The 2020 Presidential Election has people all over the world guessing what might happen to the United States now that a president has finally been announced. Multiple news organizations are projecting former vice president Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election, after gaining Pennsylvania’s electoral votes Saturday.
"With the ramifications of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic still affecting students, Shippensburg University officials will offer students the pass/fail grading option for the fall 2020 semester as they did last spring."
Shippensburg University students were among the millions of Pennsylvania voters to cast their ballots Tuesday, in what some political observers are calling one of the most important and compelling presidential elections in decades.
For some Shippensburg University community members, the COVID-19 coronavirus is nothing more than an inconvenience requiring them to wear masks. Some are lucky enough have no personal connection to the virus. But for many families, the numbers read by news anchors each evening are more than numbers: They were mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters.
The situation unfolding at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has filled my social media feeds this week. Recently, IUP officials announced “restructuring” of various departments, including the cutting of programs. From the covering of art sculptures and silent choirs to demonstrate a campus without the arts, to faculty union demonstrations, there is a lot going on at IUP.
Shippensburg University Students and faculty are pushing to Nov. 20 with about two weeks remaining in the fall 2020 semester. SU delivered face-to-face, hybrid and remote instruction, allowing students to choose to live on campus, while others remained off-campus or at home.
As Election Day nears, students are looking for ways to get out to the polls. One campus group, ShipVotes, is campaigning to have professors lift absence penalties to further encourage students to vote.
Shippensburg University officials announced the new Anti-Racism Institute at the university in a press release. Officials created the program to continue the conversation of the national racial awakening.