Payments go green on IrishPay

first_imgWith the implementation of the new online student account system, IrishPay, the Office of Student Financial Services will save nearly 400,000 sheets of paper each year and parents and students are able to make payments online. “Sustainability was definitely a driving force behind the transition to the online system,” said Michael Riemke, associate director of Student Financial Services. Compared to the previous paper-based student account payment system, the IrishPay system will save 398,253 total sheets of paper — the equivalent of 12,639 pounds of carbon dioxide and 47,741 gallons of wastewater each year, based on the Environmental Defense Fund’s paper calculator. In addition to making the student account system more sustainable, the Office responded to several requests from parents and students to have the ability to pay student account balances online. “There was previously no mechanism available for account balances to be paid online,” Riemke said. “The biggest change is that parents now have the ability to see their student’s statements and make immediate payments online with student authorization.” In the past, the Federal Right to Privacy Act prohibited parents from seeing their child’s account activity until a paper statement was mailed to them. Now, IrishPay allows students to authorize a parent, guardian, grandparent or other person to view their account activity and make nearly instantaneous payments online, Riemke said. “IrishPay allows both parents and students to see real-time account activity as soon as it occurs, so they can immediately make online payments,” he said. In addition, parents have the option to print hard copies of the statements if they wish to do so, and students and parents are not mandated to pay online. After official production work on IrishPay began in May, students received both an online and a mailed statement as an initial notification that the system would change shortly, said Charlie Castline, assistant director of Student Accounts. The first online account statements regarding fees for the fall semester were distributed in June and July. So far, the response to IrishPay has been overwhelmingly positive from parents, students and staff alike, Riemke said. “Parents love being able to see their students’ account activity,” Riemke said. “Overall, the system has been a response to customer feedback and the positive response we have been receiving.”last_img read more

Professor designs Haiti recovery

first_imgProfessor Tracy Kijewski-Correa has some powerful words of inspiration following her work with the Kellogg Institute in Haiti. “Listen, Innovate, Empower!” is the mantra of the group’s efforts to provide aid following the devastating earthquake which struck the island nation in January of 2010. Kijewski-Correa gave a lecture titled “An Empowerment Model for Sustainable Residential Reconstruction in Léogâne, Haiti, after the January 2010 Earthquake” on Tuesday in the Hesburgh Center. Kijewski-Correa, associate professor of civil engineering, spoke of a proposal she and her team of associates designed to construct personal residences within Haiti. She said engineers working on the project must listen to the needs of the Haitian people. “This project relies on its workers to consider the preferences of the locals in constructing homes while upholding safety as a priority in construction,” Kijewski-Correa said. “Some may ask for a house built with the same type of brick that caused deaths (during the earthquake), to which an engineer must provide reliable alternatives.” Throughout her talk, Kijewski-Correa identified resiliency, feasibility, sustainability and viability as the four main points in her proposal. “Only through these four ways can we provide meaningful change for the poor of Haiti,” she said. Kijewski-Correa said she understood the hazard and vulnerability that plagued the country following the earthquake would provide challenges to the work of her team. “Under the theme of resiliency, my team and I must design types of homes that can weather future natural disasters,” said Kijewski-Correa. “The standard concrete blocks and columns of Haitian homes could not resist the demands of the earthquake, and many were killed by walls that split during the crisis.” The country of Haiti does not have much to provide in terms of available capital for construction, Kijewski-Correa added. “Steel is in high demand and is very expensive,” she said. “There is hardly any wood to work with, and a high tax on imports discourages traders from bringing any more into the country.” Kijewski-Correa said that there is very little the Haitian people can do to provide themselves with a sustainable society to live in. “When you put economics on the table, there really aren’t solutions at the bottom of the (social) pyramid,” she said. There is importance in understanding the priorities and culture of the land in constructing homes, Kijewski-Correa said. “Viability requires an understanding of the cultural context in which the locals live,” she said. “Solutions proposed by outside entities are not what the Haitians want, so our engineers should listen to them when they voice, for example, their fear of multi-story homes that results from the earthquake’s damage.” Although Kijewski-Correa said there has been a lack of assistance from the local government, she remains optimistic that this project will be a success. “Although the Haitian government does not provide any federal oversight of individual residence construction, we can control the quality of our product by means of standardization,” she said. “We want prototype houses there with strong networks.” Although her project will start locally, Kijewski-Correa hopes the success of the project triggers worldwide expansion of the same model. “We just want a proof of concept at this point,” she said. “However, solving this problem for the poor of Haiti by offering a sustainable, affordable housing model actually solves the problem of insufficient housing for the poor around the world, especially those living in urban slums.”last_img read more

