In December 2004, Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia offered legislation—passed by Congress and signed into law by the president—that all educational institutions receiving federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year. The law was designed to increase students’ knowledge about the Constitution.
Check out the events for our 2019 celebration of Constitution Day:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Library Main Entrance (2nd Floor, Nugent Hall)
8:00 am to 10:00 pm
A display of books and periodicals devoted to the Constitution: history, philosophy, current issues, etc., located on a table next to the reference desk, opposite the main entrance to the library. The library will also have a Powerpoint presentation of quotes about the Constitution, accompanied by images from ARTStor, that will run on a loop from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Foley Square, NYC
MMC students and PHR/IS faculty will join the Sunrise Movement on Friday, September 20, for the Global Climate Strike. The Sunrise Movement is a youth-led initiative launched in 2017 that promotes civic engagement with a focus on addressing climate change as an environmental and political priority.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Carson Hall 608
11:30 am to 12:30pm
Professor Erin O’Connor will dedicate the first hour of her Senior Seminar class to a follow-up discussion of the PHR/IS assembly at the Sunrise Movement climate march.