Sotomayor Calls for More Student Engagement

QUEENS COLLEGE — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a Queens College audience she believes colleges and universities are doing a lousy job of inspiring civic engagement and civic values in their students.

The remark, which elicited uproarious laughter from the audience,  came in response to a question from  President Felix V. Matos during a Q & A session on Oct. 16 in the Lefrak Concert Hall. Justice Sotomayor said civic engagement is crucial because of how it affects our daily lives and foreshadows our futures, and urged students to be more aware of the system that affects their daily lives.