Author Archives: Lucy Pipkin

Visiting speaker raises campus awareness of eating disorders in two moving talks

On Thursday, Feb. 20, students and faculty met in the Warch Campus Center Cinema for “Dedication Run Amuck: Eating Disorders in Students,” a presentation by Jennifer Carter, Ph.D, on supporting Lawrence students with disordered eating and eating disorders on campus. It was sponsored by LU Breaking Stigmas, LU National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), Psychology

Panel on female veiling contrasts ideas of repression and self-expression

The Lawrence chapter of Amnesty International hosted an open discussion in the Esch Hurvis Studio on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 18, titled “The Hijab Debate: Exploring the Political and Cultural Contexts.” The faculty panel consisted of Associate Professor of Anthropology Carla Daughtry and Visiting Associate Professor of History Michael Robert Mahoney. Sophomore and president

Ringing in Winter Carnival with old traditions and new celebrations

The 79th Annual Winter Carnival kicked off six days of wintry activities for students on Monday, Feb. 3, starting with the Hat Hunt and ending with the President’s Ball on the night of Saturday, Feb. 8.  The wide variety of activities, from knitting to participating in a ski-race, encouraged students to enjoy winter while celebrating

Poster session showcases Sierra Leone, Sustainable China projects

Students and professors lined the Steitz Hall of Science atrium the evening of Thursday, Jan. 30 for an informal poster session to present research done in China and Sierra Leone over Winter Break. Professors, fellow students and trustees questioned researchers about their work abroad during the two-hour event. Throughout the evening, Kids Give sold cupcakes

LUCC Elects Describe Goals, Plans at Forum

In anticipation of the LUCC executive elections, a forum was held on the evening of Monday, Jan. 20 in the café of the Warch Campus Center. In order to increase student turnout for the election, the three candidates answered questions about their plans for the future of the council and positions on campus issues at

Around the world and back: Dozens of students return after studying abroad

This Winter Term, students who studied abroad during the fall are back on campus and in class. Of the 86 students who studied off campus, 77 are back on campus, with a few students doing full-year programs. Many students struggle with readjusting to everyday Lawrence life after their unique six-month absence, but new services this

Seminar talks zen practices in time for exams

In the sunny Esch Hurvis studio this Sunday, Nov. 11, students and community members gathered in a circle on yoga mats, chairs and meditation cushions to informally discuss zen and mindfulness with Religious Studies Professor Dirck Vorenkamp. Organized by Asia-A, the non-academic talk aimed to provide a way for students to ask questions of Vorenkamp

Bechdel weaves queer issues, family ties with storytelling in Convocation

Acclaimed cartoonist and author Alison Bechdel visited Lawrence on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to deliver a Convocation speech, entitled “Drawing Lessons: The Comics of Everyday Life.” Bechdel spoke on the relationship between writing and illustration, her creative process and her experience of making the personal and familial very public. A public question-and-answer session followed that afternoon