Duke students are apprehensive about what the results—or lack thereof—could mean for the nation, even as they try to have the best outlook possible.
In July, Duke told juniors and seniors who had been planning on returning that they would not be able to be housed on campus, with limited exceptions, and many students scrambled to find leases in apartment complexes close to campus. It may be harder to build community in an off-campus apartment than in a traditional campus dormitory, but students are connecting with their classmates where they can.
In past election seasons, students have gathered in lecture halls and common rooms on campus to watch debates over shared food and lively discussion, but this year they’ll have to log on to Zoom to watch the debates in the company of classmates.
Martha Bárcena Coqui, Mexican ambassador to the United States since December 2018 and the first woman to hold the position, spoke to Duke students Wednesday in a virtual event.