Northwestern will observe Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 19 with two special lectures by Jerry Goldman, professor of political science, award-winning teacher and constitutional scholar.
The lecture “D’oh! What Popular Culture Can Teach Us About the U.S. Constitution” will be given at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The purpose of the lecture is to examine how constitutional concepts are woven into forms of popular culture.
The morning lecture will be held in room 217 of Fisk Hall, and the afternoon lecture will be in room LR2 of the Technological Institute. Both are free and open to the entire Northwestern community. Students are especially encouraged to attend.
Beginning this year, educational institutions receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education are required to designate Sept. 17 as a day to observe the Constitution. When this day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, it is held during the following week.