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 on: June 29, 2016, 11:01:30 AM 
Started by Dan Fitzmier - Last post by Dan Fitzmier
Greetings from the Northwestern Debate Society.  I’m writing to announce that we will host the 54th Owen L. Coon Memorial Debates from February 4th through 6th, 2017.  We have agreed with Joel Rollins and the University of Texas Debate Team to resume our annual rotating schedule after Texas generously hosted three years in a row due to construction on the Northwestern campus.  Going forward, we have agreed that Northwestern will host in odd years and Texas will host in even years.  Texas will therefore host next in February 2018

We will post an extensive invitation and tournament guide as we nail down our final plans, but for now we wanted to share the basic information you need to plan your travel schedule.  Given the possibility of inclement weather, we will issue a snow-schedule in the final itinerary that will build in additional time for each debate.


Topic, Tabulation, and Team Numbers

We will debate the 2016-17 NDT-CEDA debate topic.  We will use our traditional format of eight preliminary debates followed by elimination debates breaking to the double-octafinals. We will employ side equalization and will break brackets as per tradition.  Gary Larson has graciously agreed to tabulate the tournament.   Northwestern is a member institution of the NDT, ADA, and CEDA; we will administer the tournament accordingly.

At this time, we hope to be able to accommodate all entries.  We may well have enough debating space on campus to do so.  However, in the interest of prudence we have set the entry cap at 120 teams.  Once we hit the cap your teams will be automatically added to the waitlist.  By then we will have more accurate information about how many rooms will be available on campus and will begin the process of raising the cap and working with large parties to ensure folks can bring as many teams as possible.


Transportation to Chicago and On Campus:

If you fly to Chicago, it is entirely possible to attend the tournament without having to rent additional ground transportation.  Hired cars and public transportation can get you to Evanston with ease from both O’Hare and Midway.  Once you are in the hotel, which is immediately adjacent to campus, Northwestern Debate will provide bus and shuttle service between the hotel and the debates on campus as needed. 

We are tremendously fortunate to have Northwestern alumna Cate Palczewski back with us to help administer the tournament alongside the current NU debaters and coaches. Fellow alumna Latonya Starks has also agreed to assist in our efforts to make our campus as accessible as possible for all tournament participants.  Further announcements regarding our accessibility program and contact information for participants with disabilities will follow in the official invitation and on this forum topic.  For now, suffice it to say that we are determined to make an extraordinary effort to assist all tournament participants with transportation and unique accommodations during the event, all the more so if we have challenging weather conditions.


Hotel and Tournament Pricing

We have reserved a large block of rooms at the Orrington.  The tournament rate will be $135 per night.  The Orrington has agreed to discount overnight parking for us, and we have arranged to provide free high speed internet for all tournament participants.  If needed we will add another block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn which is not much farther from campus than the Orrington.  We will include information regarding tournament fees in the invitation.

Tournament Provided Food

We traditionally provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday, all three meals on Sunday, and Breakfast and Lunch for the remaining tournament participants during the elimination debates on Monday.  We will provide the final details regarding tournament provided food in the invitation.

We are looking forward to see you in February!  I know I speak for the entire Debate Society and its alums when I say that hosting this event is something we look forward to; we are delighted that you will be joining us in Evanston again for a weekend of excellent debating after a three year stretch with our colleagues in Texas.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. 

Sincerely,

Daniel J. Fitzmier on behalf of the Northwestern Debate Society

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 on: June 28, 2016, 09:59:55 AM 
Started by kelly young - Last post by kelly young
Wayne State is happy to announce that it will be hosting the newly christened Dr. George W. Ziegelmueller "The Ziggy" Invitational CEDA-NDT tournament October 22-24, 2016. 7 rds, 3 divisions, ADA and CEDA sanctioned. Please join us in the Motor City! Invite and register at http://wsuziggy.tabroom.com

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 on: June 26, 2016, 11:06:43 AM 
Started by Neil Butt - Last post by Neil Butt
After a search that included some truly excellent candidates, the Vanderbilt University Debate Team is pleased to announce that John Koch will be joining us as Assistant Director of Debate (and Lecturer in Communication Studies) in the Fall. Welcome to Vanderbilt!

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 on: June 24, 2016, 05:55:30 AM 
Started by ceda - Last post by ceda
The ballot for the 2016-2017 resolution is available online at: http://cedadebate.org/1617res.

Ballots are due by midnight (central), Tuesday, July 12. Results will be announced on Friday, July 15.

A complete list of the resolutions is below.

