University celebrates the U.S. Constitution with week of events

Our Constitution Day festivities are underway. Students are encouraged to enjoy a sandwich on our Bobcat Way Lawn through 2 p.m. at our banned book reading. We’re hosting a week of Constitution-focused events. (Photo by Jamie DeLoma, assistant director of public relations and social media.)

The university is recognizing Constitution Day with a week-long celebration for our students.

Among the highlights:

Monday, Sept. 17 from noon to 2 p.m.: Banned-book reading and free lunch on the Bobcat Way Lawn

Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.: The School of Law will screen “Law and Disorder: Criminal Justice on TV and in Real Life” in room 317 of the School of Law Center. The webcast will consider if everyone gets equal treatment under the law.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.: Campus conversation with Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson in the Carl Hansen Student Center room 225. The mayor will discuss civic responsibility.

Wednesday, Sept. 19: Our Student Government Association will host freshman elections. Members of the Class of 2016 will be able to vote from 12:01 a.m. through 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.: Charlie Gibson, former ABC World News anchor, will deliver the lecture “The (Im)balance of Power in Washington: How Things Went Off the Rails and How They Can Be Fixed.”

Throughout the week, our Arnold Bernhard Library has done the following:

Beyond this week, the university will:

  • Showcase a banned books exhibit beginning on Sept. 23 on the first floor of the Arnold Bernhard Library

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