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In a virtual talk hosted by Duke’s Latin American Student Organization, Enrique Peñalosa, Trinity ‘77 and former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, discussed his work as the mayor of Bogotá, his views on democracy and his time as an undergraduate at Duke. 
NEWS  |  LOCAL NATIONAL

'Democracy is not just people voting': Former Bogotá mayor and Duke alum talks urban planning, time in office

In a virtual talk hosted by Duke’s Latin American Student Organization, Enrique Peñalosa, Trinity ‘77 and former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, discussed his work as the mayor of Bogota, his views on democracy and his time as an undergraduate at Duke. Peñalosa is known for his urban planning efforts, which have been recognized and used as a model worldwide.


Duke Votes, Duke Students for Biden and Duke Democrats are finding creative ways to get out the vote during a pandemic.
NEWS  |  UNIVERSITY

From a virtual 'support group' to getting some sleep, students plan for election night

Election Day is here, and Duke students have made their plans to watch the results—conclusive or not—come in. Some will attend a virtual watch party as they wait with bated breath to see what happens in the contest between incumbent President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Others plan to watch with smaller groups or do their best not to focus on election coverage at all.