<p>The Cornell Moderator is a student publication founded in 2004 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Self-described as "unabashedly unbiased", the Moderator is meant to serve as a vehicle for intellectually-honest campus discussion.
The publication uses a unique point-counterpoint-point-counterpoint format in which two writers who disagree are encouraged to address and respond to one another's arguments. The paper itself takes no editorial position, allowing the mutually-opposed arguments of its freelance writers to succeed or fail on their own merits.
Founded in part to rebuke politicized campus dialogue, the Moderator intends to promote constuctive engagement of the major issues of the day.
The topics of controveries and features covered in the Moderator are selected by its editorial staff, and are heavily influenced by current events around the world and at Cornell. The Moderator publishes 2 to 3 issues per semester, and has a circulation ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 issues per print run.
The Moderator was founded in 2004. Its original name was You Turn, a play on the name of the liberal campus newspaper Turn Left, founded in 2000. In its early stages, the</p>