(Posted September 7, 2023)

HUNTINGDON, Pa.—The Office of the Provost and Student Government at Juniata College will host a panel discussion, “Affirmative (Re)Action: Discussing the Implications of the Harvard Admissions Case,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Alumni Hall, Brumbaugh Academic Center at Juniata College. 

This event is held in observance of Constitution Day and is free and open to the public. 

A panel of Juniata experts will discuss the June 2023 Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in the case of Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, which considered whether and how race can be considered in college admissions and its implications for Juniata now and in the future. 

Panelists for the event will be Dave Andrews ’74, general counsel and Juniata College Mock Trial coach; Jack Barlow, Charles A. Dana Professor of Politics; Derek A. James, dean of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and Jason Moran, vice president for enrollment. Moderator Paul Leech ’24, student government president, will guide the discussion. 

Constitution Day is a national commemoration that acknowledges the approval of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. On this day, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention affixed their signatures to the document in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The holiday’s establishment dates back to 2004 when U.S. Senator Robert Byrd introduced an amendment that led to its recognition.

Questions for the panel may be submitted in advance at  https://forms.gle/fvDP7assQ5WzNovk9

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.