Science literacy is the ability to gather information, from sources like Facebook or the news, do homework on that information and then decide to agree or disagree.
In the midst of this political and social turmoil, University students and faculty members have shared their outlook on what voting means to them and why it matters, especially on this Election Day.
Dr. Cameron Webb conceded the race to Republican candidate Bob Good early Wednesday morning. The Webb campaign conceded when the number of outstanding ballots was unable to make up the difference between Webb and Republican candidate Bob Good.
The stakes of this election, while anxiety-inducing for some, have also made some students appreciate that this is the first election of many that they will be able to participate in.
Though COVID-19 has impacted each group’s operations this semester, club members have been gathering outdoors in masked and socially-distanced groups, as well as virtually over Zoom, to participate in campaigning events.
College Republicans and University Democrats are planning on hosting viewing parties to watch the outcome of the 2020 Elections. These clubs have hosted election watch parties in previous years, but as a result of the pandemic, the parties this year will be smaller and socially distanced.
In the email, Ryan encouraged students to vote in a year “marked by a repeated feeling of uncertainty."
President Ryan acknowledged that students have faced feelings of isolation and stress over the course of the semester and that the University is working to bring more students into classrooms in the spring.
Webb’s campaign missions demonstrate a commitment to equity and justice.
We can't afford to sit this election out. And the University shouldn’t make us.
“Given the adjustments we have made to the fall academic calendar due to the pandemic, we will not be canceling classes on Election Day," Coy said.
About 50 students sat in the grass and on the stairs of the amphitheater to watch, and the debate was projected onto a large screen in front of Bryan Hall.