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Lawrence hosts MIDSEM conference

Lawrence hosts MIDSEM conference

Lawrence hosted the annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (MIDSEM) this past weekend, Friday, Apr. 4 through Sunday, Apr. 6. The conference was held mainly in the Music-Drama Center and WCC, and included world music workshops, academic paper presentations and panels, a keynote speaker and musical performances. Although the Society

Lawrence adds own voice to world-renowned “The Vagina Monologues”

The Warch Campus Center’s cinema was overflowing on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for “The Vagina Monologues,” sponsored by the Downer Feminist Council (DFC). The show is produced through the activist organization V-Day, which has launched a global movement to end violence against women and girls. “The Vagina Monologues” originally began in 1998 with Eve Ensler, who

Gerard discusses potential solutions to carbon emissions at Greenfire

Greenfire hosted Associate Professor of Economics David Gerard in Sabin house as part of their Speaker Series last Thursday, Feb. 6. Gerard’s presentation, titled “Is it Warm in Here? The World’s Great Carbon Belch and Why It’s Probably Going to Get Worse,” consisted of topics such as electricity generation, the commercial viability of carbon capture

Summit provides networking, info on internships

Last Thursday, Jan. 30, Career Services sponsored an “Internship Summit” that gave Lawrentians who had internships this past summer the chance to share their experiences and offer advice to future applicants. The event took place in the WCC Gallery outside of the Somerset room, and consisted of around 26 students presenting posters about their internships.

“Polar vortex” stirs up travel challenges for returning students

Multiple Lawrence students faced transportation difficulties in returning to campus this term, relating either directly or indirectly to the “polar vortex.” On the first day of classes, Monday, Jan. 6, temperatures as low as -55 degrees with wind-chill were recorded in Appleton, and cities across the Midwest were nearly inaccessible due to the severe winter

Greek Week to pump up community

In the upcoming week, the chapters of Lawrence’s Greek Life will come together and host events open to all of campus. This annual spring “Greek Week” will run from May 6 to 12 and is sponsored by the Lawrence chapters of Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Tau, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Gamma,

CISA supports agricultural pursuits

Lawrence held the third annual Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture conference this past weekend, April 5 through 7, in which a number of different events took place. Planned events included keynote speakers, farmer panels, a documentary called “Urban Roots,” a visit to Riverview Gardens, a tour of the Sustainable Lawrence University Gardens (SLUG) and Open Space

LU’s small group and theme houses will see changes by 2016

  In an ongoing conversation with the City of Appleton, Lawrence University was notified of six buildings used for student housing that are currently not up to code. This matter is currently being addressed by a committee designed for the purpose to make changes with this housing situation by 2016. The six buildings that have