Author Archives: The Lawrentian Staff

The Lawrentian meets the trustees

Andrew Karre Last week, The Lawrentian had the opportunity to meet with trustees and students and discuss the business of running a newspaper on campus. Members of the Lawrentian staff and I spent a little over two hours talking with a dozen trustees and two students about everything from the day to day problems of

Housing 2001

Wednesday, May 9, 12:00 noon Theme House applications due with contracts attached at the Housing Office in Raymond House. If all contracts are not attached, theme house will automatically be disqualified. Fraternity Rosters with housing contracts attached are due at Campus Services. No fraternity member will be allowed to take part in room selection unless

Accusations against Bush unjustified

Timothy Schmidt The author of last week’s letter-to-the-editor broadly disparaged President Bush, his cabinet, budget, policies, and even his daughter. While space prevents me from combating every disputable comment, I will refute what I can. The author states that Bush’s appointees are “industrial lobbyists” and “right-wing bully boys.” In fact, Bush chose well-qualified people who

Peer Educators defend project

Liz Campanellea, et al., Peer Educators The Lawrence University Counseling Services Peer Educators would like to thank the editorial board for inviting us to respond to their staff editorial (The Lawrentian, April 27). We are pleased that editorial staff members have accepted our invitation to meet with us during the practicum hour.The week of April

Burned course catalogs make obscure protest

Andy Dolan Burned course catalogs make obscure protest (Ryan Marx) Last week, a number of administrative offices and individuals on campus received what initially appeared to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Steve Syverson to be an ominous, potentially threatening piece of mail via the campus delivery system. Inside plain, unmarked interdepartmental envelopes were burned

Harvard protest an ineffective sham

Today at a little after 4:00 p.m., the longest sit-in in Harvard’s 365 year history drew to a close. After 21 days, 20-odd mangy, unshaven, unbathed protesters emerged from Massachusetts Hall, the oldest building on campus and home to the office of the president and a few dozen unlucky freshmen. Greeting them with explosive cheering

LUCC debates cabinet, pets, and accessibility

Ryan Young LUCC has been very busy as of late, and the concluding weeks of the school year promise even more activity. At the most recent meeting, the issues debated included proposed constitutional amendments, pets in small houses, and ways to become more accessible to campus.The proposed amendments come in the wake of a controversy

And they call this a drug war?

Jenny West and Gustavo Setrini Last year, the United States approved a $1.3 billion aid package toward the massive $7.5 billion Plan Colombia, a program devised by the U.S. and Colombian governments to eradicate coca crops in Colombia and return control of the entire nation to democratic rule. Approximately 80% of these funds will go

Parking proves difficult for students

Stuart Schmitt Parking proves difficult for students Lawrence, like any university, is home to many underground cultures. From country music listeners to underage drinkers, many students have at least one habit that is kept out of the public eye. Another such secret group is the car parkers. There are some 300 of them—of us—who keep