Beginning November 3rd, the School will offer optional programming following the 2020 United States Presidential Election. Educational, reflective, and inclusive conversations will take place by in-person and Zoom spaces for on-campus and remote students.
Dormitories will offer watch parties on Tuesday evening in addition to quiet conversations and reflections in the Chapel with the Spiritual Life Team. Post-Election Day programming will begin at 8:30am and replace classes on Wednesday. Offerings include counseling drop-in sessions, drawing out hopes in chalk, writing letters to elected officials, hiking with counselors, reflection with the Spiritual Life team, affinity spaces for BIPOC faculty, staff, and students, an educational overview of the electoral process, and several more educational opportunities.
The day will be capped with a special webinar by Hedrick Smith '51. Hedrick is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author whose work includes editor and reporter for The New York Times. The webinar is titled ""The Day After: Unpacking the Results (or lack thereof)" and will be moderated by Jonas Akins.