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Cornell Speech and Debate

10 members of the Cornell speech team at an awards ceremony with their trophies

The Cornell Speech and Debate Program is the only university-sponsored debate organization at Cornell. We compete in Policy debate, Worlds (British Parliamentary) debate, Spanish-language Worlds debate and Individual Speech events. The organization is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, boasting over 100 members from diverse backgrounds.

Policy Novices Compete at Wayne State

Mac and Kayla pose outside Ives Hall
Mac and Kayla pose outside Ives Hall

Cornell Policy Debate entered the team of Mac Dickerson and Kayla Butler as a team to compete in the junior varsity division of the Wayne State policy debate tournament Oct 22-24. This was the second tournament ever for Mac and Kayla, but despite being novices they wanted the challenge of encountering teams in the junior varsity division. Mac and Kayla ended up with a respectable 3-3 finish in the JV division.