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Election Day Reactions: Where are the Students?
Silence from Universities on Election Results


Landscape architecture departments have not yet spoken about how Tuesday's election results will impact their universities or the profession.

Following the results of last night's election, landscape architecture programs have not been quick to voice their opinions.

While we have not been able to reach out to every single program, none of the department websites that we visited had any updates on the presidential election results.

These include the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ohio State University, USC, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of Oregon, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of Texas - Arlington, University of Texas - Austin, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Cornell, and City College of New York.

Outside the world of landscape architecture programs, protests over Trump's victory were reported at UCLA, UC Davis, University of Oregon, UC Santa Barbara and University of Pittsburgh. A Yale economics professor reportedly made a midterm optional for students "traumatized" by the election results. (Similar situations arose last November following grand jury verdicts on the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.)

A professor of art and history at the University of Texas - Austin wrote an op-ed that was published after the results were in on the need for political discourse to respect universities.

A political science professor from the University of Texas - Arlington spoke on three radio stations Nov 9 proclaiming the results as historical and our version of Brexit. He called Trump's victory a "repudiation of pundits, repudiation of the dominant media, of much of Hollywood and of the academic world" in an interview with KLIF 570 AM in Dallas.

A study from USC found that political polarization is at its highest point since the Civil War.

Cal Poly Pomona's only announcement regarding election results was despite California's legalization of marijuana, it is still forbidden on campus.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

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August 25, 2019, 5:39 am PDT

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