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Compiled by Dannielle Konz Korea The twenty-third Winter Olympic Games opened on Friday, Feb. 9. In a sign of peace, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shook hands at the opening ceremonies. This marks the first time that a member of the North Korean

LIT holds gender and Shakespeare discussion

The Lawrence Inclusive Theatre (LIT) held a Gender, Identity and Shakespeare student-led discussion on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to noon. This was the first discussion of potentially several more to come. LIT is an inclusive outreach organization for theatre on campus. “We want to come together as a community in conversation with the

Scientista holds mixer for the STEMM-interested

Lawrence Women in Science: Scientista held a mixer and Q&A on Friday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. on the first floor lounge of Hiett Hall. The event encouraged women and non-binary students interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine STEMM fields to engage in informal conversation with STEMM professors. “Scientista offers a welcoming community

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,

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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.

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