Throughout the fall semester, many student groups have been actively engaged in the political process, holding voter registration and absentee ballot drives, organizing debate watching parties, and keeping up to date with political news. With just days until the election, they are busy planning additional events to keep the study body engaged, informed and excited to cast their first ballot in this year’s critically important and closely-contested presidential race.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Rides to the Polls
4 – 6 p.m.
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SGA will be providing rides to and from polling stations for registered students.
Election Night “10-Spot”
8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
CAB’s Tuesday Night 10-Spot will feature extended hours; election-themed trivia from 8 – 10 p.m.; prizes, giveaways; and 10-Spot performances (10 p.m. – 12 a.m.). Election results will be projected on a big screen throughout the evening.
Monday, Nov. 12
Post-Election Analysis Panel: Reflections on the 2012 Elections
4 – 5 p.m.
A tradition among American government faculty at Holy Cross, the political science department holds a post-election analysis panel every two years after major elections. This year’s panel will feature Donald Brand, professor and chair; Daniel Klinghard, associate professor; B. Jeffrey Reno, associate professor; Alison Mangiero, instructor; and Erik Filipiak, visiting assistant professor.
Faculty will offer insight into the demographic breakdown of the vote, looking particularly at women voters since they have been a major focus of the campaign; as well as the likely consequences of the election, especially implications for replacing Supreme Court nominations.
In addition to engaging in the political process through events on campus, faculty and students from a variety of disciplines have offered their commentary to local and national media outlets. Here’s some of what they said:
‘Boston student-athlete thrives after early turmoil’
Attacked by her knife-wielding father when still in the womb, Yonetta Harris, a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2018, has built a life that touches many. In...06/25/14
‘Sporting cold feet’
Canadian Broadcast Corporation News
With the FIFA World Cup at the center of attention around the world, Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, offers major Canadian news...06/20/14
‘Making it easier to fire teachers won’t get you better ones’
Los Angeles Times
In an article for the Los Angeles Times, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses the recent California Superior Court...