On Tuesday, November 15, Visiting Associate Professor Benjamin Plener Cover participated in a Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium called "Making Sense of the 2016 Election." The event was moderated by Kenton Bird, Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Media, and also featured Don Crowley, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, and Professors Juliet Carlisle and Aman McLeod from the Department of Politics and Philosophy. The event had over 150 attendees - students, faculty and community members. Prof. Cover's remarks focused on how legal rules influenced the 2016 election, citing both the electoral college, and a 2013 decision of the United States Supreme Court that struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act. Local media coverage of the event can be accessed here.