The Speech and Debate Team puts in an impressive Fall

Fall 2014 Highlights

  • Traveled the most students to most tournaments ever (busiest fall schedule ever!!)
  • First place finishes at Ohio State and St Anselm College
  • Outreach – providing assistance to students at Ithaca High School.  The high school team has competed at four tournaments this fall with hopes of success at the state championships.
  • Representation abroad – two students competed at University of Cork in Ireland over the Thanksgiving break and several competed at University of Toronto.
  • Captured the bid to host the 2015 North American Universities next fall.  (this year’s tournament had close to 100 teams from more than 25 schools)
  • Outreach to Longview.  Students performed an audience debate over the morality of selling organs for Longview residents.

For spring –

  • Several more tournaments lined up.
  • More students joining for spring.
  • Hosting our tournament – The Sydney Landon Invitational and United States Universities Novice Nationals in early February. (last year’s tournaments was attended by around 200 competitors from 25 different schools)

Older news --

First place at Ohio State  12/6/2009

Ithaca wins at Cedar Crest  11/21/09

Ithaca has early success at Lafayette College 10/07/09

Team debates British National Team 09/24/09

Award for Forensics Inaugurated 04/13/09 

Speech Team Shines 02/12/09 

Speech Team Success -- Novices Shine at NYU 12/02/08 

Early Success for Ithaca Speech Team 10/30/08 

Speech and Debate Team Completes Successful Season 04/09/08 

Debate Team Wins Novice National Championship 04/09/08 

Debate Team Ends Successful Semester 12/14/07 

Argument and Advocacy for Leaders -- Student Leadership Institute 10/04/07 

IC Debates British National Team 09/28/07 

Debate Team Finishes Strong at Regional Championships 03/02/07 

Speech Team Finishes Second at Boston Tournament 02/20/07 

Debater shines at Ohio State 12/06/05 

Are You Arguing with Me? – Ithaca College Quarterly 2001 no. 3