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The Specht Pages: Excellence and Prophesy

The Specht Pages: Excellence and Prophesy

Ever since this fine column was thrust into alliance with Lawrence University’s The Lawrentian back in September of 2012, Specht Pages has provided the student newspaper with a refreshing view of campus and student life. We have made numerous suggestions for improving the institution which we all love, provided world-class reporting, shared recipes, published interviews,

Specht Pages: The Housing Solution

As you may have already heard, it is likely that all of the Union Street houses and Greenfire (which amount to a total of six houses) will need to be vacated by 2016. You may wonder how the university will handle this with an ever-expanding student body. Will we need to end our tradition of

That was Lawrence: Black History and Lawrence (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, this column examined the experiences of Africans and African-Americans during Lawrence’s first century. However, this history seems to be marked by a lack of documentation and an extremely low number of black students. The unnamed black man in last week’s column had the verbal support of his classmates, but did not sit

Specht Pages: In Other News…

Hello and welcome to Specht Pages: The true and supreme voice of Lawrence University. In this issue, we have three big announcements: The first annual Specht Pages Golden Ticket Hunt—note: this is just a name, the tickets are not actually golden—has begun this week; Specht Pages founder and chief executive Kevin Specht will begin holding

Specht Pages: Join the Specht Pages team

I, Kevin Specht, will not be at Lawrence University forever. I’m in my third year out of four, so I still have some time to go. But I want to think of the future. I want to make sure that the Specht Pages can be part of the Lawrence experience long after I’m gone. In

That Was Lawrence: The Great Midwest Trivia Contest

The May 7, 1966 issue of this publication announced the start of a Lawrence tradition with the headline “Trivia Takes Control For Campus Contest.” James B. deRosset ‘66, the inaugural Master of Trivia, created the contest after he was not selected to go off-campus with a select group of students and faculty. This trip, known

That Was Lawrence: Freshman Studies

The May 11, 1945 issue of The Lawrentian nestled a small article among larger pieces on campus life and the surrender of Nazi Germany, which reported President Nathan Pusey’s announcement of “a new course in the Humanities to be incorporated into the Lawrence College curriculum in September… known as ‘Freshman Studies’.” Pusey, a Harvard man,