Having conquered Worlds, our Debates coach returns to St Andrews
Date: January 16, 2007
Miranda Weigler returns to ISSOS as head of debating having just finished as the Deputy Convenor of The World Debating Championships.Miranda Weigler is an alumni of The University of St Andrews, during her time in Scotland Miranda was Director of The Scottish National Debate Association and President of the famous St Andrews University Debating Society.After graduating with a masters Miranda returned to America, where she took on the role as Director of the Speech and Debate Program at Colgate University in Upstate New York. During her time at Colgate, Miranda successfully revamped the debates program and helped the Colgate debating gain International recognition and fill a rather large trophy cabinet. Most recently Miranda was the Deputy Convenor for The World Debating Championships, where she also sat on the World Universities Debating Council and saw her alma mater (St Andrews) reach the semi finals.“I was so proud to watch a team I had been so involved with so many years ago do so well in one of the most prestigious debating competitions around” commented Miranda on St Andrews success. Miranda is excited to be returning to ISSOS this summer, to teach more students about the exciting work of debate as well as spend the summer months in her favourite place, St Andrews.