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Campus prepares for Commencement honorees

Campus prepares for Commencement honorees

By Emily Zawacki   Even if you may not have recognized this year’s Commencement honorees by name, you undoubtedly have learned of their significance in any American history class. John Lewis, a U.S. representative for Georgia since 1987, and James Zwerg, an Appleton native, were both members of the Freedom Riders and played instrumental roles

2015 commencement honorees announced

Civil Rights activists John Lewis and James Zwerg will be recognized with honorary Doctor of Humane Letter degrees at this year’s commencement ceremony on June 14. Both were members of the original 13 “Freedom Riders,” who rode on the interstate bus from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans in protest of the government’s unwillingness to enforce

Lawrence announces historic $25 million endowed gift for financial aid

Emily Zawacki and Nathan Lawrence Editor-in-Chief and Copy Chief In an announcement on Wednesday, September 17, Lawrence University President Mark Burstein released news of an anonymous $25 million gift to the school’s endowment. The largest donation in Lawrence history, its entirety will go toward an endowed scholarship fund to supplement the financial aid of future