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 on: September 07, 2018, 11:27:39 AM 
Started by michael.ritter - Last post by michael.ritter
The NJSD has published its most recent issue. This issue includes the following article:

Seven Modest Proposals for Debate Tabulation: Reflections on Traditions from Bringing Mathematics to Bear

By T. Russell Hanes

To view/download this issue, visit:

 on: September 06, 2018, 09:41:38 AM 
Started by JustinGreen - Last post by JustinGreen
It is now up on tabroom and attached here. Feel free to register your teams now.

 on: August 22, 2018, 12:04:08 PM 
Started by Ryan Wash - Last post by Ryan Wash
It is my pleasure to announce the field of selected applicants for the 22nd annual Val A. Browning Round Robin @ Weber State University:

Arizona State University
Liberty University
Rutgers University (FW)
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Oklahoma
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin (AS)
Wake Forest University
1st Alternate:
University of Florida (CK)

We had many prestigious applications this year from many talented teams. We appreciate the work of our selection committee to determine the best.

If you were not selected, we appreciate your application and ask that you enter the Mukai we want to have you here. We are very excited to host a rigorous week of intercollegiate debate in Ogden. See you all soon!

 on: August 22, 2018, 10:55:57 AM 
Started by Adam Symonds - Last post by Adam Symonds
We had a small, young group this year, so most of our efforts were skills based. The files we used for debates were small, largely rehashed. So, what we do have is freely available to all this year. You can find it at:

 on: August 14, 2018, 02:28:04 PM 
Started by Ryan Wash - Last post by Ryan Wash
Good afternoon!

This will serve as the final call for round robin applications. All applications are due TONIGHT at 11:59 Mountain Time. For an application to be considered each team must have an entered an application form online AND registered for the Val Browning round robin on Tabroom. Thank you!

 on: August 07, 2018, 09:07:12 AM 
Started by Ryan Wash - Last post by Ryan Wash
Morning All,

Just a reminder that the application deadline for the 22nd Val A. Browning Round Robin at Weber State University is August 14th. All teams interested in applying should complete the attached application AND register for the round robin on Tabroom. We hope to see you all in Ogden this fall!


 on: August 01, 2018, 06:43:56 PM 
Started by Ryan Wash - Last post by Ryan Wash
Weber State University is hosting the 22nd Annual Val A. Browning Round Robin and 6th Mukai College Classic in Ogden, Utah. The Val is Wednesday, September 26th and 27th. The Mukai is September 29th thru October 1st.  We have moved the tournament hotel to the Hampton Inn &Suites. We know that many of you use Marriott points and we apologize for any inconvenience that may caused. Know this decision was made to ensure that our guests are treated with the utmost respect. The room block closes September 7th.

To apply for the round robin please register your team on Tabroom under the Val AND fill out the following application by August 14th:

Attached is a full copy of the invitation including link to room block. We appreciate your patience and hope that you can join this fall in Ogden!

 on: July 22, 2018, 09:28:23 PM 
Started by michael.ritter - Last post by michael.ritter
NJSD is seeking submissions for its next issue. Please submit manuscripts to Michael Ritter at

 on: July 20, 2018, 10:08:13 AM 
Started by Dinger - Last post by Dinger
Thank you to everyone who participated in the voting process.

Resolution #4 - Nukes, Trade, Treaties, Deference, Surveillance - is the winner.

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase statutory and/or judicial restrictions on the executive power of the President of the United States in one or more of the following areas:
authority to conduct first-use nuclear strikes;
congressionally delegated trade power;
exit from congressional-executive agreements and Article II treaties;
judicial deference to all or nearly all federal administrative agency interpretations of statutes and/or regulations;
the bulk incidental collection of all or nearly all foreign intelligence information on United States persons without a warrant.

Full voting tally and schools participating in the vote are listed below.

Round 1
1 - 5
2 - 9
3 - 8
4 - 23
5 - 9
6 - 6
7 - 7

Option 1 eliminated

Round 2

2 - 10
3 - 8
4 - 24
5 - 12
6 - 6
7 - 7

Option 6 eliminated

Round 3

2 - 10
3- 9
4 - 27
5 - 13
7 - 6

Option 7 eliminated

Round 4

2 - 12
3 - 10
4 - 29
5 - 16

Option 3 eliminated

Round 5

2 - 19
4 - 32
5 - 16

Option 5 Eliminated

Round 6

2 - 29
4 - 38*

4 Wins

Boston College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Emporia State University
Kansas State University
Northwestern University
Puget Sound
Rutgers University-Newark
Trinity University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
West Virginia University
Baylor University
Georgetown University
Indiana University
Johnson County Community College
University of Kansas
University of Mary Washington
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wichita State University
Gonzaga University
University of Central Florida
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Binghamton University
Concordia College
CSU Fullerton
Fullerton College
New York University
saint mary's college
Southern Methodist University
Towson University
Wake Forest
James Madison University
Missouri State University
Samford University
University of West Georgia
Vanderbilt University
Arizona State University
University of Houston
University of Miami
Fresno State
George Mason University
New School
University of Louisville
University of Missouri - Kansas City
University of Oklahoma
Weber State University

 on: July 13, 2018, 11:07:08 AM 
Started by Dinger - Last post by Dinger

CEDA is seeking bids to host the 2020 & 2021 CEDA National Tournament.

Attached is hosting document and template to use when submitting bids.

CEDA has indicated a preference for hosting after the NDT, although that might always be feasible and is not a requirement for hosting.

If you are interested in submitting a bid for the 2020 CEDA Nationals, please contact Patrick Waldinger, dinger AT gmail

If you are interested in submitting a bid for the 2021 CEDA Nationals, please contact Brian Rubaie, brubaie AT gmail


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