government Student Life is celebrating Constitution Day (September 17) with a quiz and a get-out-the-vote drive where students can acquire information and forms to register in New York or apply for an absentee ballot in their home state. Professor Emeritus of History Herbert Sloan is also marking the occasion with an evening lecture.
Constitution Day is a federal observance recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution. It falls on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.
To win a treat, students can visit the Diana Center lobby on Monday, September 17, 11 am-1 pm, and choose one of the following activities:
1. Name three Amendments;
2. Critique one Amendment;
3. Recite the Preamble.
Professor Emeritus of History Herb SloanAt 6 pm, Professor Sloan will deliver a lecture in honor of Constitution Day in Room 409, Barnard Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Professor Sloan has been a member of the Barnard faculty since 1986. His teaching and scholarly interests are the history of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods and the history of American law, including the Constitution. He is a recipient of the Emily Gregory Award for Teaching Excellence at Barnard.
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