News and Updates

ByLindsay Bing

Cornell Forensics Society co-sponsors Santorum-Dean Debate

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:

Or read about it on the Cornell Chronicle:

ByLindsay Bing

Cornell Excels at Hart House IV 2012

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.

ByLindsay Bing

Cornell’s strong start to the 2012-13 Season

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.

Benjamin Leff, Justin Ying and Peaky Yuter were among the top 10 Novice Speakers.

ByLindsay Bing

2012-2013 Meeting Times Set

The Cornell Forensics Society will be conducting its regular weekly meetings on Mondays and Thursdays, 5pm – 6pm, at Ives 305.

ByLindsay Bing

Orientation Week Public Event


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