Cornell competed at the Northeast Regional Championships held between 22nd and 23rd February at Western Connecticut State University. The team of Kirat Singh, A&S ’14 and Srinath Reddy, A&S ’14, won the open Worlds format finals and were also placed 1st and 2nd speaker respectively. In the finals, they competed against the Cornell team of Justin Ying, A&S ’16, and Julius Kairey, A&S ’15, and also teams from Vermont and Denver. Also in Worlds format, Enting Lee was ranked top novice speaker while Safwan Jalal, A&S ’17, and Joseph Fridman, A&S ’17, reached the Novice finals. In Policy debate, Shohini Kundu and David Rooney reached the semi-finals of the novice division and were ranked 5th and 6th best speaker respectively.
Join the Cornell Forensics Society on Wednesday, 30th October in Ives 305 for an exciting debate against PETA!
Justin Goodman, Director of Laboratory Investigations at PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – will be debating with members of the Cornell Forensics Society over whether the use of animal research and testing should be prohibited at Cornell University.
We were excited to see so many students interested in joining the CFS this semester! At the meeting, Prof Sam Nelson introduced the CFS, as well as our coaching staff and student E-board and captains. We then split up into Policy, Worlds, Speech, and Spanish.
Afraid of public speaking? Want to learn how to make convincing arguments? Cornell ILR Senior Lecturer and Director of Forensics Sam Nelson will introduce you to academic and extra-curricular options on campus for improving your debate and public speaking skills. Afterwards, the Cornell Forensics Society, ranked the #1 debate program in the world in 2012, will host a public debate featuring Cornell’s top debaters. Attend to hear a lively debate about whether we should abolish grades!