From left, Solon Kelleher '15, Christopher Tota '13, Nikki Lombardi, community development coordinator of Wheeler Hall, and Alexandra Scalici '14 wait to hear presidential election results in Crossroads, where coverage of the election was projected on a big screen throughout the evening. Photo by Dave Cotrone ’13
Student groups have been actively involved in the political process since early in the calendar year. This semester they held voter registration and absentee ballot drives, organized debate watching parties, and kept up to date with political news. Not surprisingly, the energy hit a peak on Election Day.
Fifteen students are currently in the nation’s capital as part of the Washington Semester Program, where they are working, studying and carrying out research in Washington, D.C. for a full semester’s academic credit. Here are some of their reflections.