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My understanding from one of Tuna's recent emails is that Cape Cod CC may
be considering a bid.


On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Buzz Klinger <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

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