Author Archives: Mackenzie Rech

GLOW presents list of demands to campus

On Tuesday, March 1, Gay Lesbian Or Whatever (GLOW) released a list of demands across campus, communicating their requests through a spate of posters, a reading in Kaplan’s Café, as well as through an emotional discussion with Lawrence staff and faculty. According to the organization’s Vice President-elect and sophomore Dan Thomas-Commins, GLOW members gathered in

Students and professors discuss allyship at L.E.D.S. summit

Students, staff, and faculty alike engaged in a dialogue about how individuals can best act as allies for marginalized groups at Wednesday’s allyship summit, a workshop hosted by Lawrentians for Enhancing Diversity in the Sciences (L.E.D.S.). The event was the third ever hosted by L.E.D.S., a relatively new organization on campus consisting of both faculty

Angela Davis addresses contemporary racism at 25th annual MLK celebration

This past Monday, Jan. 18 marked the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration hosted by Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities and Lawrence University. Angela Davis, a prominent civil rights activist and this year’s keynote speaker, addressed a completely full crowd in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Since her rise to fame and infamy over 40 years

LIST OF DEMANDS PRESENTED TO ADMINISTRATION: Campus takes strides toward diversity and inclusion

On Halloween 2015—Saturday, Oct. 31—a group of approximately 20 Lawrence students of varying backgrounds knelt in protest against racism at a farmers market in downtown Appleton. That evening, at Sankofa House’s annual Halloween party, Residence Life Manager and junior Tierra Masupha encountered uninvited guests. “Two students—I’m not sure if it was students or Appleton residents