Letter from the Editor in Chief: Alison Macbeth

Dear friends,

Who knew? I will spare you the cliche ponderings of how much we humans have experienced since the glass ball slid down a poll in Times Square marking 2020. For all of us, it has been a year of incredible change and continues to be so.

Distance learning has brought additional challenges to the college community. Students, staff and faculty are questioning the administration’s decision. Times feel desperate. Many campus members are still protesting as the Black Lives Matter movement continues forward. Meanwhile, we count down the days to November 3 when we will cast our ballots.

More than ever, RIC students need each other and need to share their voice. I am honored to be part of that through The Anchor this academic year. Despite the hurdles we are facing as we pivot to a primarily digital publication, I am reminded of the resilience, determination and courage of RIC students as t