Office of the President

Op/Ed: UMD students, make your voice heard by voting (The Diamondback)

Op-Ed published in The Diamondback

By Darryll J. Pines

In the days leading up to Nov. 3, we will vote to elect the next president of the United States. Every election is important, and the 2020 presidential election marks a pivotal moment in our history. It will affect millions of lives, including every member of the University of Maryland community. With such high stakes, voting is not merely a right — it is an imperative.

As a lifetime educator and the president of this university, I see voting as an even greater responsibility for our generation of students. Allow me to take this moment to address them directly.