[eDebate] Vermont Debate Coaches for 2009-10

Alfred C Snider alfred.snider
Mon Aug 24 06:47:32 CDT 2009

The Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont is proud to 
announce their coaching staff for 2009-10.

Stephen Boyle will join us from University College Dublin and specialize 
in coaching our worlds team. Stephen will also teach two classes each 
semester. Stephen was Irish Times champion, octafinalist and 
quarterfinalist at worlds, and won the Yale and Hart House tournaments. 
He will need a heavy coat.

David Register will return as a coach and will focus mainly on policy 
debate.  He teaches full time. Last summer he was in Europe and taught 
at the World Schools Debate Academy as well as working in German 
schools. He just recently completed the East Debate Institute policy 
session. He has several heavy coats.

Alfred Snider will return for his 27th year as the director. Now with 
Stephen on board he will spend more time on policy debate (while 
continuing with worlds) as well as continuing his international outreach 
work and his string of plots.  He has promised to pull most of the 
administrative burden as well. He doesn't really need a coat because of 
built-in insulation.

Ruth Zisman will also be returning as a coach. Ruth is a doctoral 
student in philosophy at New York University and while her duties at NYU 
will be substantial she will be coming to some tournaments as well as 
adding her strong stock of ideas to the UVM strategy kit.  This summer 
Ruth studied in Berlin and also taught at the World Schools Debate 
Academy, as well as working at the East Debate Institute policy session 
and joining us this week at EDI worlds. Her ideas keep everybody warm.

We are pleased to announce that others will be joining us as coaches and 
judges, including but not limited to:

Carina Berg, who will assist with and judge policy debate.

Sam Ricker, who will assist with and judge worlds debate.

And many more alumni, supporters and friends from around the world. 
After all, it takes a global village to make the Lawrence Debate Union.

We also want to congratulate our alumna Megan Harlow the new Bard policy 
coach as well as alumni Chris Latucca who will be coaching for the 
University of Rochester.

Let the debates begin.


Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
University of Vermont
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