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Theatre department’s radio dramas open in-person

With the new guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many plays, musical performances and productions have been put on hold. However, this term, the theatre department devised a way for students to come together in-person and perform a series of radio dramas.  The production consists of three separate plays that were originally produced in

Lawrence Liberation Front starts work on campus initiatives

Students protest police brutality outside of Sampson House on Oct. 16 in an event organized by the Lawrence Liberation Front. Photo by Sebastian Evans With the mission to spread information about social and political issues, the newly formed Lawrence Liberation Front (LLF) is making its presence felt on campus through public protests and recruitment efforts.

Cultural competancy panel to include city officials

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a virtual panel on safety with Appleton city officials on Thursday, Oct. 29, as part of the Cultural Competency Lecture Series. Panelists will include Mayor Jake Woodford, Police Chief Todd Thomas and Appleton’s Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Karen Nelson.  The purpose of the event is to inform

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration continues virtually

Last year’s on-campus Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration, held on Oct. 14, 2019, featured a powwow dance performance by Oneida Nation dancers in traditional dance garments. Photos by Sarah Navy. Lawrence University Native American Organization (LUNA) hosted a virtual event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 12. Their video can be found on the

Contact tracing process implemented at Lawrence

*Name changed to protect identity As Lawrence has experienced its first positive COVID-19 cases on campus, the contact tracing process has officially been implemented. As part of this process, the Pandemic Planning Team has already developed plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and continually reevaluates for changes.  The Director of Health Services Campus Nurse,

Student demonstration demands administrative shift

Students gather outside Sampson House for the”Justice for Marginalized Students” demonstration on October 2nd. Photo by Sebastian Evans *Name changed to protect identity A student-led demonstration in support of marginalized students was held Oct. 2 in front of Sampson House, following an anti-Semitic and racist hate crime near campus that occurred Sep. 26. Student Rowan

Month-long Off-Campus Programs fair begins

On Oct. 8, Lawrence University’s Off-Campus Programs office held the first meeting of their virtual fair, which will continue through Oct. 22. These meetings, held over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, contain both program-specific information and general information for applying to study off-campus. According to Lezlie Weber, the director of Off-Campus Programs, most events

Campus Safety adjusts role due to COVID-19

With the unique demands brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Safety at Lawrence looks a little different this year. Campus Safety’s job is to keep the Lawrence campus a safe place for students and staff, but that has not always entailed social distancing and mask-wearing. This year, Campus Safety’s responsibilities have shifted largely to include