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#BacktotheBronx brings New York City perspective to Lawrence

This term, Lawrence has gained a powerful new voice on WLFM with “#BacktotheBronx.” Juniors Andre Augustine, Brienne Colston and Jazmin Astwood-Padilla are bringing a taste of their home borough to students while opening up dialogues about complicated and important topics like race and sexuality. “I saw WLFM as a platform that wasn’t really being used,”

Summer jobs provide work experience and new perspectives

Though it may be hard to believe now, with persistent freezing temperatures and stubborn snow piled on the ground, summer is fast approaching and with it numerous employment opportunities. Lawrence offers several different types of summer jobs, ranging from painting the walls in the dorms to manning the info desk, and many students take advantage

Elmer Rice’s “Street Scene” explores emotions and problems of daily life

Thursday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 22, Lawrence University put on four performances of Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer-winning play “Street Scene.” A cast and crew of over fifty students developed this adaptation under the careful direction of Professor Kathy Privatt, with costume design by Kärin Kopischke. To thank each and every individual involved, including a cairn

New initiative hopes to raise retention rate : Goal set at 85%

After recently receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Lawrence has set up a new retention and graduation initiative headed by Professor of Music and Teacher of Saxophone Steven Jordheim. In early February, Lawrence received a five-year, $2.1 million grant. This grant is geared toward institutions with a large number of students who

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

Burstein gives public lecture, considers future of Lawrence

On Friday, Feb. 14, Lawrence University’s president Mark Burstein gave a speech that focused on the effects of three growing trends in higher education on Lawrence. The three topics Burstein discussed were the economy, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the new college in Singapore, Yale-National University of Singapore (NUS). The economy has fostered an