19 March 2013
The policy squad has been busily preparing for the Cross Examination Debate Association nationals in Pocatello, Idaho this weekend. Two first year students, Taylor Brough and Lynn Castro, will be there with coach Jillian Marty. They may be first year students, but they are aiming for the top and will keep at it until they get there. That is the LDU way.
The LDU has been missing in the main breaks at CEDA nats since 2011 when Marnie Ritchie & Alex Martel broke through and Marnie was the #8 debater in the nation. In 2012 Dillon McConnell & John Sadek reached the semifinals at CEDA nats in the novice category.
“I cannot predict how well they will do,” said LDU director Alfred Snider, “but I do know that they will represent well and do us proud. They are very focused and have some sharp arguments that their opponents might be unprepared to handle. These two have a bright future in policy debate.”
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VERMONT YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS WORKSHOP
Mariel Golden and Franny Solnick held on workshop for members of VYCC at Huber House on Tuesday. The group was anxious to gain better public speaking skills to empower themselves and their conservation efforts. Great job by both LDU students, an we look forward to more training in the future.
PUBLIC DEBATE ON GUN RIGHTS AND GUN SAFETY RESCHEDULED
NOW APRIL 3 AT 7 PM
WE ARE WAITING TO GET BOTH NRA & MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS TO PARTICIPATE
NORTHEAST UNIVERSITIES SWEEPSTAKES - 28 February 2013
1. Cornell 342
2. Vermont 247
3. Bates 236
4. King’s 174
5. St. John’s 147
WORLD DEBATE RANKINGS - ALL FORMATS, ALL SCHOOLS, TOGETHER
Vermont is now #21 in the world. http://idebate.org.uk/rankings/rankings/ shows top 800.
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FLASHPOINT - DEBATERS DO TELEVISION
The regular television program of the LDU is on the air.
Next taping: 23 March 2013 2-4 PM. Topics (still to be finalized) Rape Culture, Obamacare, Emergency Manager Mayors, Kimani Grey and Police in Communities. Panelists: James D, Dillon, Jacob, Luke, Joel, Becca and others welcome!
TRAINING THIS WEEK
Tuesday 7:15 PM Practice debate with James
Wednesday 7 PM Practice debate or Drills with Tuna
Thursday 7 PM Practice debate with James
Wednesday 7 PM
NEWS FROM SQUAD MEETING
CEDA: Depart Thursday.
COLGATE: Last regional tournament for worlds, all should attend.
SGA: We need to get the nats supplement approved by the whole SGA senate, and then buy plane tickets right away.
BANQUET: Saturday 27 April. Invite those who got you where you are.
BOOKS: Borrowed from James need to be returned.
CHAIRS: Paint a chair in Davis Center Brennan’s, Noon on Saturday.
SOCIAL IDEAS: Check out jazz at Muddy Waters on Thursday night after the debate. God fun & fellowship.
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