The Executive Committee has decided to adopt a three-round schedule for the 2022 Novice Championship. The updated schedule is posted below.
The Use of Electronic Devices policy now allows debaters to use their phones for timing, provided they demonstrate to the judge that the phone is silenced and in airplane mode.
The Local Tournament Schedule now starts all rounds of IE (except Extemp) at the same time as corresponding rounds of Debate. A draw time for Round 4 of Extemp has also been specified.
The Student Congress Manual has been updated to Revision 21.11.1.
This update consists principally of technical corrections. The only substantive changes are a leniency in resubmission of legislation and a procedure (§ 21(d)) by which a rank may be recorded for a PO who is neither ranked by a judge nor specifically excluded from ranking.