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A Blue Georgia on my Mind

Hart affiliated creative writing teacher Faulkner Fox wrote a reflection on her experience in Georgia with Durham get-out-the-vote group, Bull City Votes in the midst of the run-off elections and the storming of the capitol. "What do these most recent Georgia victories mean to Professor Fox? "They mean that the South, a place with a…

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Duke Today covers Elections in a Pandemic Bass Connections Class

Duke Today published an article highlighting the incredible work of students in the "Elections in a Pandemic" Bass Connections Class. A team of 24 Duke students are tackling several questions related to voting barriers, access, and rights and testing a range of potential solutions in real time. The project, co-led by Director of the Hart Leadership…

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NPR Interviews Director and Associate Director of HLP about Voting Access

Reporter and host Cass Herrington of Blue Ridge Public Radio -- NPR for Western North Carolina -- interviewed the Hart Leadership Program's Director, Professor Gunther Peck, and Associate Director, Lalita Kaligotla, about the state of our current democracy when it comes to voting rights and access. "There's never been more attention to voting rights, especially…

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Students Present Elections in a Pandemic Projects

In a few weeks, our democracy as we know it will be put to the test.  The upcoming election is one of the most important ones we may encounter in our lifetime. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink the way our democracy is operated to ensure a safe, open, and fair election. This…

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