News

Office of Career Services transitions leadership

Anne Jones will be heading up the career services center until a new director is hired. Photo by Emma Gilshannon On Monday, Feb. 12, Vice President for Student Life Chris Card announced that the current dean of Career Services, Mary Meany ’83, will be leaving Lawrence. Meany graduated from Lawrence with a degree in government

BREAKING: Cacho and Murray bag victories at the LUCC executive elections

The Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) released the results of the recently concluded executive elections to The Lawrentian. Junior Rufino Cacho won the presidential election, while sophomore Colleen Murray succeeded in the vice presidential race. There is a 3-day period available for any contesting of the election. After this period, the results will become official pending General Council

World News

Compiled by Stephanie Meyer Europe The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that stated that measles cases more than tripled in Europe last year. According to the report, in 2017, more than 21,000 people contracted the virus. This followed a record low documentation of cases in 2016. Europe has struggled in the past to

Features

The Lawrence Passion Project: Kate Kilgus

Mathematics and clarinet performance double-major and fifth-year Kate Kilgus talks about her work. Photo by Larissa Davis. This column intends to find out what it means to be empathetic, to strive for understanding and to document fulfillment in action by having conversations with students working on Senior Experience Projects at Lawrence on how they are

Opinions and Editorials

Staff Editorial: The Historical Importance of the Obama Portraits

Portraits of former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled on Feb. 12, destined for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The uniquely colorful paintings represent a shift from previous presidential and First Lady portraits. The Obamas chose Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to create their likenesses. Barack’s painting, done by Wiley, renders the

Arts & Entertainment

Meditations on Music: Evan Williams

Performers in Evan Williams’ recital stand onstage in Harper Hall. Photo by Taylor Blackson. It is always a moving experience going to a concert with little to no idea about what it will be like beforehand and leaving fulfilled —ruminating on sounds, their inspirations and what they consequently inspire. This past Sunday, I had this

Sports

Swimmers end conference on a strong note

After months of hard work and preparation, the Lawrence University swim team reached the peak of their season, the conference meet, this past weekend. Conference is a three-day long competition hosted by Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, that brings together the best of the Midwest Conference and showcases the best swimming performances of the season.

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Burstein signs amicus curiae supporting “Dreamers”

In protest of the Trump administration’s recent action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, Lawrence University has signed an amicus brief along with more than 50 other U.S. universities. DACA was a federal government program created under the Obama administration in 2012. It was intended for people who had been brought to

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