November 2, 2016

Purdue holds Election Night Watch Party

Election Night Watch Party Trevor Peters, mass communication student, interviews President Mitch Daniels during the public watch party on election night (Nov. 8) in the Honors Hall of the Honors College and Residences North building. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons) Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue marked the 2016 election with a public watch party on election night (Nov. 8) in the Honors Hall of the Honors College and Residences North building. The event was designed for both students and community members.

The event featured a live production of political commentary and analysis from expert faculty and student panels. There were also interviews with the mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette, Purdue President Mitch Daniels and a recorded talk with C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb. 

Election night guests enjoyed discussion, snacks and refreshments while watching returns roll in on large displays throughout Honors Hall. Those unable to attend were encouraged to follow the evening virtually, using the hashtags #PurdueVotes and #Election2016.

The event was sponsored by the Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue Honors College, the Department of Political Science and Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. It marks the culmination of Purdue's "2016 Presidential Election Series," which features public talks, workshops and guest lectures by three visiting scholars. Topics include the impact of the Latino vote, campaign polling and the candidates' use of social media.

Contact: Lindsay Perrault, Honors College Communications Manager, 765-427-1923, lindsayperrault@purdue.edu

Media Contact: Howard Hewitt, 765-494-9541, hhewitt@purdue.edu

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