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2A - Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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MONDAY:
In Other Ivory Towers

TUESDAY:
Off the Beaten Path

THURSDAY:
Before You Were Here

FRIDAY:.
Photos of the Week

NASAL PREVENTION

Fast on their feet

To che non-debater, listening
tu a debate round may feel like
life in fat-forward.
Keeping up with the Univer-
ity of Michigan Debate Team
means prenenting and refuting
arguments at 300 to 400 words
per minute, according to debater
Maria Liu, an LSA sophomore. To
put this into pernpective, the aver-
age conversation ia carried out at
i10 to i50 wordsaper minute.
"We do a lotuofresearch before
the school year starts and we
have prep time during rounds to
formulate arguments," Liu said.
"Butcthere's also a lot of thinking
on your feet."
Each debate season begins
with the introduction of a new
topic, around which every tour-
nament for the year is framed.
The theme this year deals with
how the U.S. government should
address nuclear weapons prolif-
eration.
Debates throughout the year

can vary anywhere from philo-
sophical issues to concerns with
international relations to deci-
sions regarding U.S. domestic
and foreign policy.
The i4-member team partici-
pates in four to five tournaments
every semester at different uni-
versities across the country.
Tournaments consist of several
rounds in which teams are guar-
anteed an equal number of affir-
mative and negative stances.
Debaters compete in pairs, and
each is permitted a nine-minute
constructive speech, a six-min-
ute rebuttal speech, three min-
utes of cross-examination time
and 10 minutes of preparation
time.
To prepare for an upcom-
ing season, the team meets for
a week of extensive training,
which involves research on the
season's topic, speech drills and
other exercises before fall semes-
ter begins.

"We spend a lot of time in the
Michigan library system doing
computer-based research,"
Coach Aaron Kall said. "All of the
arguments mustcbe supported by
evidence, facts, figures, articles
and dissertations."
During the year, team mem-
bers have scheduled meetings
every week, as well as occasional
mock debates as practice for
competitions.
The most recent tourna-
ment took place at the Univer-
sity of Kentucky, where Liu and
LSA junior Edmund Zagorin
advanced to the octafinals, tom-
peting as one of the tournament's
top 16 teams among 133 others.
Zagorin also won the 1tch place
speaker award out of 266 other
debaters.
The Debate Team's next tour-
nament is scheduled for Hallow-
een weekend and will take place
at Harvard University.
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CRIME NOTES
Thief steals lunch Roughhousing in

WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Monday af about
10:40 am.
WHAT: A hospital staff mem-
ber reported that bee lunch, tD
and credit cards were stolen
from the break room, Univer-
sity Police reported. There are
no suspects.
Tire stolen, bike
left behind
WHERE: 700 Block K. Uni-
versity
WHEN: Monday at about 2:50
p.m.
WHAT: A female student
reported that a tire had been
stolen off her bike from where
she had parked it, University
Police reported.

lotunge room
WHERE: South Quadrangle
WHEN: Saturday at about 7:45
WHAT: A police officer
noticed a leg had been ripped
off the couch and the hand
sanitizer mounted on the wall
had been stolen in the first
floor lounge, University Police
reported. The damage value is
about $250.
Laundrylifted.
WHERE: Mary Markley
WHEN: Friday at about 5:15
p.m.
WHAT: A female student
returned from a meeting to
find all of her laundry stolen
out of the machine in the Frost
laundry room, University
Police reported.

~CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Mental health Video game
symposium tournament
WHAT: The fourth annual WHAT: There are free video
symposium about mental game tournaments every
health in the workplace. Wednesday night. Prizes will
This year's installment be offered.
'will address anxiety dis- WHO: Michigan Union Bil-
orders. liards
WHO: Counseling and Psy- WHEN: Tonight from 8 to
chological Services 11 p.m.
WHEN: Today from 10 to WHERE: Michigan Union,
11:30 a.m. Billiards Room
WHERE: Palmer Commons,
Great Lakes Room p r71 ~- r

I

International
careers panel
WHAT: A panel of environ-
mentalists will discuss global
climate change issues and
career opportunities in the
field.
WHO: International Cen-
ter
WHEN: Today from i to 2:30
p.m.
WHERE: Dana Natural
Resources Building, Room
1040

WHAT: Physics professor
Helen Quinn of Standford
University will give a lec-
ture about how gravity
has contributed to human
understanding of the uni-
WHO: Physics
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Lorch Hall, 140
Askwith Auditorium
CORRECTIONS
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1When amale driver attempt-
ed to flee after being pulled
over for driving erratically,
he was run over by his own
vehicle, the Portland Press
Herald reported. The driver,
who is charged with driving
drunk, forgot to put the truck
in park before -he attempted to
run away.
2Aheroin addict back from
the dead and the ghost of
an old man visible only to
Japanese exchange students
are both figures from the book
"Ann Arbor Area Ghosts."
>>FOR MORE, SEE THE STATEMENT
3Nation of Islam leader
Minister Louis Farrakhan
told an audience in Mem-
phis on Sunday that he believes
the MiNi vaccine was created
to intentionally kill people
because the world is overpopu-
lated, UPIcom reported. He
said many wise people will opt
not to be vaccinated.

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