You'll need an authorized account on the main CEDA site (not the forums) in order to access the ballot. If you have trouble accessing the site, or if you need to authorize someone to vote on your behalf, contact Jeff Jarman, jeffrey.jarman@wichita.edu.

One vote per school. 2015-2016 CEDA membership is required to vote. An updated list of CEDA members is available at: http://cedadebate.org/1516members.

If you need to pay the membership fee, that can be done online at: http://cedadebate.org/ceda_store.


FINAL SLATE OF RESOLUTIONS

(Big Aff-  Climate Change)
The United States should substantially increase domestic climate change mitigation measures in the private sector.

(Big Aff- Emissions)
The United States should increase climate mitigation measures to substantially reduce private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States.

(Market-Based Regulations)
The United States Federal Government should establish market-based regulations on the private sector to: substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or substantially increase renewable electricity generation.

(Restrictions Plus - US)
The United States should establish a domestic climate policy, including at least substantially increasing restrictions on private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States.

(Restrictions Plus - USFG)
The United States Federal Government should establish a domestic climate policy, including at least substantially increasing restrictions on private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States.

(Target - Paris)
The United States Federal Government should increase domestic mitigation measures to meet or exceed its Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.

(Target - Paris + Carbon Pricing)
The United States should establish domestic mitigation measures, including at least a carbon pricing system, to meet or exceed its Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.

(Target - 80% below 2005)
The United States should establish domestic policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States to at least 80% below 2005 levels by 2050.

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 on: June 23, 2016, 12:11:38 AM 
Started by michael.ritter - Last post by markkevans
Thanks for the information

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 on: June 15, 2016, 08:04:49 PM 
Started by kelly young - Last post by kelly young
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY—One-year Lecturer in Communication, full-time for the 2016-2017 academic year, to serve as the Interim Basic Course Director. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a one-year appointment with no presumption of renewal. Minimum qualifications: ABD in Communication or a closely related field with at least three years experience teaching public speaking at the college level. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate level. Preferred qualification: Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field. Candidates must demonstrate strong evidence of effective teaching at the college level and a willingness to mentor undergraduate students from diverse populations. Duties: teach the basic course and courses in other areas of specialization, as well as supervise GTAs and Part Time Faculty. The position has a 4-3 course teaching load with corresponding service responsibilities.

 

All applicants must use the WSU Online Hiring System at http://jobs.wayne.edu, referring to posting #041995. Electronic applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vita, three recent letters of recommendations, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applications should be addressed to: Ms. Victoria Dallas, Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Communication, Wayne State University. Position remains open until filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications July 5, 2016. Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Questions should be directed to vdallas@wayne.edu

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 on: June 11, 2016, 06:19:23 PM 
Started by gabemurillo - Last post by gabemurillo
Below is the final slate of resolutions.

(Big Aff-  Climate Change)
The United States should substantially increase domestic climate change mitigation measures in the private sector.

(Big Aff- Emissions)
The United States should increase climate mitigation measures to substantially reduce private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States.

(Market-Based Regulations)
The United States Federal Government should establish market-based regulations on the private sector to: substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or substantially increase renewable electricity generation.

(Restrictions Plus - US)
The United States should establish a domestic climate policy, including at least substantially increasing restrictions on private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States.

(Restrictions Plus - USFG)
The United States Federal Government should establish a domestic climate policy, including at least substantially increasing restrictions on private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States.

(Target - Paris)
The United States Federal Government should increase domestic mitigation measures to meet or exceed its Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.

(Target - Paris + Carbon Pricing)
The United States should establish domestic mitigation measures, including at least a carbon pricing system, to meet or exceed its Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.

(Target - 80% below 2005)
The United States should establish domestic policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States to at least 80% below 2005 levels by 2050.

Vote counts and resolution wordings can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Naua0Z5n96vOz3VXpHAJndMQgXouE_4ELQel-ZWCXg4/edit#

Thanks to the Topic Committee and everyone who helped, its thankless work and CEDA appreciates the effort!
gabe


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 on: June 11, 2016, 04:08:07 PM 
Started by Malgor - Last post by Malgor
more work

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 on: June 11, 2016, 11:56:54 AM 
Started by JimClarion - Last post by Adam Symonds
US will fall well short of the Paris obligations: http://www.energyxxi.org/mind-gap-obama-administrations-international-climate-pledge-doesnt-add

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 on: June 11, 2016, 11:08:16 AM 
Started by Malgor - Last post by Adam Symonds
One more card - distinguishing market-based regulations from liability rules and command and control

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