[eDebate] Fwd: Re: NDT Worker Rule- 80%???--Cross one more off the list- Nick Denissen

Matt Cormack mattedebate
Thu Apr 20 18:24:55 CDT 2006



--- Nicholas Denissen <nad11 at case.edu> wrote:

> From: "Nicholas Denissen" <nad11 at case.edu>
> To: <mattedebate at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [eDebate] NDT Worker Rule- 80% of the
> schools would benefit???--Cross one more off the
> list
> Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 17:47:42 -0400
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> I don't think have posting privileges-if you could
> forward this for me.
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> I think matt's count is more accurate and I'd like
> to remove Case Western
> from the list of beneficiaries
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> While schools that rely on graduate assistant
> coaching can be negatively
> affected, I think very small budget schools can also
> be hurt.  We not only
> are not associated with any graduate comm.
> Department, our coach is not an
> employee of the school and volunteers to run the
> program in addition to
> another job.  He has little time to cut ev
> pre-tournament.  
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> The NDT provides us with a unique situation that
> allows us to be more
> competitive than we would otherwise be.  Because it
> is such an important
> event we are able to get local high school coaches,
> former debaters and
> alumni to come back and travel with us.  We would
> have been in violation of
> the rule had it been in effect this year.  This
> doesn't happen at any other
> tournament because those tournaments don't have the
> cachet of the NDT.  This
> unique opportunity for us to attract
> non-undergraduate helpers, intersects
> with the great job the scouts do making the case
> list publicly available so
> quickly.  We are able to make large strides in
> making up for a year of
> having no one researching but the undergrad
> debaters.  Non-undergrads come
> help cause it's the NDT and its kind of a big deal,
> they do a lot of work
> cause of the caselist allows them to do more cards
> per worker than they
> could do by themselves.
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> I support efforts to curb the resource disparity
> that exists in debate, if
> this rule was in effect all year long, we may be
> helped by it (though I
> don't support this), but having it only be in effect
> at the NDT, the only
> tournament we can actually GET people to come help
> us out at, doesn't do so
> much for me.  We would only violate the rule once
> the whole year, and that
> would be the only tournament the rule applied to,
> the NDT. 
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> Nick Denissen
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> Case Western
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> As usual, doesn't reflect opinions of Case or the
> rest of the team, just me
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