Temple continues election push
Last month, a number of voter registration drives were hosted on campus, including several sponsored by the Faculty Senate (right). Through Nov. 2, Temple continues its efforts to educate and empower voters with events, discussions and even shuttle buses on Election Day.
• Through Nov. 2: “The Voter’s Self-Defense Manual,” a starting point for direct access to candidates and elected officials, is available free at most Temple Libraries locations. It contains a sampling of the Project Vote Smart online database (www.vote-smart.org), with information on congressional members’ voting records, interest group ratings, campaign contributions and contact information. Locations: Paley Library reference and circulation desks; Blitman Resource Center; and the Engineering & Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Zahn, Ambler and Tyler School of Art libraries.
• Oct. 20: 8 p.m. MTV Rock the Vote event featuring “Road Rules” cast member Rachel Robinson, who will discuss the importance of voting, diversity and her personal experiences living in the public eye. Ambler Campus, Bright Hall Lounge.
• Oct. 20: 1–2:30 p.m. Nonpartisan presidential election roundtable featuring Temple faculty, including Frank Farley, educational psychology; Robin Kolodny, political science; Thad Mathis, social work; Sonja Peterson-Lewis; African-American studies; and Ralph Young, history. This is not a debate: Speakers will discuss the campaign and the election, then the floor will be opened for members of the audience to join the discussion. Free and open to the public (classes welcomed). Ritter Hall Annex, Kiva Auditorium. Sponsored by the College Council of Liberal Arts.
• Oct. 23: 1–5:30 p.m. “Making Democracy Work: A Conference on the Responsibilities of Citizenship in America.” Sponsored by the American studies program. National Constitution Center, 111 S. Independence Mall, Kirby Hall.
• Oct. 27: 12:30–1 p.m. James Hilty, history coordinator at Ambler Campus and nationally recognized authority on the presidency, will present “Making Sense of the Election Process,” part of the “Food for Thought” lecture series. Hilty will discuss the process that takes place after individuals cast their ballots, including the role of the Electoral College in deciding the outcome of a presidential election.
• Nov. 2: Election Day. Shuttle service provided to local polling locations for Ambler residence hall students. Buses leave East Residence Hall at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sponsored by Residential Life at Ambler.