Both the Whig and Clio Parties voted in opposition to their respective motions. That is, the Whig Party preferred race-based affirmative action versus income-based affirmative action for college admissions, and the Clio Party believed principled conservatives should not support Donald Trump in the general election if he is the Republican nominee. About 80 students, including prefrosh, stopped by one or both debates and enjoyed delicious ice cream afterwards.
As part of Princeton Preview activities to welcome prefrosh to campus, Whig-Clio’s two parties – the left-leaning Whig party and the right-leaning Clio party – will host intra-party debates at 6pm on Monday, April 11. We invite current and prospective students to join us for either of these two great debates and also for a joint ice cream social after the debates at around 7:15pm! Earlier in the day, from 11am-12:30pm in the Senate Chamber, we will host a Political Activities Fair for prospective students to connect with our subsidiaries and other affiliated groups.
In the Senate Chamber, the Whig Party will debate the following motion:
This House prefers income-based affirmative action to race-based affirmative action for college admissions.
In Oakes Lounge, the Clio Party will debate the following motion:
This House believes principled conservatives should support Donald Trump in the general election if he is the Republican nominee.
Contact Whig Chair Matthew Parodi and Clio Chair Theodore Furchtgott with any questions!
On Super Tuesday (Tuesday 3/1), Whig-Clio hosted over 150 students in the Senate Chamber to watch the results of 10+ states in the presidential primaries. Long-time members and newcomers alike enjoyed eating Chipotle burritos and chips and competed for predicting the voting results.