Clapping Emojis Instead of Campus Rallies
Kery Murakami, Inside Higher Ed
Thirty-some days before the election, emotions are running high. Polls show younger voters, including college students, are planning to vote in far higher numbers than in the last presidential election.
But a campaign being held during a pandemic looks and sounds different on college campuses. The fervor is still there. But this year, emotions are being expressed through the silent thumbs-up or clapping emojis appearing on the screens at Zoom campaign rallies.