Dear Editor, I have spent this year at Lawrence fighting for academic disability accommodations. I need them due to a diagnosed mental health condition. I have had them since the fall of 2018. When the pandemic hit, and Lawrence switched to distance learning, the accommodations I needed changed. Interacting and communicating over Zoom is extremely difficult for me. I requested new, temporary accommodations to deal with this issue and was vehemently denied by the accommodations coordinator who told me that my accommodation request “was not a reasonable request.”
Dear Editor, We need to talk about Kimberly Barrett. Due to her e-mail regarding radical respect, some of you have started to see Dr. Kimberly Barrett’s deep flaws as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. Some of you are just starting to hear about her and her position.
Out of all my terms at Lawrence, this spring term has truly been one of the worst (at least so far). So many factors can explain it...not having (great) friends, not having any work-life balance, being slightly depressed and binge-watching Survivor on Hulu, etc etc etc.