The US Presidential Election on 8 November will undoubtedly have global repercussions and as such it is being marked across the University, both on the night itself and in the week leading up to the long awaited event.
As part of the build up to Election Day, the Politics Society will be hosting a talk on 31 October entitled ‘Bill and Hillary Clinton: Secrets and Complications’, delivered by the Politics and International Studies department’s own Dee Dutta.
The society noted: “Dee knows the Clintons personally and so is sure to provide a unique insight into what has been one of the most outlandish presidential elections in US history.”
On the night itself The Terrace Bar will remain open until 5am, with a social hosted by the Politics Society at the venue, followed by a live broadcast of the results from the Atrium of the Students’ Union.
Many of the events are still in the early stages of planning though the President of the Politics Society, Henry Riley, has revealed that he will be co-chairing a panel during the broadcast in conjunction with a number of the University’s media societies. Further details are yet to be confirmed.
Jack Abbey of Radio at Warwick (RaW) stated: “We plan to be in the Atrium alongside WTV broadcasting though the night about the results as they come in.”
Meanwhile, WTV said: “We are currently looking into the possibility of doing something for the US Elections but at this stage I can’t say any more than that.”
Dee knows the Clintons personally and so is sure to provide a unique insight into what has been one of the most outlandish presidential elections in US history.
Henrique Lopes Dos Santos Guimarães, a first-year History and Politics student, noted: “Due to reading week I will definitely be staying up”, with the prospect of no lectures the following day rendering it a far more attractive prospect.
When pressed on who he expected to become the United States’ next President, Henrique commented: “I’m expecting a surprise.”
Although the latest poll from Associated Press-GfK gave Hillary Clinton an unprecedented 14 percentage point lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, other polls are far less clear cut and the result remains far from certain.
After a tumultuous campaign that has stretched on for the better part of eighteen months, this continued uncertainty has perhaps played a part in why students are so keen to watch the events unfold over Election night.