The Lawrence University College Republicans is an active student organization that represents the conservative views of students on campus. Last year they aided in the campaigns of local Republican candidates and were witnesses to the inauguration of current President George W. Bush in Washington D.C. The President visited the area several times, most recently on Labor Day, at events attended by LUCR. Two years ago, LUCR played host to presidential candidate Alan Keyes in the Chapel.
During “Republican Pride Week” on May 12 – May 18, LUCR organized a series of events that increased their visibility on campus. They had a booth at Celebrate!, hosted a debate on free trade, listened to speeches by state representative Steve Wieckert and Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger (R-Minn.), and showed the movie The Patriot in Wriston Auditorium. The week was capped off by an intense kickball game between LUCR and the Students for Leftist Action.
LUCR meets about once a week at a meeting time determined by the schedules of their members. Space does not allow for a complete discussion of the activities of LUCR; for more information, attend the activities fair or go to http://www.lawrence.edu/sorg/lu_republicans.