Author Archives: Danielle Konz

HDI hosts discussion of gender in language

The newly created Humanities Diversity Initiative (HDI) hosted their first event on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The event, “Qui Suis-Je? A Discussion of Gender in Language,” was an effort to spark conversation about grammatical gender in languages other than English and what changes can be made to make them more gender-inclusive. The club has been meeting

PEP puts on annual Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast

Junior Liam McDonald as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Photo by Emma Gilshannon The Prescribed Escape Productions (PEP) performed a shadowcast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show this past Halloween weekend. PEP is an independent, student-run theater company aiming to provide Lawrence and the surrounding community with thought-provoking, well-produced theater. There were three performances of Rocky Horror: Friday,

World News

Compiled by Dannielle Konz   Russia On Saturday, Oct. 14, which was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s birthday, thousands of protesters marched in 26 cities across Russia. 290 protesters were arrested. The marches were hosted by supporters of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s only serious adversary in the upcoming March election. Putin has been serving as Russia’s leader

President Burstein addresses visiting families at Fall Festival

Burstein spoke to the assembled parents and friends of students in the Somerset Room. Photo by Marieke de Koker On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m., President Mark Burstein hosted a Q&A session for families and presented a few themes on campus this year: progression of faculty, freedom of expression and academic freedom and affordability

Bead and Read Week connects students and faculty

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty Kimberly Barrett shares the story of Ruby Bridges. Photos by Marieke de Koker   In an effort to promote cultural awareness, students gathered for s’mores, hot chocolate and fireside stories this past week for the Bead and Read event in the Diversity Center.