Career Center gets new director

first_imgNotre Dame’s well-respected Career Center came under new leadership when Hilary Flanagan assumed her role as director less than three weeks ago. Former Career Center director Lee Svete, who currently serves as Associate Vice President of Career and Professional Development in the Office of Student Affairs, sought out Flanagan to take over his position based on her six years of experience as director of career services at John Carroll University. “I was really excited when Lee reached out and asked me to consider the position because it seemed like one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, and I didn’t want to pass it by,” Flanagan said. Flanagan, who also serves as president-elect of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers, said her previous professional and general experience will prove valuable in her new position at Notre Dame. “I think I can bring my experiences, not just in career services but also my life experiences, to help lead this highly successful, well-functioning career services team and hopefully take us into the next chapter of what’s kind of shaping up to be a new world of work and new groups of students with everything new in technology,” she said. A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Flanagan said she continually pursues challenging opportunities like taking the helm of Notre Dame’s Career Center. “Throughout my entire life, I’ve always gravitated toward challenges and the kinds of people who also seek challenges out and really thrive in that kind of environment,” she said. The University’s academic reputation and high-achieving student body also drew Flanagan to South Bend. “Certainly working with the students here attracted me because this is a place where excellence is the standard,” she said. “It’s not something you’re striving for, it’s what exists. It’s the students, it’s the faculty, it’s everyone who’s here, so to be at a place where that’s the bar and that most people are going well above that is pretty exciting.” Flanagan said one of her goals for her work with both undergraduate and graduate students is to change their overall perception of working with the Career Center. “We want to get people out of the mindset that the Career Center is that place you show up at during second semester senior year to get a job,” she said. “With the way things are now, we would be doing [students] a disservice as an institution if the Career Center was just that old placement model.” Flanagan said the first step toward altering the Center’s public reputation is exposing students to its services as early as possible, especially through the creation of new career service-oriented courses for first-year students. “It’s about starting with [students] as freshmen, that self-assessment piece … that whole idea of networking, your social media presence, the way you present yourself professionally, it’s much more about personal brand,” she said. “That’s really what career development is about. It’s well beyond developing a resume.” Flanagan said Svete’s promotion helped solidify support from the University administration for career services, which in turn will promote “discernment across campus as a concept.” “There will be lots of new initiatives that won’t be siloed here but will be really collaborative across campus partners, so the Career Center will fit into … that synergy that’s here,” she said. Flanagan said the University community outside campus, from alumni networking to positive relationships with employers who recruit heavily at Notre Dame, plays a crucial role in career development. “Notre Dame’s community beyond the students – alumni, people who are natural champions of the University even without tangible ties to it – is a great resource for us,” she said. “The challenge in there is making sure we’re getting students to really think in terms of … using those resources in the best possible way. What’s great is Notre Dame has the community support to make things happen.” During her adjustment to life at Notre Dame, Flanagan said she has already taken note of the unique community aspect of the University in her interactions with students. “I met with a freshman before the Career Fair, and afterward he told me about his really successful experience and followed up with a thank-you note the next morning,” she said. “To experience what I thought would be true [about Notre Dame] but have it happen that quickly is pretty amazing. It’s one thing to hear it, but it’s another to experience it.”last_img read more

