Author Archives: Carl Richardson

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China The coronavirus death toll has reached 811 in China, according to Chinese health officials, more than died across the globe from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic between 2002 and 2003. More than 34,000 Chinese people have been confirmed to be infected. Most of the cases are in the area around Wuhan, China,

PAW brings cats to campus for Cat Café

On Sunday, Feb. 2, Lawrence’s People for Animal Welfare (PAW) organization hosted a “Cat Café” in the Warch Campus Center. Attendees got to enjoy some coffee shop refreshments in the company of cats from Saving Paws, an animal rescue center in Outagamie County.  Funds raised by the PAW Cat Café, collected primarily through a five-dollar

Fox Cities Dr. MLK Jr. Day Celebration

On Monday, Jan. 20, Lawrence hosted the 29th Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day Celebration in the chapel. Organizers titled the event “Restoring the Radical King” and keynote speaker Dr. Simon Balto, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Iowa, delivered an address which outlined how in

Annual Lunar New Year celebrations take place in Warch

A variety of Lawrence clubs focused on Asian culture and more collaborated to throw a celebration for the Lunar New Year on Saturday, Jan. 25. The festivities were hosted in Warch’s Esch Hurvis Room and included traditional Asian foods, club-run tables hosting activities and live music and dance performances. While many Americans might be unfamiliar

Former Lawrence staff member delivers her “Queer Success” story

On Thursday, Jan. 9, trans actor, photographer and musician Rachael Crowl delivered a talk in the Wriston Auditorium titled “Queer Success – Strategies for Survival.” Crowl previously worked in New York City playing the lead role in several off-Broadway productions and at Lawrence as the Director of Visual Media. Since, she has worked as the

Meal Plan Changes: An interview with Bon Appetit manager Julie Severance

Changes this year in Lawrence’s main dining hall, Andrew Commons, have provoked reactions from students, including confusion. The Lawrentian spoke to Julie Severance, manager of Lawrence’s Bon Appetit branch, over email to gain clarity on what has changed and why. Bon Appetit is a food service provider that provides for various organizations. Her response was

SLUG potluck dinner celebrates supporters of the garden

I spoke to senior Floréal Crubaugh, President and Garden Manager of the Sustainable Lawrence University Garden (SLUG), on Friday, Nov. 1, in the kitchen of Lawrence’s International House. While we spoke, she stirred a pot of butternut squash mac and cheese that would later be served at that night’s “Fall Harvest Feast” potluck dinner hosted

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Australia The Australian government’s consumer watchdog agency accused Google of willfully obscuring settings on Android phones that would let consumers stop their location data from being collected. Court documents allege that from 2017 to 2018, Google made it seem like turning off the setting “Location History” would prevent location data from being collected, when in

Feature: Therapy dog handler Elsa

Lawrence University hosts a pet therapy program for students and faculty to come and pet a dog every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Elsa, the therapy dog handler for this program, usually brings Revere, a golden retriever with “a head like a brick,” on these Thursdays.  Elsa and Revere’s usual spot is across from

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