Author Archives: Lawrentian Staff

Staff Editorial: ASA should cease boycott

Last week President Mark Burstein and the Provost and Dean of Faculty, Dave Burrows, issued a joint statement opposing the recent boycott of Israeli academic institutions by groups like the American Studies Association (ASA) and Association for Asian American Studies. In their statement, they stressed the importance of the exchange of ideas and “the freedom

Staff Editorial: The right kind of communication

Glance at the wall of posters by the Corner Store or the official Lawrence University calendar and experience an unfiltered information overload. Event advertisements in dorms and campus buildings vary from building to building and range from applied-on-every-surface to notably-absent. For a campus the size of 84 acres, there is a lot happening between the

Letter to the Editor

In response to Mr. Doreza’s article in the November 8th, 2013 issue of The Lawrentian: Mr. Doreza employed some ridiculous anti-logic when he lampooned atheists in last week’s edition of The Lawrentian. Doreza’s arguments about atheism suffer from ignorance regarding atheism’s status in both the Lawrence community and the broader country. While it is true

Staff nomination: Neil Gaiman

Last Wednesday, the Chair of the Committee on Public Occasions, Phillip Swan, informed students they can now nominate speakers for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Convocation Series. This level of foresight is encouraged and applauded, as students have often complained about the selection of Convocation speakers. All students were encouraged to submit, and in that spirit,

Staff Editorial: Keeping the trust

Every day students here at Lawrence innocently leave their valuables around campus, trusting them to remain where placed when their owners return, while others leave their doors unlocked. These actions reflect the culture of trust and safety that the majority of Lawrentians experience while on campus. When a theft occurred in the Conservatory last week,

Staff Editorial: Hey, who turned off the parks?

The United States government’s last shutdown was in 1994. Last year, Congress dodged the fiscal cliff at the last hour and most experts expected an eleventh hour deal this time as well. However, as the clock ticked towards midnight, both parties entrenched themselves in their ideologies, determined to delay or enable ‘Obamacare.’ Rhetoric and threats