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SHARE institutes updates to policy and composition

SHARE institutes updates to policy and composition

After much anticipation, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources & Education (SHARE) committee released changes to Lawrence University’s sexual misconduct policy and the body’s own composition. Director of Wellness and Recreation and SHARE Chair Erin Buenzli communicated details in an email to the community on Monday, March 18. The updates are focused on concision, clarity

Lawrence taken aback by student’s shocking arrest: Senior Thomas Skoog arrested on counts of possession of child pornography

On Tuesday, March 15, the Appleton Police Department (APD) arrested Lawrence University student Thomas Skoog on five charges of “possession of child pornography.” The arrest followed a lengthy investigation and brief communication with university officials. The day after Skoog’s arrest, the Outagamie County district attorney’s office filed a criminal complaint that provides further information from

Update on Coverage of Skoog Case

At this time, The Lawrentian would like to disclose three details related to its ongoing coverage of the charges against Lawrence University student Thomas Skoog. The update published on Tuesday, March 22, has been edited a second time to exclude all detailed description of the photos used by police to press charges against Skoog. Further,

Open Letter to the Lawrence Community

To the Lawrence Community, Since The Lawrentian published its last update on the charges against Thomas Skoog, there has been a great deal of discussion. Much of this is focused on the choice to publish such graphic material with equally vivid descriptions. Some readers have cited concerns over journalistic ethics and integrity, calling for a

Criminal complaint offers details on charges against Skoog

**TRIGGER WARNING — Graphic details of child sexual abuse*** These details are being included for the sake of informing the public fully of the severity of the charges.   On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, senior Thomas Skoog was arrested and the following day, he was charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. The

Lawrence University student arrested on felony charges

In an email to the Lawrence University community on Thursday, March 17, Vice President for Student Affairs Nancy Truesdell wrote that a Lawrence student was arrested on March 15 as part of a “felony criminal investigation.” She relayed assurances from the Appleton Police Department that the campus community is not endangered by the felony charge

BREAKING: Freshmen and juniors elect representatives in special vote

BREAKING NEWS: Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) has announced the results of the recently concluded special representative elections. Freshmen Umer Amer and Kazuma Noguchi were elected by their class to serve on LUCC. Meanwhile, the junior class chose Andres Capous and former LUCC Parliamentarian Adam McDonald as its representatives on the council. These individuals will

LUCC passes housing legislation before completing transition

Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) held its final General Council meeting of the term on Monday, Feb. 29. This meeting was especially significant as the student government passed two pieces of legislation and transitioned its cabinet. The first legislation was the revised group living policy that has been on the drawing board for over a

BREAKING: GLOW releases list of demands, announces in campus center

BREAKING NEWS: The Gay, Lesbian Or Whatever (GLOW) student organization recently released a list of demands.  GLOW has called for greater accessibility to gender-neutral housing, bathrooms and locker rooms. In addition, the students are demanding safe space availability and training, appropriate use of pronouns, discontinuance of deadnaming, and greater facility to change names. Overall, the

The Lawrentian appoints new leadership for 2016-17

The Lawrentian has opened applications for the 2016-17 Editorial Board in anticipation of upcoming leadership changes. After the seniors on the current board met on Sunday, Jan. 31, sophomore Elizabeth Weekes and junior Alex Kurki were appointed editor-in-chief and copy chief, respectively. Weekes previously served as arts and entertainment editor at The Lawrentian. She expressed her excitement to start