Lecturer highlights the importance of malaria prevention

first_imgLast Friday, the George B. Craig Memorial Lecture series welcomed Tom Burkot of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine at James Cook University to speak about malaria and malaria prevention.George B. Craig established a world-renowned research program in mosquito biology and genetics at the Notre Dame before he died in 1995, according the College of Science webpage. The lecture series dedicated to Craig annually hosts a speaker to discuss research related to Craig’s studies.Burkot, who researched with Craig from 1974 to 1976, said Craig was an important scientist and likened him to Sir Ronald Ross, the man who discovered that mosquitos transmitted malaria.After moving backward through time, Burkot said he wanted to move forward for the rest of the lecture, by discussing the history of malaria prevention. After Ross’ discovery in the early 1900s, Burkot said the first major step toward malaria prevention was the discovery of the insecticide DDT in 1939.By 1955, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution that directed the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch a program to eliminate malaria worldwide, Burkot said. The method for eradication, he said, was spraying DDT on the inside of the walls of houses.“This was a huge military-like operation. In India alone, they had 390 National Malaria Eradication units … [and] 96,000 people in India working to eradicate malaria,” Burkot said. “To give you an idea of how much DDT was being used, USAID (United Stats Agency for International Development) was purchasing 60 million pounds of DDT for malaria control at the height of the program.”Though the program failed to completely eradicate malaria worldwide, Burkot said it achieved elimination in 11 out of 52 countries and partial elimination in another 11 countries.Burkot said the next preventative measure came in the 1980s when insecticide treated nets (ITNs) were created. These nets, which were treated with insecticides and placed around the beds in the home, were an important creation for the prevention of malaria, Burkot said.“[An ITN] had the ability of protecting people, even if they were just in the house and not sleeping underneath the net,” Burkot said. “In fact, it was also shown … that there was a mass killing affect.“If you had high usage of these nets in the village you could actually decrease the mosquito population to the extent that there would be a lowering of the transmission of malaria in an adjacent village that didn’t have the nets. If you had full net coverage you could prevent about 370,000 child deaths per year from malaria.”Burkot said ITNs and indoor residual spraying — spraying the inside the walls of homes — are methods of malaria control that work and thus are still currently being used.Looking into the future, Burkot said the goal is a 90 percent reduction of malaria incidence and mortality rates by 2030 through universal access to long lasting nets and indoor residual spraying. Though there are many challenges to these two methods, Burkot said there are new tools being developed to help reach this goal.“I’m an optimist,” Burkot said. “I think that malaria eradication is achievable. I think there are significant challenges to be faced in the coming years, but I think they are not insurmountable, and with the resources we have available, I think we can eliminate malaria.”Tags: George B. Craig Memorial Lecture, Malaria Lecture, Malaria prevention, Tom Burkotlast_img read more

