Talking Nerdy

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Public Debate On Network Neutrality

Hello Everyone,

I am proud to say that our First Public Debate was a success! Let us continue this momentum for our next Public Debate on Network Neutrality.

Resolution: Resolved that Congress should adopt legislation that ensures Network Neutrality.

When: Wednesday, October 25th
Where: Physics Building Room 210
What Time: The debate starts at 7pm, but show up early for good seats (debaters always sit together!).
Should I Attend?: YES, YOU SHOULD!
Featured Speakers:

Becca Vargo Daggett (Research Associate, Institute for Local Self-Reliance)

Alok Gupta (Chairman and Professor, Information and Decision Sciences Department at the Carlson School of Management)

Remember, it is really important to attend the Public Debate and show the University our strong debate spirit. So tell all of your friends, professors, classmates, roommates, etc. to attend as well. If you have any questions or are interested in being the Speaker of the House please contact me.

See you there,
Zikiria
chau0063@umn.edu

PS- SIGN UP TO POSTER FOR THE DEBATE IN CLASS OR CONTACT ANDY (DELA0209@UMN.EDU)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Public Debate (Please Note Changes)

Hello Everyone,

Clear your schedules because here is the information for the First Public Debate:

Resolution: Should the University discontinue its policy banning carry of firearms by licensed students, staff, and faculty?

When: Tuesday, October 17th
Where: Pillsbury Hall Room 110
What Time: The debate starts at 7pm, but show up early for good seats (debaters always sit together!).
Should I Attend?: YES, YOU SHOULD!
Featured Speakers:

Andrew Rothman (Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Defensive Firearm Instructors).

Heather Martens (President, Citizens For A Safer Minnesota).

It is really important to attend the public debate and show the University our strong debate spirit. So tell all of your friends, professors, classmates, roommates, etc. to show up as well. If you have any questions or are interested in participating as a debater in our next Public Debate on Net Neutrality please contact me.

See you there,
Zikiria
chau0063@umn.edu

PS- SIGN UP TO POSTER FOR THE DEBATE IN CLASS OR CONTACT ANDY (DELA0209@UMN.EDU)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Talking Nerdy

A hearty congratulations is in order to the debaters who competed in Mankato yesterday at PLUM 10.1. We had several top ten speakers as well as a gold round winning team of Josh Coverstone and Tony Schwab. The other teams breaking into bronze rounds were Zikiria Choudhary and Sean Olson as well as Daryl Pinto and Sarah Finstad.

Monday, September 25, 2006

In House Debate This Saturday

Hey Everyone

There will be an in-house debate tournament this Saturday morning with a Hawaiian theme. Come for a luau and wear your grass skirt. And watch Watson dress like a party animal.

Dave (B)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Talking Nerdy

Talking Nerdy
Hey, here are the pairings for next weeks PLUM tournament. Hopefully the UMPDS will continue its tradition of utter domination at Bethany Lutheran.
Monica Heth, Dave Watson
Shannon Mitchell, Michelle Hogler
Zikiria Chaudhary, Sean Olson
Daryl Pinto, Sarah Finstad
Tom Meyer, Alanna Hjortland
Andy Delain, Jessica Schroeder
Mike Ryan, Shanti Pothapragada
Tony Schwab, Josh Coverstone

We will be leaving from behind coffman tuesday morning, be there at 11 or risk having to hitch hike to the mean streets of Mankato.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

$3 TWINS GAME!! Sept 27th :)

Clear your schedules, mark your calandars! Wednesday September 27th the Twins have a home game against the Royals. Its student so its only $3 with your u-card. We'll bus down town after wed. practice. Hope you can all go.

Shannon

Friday, September 08, 2006

First Class





The first week of class went well we had a demo debate featuring the talents of Tom Meyer and Monica Heth the team co-presidents as well as Dave Bratt and Dave Watson the team co-vice presidents. The team of Tom and Dave B proposed that the federal government should stop giving assistance to rebuild private property after hurricanes, while Dave W and Monica proudly opposed. Although no official tally was taken, the round was too close to call by any measure.

Posted above is a copy of the syllabus used in the class if any of you are interested.