December 6, 2016 -- In an effort to bring unity to campus, several University of Delaware departments
hosted "Bridging the Divide" last December at the Trabant University Center. A balanced panel of left and
right-leaning professors led conversations about the 2016 election, as well as the
general political environment of the United States today.
The University of Delaware groups
jointly issued this statement about their mission: "We believe that
there is something to be learned from every point of view. We strive to
achieve progress through understanding, acknowledging, and respecting
those with opinions different from our own. We hope to bring unity to
college campuses everywhere, which we believe should be accepting of its
entire student body." Student and faculty were encouraged to attend the event.
event was sponsored by the University of Delaware's Honors
Program, the Political Science and International Relations Department,
the English Department, Student Life, Provost for Diversity, and the
Center for Political Communication.