Freshmen attend student government networking fair

first_imgRachel O’Grady Freshmen explore different branches of student government during FUEL’s second annual Freshman Networking Fair on Monday night.“It’s really just a great chance to expose them to all the opportunities on campus for them to be a leader,” Finan said. “We have a lot of people from executive council here, from Judicial Council, SUB, Diversity Council, PrismND and a lot of other organizations in the student union, so that they can get a chance to talk to upperclassmen, get a sense for what we’re doing and where they could see themselves in the next three years of their time here at Notre Dame.”He said FUEL hosted the networking fair at this point in the school year because of upcoming elections and application cycles for student government and other groups.“Since election season is underway at Notre Dame, FUEL brought a bunch of different groups from the student union to give freshmen an idea of what positions are available for them to run for or be appointed to for the upcoming school year,” Finan said. “Because all the elections are going on right now, if you’re a freshman and you don’t know what you’re doing, you can miss all of that.”FUEL is a group of 31 freshmen that meet weekly to “introduce them to student government, show them the different branches, develop them as leaders,” according to Finan.“We wanted to take what we do with FUEL every week and give all freshman a taste of that,” he said.Freshman Isabella Penola said she was interested in the many opportunities available.“I’m just here because I want to get more involved in things here next year, and I’m just looking for opportunities to do that,” Penola said. “I just want to get a feel for the different departments, just see what’s out there.”Freshman Lindsey Meyers also said she came to learn about leadership opportunities.“I’m here because I’m interested in the leadership opportunities on campus,” she said. “I know that networking is going to help me to understand the future steps I’m going to have to take in order to get a leadership role on campus.”Sophomore John Kill, director of the student services department in student government, described the work his department does to connect the student body to student government.“Constituent services is the department that is the gateway for student voices here on campus,” Kill said. “We work with students; right now, one of our main projects is running Onward and moderating Onward, the student government-moderated online forum. We do town halls, puppy days, all that stuff — we have a ton of fun doing all of that, we really enjoy it.“Our department is great because you really get to see all of the communications between what students want to see and what student government can do, and we see that all the way through to completion.”Kill said he thinks the constituent services department serves as a good starting place for freshmen interested in student government.“Freshman should be interested in joining constituent services if they are interested in taking the ideas that their peers discuss in their dorms and the dining halls and their classrooms and actualizing them,” Kill said.Senior Director of National Engagement and Outreach (NEO) for student government Julia Zanotelli encouraged freshman to “get outside the Notre Dame bubble.”“The department is trying to engage students with issues beyond our campus and get people engaged with national news and politics especially, seeing as we have an election coming up,” Zanotelli said. “I would say we’re just trying to connect with other schools and organizations outside of our main campus in the best way we can; really we’re trying to get them engaged in these bigger things.“ … Starting out at Notre Dame it’s sort of easy to get caught in that Notre Dame bubble, so it’s good to expand your horizons and get engaged with the real world.”Senior Director of Community Outreach Rohan Andresen said his department focuses on building strong community with South Bend.“The purpose of the community relations department is to bridge the gap between the Notre Dame community and the South Bend community,” he said. “The focus this year  has been more on moving away from just doing service in South Bend and kind of to just creating more realistic and legitimate partnerships with the city.”Andresen said South Bend has undergone a period of evolution and economic growth in the last 10 years, and he added he is excited to see how the University plays into the city’s future development.“My goal has really been focused on moving towards using the city as an asset,” Andresen said. “My role is trying to figure out initiatives and events and discussions to help accomplish that task. So one of the big things we’re doing, something we’ve done for the past eight years, is Back the Bend Day, which is coming up on April 2, and it’s a day of service where students can go and work in the community.”Tags: First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership, freshman networking fair, freshmen, FUEL, Student government Hoping to start getting freshmen involved in student government, the First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership (FUEL) hosted its second annual Freshman Networking Fair on Monday night in the LaFortune ballroom.Sophomore FUEL co-director Michael Finan said the purpose of the event was to expose freshmen to groups on campus they could get involved in. Representatives from several student government branches spoke to students interested in student leadership.last_img read more

Local coffee shop builds community between South Bend, Saint Mary’s students

first_imgOn a fall day last year, first year Elizabeth Polstra walked into The Local Cup, a new coffee shop on the northwest side of South Bend. Polstra’s first visit to the shop was to drop off her friend and coworker, fellow first year Annie Maguire.“It’s like a little community,” Polstra said. “Everyone’s there, everyone’s always talking. There’s always so many people there — it’s a great place.” Both students work at The Local Cup as part of the federal work-study program. Maguire said she spoke with Rebekah DeLine, director of Saint Mary’s Office for Civic and Social Engagement, who suggested Maguire look into working for The Local Cup.“[DeLine] had mentioned that they had more opportunities for the federal work-study positions, so I was talking to her about how I could get involved with the community and also get a work-study position in South Bend,” Maguire said. “She recommended The Local Cup.”The Local Cup, run by four South Bend residents, is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoon. The Local Cup has multiple functions within the South Bend community; not only is it a coffee shop, but it also serves as a community center, Maguire said.“Apart from The Local Cup coffee shop, there are community spaces that several groups in the community use to host events,” Maguire said. “We have poetry slams, we have songs for peace, we have instrumental nights, and it really allows people in the community to bring people together based on interests. The coffee house itself is like a great union of the community space.” This community continues within the coffee shop as well. The Local Cup not only hires college students as team leaders and college mentors, but it also offers paid internships to high school students in the area, Maguire said. This dynamic allows for a unique work environment, Polstra said. “[The other employees are] really helpful,” Polstra said. “I’m really glad I’m working with them. When you work with an adult, it’s a little bit more intimidating, but people your own age are more understanding.”In addition, The Local Cup takes on a role in the community with its ties to the Near Northwest Neighborhood, a nonprofit organization that aims to better South Bend and also pays for The Local Cup’s rent, Maguire said. “That’s just kind of how we keep ourselves afloat,” Maguire said. “You know, we don’t have any prices so it’s hard to maintain that sense of security.”The Local Cup has no prices because it operates on a “pay-it-forward” system, rather than a more typical style of business, Polstra said. “Their pay system is totally different than normal,” Polstra said. “They go by this ‘pay-it-forward’ method. So, when you come in, you can either take your coffee as a gift or you can choose to pay it forward. We don’t give numbers — you choose the donation that you want to give.”This system allows The Local Cup employees to interact with the customers more as a friend and neighbor than transactionally, Maguire said. “Some customers pay what they would normally pay at another coffee shop, some customers pay the change in their pocket, other people accept the coffee for free and each payment option is completely acceptable,” Maguire said. “We really run on other people’s generosity, which changes the dynamic of the interaction between the workers and the customers.”The interaction of the employees and the customers is central to The Local Cup — they strive to give “coffee and a conversation,” Maguire said.“These people aren’t interested in the commercial aspect of interacting, they are interested more in the community and building a relationship with their customers and viewing them as neighbors and friends,” Maguire said. “That struck me the most. That’s something you don’t find at Starbucks.”Tags: coffee shop, federal work study, Office for Civic and Social Dynamic, pay it forward, The Local Cuplast_img read more

