Supreme Court Case Subject Of Denison Visiting Lecturer
Posted: March 26, 2007
The U.S. Supreme Court case,Lawrence v. Texas, is more sweeping thanRoe v. Wadeaccording to legal scholar David Garrow. Catherine A. Lugg, associate professor at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University, N.J., will visit Denison to discuss the impact of that ruling at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday (April 4) in the Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. Her talk is titled "Life afterLawrence: No longer criminals, but are we citizens?" and is free and open to the public. Sponsoring this lecture are the Laura C. Harris "Gendered Borders" program, the department of education, the Women's Studies Program and the Queer Studies faculty.
In a 6 to 3 decision, the Court ruled inLawrence v. Texasthat laws barring consensual sodomy were unconstitutional. Garrow has declared thatLawrence"May be one of the two most important opinions in the last 100 years." Lugg argues that, as in the aftermath of theBrown v. Board of Educationrulings, states have yet to reshape their laws to comport withLawrence. In her talk, Lugg will consider the significance of the ruling for educational policy.
After earning bachelor and master degrees in music education and flute performance at Drake University (Iowa) and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Lugg earned a doctorate in educational theory and policy at Pennsylvania State University. She now also serves as associate director of publications for Rutgers University Council for Educational Administration. "I study how politics shapes public education; that is 'who gets what sort of education, when and how,'" says Lugg. "I am particularly interested in how political ideology influences educational provision within the United States."
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Catherine Lugg, Rutgers, will discuss "Life afterLawrence: No Longer Criminals, But Are We Citizens?"; 4:30 p.m., Wednesday (April 4), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6297 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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