On Thursday, October 18th, the Cornell Forensics Society co-sponsored a public debate between former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The debate was moderated by no other than our very own Sam Nelson.
You can catch the entire debate here on Fox News: http://nation.foxnews.com/howard-dean/2012/10/18/watch-rick-santorum-and-governor-howard-dean-debate-cornell-university
Or read about it on the Cornell Chronicle: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Oct12/SantorumDebate.html
The University of Toronto’s annual tournament was held this year from October 12 – 14. The competition included over 80 teams, including Yale, McGill, Queens and other universities from North America. Cornell was represented by 6 teams, and broke 3 teams into the varsity break.
Julius Kairey ’15 and Justin Ying ’16 were in the Quarter-finals. Kirat Singh ’14 and Ryan Yeh ’13 were in the semi-finals. Alex Bores ’13 and Danny Blackman ’13 were in the finals.
The Cornell Forensics Society traveled to the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY to kick off the season with a Worlds format debate tournament. Cornell’s novice debaters did especially well, closing out the Novice Final to ensure a Cornell win in the Novice Division. The results are as follows:
4 teams made it to the varsity semi-finals: Brian Roxas and Spencer Sheaff, Maggie Heinichen and Jiali Li, Srinath Reddy and Christine Yu, Ryan Yeh and Kirat Singh.
4 of the top 10 speakers were from Cornell: Srinath Reddy, Brian Roxas, Kirat Singh and Ryan Yeh.
4 teams made the Novice Finals: Aditi Bhowmick and Elad Drori, Catherine Chen and Maheer Iqbal, Justin Ying and Jevan Hutson made finals and the team of Emily Kling and Jesse Weissman won the tournament.
During orientation week , members of the Cornell Forensics Society will be hosting a public event to show-case the debate and speech program at Cornell. In addition to a presentation from the coaches, the event will feature a public debate highlighting some of Cornell’s top debaters. Don’t miss out this great opportunity to check out the options available on campus to improving your public speaking skills!
When: Monday, August 20th, 2pm – 3pm
Where: Goldwin Smith Hall, Kaufman Auditorium
For more information, contact Ryan Yeh at email@example.com