Multimedia Editor Ariana Dimitrakis runs through the week in review in the latest edition of The Brown and White Weekly. Watch the video or follow along below.
With The Brown and White Weekly, I’m Ariana Dimitrakis.
The Associated Press announced on Nov. 7 that Joe Biden won Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes and has been elected the 46th President of the United States. Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first female, first Black and first Asian American vice president-elect.
Biden defeated Trump in Northampton County by about 1,000 votes after both Pennsylvania and Northampton County voted for Trump back in 2016.
A majority of Lehigh students were first-time voters in this election and participated through both mail-in ballots and in-person on Election Day. There was high turnout in the mornings at both Broughal Middle School and the Banana Factory, and lines were shortened by the afternoon.
Harris and her husband both visited the Lehigh Valley in the final week before the election following President Donald Trump’s own rally in Northampton County. Democrats like Rep. Susan Wild and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who both won re-election, showed up to support the Democratic ticket.
In other big news, Lehigh announced in an email on Nov. 6 that all athletic practices can resume. Today in a press release, the Patriot League Council of Presidents announced that men’s and women’s basketball will begin playing conference games on Jan. 2.
Earlier this semester, Lehigh University was named one of the “Best of The Best Colleges and Universities for LGBTQ students” by Campus Pride — though some students feel the school still has work to do to create an accepting atmosphere on campus.
For The Brown and White, I’m Ariana Dimitrakis.