Members of the Cornell Forensics Society, and Director of Forensics, Professor Sam Nelson, led a workshop for children of Cornell staff on Tuesday. Over 20 children participated in the workshop, which featured a “Hot Air Balloon Game”, where the participants had to make arguments for an object they would not want to throw off a sinking hot air balloon.
Dan Powers ’14 and Michelle Huang ’14 broke at the 2013 CEDA Nationals held at the Idaho State University.
First of all, if you were recently admitted to Cornell, congratulations! Like many of us on the Cornell Forensics Society, no doubt you searched for “Cornell debate” after receiving your admission decision.
If you are on campus for Cornell Days and wants to learn more about our society, please send an e-mail to the society’s president, Ryan Yeh, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each spring, we have a great time introducing Cornell to potential new debate and speech enthusiasts. We’ll show you around campus, introduce you to others on the team and answer any questions you might have.
Even if you are not coming to campus, still feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
Again, congratulations and we look forward to meeting you!
The Cornell Forensics Society traveled on February 22nd to the Northeast Regional Debating Championships at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. The tournament was conducted in two formats, Policy debate and World’s format British Parliamentary Debate. Cornell dominated the competition across categories. Dan Powers, ILR ’14 placed 9th in the Varsity division of Policy debate. In World’s format debate, nine of the sixteen quarterfinal teams were from Cornell. In the semifinals, Cornell filled five out of the eight slots. The Big Red nearly closed out the finals with three out of the four teams. The teams of Maggie Heinichen CALS ’15 and Sally Hayes, A&S ’13, Justin Ying A&S ’16 and Julius Kairey A&S ’15, Alex Bores ILR ’13 and Ryan Yeh A&S ’13 represented Cornell in the finals. The team of Bores and Yeh were declared regional champions. Cornell also dominated the individual speaker awards with Bores being declared top speaker at the tournament and Yeh placing second.