College Celebrates Constitution Day Sept. 20
September 12, 2005
Mass. --This past May, a federal law
was passed that requires all colleges and universities receiving
federal funding to observe Constitution Day on or about Sept. 17,
the day the Constitution was signed. The bill was sponsored by Senator
Robert C. Byrd (D-West Virginia), to raise awareness of and focus
attention on the Constitution.
observance of Constitution Day, Wellesley College's Clapp Library
student-run Committee for Political and Legislative Action
(CPLA) will sponsor several events, including a reading of the
U.S. Constitution on the library’s front steps Tuesday, Sept.
20, at 4:30 pm. (Rain date: Sept. 21 at 12:30 pm.) Readers will
come from all Wellesley constituencies: senior staff, faculty,
administrative staff, union and students. Invited guests include
Town of Wellesley Selectman Owen Dugan, Alexis LeBlanc, legislative
aide to Massachusetts Senator Cynthia Stone Creem, and Wellesley
alumna. CPLA members will distribute pocket-size Constitutions
at the event.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 12:30-2:15 pm, come and print a commemorative
copy of the Preamble to the Constitution on the letterpress printer
in the Book Arts Lab. You can also peruse the Constitution and
a book display in Clapp Library, on the second floor, through the
month of September.
on the college’s e-mail system, “there will
be a Web Site of the Day all during Constitution Week, beginning
Sunday, Sept. 18, and a trivia question of the day, with prizes
for students," said Betty Febo, Wellesley College government
documents coordinator. For more information, call 781-283-3426.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an
excellent liberal-arts education for women who will make a difference
in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300
undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For
more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.