SMC Black Student Association promotes safe space for discussion

first_imgWith a mission statement stating a goal to “serve as a resource and a support community for African-American students during all of their years at Saint Mary’s College,” Senior Makayla Roberts said the new club, Black Student Association (BSA), aimed to foster an inclusive environment on Saint Mary’s campus.“We all got together to talk about it and we decided that we are going to be here to talk with people and be a safe space, get events planned for Black History Month, and be more involved on campus,” Roberts said. Senior Taylor Thomas serves as the club’s secretary and said she hopes the club’s presence on campus grows. “I just want to get more attention and get more girls to join and know that we are here,” Thomas said. This club also seeks to “improve the quality of the black experience on campus” according to their mission statement. Roberts stressed the importance of BSA. “I know there were a lot of issues on campus last year … we all got together to make sure it was going to change,” Roberts said. For Thomas, she said, this is personal. “People were subtler before. Freshman year, girls asked me if I could teach them how to twerk. There is a room full of girls and they couldn’t ask anyone else? They needed to ask me? Just subtle questions,” Thomas said. “I couldn’t even do my hair in my own dorm room because I didn’t feel comfortable, so I would go to the basement of Le Mans.”Thomas said an open space to talk about the issues that affect African American students is especially crucial for the association. “Being able to have an open space to talk about [issues of racism] is important because I’ve had a lot of girls on campus be verbally assaulting whenever I try to speak my mind,” Thomas said. “They always say we’re all one world, we’re all one people and it would just be nice to have a place to talk about how it doesn’t always feel like that for us.”Another aspect of BSA’s mission statement says they “will assist as a liaison between African-American students and Saint Mary’s College for growth and betterment purposes.”“Saint Mary’s likes to boast about being oriented towards diversity, but we don’t see it very often on campus,” Thomas said. “Things here are so pricey, like Junior Mom’s weekend. Or the class ring. It’s important because [the College] want[s] to boast diversity and bring these diverse students in but they’re not doing anything to make them feel like they belong here whatsoever.” The club will meet bi-weekly this year, plan events with other Saint Mary’s clubs and discuss important issues. “People should join if they want to see a change on campus and to make everyone feel comfortable and have Saint Mary’s be their home,” Roberts said. “I feel like people might think this is a place just for minorities to come together and blame white people but we’re here to have an open discussion about how we all belong at Saint Mary’s. That’s why anyone should join, black or white,” Thomas said. Tags: Black Student Association, race, racial tension, SMClast_img read more

University warns students against phishing emails regarding student employment

first_imgA new phishing scam on Notre Dame’s campus is targeting students via email, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) said in an email to the student body Thursday.The emails appear to be from a Notre Dame professor and offers students a paid job as a research assistant, OIT said in the email. The message invites students to contact the sender by text or email for more details.OIT said students are advised not to respond to these messages and should delete them “immediately.”“[The email] did not come from a Notre Dame professor and is a scam,” OIT said in the email. “If you responded to this email, terminate any further correspondence.”The approved method for students to find employment opportunities is through the University Office of Financial Aid’s website. Students can discover opportunities for research via the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement.For more information or questions regarding these phishing messages or other unusual emails, contact the OIT Help Desk by phone at 574-631-8111, email at [email protected] or online at help.nd.eduTags: CUSE, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Information Technologies, phishing, phishing emails, student employmentlast_img read more

