Author Archives: Eleanor Legault

A new era commences for Lawrence International

This past week, the community of Lawrence International (LI) elected sophomore Tamanna Akram to serve as the organization’s 40th president, alongside freshman and Vice President-elect Kazuma Noguchi, and freshmen Mingyan Lu, Binita Rajbhandari and Daniel Vaca as incoming members of LI’s General Board. As President, Akram “would like to start with tiny steps and strengthen

Sexual Health Week

The Tool Shed’s Education Coordinator Lucky Tomaszek leads a sex toy workshop as part of Sexual Health and Awareness Week. Photo by Hitkarsh Chanana This past week, from April 18 to 22, was Sexual Health and Awareness Week. The week was the product of multiple organizations collaborating. There were various tabling events during this week,

Alumni group crowdfunding for new diversity center

A group of young alumni called the Viking Gift Committee (VGC) have recently decided to campaign to fund changes at Lawrence, specifically focused on inclusivity, anti-oppression and diversity issues. So far, the campaign has raised $1,500 in less than 48 hours. The VGC is headed by alumni Erin Watson ’08 and Gayatri Malhotra ’14, who

Election results bring mixed reactions

Wisconsin’s primary elections took place on Tuesday, April 5. As exhibited by the long queues that formed at Alexander Gymnasium, Ward 8’s polling location, Lawrence students had a large turnout. Elections for the positions of Appleton’s mayor and District 4 alderman, respectively, were held on the same day. In the local mayoral elections, incumbent mayor

Sexual Assault Climate Survey results released

In April of 2015, Lawrence participated in a Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey. This was conducted by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. The survey consisted of four sections: general climate, assessing unwanted sexual contact and assault, context and disclosure from respondents who indicated that they were assaulted, and demographics. The survey was administered during

Lawrence announces plans to hire dean of religious and spiritual life

This past August, Lawrence University received a generous donation from Tom Hurvis to honor his wife Julie Esch Hurvis and to establish a new position at Lawrence: dean of religious and spiritual life. Next week, a committee will begin the search to put someone in place for the 2016-17 academic year. Lawrence has also hired

Trivia returns to campus for 51st year of havoc

Over the weekend of Jan. 29-31, Lawrence University’s 51st Great Midwest Trivia Contest celebrated the inane and brought 18 on-campus and 86 off-campus teams together in competition. “We ask over 400 questions, challenge 80-some teams to action questions, spend a lot of time on-air playing insane music and don’t sleep nearly as much as we

Bart Boge’s “Regarding Tiberius” shared at Mudd Library signing

On Thursday, Jan. 21, author, alumnus and Lawrence University Campus Safety Officer Bartholomew Boge ‘95 discussed his novel “Regarding Tiberius,” a work of historical fiction that takes place in ancient Rome and explores the question of redemption. Boge’s editor Rae Haeberle opened the talk by describing his book as “annoyingly thought-provoking” and characterizing his writing