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Wasn't there a third potential bid at one point as well. Somewhere outside
of Boston, I think. Is there any update on that side of things?

-Buzz


On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 6:12 PM, Jones, Steven L. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Steven Jones here, the coach at Grove City. I find it very unlikely that
> we will be able to host next year. We are getting a new dean and a new
> provost in the fall of 2013, and the current leadership is hesitant to make
> a  commitment of this nature for the new blood. We're a small campus, and
> though we have room for the tournament this event would dominate the whole
> thing...
>
> I'll have one more conversation about this as soon as I can, but
> realistically I think GCC is out of the running.
>
> As for the date, I think that's up to Ithaca.
>
> My best to all.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: USA Debating in the WUDC Format [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Brad Burns
> Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 4:07 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: USU 2014. Ithaca College? Other bids?
>
> Hi all,
>
> I don't post here much, but this is something I care very deeply about and
> want to make sure a relatively silent minority is heard here.
>
> Firstly, I would like to thank Ithaca for putting together a great bid on
> shorter notice than we would normally expect; I'm certainly appreciative of
> their willingness to put themselves out there.
>
> That being said, I know I, a number of others on the Brandeis team, and a
> huge number of people on APDA (like Sam) would be extremely disappointed if
> the tournament is held on the proposed weekend.  Not only do I think this
> is bad for me personally, but I think it is terrible for the integrity of
> the national championships if debaters have to make the difficult decisions
> between debating at two national championships in two styles they love.
>  The reality is that a number of the best BP debaters come from APDA, and
> without them there it simply becomes less prestigious.
>
> I'd be interested to see what Ithaca thinks about holding it on the first
> weekend of April as Tuna suggested.  If not, if any schools (like Grove
> City) are thinking about bidding on another weekend, I think I speak on
> behalf of most when I say they would feel our deepest gratitude.
>
> I am not trying to be a pain in the butt, but insofar as our reigning
> National Champions are from APDA, and insofar as the vast majority of APDA
> debaters who competed at USUs this past year made the break, I think it is
> in everyone's best interest to make this happen.  If not, I suppose people
> like Sam and others will be out of luck, but I hope we don't get hasty and
> let that happen.
>
> Needless to say, I am absolutely willing to help out in finding a place to
> make this happen, though I am not sure what I can do in that respect.  My
> inbox is always open.
>
> Thanks so much,
>
> Brad Burns
> Brandeis University
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 9, 2013, at 3:12 PM, Paul Gross <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I'm writing as a concerned citizen of the US BP/WUDC debate community.
> >
> > I participated in 4 USU National Debating Championships during my time
> as an undergrad, and I want to ensure that other debaters continue to have
> that chance.
> >
> > Currently, a bid exists from Ithaca College. I have heard rumors of a
> Grove City bid but don't know if one exists.
> >
> > Regardless, I'm worried that if we don't act soon, the bid that does
> exist may disappear and we will have no USU at all. This would be bad.
> >
> > I am willing to participate in whatever efforts it takes to decide where
> USU will be. I will spearhead efforts, if necessary.
> >
> > Either way, it seems like this decision needs to be made soon.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > Paul Gross
> >
>