Author Archives: Kanzuda Islam

PCDA Recent Appointments

Last Tuesday, Oct. 18, the President’s Committee on Diversity Affairs (PCDA) closed its roster selection for new members. The PCDA set the goal of promoting diversity within the Lawrence community and curriculum, thereby encouraging a more inclusive campus community. “Diversity brings us into contact with different experiences and perspectives, helping us to question our beliefs

Vaaler encourages entrepreneurship in lecture

On Monday, Oct. 17, Associate Professor and John and Bruce Mooty Chair in Law & Business Paul M. Vaaler from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota presented a lecture entitled “Migrants and Venture Investment in Developing Countries: How are they related?” in the Thomas A. Steitz Hall of Science at 4:30

Faculty evaluates the presidential debate

The faculty panel addresses student questions at the end of the event. Photo by Tabarique Anwar Last Tuesday, September 27, an open-admission panel discussion assessing the first U.S. Presidential Debate took place in the Warch Campus Center Cinema from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The panel discussion had been conducted by Vice President for Diversity

Greek-end kicks off fall season with events for all

Members of Kappa Alpha Theta wave their flag at the All-Greek Day event. Photo by Emily Midyette The annual fall Greek-end was hosted on Sept. 24–25. This event celebrated Greek life on campus, as well as philanthropic work off campus. Events were planned and executed by the Panhellenic Council (Panhel) and Interfraternity Council (IFC)—the governing

Walk raises awareness of sexual assault

The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) collaborated with on-campus clubs Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault (MARS) and Gay Lesbian Or Whatever (GLOW) last Wednesday, May 18, to organize a sexual-awareness-focused event that took place on the quad. It began roughly around 5 p.m. and ended with a bystander intervention training session in the Kraemer

George Rupp invites Lawrentians to imagine a more inclusive community

Scarff Professor of International Affair George Rupp gave his talk on Tuesday. Photo by Luke Payne Last Tuesday, May 10, Visiting Scarff Professor of International Studies George Rupp, Ph.D., spoke about the characteristics of inclusive communities worldwide in the Wriston Auditorium. Rupp had formerly served as the President of Rice University and then Columbia University,

“Black Girls Talk Back”: Resisting racial marginalization online

Last Thursday, April 28, Ming Trammel, Ph.D., took the stage in Youngchild Hall Room 121 to shed light on how teens of African-American descent take to social networking in an effort to combat being left out of the social dialogue. Trammel, a pronounced gender studies researcher, spoke about the various facets of social life of

Archeology in Greece: Exploring the Possibilities

International House hosted another installment of the International Scholar Brown Bag Lunch Series last Thursday, April 14, at 11:10 a.m. This episode featured opportunities for students to engage in the study of Greek archaeology and was presented by Ottilia Buerger Professor of Classical Studies and Professor of Art History Carol Lawton, alongside Assistant Dean of

An of Evening of Polaroids and Still-Life at Wriston Art Galleries

On Thursday, March 31, Wriston Art Center Galleries held an opening reception for the exhibition of works by artists Jill Casid, Jim Brozek and Paul Vanderbilt. The exhibition will be open until May 8. The event commenced with a speech by Casid, who described the meaning and philosophy behind the collection of Polaroids photographs she

Guest writers Erin McGraw and Andrew Hudgins share original fiction and poetry

Last Thursday, Feb. 18, Lawrence University welcomed writers Erin McGraw and Andrew Hudgins to showcase their writing in “An Evening of Fiction and Poetry.” The reading lasted from around 4:30 to 6 p.m., during which both writers read from a collection of their own written works. The authors came to promote two varying strands of