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U.S. On Tuesday, Stephen Bannon lost his seat on the National Security Council after criticism that Bannon’s white nationalist political views risked politicizing foreign policy. Trump’s order removed Bannon from the principals committee and reduced the role played by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the intelligence director. Myanmar Aung San Suu

Solomon delivers genuine address at Convocation

During his speech, Solomon shared many personal stories. Photo by Luke Payne   On Thursday, Feb. 2, Andrew Solomon spoke in the next installment of the 2016–17 Convocation series. Solomon is the author of “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity”, published in 2012. He discussed the intersections and divergences between

Speakers share cross-cultural experiences in Convocation

Anthony accompanied her talk with photos from her work abroad. Photo by Luke Payne   On Friday, Jan. 6, Janet Anthony, Professor of Music and George and Marjorie Olsen Professor of Music and Teacher of Cello, presented “Adventures in Music Making: 20 Years of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Haiti,” at 7 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial

Natasha Trethewey delivers convocation on poetry and social justice

Natasha Trethewey addresses the chapel. Photo by Luke Payne On Tuesday, Nov. 1, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway spoke at Convocation. Professor Hanford opened convocation with Pièce sur des airs populaires flamands by Nadia Boulaner, and Fantasia and Fugue in g minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. After a welcome by President Burstein, Conservatory faculty

Senator Tammy Baldwin encourages students to vote early

Senator Tammy Baldwin addresses students before leading a walk to the City Center to vote early. Photo by Allegra Taylor On Thursday, Oct. 20, an early voting rally took place in the Warch Campus Center Cinema, featuring Senator Tammy Baldwin as speaker. She was introduced by sophomore Miranda Salazar, who gave a personal anecdote on

New VP Barrett to initiate more diversity efforts

Dr. Kimberly Barrett Photo courtesy of Communications In August, Kimberly Barrett, Ph.D., accepted the position as Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty. In her letter to the Lawrence community, Barrett stated, “The past year was a turbulent one that exposed the lingering pain of some while causing new anguish

Burstein rethinks community in opening convocation

President Mark Burstein accompanied by faculty at Convocation. Photo by Tabarique Anwar On Thursday, Sept. 15, Lawrence opened the 2016-17 Convocation Series with musical selections from Lecturer of Music and University Organist Kathrine Handford and the Welcome Week Choir, opening words from Professor of Music Howard Niblock in the form of a poem by Dylan

Greek Week provides fun for whole campus

Greek Week is an event in which all Greek organizations on Lawrence University’s campus engage in activities together to foster a stronger Panhellenic community and to raise awareness for the charities that the individual organizations support. Sophomore and President of the Lawrence University Panhellenic Council Rachel Taber said, “When planning Greek Week each year, the

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