Election 2016

Whig-Clio is your campus Election Headquarters during the 2016 Election cycle! Upcoming events in Whig Hall are listed below. Be sure to check back periodically as new programming will be added as the semester continues!

Political Activities Fair

Sunday, September 11 from 11am-12:30pm, Whig Senate Chamber.

Welcome Class of 2020! Join Whig-Clio to learn ways you can get involved with politics on campus. Representatives from our four subsidiaries, the College Republicans, the College Democrats, various campus publications, and other advocacy groups will all be in attendance and are eager to meet you!

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, September 14 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Whig Senate Chamber.

Whig-Clio members new and old are invited to join us for an ice cream social to learn more about the Society, connect with friends, get the first glimpse at a special surprise Whig-Clio has in store for this fall, and of course, make your own yummy ice cream sundae! 

Outdoor Senate Debate

Monday, September 19 from 4:30pm-6pm, Whig Hall Patio.

It’s a Whig-Clio tradition – our outdoor Senate Debate to kick off the school year! The Whig and Clio Parties will debate the motion: “This House believes Republicans should maintain control of Congress after the 2016 Elections.” Come to listen, learn, share your voice, and eat pizza after the debate. 

Presidential Debate Watch Party

Monday, September 26, Location TBA.

Vice-Presidential Debate Watch Party

Tuesday, October 4 from 9pm-11pm, Whig Senate Chamber.

Travis LeBlanc ’99

Wednesday, October 5 from 4:30pm-6pm, Whig Senate Chamber.

Travis LeBlanc is the current Head of the Federal Communication Commissions Bureau of Enforcement, where he works on legal issues related to communication and technological innovations. Previously, Travis was the Special Assistant Attorney General of California and a lawyer in the Department of Justices’ Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the Obama Administration on the legality and constitutionality of government actions. Travis received his A.B from Princeton, where he was an Independent Concentrator, and also has an M.PA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an LL.M in International Law from the University of Cambridge.

Presidential Debate Watch Party

Sunday, October 9 from 9pm-11pm, Whig Senate Chamber.

John Aristotle Phillips ’78

Tuesday, October 11 from 4:30pm-6pm, Whig Senate Chamber.

John Aristotle Phillips received his B.S.E. from Princeton University in 1978, concentrating in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. While at Princeton, John gained international fame when his junior independent work included a proposal for an atomic bomb that many thought would be functional. In fact, Pakistani and French officials sought to buy the plans from John (he refused), and the U.S. Government classified the paper. John became known as the “A-Bomb Kid,” ran for Congress twice in Connecticut’s 4th District, and would go on to found a non-partisan political technology consulting firm. Since 1983, John has served as CEO of his company, Aristotle, Inc., which has worked with all recent presidential candidates from both parties on campaign technology.

Senate Debate

Tuesday, October 18, Whig Senate Chamber.

Time, topic, and speakers TBA.

Presidential Debate Watch Party

Wednesday, October 19 from 9pm-11pm, Whig Senate Chamber.

Political Party with The Alternative

Late on a Friday night TBA in Whig Hall, because there ain’t no party like a political party.

Activism Day

A Saturday afternoon TBA in Whig Hall.

Election Night Watch Party

Tuesday, November 8 from 7pm-late, Whig Hall.

Princeton’s most epic Election Night Watch Party — four floors of TVs, food, decorations, games, and so much more.