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The History of American Political Liberalism and Social Activism

Social activism is a proactive attempt to right the societal wrongs of society through the centralization of marginalized voices through various liberation movements. Social justice work mirrors the myriad of political, economic, social and spiritual ideologies coalescing in various manifestations without one central school of thought dominating discourse. However, political liberalism has melted into social

Art Collections bring history, culture to Lawrence

Rare collection of bound manuscripts owned by Ann Sullivan Nelson M-D’41 in the Wriston Art Collection. Photo by Hannah Burgess Behind the glass doors of Wriston 227 lies a veritable treasure trove of resources for Lawrence University students. The Art Collection, curated by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History, Curator of the Wriston Art Center

“Holes” is the greatest western film in cinematic history

In April of 2003, the greatest Western film of all time was released to the world. The movie “Holes” follows the story of a young boy, Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to a juvenile detention camp after allegedly stealing a pair of sneakers. Once there, Stanley discovers the true history of Camp Green Lake and

History professors introduce new books

Robert S. French Professor of American Studies and Professor of History Jerald Podair speaks about his new book, “City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles.” Photo by Hikari Mine. Associate Professor of History Jake Frederick reads from his latest book, “Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics: The Money that Made Mexico

This Month in Lawrence History: April

Lawrentians intended to march down College Avenue as part of a nationwide anti-war demonstration in 1936. Photo courtesy of the Lawrence University Archives.   The feelings of excitement and liveliness are spreading across campus as spring term is beginning on campus. Students can finally go outside without having our faces go numb to hang out

Lawrence senior makes history on “Jeopardy!”

Allison Holley is pictured here with Alex Trebek, who has been the host of Jeopardy! for the past 33 years. Photo provided by Allison Holley and Jeopardy Productions, Inc.   This show is known as “America’s favorite quiz show,” and this past Thursday, Feb. 16, a current Lawrence student competed in its annual college tournament.

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