To the Editor:
Williams students will have a fantastic opportunity to join the national political conversation on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 2., when Mika Brzezinski ’89 and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC will be on campus to discuss election returns with students. The event will be held on the ’62 Center MainStage, where MSNBC cameras will tape the event and conversations with students, with clips to be broadcast the following morning. Polls will begin to close on the East Coast at 6 p.m., and more states will follow hourly throughout the evening. They will discuss trends, exit polls and results as they come in during the evening.
We hope students turn out for the event: After all, it will be co-hosted by a Williams alumna and will be viewed by a national television audience. There are many important and interesting contests to be decided in this year’s elections, including a close race for governor in Massachusetts, another one in Connecticut and several tight races for the U.S. Senate across the country. Experts and pundits are saying that Republicans will make large gains in the House and Senate, but recent polls indicate that many races are tightening as we approach election day. There are bound to be many surprises. In any case, the results of the elections will set the tone for national politics over the next two years and will shape events in which all of us have a stake. It will definitely be an exciting, perhaps once in a lifetime, experience where Williams students will be able to have their thoughts heard on a national stage.
We hope to see all of you there on election night.