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Community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photos by Sarah Navy. On Monday, Jan. 20, members of the Lawrence community engaged in a variety of service opportunities for the 17th Annual Lawrence University Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Although this day was not recognized as a day of service at Lawrence until 2003, Congress designated

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Yemen At least 80 Yemeni soldiers were killed while in prayer and 130 more were injured in a missile attack on a mosque. The attack came from the Houthi rebel group, who are backed by the Iranian government. This attack is just one in a years-long civil war where Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United

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Mexico A mass grave of 29 people was recently found by the Mexico National Guard on the outskirts of Guadalajara. This comes after two other graves of 81 people were found nearby just last year. Of the 29, four have been identified as people who had gone missing last year. All of these deaths are

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Hong Kong  The ongoing protests in Hong Kong have continued to rage and, according to police, have put the country in a state of almost total collapse. Recently, a new round of protests erupted near the University of Hong Kong campus. Over 1,000 protesters set up barricades and clashed with police, resulting in tear gas

Greenfire welcomes Citizens Climate Lobby to campus

On Oct. 23, Lawrence University and the student organization Greenfire welcomed Dan Duffin from the organization Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). He gave a small talk on climate change, what his organization is doing to help combat it and some strategies that everyday citizens can use to try and assist. CCL is a nonpartisan, international organization

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Bolivia  Bolivia is seeing mounting anger in the light of a recent election. Under the Bolivian electoral system, if the winner is ahead by 10 points under a quick vote count, they automatically win. If the margin is less than 10 points, there is a run-off election in December, where only the first and second

Classics department holds annual Coin Petting Zoo

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Lawrence University classics department hosted the Ancient Coin Petting Zoo. Put together by Assistant Professor of Classics Adriana Brook; Assistant Professor of Art History, Curator of the Wriston Art Center Galleries and Museum Studies Interdisciplinary Area Program Director Beth Zinsli; and a half dozen classics students, it was located in

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Bangladesh  Abrar Fahad, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student, was recently killed and is sparking protests by students across the country. His a occurred several days after posting comments criticizing the country’s government. The government’s ruling party, the Awami League, has a wing for students called the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) that has been criticized for controlling

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