Author Archives: Alex Freeman

Anti-racism commitment sparks institutional change

Anti-racism commitment sparks institutional change

Photo by Sebastian Evans This summer, Kimberly Barrett noticed a shift. As Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty, she watched as anti-racism protests and the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation, bringing public attention to the long-standing racial inequities she had always seen in our society — and she took

Goodbye, Burstein

Photo by Sebastian Evans The Lawrentian reflects on President Burstein’s years at Lawrence following the announcement of his end-of-the-year departure Is this something we can do? That’s the question Lawrence University President Mark Burstein remembers asking himself, as he sat in City Park with his husband, David Calle, and gazed at the president’s house during

World News

Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco, a massive state-owned oil company, has announced its plans to list on a public stock exchange in an effort by the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to expand Saudi Arabia’s economy and diminish its dependence on oil. Aramco is estimated to be worth $1.2 trillion and profited $46.9 billion in the

LU prof. tours for recent book on Spiro Agnew

Lawrence became the fourth stop on the book tour for “Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump’s America” on Oct. 28, just 10 days after the book was published. The three authors, Lawrence’s Professor of History and Robert S. French Professor of American Studies Jerald Podair, President of Ripon College Zach Messitte

Eighth Annual Latin American and Spanish Film Festival

The Spanish department hosted the eighth annual Latin American and Spanish Film Festival Oct. 16-19, showing seven of the most popular Spanish-language films released within the past year and a half. Over the course of four days, seven films were screened from five different countries: Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Spain and Colombia. From the dark comedy

LUNA hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration

Lawrence’s fourth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration was hosted by the Lawrence University Native American Organization (LUNA) in the Somerset Room on Oct. 14.  The event aimed both to celebrate Indigenous cultures in the Americas and to educate attendees on the troubles facing various Native American groups, according to LUNA President sophomore Taneya Garcia, a