19
72 Kentucky 35 0
73 Michigan Univ. 35 0
74 Macalester 33 1
75 Northwest College 32 16
76 Cal. State Long Beach 32 13
77 Iowa 32 1
78 Wyoming 31 15
79 Harvard 29 1
80 Georgia State 28 0
81 Trinity University 28 0
82 Western Illinois 27 16
83 Lewis & Clark 27 1
84 Case Western 27 0
85 Western Washington 26 0
86 Texas San Antonio (Univ 26 0
87 Cal. Poly San Luis Obis 25 8
88 Redlands 25 0
89 Oregon 24 9
90 Marist College 24 0
91 Wisconsin Osh Kosh (Uni 22 8
92 Towson 22 0
93 Middle Tenneessee State 21 1
94 Fordham University 21 0
95 Texas, Dallas (Univ. of 21 0
96 Miami (Florida) 19 9
97 Southern Utah 19 9
98 Southwest Texas State 19 1
99 Georgetown 18 0
100 North Central College 17 8
101 Sacramento State Univ. 17 2
102 Ithaca College 17 0
103 Kansas City Kansas Comm 17 0
104 Los Angeles City Colleg 17 0
105 Cal. State Northridge 17 0
106 Penn State 17 0
107 Florida 16 1
108 Marquette 12 4
109 Albertson 12 4
110 Stanford 12 0
111 Pace University 12 0
112 Michigan-Dearborn 11 0
113 San Diego State 11 0
114 Southwestern (Californi 10 0
115 Santa Clara University 9 0
116 Kings College 9 0
117 Allegheny 8 0
118 Massachusetts 8 0
119 Queens College 8 0
120 Hired/No affiliation 7 0
121 Florida State 7 0
122 Clemson 6 19
123 Missouri (Univ. of) 6 0
124 Santa Rosa Junior Colle 5 0
125 Southeast Louisiana 5 0

1 429 Northwestern
2 403 Catholic University
3 403 Emory
4 397 Liberty University
5 383 Rochester (Univ. of Rochester)
6 377 Boston College
7 352 Cornell University
8 324 Missouri-Kansas City (Univ. of)
9 304 Texas (Univ. of)
10 302 Vermont
11 299 Southern California (Univ. of)
12 290 Cal. State Fullerton
13 289 West Virginia University
14 281 Michigan State Univ.
15 278 Dartmouth
16 276 Wayne State University
17 276 SUNY-Binghamton
18 268 Wake Forest
19 266 Georgia
20 265 John Carroll University
21 257 Southwest Missouri State
22 248 Gonzaga
23 242 U.S. Military Academy
24 240 Whitman
25 238 Pittsburgh
26 230 George Washington
27 226 Cal-Berkeley (Univ. of Cal-Berkeley)
28 222 Weber
29 222 Cal. State Chico
30 221 Richmond (Univ. of Richmond)
31 221 Mercer
32 220 Miami (Ohio)
33 211 Mary Washington College
34 209 George Mason University
35 199 Kansas (Univ. of)
36 196 Emporia State
37 192 Chicago
38 190 Arizona State
39 189 Kansas State
40 189 Capital
41 187 Johnson County
42 187 Pepperdine
43 184 Samford
44 182 Idaho State
45 180 U.S. Naval Academy
46 172 New York Univ.
47 171 Concordia
48 169 Wichita State
49 168 Baylor
50 168 Eastern New Mexico University
51 166 Clarion University
52 166 North Texas (Univ. of)
53 165 Central Oklahoma (Univ. of)
54 160 Southern Illinois Univ.
55 156 Augustana IL
56 156 Vanderbilt
57 156 Louisville
58 155 James Madison
59 154 Fort Hays
60 150 San Francisco State (California)
61 145 Northern Iowa (Univ. of)
62 144 West Georgia
63 141 Fresno City College
64 141 Claremont-McKenna College
65 135 Redlands
66 134 Alabama
67 132 Cal. State Long Beach
68 131 Georgia State
69 128 Puget Sound
70 125 Michigan Univ.
71 124 Kentucky
72 123 Macalester
73 122 Texas San Antonio (Univ. of)
74 120 Loyola (Chicago)
75 120 Towson
76 118 Bakersfield College
77 118 Wyoming
78 117 Case Western
79 117 Iowa
80 114 Northern Illinois
81 112 Trinity University
82 111 Lewis & Clark
83 108 Cal. Poly San Luis Obispo
84 108 Marist College
85 100 Texas, Dallas (Univ. of)
86 100 Regis
87 97 Western Illinois
88 93 Oregon
89 93 Harvard
90 90 Georgetown
91 90 Ithaca College
92 89 Northwest College
93 85 Fordham University
94 85 Los Angeles City College
95 84 Wisconsin Osh Kosh (Univ. of)
96 83 Western Washington
97 81 Kansas City Kansas Comm. College
98 77 Middle Tenneessee State Univ.
99 76 Florida
100 76 Miami (Florida)
101 74 Denver
102 73 Marquette
103 67 Southern Utah
104 65 Michigan-Dearborn
105 64 Sacramento State Univ. (California)
106 58 Penn State
107 57 Albertson
108 57 Southwest Texas State
109 56 Cal. State Northridge
110 56 North Central College
111 55 San Diego State
112 53 Pace University
113 47 Stanford
114 44 Kings College
115 43 Queens College
116 41 Massachusetts
117 40 Southwestern (California)
118 38 Southeast Louisiana
119 34 Allegheny
120 34 Santa Clara University
121 32 Missouri (Univ. of)
122 32 Middlebury College
123 28 Florida State
124 27 Clemson
125 23 Santa Rosa Junior College

