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CEDA Election Results

Thanks to everyone who stood for election. 40 schools participated. The following individuals were elected:

2nd VP: Scott Harris, University of Kansas
Topic committee: Lindsey Shook, James Madison University
Recording secretary: Louie Petit, University of North Texas

Regional representatives:

CEDA Deadline Reminder

List minute reminders.

1. CEDA Election. Ballots are due by Monday, March 7, midnight (central). The ballot is available online at One vote per school. You need an account on the main CEDA site AND it must be authorized to vote. Only current CEDA members schools are eligible to vote. Results will be announced later this week.

February Update

Hello everyone: Several important items to report at this time.

CEDA News, November 2015

Two quick items.

1. The CEDA business meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 20. The meeting will be at 6:00pm in Greenspan 5163 on the UNLV campus. If you have questions or an item for the agenda, please contact Mike Davis at

2015 - 2016 Resolution Announcement

2015 - 2016 Resolution Announcement

Resolution 4 was selected as the topic for the 2015-2016 season. 60 institutions voted in the process. A list is below. The breakdown of voting also is explained.

Resolved: The United States should significantly reduce its military presence in one or more of the following: the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, the Greater Horn of Africa, Northeast Asia.

Initial first place votes:

Res 1: 7
Res 2: 0
Res 3: 20
Res 4: 28
Res 5: 5

Ballot Reminder -- Due Wednesday July 15

Just a reminder. Ballots are due by midnight, central, Wednesday July 15. The original information is reposted below.

The ballot is available online:

Votes are due by midnight (central), Wednesday, July 15.
Results will be announced on Friday, July 17.

2015-2016 Resolution Ballot Available

The ballot is available online:

Votes are due by midnight (central), Wednesday, July 15.
Results will be announced on Friday, July 17.

2015 - 2016 Controversy Area Announcement

Military presence was selected as the winning controversy area for 2015-2016. 64 eligible ballots were cast. A complete breakdown of voting is listed below.

Initial count of first-place votes:

Arctic: 4
Defense spending: 5
Foreign aid: 4
Israel: 19
Labor: 9
Military presence: 14
Multilateral emissions: 6
Treaty withdrawal: 3

The votes for treaty withdrawal were redistributed. The second count of first-place votes was:

CEDA Controversy Ballot Reminder

Ballots for the 2015-2016 Controversy area are due tomorrow, May 19, by midnight (central).
The original information is below.
Please let me know if you have any questions or problems voting.

2015-2016 Controversy Ballot Now Available

The controversy ballot for 2015-2016 is now available.
Ballots are due by midnight (central), Tuesday, May 19.
One vote per school. Schools must be current members of CEDA to participate (2014-2015 competition season).
The winning controversy will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the vote.
If you have trouble with voting, please let me know.

The ballot is online at:


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