It’s been seven months since the Class of 2020 celebrated their graduation, and their post-graduation lives haven’t quite been what they’ve expected.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected the next president of the United States on Saturday.
With the presidential election balanced on a knife edge as ballots are counted in key states, Duke students from around the world are following developments in the race.
Incumbent Roy Cooper, a Democrat, will serve as the Governor of North Carolina for a second four-year term. After his opponent conceded, Republican Mark Robinson will be North Carolina’s next lieutenant governor and the first Black person to serve in this position.
While several of Duke’s sustainability efforts have been paused temporarily due to coronavirus-related safety precautions, students say that campus dialogue and activism related to environmentalism have forged ahead.
With early voting kicking off Oct. 15 in North Carolina—including an on-campus early voting place at the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center—The Chronicle has pulled together information on other national and statewide races that you’ll find on your ballot if voting in Durham.
Duke’s surveillance testing program has not yet expanded to include contract workers, which one food service worker said shows a lack of care for those workers on the part of the University. According to Vice President for Administration Kyle Cavanaugh, surveillance testing will expand to include contract workers “as soon as the logistics can be worked out, which should be very soon."