Author Archives: David Baldwin

PAW raises money with “Puppy Love”

Chocolate. Chex Mix. Not what one usually thinks of when they think of chow for puppies. This is a good thing because, as has been widely documented and publicized, chocolate can be very dangerous for dogs of all ages. However, People for Animal Welfare (PAW) is selling this unique puppy chow not for dogs, but

Andrew Commons brings Halal Food to Lawrence

This month, Andrew Commons started serving a special kind of food in the Global Foods section as the result of work by Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life Linda Morgan-Clement as well as a group of Muslim students. Halal food refers to meat and other kinds of foods that are permissible under Islamic Law which

Escarpment Screening educates on climate change

The film started with history. The history of rocks. The history of life. The history of humanity. The history of the world. Escarpment is a documentary from first-time director and longtime scientist Dr. Roger Kuhns. The film discusses the history of the Niagara escarpment, a key geological feature that stretches from Wisconsin to upstate New

Lawrence alumna saves life with bone marrow

Lawrence is unique in that it places a heavy emphasis on service and making the world a better place. This is partly reflected in the university’s motto: ‘Light, More Light’ and even more so, in the existence of the Volunteer and Community Service Center (VCSC) and the emphasis placed on volunteering for Martin Luther King,

Sustainability Efforts in Warch and beyond

The main staircase in Warch Campus Center, which provides access to Andrew Commons, the student mailroom, and a view of the Sustainable Lawrence University Garden (SLUG). Photo by Larissa Davis Sustainability: it is one of the many ways in which Lawrentians work to make the world better. There are many ways to promote sustainability, and

Apocalypse Now Screening Recap

On Thursday, Nov. 2, an Environmental Studies topic class, ENST 200: Wilderness in the North American Imagination held a screening of the war film “Apocalypse Now” in the Warch Campus Center Cinema. The film is an adaptation and modernization by Francis Ford Coppola of Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness.” Set during the Vietnam War, “Apocalypse

Lost at Sea: Reading Period adventure goes awry

This article is a personal account of a midterm reading period trip taken by Outdoor Recreation Club (ORC).   In the middle of Lake Superior sits an island called York with three campsites, one pit toilet, some bears and few, if any, people. Located approximately four miles off the coast of northern Wisconsin, York Island

Archives Uncovered: The Ormsby Files

While cleaning out the basement of Ormsby Hall this summer, several boxes of scrapbooks were discovered that shared the memories of those who attended Lawrence in the days before cell phones and social media. These scrapbooks share accounts from the days when the best way to disseminate information by Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) and Residence

PAW spreads Service Dog awareness with Puppies and Pizza

Seniors Alexis Dalebroux, Maddie Murray and Rachel Taber with Service Dogs Aero (left) and Nyx (right). Photo by David Baldwin. On Thursday, Oct. 12, the People for Animal Welfare (PAW) hosted a presentation in the Diversity Center by seniors Rachel Taber and Alexis Dalebroux about the service animals they are training on campus. Accompanying the