Good afternoon all,

Again I'd like to kindly request that someone please remove me from this


On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Jeff K <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Penn State will be sending 2 or 3 teams. We're young, so 8 prelims would
> be beneficial for us. We also have financial flexibility that other teams
> may not have.
> Best Regards,
> Jeff Kurr
> Director of Debate
> Penn State Speech & Debate Society
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 3:10 PM, James Latimer <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>> Tufts is planning to send 3 teams, and we would prefer the Alaska format.
>> I think that the benefits of 8 prelims outweigh the costs for us.
>> Best,
>> Drew Latimer
>> President, Tufts Debate Society
>> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 2:04 PM, Newby, Kenneth <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>   Hello all,
>>>  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I am currently exploring the
>>> possibility (no promises) and economic feasibility of adopting an Alaska
>>> type schedule for Morehoue USUs. You may recall we proposed the Purdue
>>> model in our bid. I think the benefits of 8 preliminary rounds are obvious
>>> and that starting the tournament on Saturday morning may also make it
>>> slightly easier on teams flying in from the West Coast if prelim rounds
>>> start on Saturday morning, and it might also enable a really nice Friday
>>> night final round for America's Cup[, which will return.  In considering
>>> the Alaska model, there was also a grand banquet on Sunday that I know many
>>> of us enjoyed, which would require an additional cost and I know (all too
>>> well) cost can be an issue. Having final rounds on Monday may also raise
>>> cost issues for extended hotel stay although I think generally it's
>>> actually cheaper to fly home on Monday rather than Sunday. Before any
>>> changes are final, I welcome feedback from the community. I also don't want
>>> to raise expectations of change too high until I know that the changes is
>>> feasible, but I do want you to know we are examining all options.
>>>  Prof. Kenneth A. Newby, Esq.
>>> Director, Morehouse College Forensics Program
>>>  English Department
>>> Morehouse College
>>> 830 Westview Dr.
>>> Atlanta, GA 30314
>>> 404.239.2224  Office
>>> 860.983.8633  Cell

*Rebecca Tingstrom, Esq.*