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President of Microsoft returns to Appleton to deliver talk

President of Microsoft returns to Appleton to deliver talk

Photo by Taylor Blackson. On Friday, Oct. 18, Microsoft President Brad Smith returned to his hometown of Appleton to deliver a talk on his book “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age.” The event took place in Stansbury Theatre but was open to the public. The first half was formatted

Eighth Annual Latin American and Spanish Film Festival

The Spanish department hosted the eighth annual Latin American and Spanish Film Festival Oct. 16-19, showing seven of the most popular Spanish-language films released within the past year and a half. Over the course of four days, seven films were screened from five different countries: Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Spain and Colombia. From the dark comedy

WellU hosts annual Wellness Fair

In order to educate students about wellness resources on and off campus, WelLU hosted a Wellness Fair on Thursday, Oct. 17. Lawrence groups and community organizations offered interactive learning opportunities and prizes from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Somerset Room of the Warch Campus Center. Students were encouraged to visit each table through the

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Bolivia  Bolivia is seeing mounting anger in the light of a recent election. Under the Bolivian electoral system, if the winner is ahead by 10 points under a quick vote count, they automatically win. If the margin is less than 10 points, there is a run-off election in December, where only the first and second

LUNA hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration

Lawrence’s fourth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration was hosted by the Lawrence University Native American Organization (LUNA) in the Somerset Room on Oct. 14.  The event aimed both to celebrate Indigenous cultures in the Americas and to educate attendees on the troubles facing various Native American groups, according to LUNA President sophomore Taneya Garcia, a

Alumni return to discuss decolonization in publishing

In an effort to educate the Lawrence community about their experiences in book publishing and the changes in the industry, two alumni returned to campus to deliver a lecture sponsored by the gender studies department. Carol Hinz ’00 and Andrew Karre ’02 delivered their lecture, “Decolonizing Children’s Books: Antiracism, Feminism, and the Art of Editing,”

Classics department holds annual Coin Petting Zoo

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Lawrence University classics department hosted the Ancient Coin Petting Zoo. Put together by Assistant Professor of Classics Adriana Brook; Assistant Professor of Art History, Curator of the Wriston Art Center Galleries and Museum Studies Interdisciplinary Area Program Director Beth Zinsli; and a half dozen classics students, it was located in

Feature: Therapy dog handler Elsa

Lawrence University hosts a pet therapy program for students and faculty to come and pet a dog every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Elsa, the therapy dog handler for this program, usually brings Revere, a golden retriever with “a head like a brick,” on these Thursdays.  Elsa and Revere’s usual spot is across from

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Russia  Every October, Russia exercises its nuclear forces, which they did this year last Tuesday. The Defense Ministry named this year’s war games “Thunder-2019.” The games lasted three days and involved 12,000 troops, 213 missile launchers, 105 aircrafts, 15 warships and five nuclear submarines. They also included 16 practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles.

Appleton recognizes National Coming Out Day

McFleshman’s Brewing Company, a brewery opened recently by Lawrence University Associate Professor of Chemistry Allison Fleshman and her husband, was one of the restaurants that supported Appleton’s National Coming Out Day. Photo by Allegra Taylor. In order to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness for the LGBTQ+ community and the civil rights movement, cities