Author Archives: Molly Ruffing

VITAL Revisited

“Am I failing?” A phrase that I have used way too much already this term, and, interestingly enough, never in the context of grades. This question has come up most frequently in my role in the Center for Community Engagement and Social Change (CCE). The Volunteers in Tutoring at Lawrence (VITAL) program was covered in

Convocation emphasizes importance of home and belonging

To kick off the 2020-21 Matriculation Convocation Program, President Mark Burstein delivered his talk, “Finding Home: Belonging During a Pandemic,” on Sep. 24 at 11:15 a.m. as a webcast. The event began with a prelude from several faculty members of the voice department collaborating virtually to perform “Show Us How to Love” by Mark Miller. 

VITAL program continues remotely

Photo by Caroline Garrow To mitigate the spread of coronavirus, the Appleton Area School District has begun its school year exclusively virtually. Online classes began on Sep. 1 and have been operating via various Google platforms, such as Google Meets and Google Classroom, ever since.  This online approach has caused an increase in need from

Sorority fundraises for CASA

In order to raise money for the Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (CASA), members of Kappa Alpha Theta recently sold chocolate-covered fruit in the Warch Campus Center. The Lawrence chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta raises money for CASA throughout the year with various fundraising events, including Kicks for CASA during Greek Week. CASA is one

Sustainability CAs host RecycleMania

In order to further educate the Lawrence community about sustainability, the Sustainability Community Advisors (CAs) hosted an event called RecycleMania on Friday, Feb. 21. This event ran from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Mead Witter room of the Warch Campus Center.  The CAs had tables spread throughout the room for people to visit. Each

SAASHA hosts Kink Workshop to educate campus on safe sex

In order to educate the Lawrence community about kinks, the Student Alliance Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (SAASHA) hosted a kink workshop on Feb. 11. SAASHA is an official Lawrence University Community Council standing committee committed to ending sexual violence on campus by facilitating discussion, education and awareness about issues of sexual misconduct. Members of

Culinary cash donation update

At the end of Fall Term, two donation options were made available to students to utilize their remaining culinary cash. Like in previous years, students were able to donate their culinary cash at the Café or in Kate’s Corner Store. This year, culinary cash donations were collected for the Student Food Pantry located in Sabin

Winter Carnival concludes with annual President’s Ball

Photos by Sarah Navy. In keeping with traditions, many Lawrentians participated in the Winter Carnival this year. The Student Organization for University Programming (SOUP), in conjunction with a few other organizations, sponsored a week’s worth of activities from Monday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Feb. 2. Beginning on Monday, students could participate in a scavenger hunt