CNN has invited the Barnard Community to put on their most patriotic Barnard sweatshirts and join the cable station in Times Sq., as part of its Election Night Watch Party. CNN is offering the Barnard gals pretzels, (presumably non-alcoholic) warm beverages, heat lamps and topical political trivia!
An email sent to Barnard students explains that “VIP guests will receive priority seating and be in the best spots to be panned by the camera or interviewed by a CNN anchor. CNN asks that you wear Barnard sweatshirts, hats, and other paraphernalia so that you may be easily identified as a Barnard student.”
Plus, if these pretzels, heat lamps and shot at Eternal Television Glory are enticing to enough students, CNN will arrange for a van to collect the ladies of Barnard and deposit them at the Times Sq. location.
CNN has not invited Columbia students to the fancy outdoors bash! But you can read the full email after the jump.
Be at the crossroads of the world (and possibly on the JumboTron) on Election Night! CNN has invited students from Barnard to join its Times Square Election Night Watch Party and live broadcast as VIP guests. The newly renovated Duffy Square, with seating on its lighted, ruby-red steps for 1,500 people, will serve as CNN’s television studio for the night and the site of a flurry of Election Day activities, including:
–iReports to be uploaded on CNN.com
–a live CNN broadcast on the Times Square Spectravision video screen
–heat lamps and warm beverages to keep the crowd warm
–pretzels, popcorn, and hot dogs served throughout the day
–political trivia games, and
–a League of First Time Voters station
VIP guests will receive priority seating and be in the best spots to be panned by the camera or interviewed by a CNN anchor. CNN asks that you wear Barnard sweatshirts, hats, and other paraphernalia so that you may be easily identified as a Barnard student. If there is enough interest, transportation will be provided from campus, leaving at 5:00 p.m., arriving in Times Square shortly before 6:00 p.m., and returning to campus at around midnight.
To reserve a seat at the event, and on the bus, email Susan Cohn (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP but no later than Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Transportation will be guaranteed only to those who email by the deadline. Please indicate:
1. Name(s) and class year(s) of students requesting seats at the event
2. Name(s) of students requesting seats on the bus
3. email addresses for each student
4. cell phone numbers for each student, if available
An email will be sent out on Monday confirming reserved spaces and providing more details about logistics.
And of course, don’t forget to vote!