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Alumni creates NBC data visualization for 2020 elections

The 2020 presidential election will remain in history as one of the most unprecedented elections throughout history. With the year’s intense news cycle, news outlets across the country were relied on by millions for quick and reliable updates. One graduate from the College spent many hours this past year working to help her major broadcasting company tell these stories in an efficient way. 

Joe Biden begins transition to White House

Joe Biden had a historic win on Nov. 7. He defeated incumbent President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. After a hard-fought campaign by both parties and about a week of initial vote counting, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected to office in an election held in a trying time in American history. 

‘Where do we go from here?’ event leaves open space for political discourse

The Student Government Election Readiness Task Force hosted the “Where do we go from here: Politics and the Next Generation” discussion on Wednesday, Oct 28. Moderated by Dr. Alex Garlick, professor of political science, this event featured live dialogue between representatives from the College Democrats and the College Republicans student organizations.

Director of National Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation Suggest Iran and Russia Behind Election Interference Operations

The Directors of National Intelligence and the FBI stated that Iran and Russia were engaging in voter intimidation tactics related to the 2020 Presidential election.

Vital Signs: Coping with an uncertain future

In an already stressful year, the presidential election has brought even more anxiety. Alongside the Covid-19 pandemic, racial strife and uncertainty in returning to the classroom, the stakes seem high. No matter the determined future, know that there are some resources and events happening at the College to help cope during this difficult time.

With election results underway, students are divided among party lines

 The finale of what has been described by many as the most consequential presidential election in modern history is quickly approaching, and with it, a clear-cut political divide pitting friend against friend, student against student and American against American. 

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has been lauded by conservative groups, was nominated only a week after Justice Ginsburg died, and now faces one of the most contested Supreme Court battles in history.

French election boils down to Le Pen and Macron

The top two candidates who emerged from the first round of France’s presidential voting on Sunday, April 23, are Marine Le Pen, a controversial nationalist, and Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European Union leader of the new centrist party, Vox reported.

Democratic leader wins historic majority in Myanmar

The leader of the National League of Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, led her party to an 80 percent landslide victory against the Union Solidarity Development Party.

Government corruption leads to Guatemalan election

Guatemala has lost cabinet members, ministers and government officials after the surfacing of a political scandal involving Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti.

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