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Vitto, voting and yaggering: Election 2016

November 8, 2016 By Meredith McGlone

As folks head to the polls today, it’s a good time to recognize some of the campus community’s contributions to Election 2016.

As of Oct. 31, nearly 4,000 people had already voted on campus, taking advantage of one-stop registration and early voting at Union South and the Student Activity Center. That’s just one of the resources made available to help students navigate their way to the polls. Read more about those efforts.

Standout student-athlete and vocalist Vitto Brown encouraged fellow students to vote by putting new words to a classic tune.

Sophomores Sally Rohrer, Kara Bell, and Alex Kulstad spent the past year working to ensure the right to vote extends to all citizens. They became campus vote ambassadors through the Andrew Goodman Foundation, an effort supported by the Morgridge Center for Public Service.

Faculty members offered their expertise on a wide range of topics related to the election. Among them: Morgridge’s Kathy Cramer wrote about educating students for responsible citizenship. Barry Burden spoke to The New York Times about the latest twists on voter ID laws. Scott Gehlbach discussed how talk of a “rigged” election is playing in Russia.

Whatever happens tonight, it’s clear we’ll be talking about Election 2016 for years to come. Here’s hoping the yaggering will be done soon!