National Symposium for Debate 2013 Pre-Institute Updates


6/18: Email questions before and during camp to nationalsymposium@gmail.com.

5/28: Travel plans were due May 22. Anyone who hasn’t submitted yet needs to do so ASAP.

5/20: Reminder! Accepted students and staff should submit a travel plan by going to nsdebate.org, clicking travel, and scrolling to the bottom of the page: NSD Travel (please note: there is a separate form for student and staff, respectively). Do not email us your travel plans; we won’t accept them.

5/15: NSD’s application cycle for 2013 is now completed and our deadline was last Wednesday. No new applications will be accepted. If you have already applied and have not yet received an acceptance letter, you will be informed of your admissions status within a week or so. We’d like to thank everyone who applied this year. We look forward to seeing you all in a few months! Please continue to submit your travel plans.

5/2:
1. Applications must arrive by May 8. We won’t accept postmarked applications that arrive after that day.
2. Accepted students and staff should submit a travel plan by going to nsdebate.org, clicking travel, and scrolling to the bottom of the page: NSD Travel (please note: there is a separate form for student and staff, respectively). Do not email us your travel plans; we won’t accept them.

4/23: Two weeks until our application deadline of May 8. Finish your application!

4/17: In addition to the first years and senior staff listed below, we are proud to announce that NSD veterans Jenn Miller Melin, Nikhil Nag, and Grant Weisberg are returning to Colorado Springs this summer. Terrence Lonam and Charles McClung will join us for their first summer on staff.

The May 8 deadline is three weeks away; we encourage you to submit your applications as soon as possible; no late applications will be accepted.

3/19: Enrollment is ahead of last year’s pace, and we will accept applications until May 8th. Please carefully follow the application directions.

All NSD labs maintain a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio, and this calculation does not include additional administrative staff. A list of confirmed 2013 staff is below:

Josh Altman
Monica Amestoy
Tom Cameron
Chris Castillo
Charles Chy
Jeremy Dang
Matt Gmitro
Derek Green
Regan Grishaber
Arianna Guzman
Michael Harris
Sam Hom
Michelle Jiang
Matt Kawahara
Ben Koh
Lucy Korsakov
Geoffrey Kristoff
Elana Leone
Jeff Liu
Larry Liu
Terrence Lonam
Anna Lyons
Emily Massey
Sam Mathews
Charles McClung
Drew McCormick
Dave McGinnis
Chris Miller
Jenn Miller Melin
Joseph Millman
Daniel Moerner
Nikhil Nag
Jacob Nails
Sam Natbony
Rebar Niemi
Megan Nubel
Bob Overing
Chris Palmer
Eric Palmer
Ari Parker
Jacob Pritt
Grant Reiter
Stephen Renzi
John Scoggin
Daniel Selman
Richard Shmikler
Alex Smith
Colton Smith
Maddy Stein
Shai Szulanski
Marshall Thompson
Grant Weisberg
Yang Yi
Paul Zhou
Annie Zhu
Alex Zimmermann

Full bios will be available at nsdebate.org/faculty soon.

2/20: NSD is pleased to announce that Daniel Moerner and Marshall Thompson will be joining us this summer.

Daniel was top speaker and semifinalist at the 2008 Tournament of Champions and then a finalist in 2009. He also won Berkeley, VBT, and Valley. Daniel will graduate from Pomona this year and study philosophy at Cambridge next fall.

Marshall debated for four years and captained at Walt Whitman High School his senior year. He experienced success both nationally and locally winning such tournaments as the Greenhill and Bronx Invitational as well as the MBA round robin in conjunction with numerous other titles and late out round appearances. He has coached debate while enrolled in Wheaton College as a philosophy major and has worked with, Harvard Westlake, Glenbrooks South, Torrey Pines and Walt Whitman.

1/15: The National Symposium for Debate (nsdebate.org) is pleased to announce some of our first-year hires, and we will announce more in the coming weeks:

Josh Altman – Byram Hills (NY)
Jeremy Dang – Strake Jesuit (TX)
Michael Harris – Loyola (CA)
Samantha Hom – Stuyvesant (NY)
Lucy Korsakov – WDM-Valley (IA)
Elana Leone – Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (MD)
Terrence Lonam – Lake Highland Preparatory School (FL)
Sam Mathews – Kent Denver (CO)
Joseph Millman – Carpe Diem Homeschool (NJ)
Larry Milstein – Scarsdale (NY)
Sam Natbony – Scarsdale (NY)
Megan Nubel – WDM-Valley (IA)
Grant Reiter – Scarsdale (NY)
Richard Shmikler – St. Louis Park (MN)
Shai Szulanski – Bronx Science (NY)
Yang Yi – Millburn (NJ)
Paul Zhou – Lexington (MA)

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