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TOPIC AND TRAVEL

2002-2003 topic:
Resolved that the United States Federal Government should ratify or accede to, and implement, one or more of the following: The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; The Kyoto Protocol; The Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court; The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty; The treaty between the United States of America and the Russian federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions, if not ratified by the United States.

TIME TO THINK ABOUT THE KC SWING!
KC SWING INFO
ARRIVE 12/26 FOR PREP
ARGUMENTS DUE NIGHT OF 12/26
PREP ENDS AFTERNOON OF 12/31
DEPART FOR KC 1/1
ARRIVE KC 1/2
WILLIAM JEWELL TOURNAMENT 1/3-5
DINNER PROVIDED BY SUPPORTER GREG TURNER 1/5
UMKC TOURNAMENT 1/6-8
LEAVE KC 1/8
ARRIVE BACK IN BURLINGTON 1/10
HOTEL:
Fairfield Inn, Liberty, MO
816-792-4000
THOSE GOING ON THE SWING ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE A NEW ARGUMENT BEFORE SWING PREP BEGINS!
Debaters who wish to go: Colin Kern, Carlos Varela, Eric Mates, Lindsey Melander, Kayce Massey, Lana Langsweirdt, Jillian Marty, Brian Cole, Edwin Owusu, Sheila Limprevil and Michael Malone. Coaches include Morgan, Parmett, Miller, Egizi, Snider.

LDU travel schedule for Spring, 2003:
January, 6-8 UMKC, 3-5 William Jewell, 10-12 Belgrade (Yugoslavia) Open

February, 1-2 Cornell, 7-9 Western Washington, 21-23 Kansas, 2/28-3/2 East Regionals/D8 at UVM
March, 14-16 Towson, 20-24 CEDA Nationals, AZ
April, 3-7 NDT, GA
May, TBA Tercer Torneo Hispanoamericano de Debate in Honduras


RESEARCH THIS WEEK

Jillian Marty is our research director.
THE KC SWING ARGUMENT LIST IS POSTED IN THE OFFICE! ALL ARGUMENTS MUST BE FINISHED BY EVENING OF 12/26!


FROM THE SQUAD MEETING

NO SQUAD MEETINMG THIS WEEK. HAPPY HOLIDAYS


MEETING THIS WEEK

TUESDAY NIGHT 7 PM - BRIAN, JEN & TUNA PREP FOR SERBIA


FLASHPOINT TELEVISION SHOW

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/flashpoint.html

LAST TAPING - 6 PM FRIDAY 12/13
TOPIC: GLOBALIZATION AND MAJORITY WORLD WOMEN
PANELISTS: SHEILA, SHANA, GRETA, JILLIAN, TUNA

GRETA LOCKWOOD IS OUR PROGRAM COORDINATOR, LEAVE TOPICS IN HER MAILBOX.


SQUAD MEETING
MONDAYS, 6 PM, 475 MAIN STREET, ALL WELCOME!

NO SQUAD MEETING 12/16 OR 12/23!


OUR RECORD

 

WINS

LOSSES

%

SEMESTER ONE

189

 


200

 

48.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UVM Debate was #9 in both major national polls for debate in the USA for the 2001-2002 season.


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