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Compiled by Ben Hollenstein Spain In the latest news around Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain, Catalonia President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders signed a declaration of independence on Tuesday, Oct. 10. However, they have put off implementing the document and the actual declaration for several more weeks. The announcement was dismissed by the

Lecture educates on genome encryption

Lauter used analogies to make her lecture easier to understand. Photo by Emma Gilshannon On Thursday, Sept. 21, Kristin Lauter returned to Lawrence to give a talk in the McDougal Lecture series titled “How to Keep Your Genome Secret”. She earned her BA, Master of Science and PhD all from the University of Chicago. So,

Students enjoy warm weather at Spring Carnival

Pan-Asian Organization sold bubble tea as a fundraiser. Photo by Emily Midyette. On Saturday, May 13, the Event Planning and Organizing Committee (EPOC) hosted the first Spring Carnival on the Main Hall green from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event featured live bands, booths for various organizations on campus, free food and drinks, an

Final Povolny lecture of year educates on trade in Africa

Momodu Maligi wrapped up the lecture with a Q&A session. Photos by Emily Midyette. In the final lecture of the Povolny Lecture Series of 2016-2017, Momodu Maligi ‘04 explained the state of politics and the necessity of expanding trade in his country of Sierra Leone. The lecture took place in Steitz Hall Room 102 on

Visiting lecturer discusses future of Eurozone

  In the lecture, Aslett explained why countries don’t leave the Eurozone. Photo by Emily Midyette. On Wednesday, April 4, Kevin Aslett ‘13 gave a lecture titled “Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why the Eurozone will Survive.” Aslett was visiting from the University of Washington, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in political

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