Seven confirmed cases of coronavirus at Saint Mary’s convent

first_imgFour nuns of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and three employees at the Saint Mary’s Convent have tested positive for the coronavirus this month, the congregation said Tuesday.The congregation informed sisters and employees of the first confirmed case April 6, spokeswoman for the Sisters of the Holy Cross Amy Smessaert said.The St. Joseph County Health Department began testing all 140 nuns who live in the convent Tuesday, per the request of the congregation.“Some nuns who live in the convent work full-time, while others are retired or require assisted-living care,”  Smessaert said.The nuns who tested positive live at the convent’s motherhouse — a complex that includes residences, administrative offices, chapels and activity and dining areas.Smessaert said the congregation is arranging for the more than 200 employees who work in the convent to be tested by outside health care providers.Tags: Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, coronavirus, Saint Mary’s convent, Sisters of Holy Crosslast_img read more

ND Votes adapts to COVID-19 restrictions ahead of elections

first_imgND Votes, a student-run nonpartisan task force committed to promoting civic engagement, is switching their programming to a virtual format ahead of the upcoming election season. Co-chaired by seniors Rachel Sabnani and Michael Marotta, the task force consists of liaisons from each dorm, representatives from several issue-based clubs and interested students without any specific affiliation. It is supported by the Center for Social Concerns, the Rooney Center for American Democracy and the Constitutional Studies Minor. ND Votes’s primary concerns are to increase voter education, mobilization and registration; moreover, according to Sabnani, a constant goal is to provide a healthy environment for civil discourse.“We have an underlying motive to promote civil discourse, so we partner with a lot of other organizations such as BridgeND, College Republicans, College Democrats and the Student Government to promote events that go well with civil discourse,” Sabnani said. The signature event of ND Votes is “Pizza, Pop and Politics” –– a lecture series in Geddes Hall which typically features Notre Dame professors lecturing about an issue related to civic engagement. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the task force has partnered with Notre Dame Student Media to broadcast the lecture series as a podcast dubbed “Pizza, Pod and Politics.”Marotta hopes the podcast will be an exciting way to stress the importance of civic engagement to the community.“Our goal with the podcast is to reach as many students as possible on campus and even outside the campus community to just spread that word that … civic engagement is important,” Marotta said. “It’s not just politics. These are matters that affect real lives.”The podcast plans to feature a variety of members from the Notre Dame community, including former head women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw, in order to provide unique perspectives that expand community members’ understanding of the election. The task force also wants “Pizza, Pod and Politics” to be a hub for information about the election.Marotta said that he hopes the podcast will “make the entire process more accessible and more understandable.”With the election occurring in November, Sabnani stressed that voter registration is a “huge part” of ND Votes’s mission for the year.To aid students in registering to vote and requesting absentee ballots, ND Votes created a general election guide. The guide contains details for each state and territory on how to register and request a ballot. With mail-in voting expected to increase this year due to the pandemic, Marotta and Sabnani stressed the importance of Notre Dame students voting in a timely manner.“Notre Dame students typically vote by mail anyway, but now that everyone’s going to be voting by mail, it’s really important to get the ballots in way sooner,” Sabnani said.Following the first task force meeting, each dorm liaison and club representative received a QR code that can be scanned to provide access to the general election guide for students. Sabnani said the virtual guide is a replacement for information tables that are typically set up around campus and other in-person events that encourage voter registration. “That’s basically how we combatted the virtual nature of the semester, whereas normally we’re tabling in person to get people registered and handing them our own computers and all that sort of stuff, which is obviously not the best idea during the pandemic,” Sabnani said.Marotta and Sabnani, who have both been involved with ND Votes since their freshman years, said that the ultimate purpose of ND Votes is to help students understand the importance of their vote. Marotta urged students to not take their right to vote for granted.“To people who say that their vote doesn’t matter, I completely disagree,” Marotta said. “It matters every single time. You can’t tell me that your vote doesn’t matter because it always affects real people in real life.”Tags: 2020 election, 2020 presidential election, COVID-19, mail-in voting, ND Votes, Pizza Pod and Politics, Pizza Pop and Politicslast_img read more