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POC Empowerment Week creates conversation

POC Empowerment Week creates conversation

Dr. Sasānēhsaeh Pyawasay delivered a talk on decolonization on Wednesday. Photo by Emma Gilshannon As a designated time for people of color on campus to “shine,” the People of Color Empowerment Week occurred from Sunday through Saturday of eighth week. The event, organized by a variety of diversity organizations, including Black Student Union (BSU), All

Appleton Pollinator Project supports urban biodiversity

The Appleton Pollinator Project has constructed and placed several artificial bee hives around the city of Appleton. Photo by Marieke de Koker Offering an opportunity to contribute to Lawrence research, Assistant Professor of Biology Israel Del Toro gave a presentation called “Urban Gardens with B.Y.O. Beez” in the Warch Campus Center Cinema last Wednesday. The

London Week Recap

As time comes to “represent some aspects of London culture” on campus, the Off-Campus Programs Office hosted the annual London Week last Monday, Jan. 29 to Friday, Feb. 2. The week featured several promotional events, including a “Great British Baking Show”-themed cookie-decorating afternoon on Monday, a lecture given by Gordon R. Clapp Chair of American

Povolny Lecture discusses harmful speech

Arguing for a more precise definition of harmful speech, recipient of the Human Rights Institute 2015-2016 Dissertation Writing Fellowship Cathy Buerger gave a presentation for the Povolny Lecture Series in International Studies on Monday, Jan. 29 in the Warch Campus Center cinema. The Povolny Lecture Series is an annual sequence organized by Lawrence University’s Government

Diversity Conference opens up dialogue

In small groups, Lawrence community members discussed how to deal with micro-aggressions. Photo by Marieke de Koker As a “starting point for dialogue,” Lawrence University’s Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) held a Diversity Conference in the Somerset room last Saturday. The Diversity Conference was organized by a multitude of Lawrence diversity groups, with CODA at

New LUCC president and VP elected

Sophomore Colleen Murray was elected LUCC Vice-President. Photo courtesy of Colleen Murray. After a close election on Tuesday, Lawrentians have chosen their next President and Vice-President for the Lawrence Community Council (LUCC). Junior Rufino Cacho won the presidency with 251 votes, and the Vice Presidency went to Sophomore Colleen Murray with 335 votes. LUCC released

HDI holds empathy training session

Advocating for better “listening skills” on campus, the Humanities Diversity Initiative (HDI) held its first meeting of the term in Sabin House on Monday. Students were invited to attend and engage in an empathy training session to better coexist among their peers and professors on campus. According to co-chairs sophomores Miriam Thew Forrester and Emily

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