Author Archives: Rose Nelson

Anonymous donation leads to creation of new fund for scholarly research

An anonymous donor has awarded Lawrence University a million dollars to establish the Richard and Margot Warch Fund for Scholarly Research. The grant is meant to provide support for faculty research projects in order to enhance ongoing programs of research and scholarship. The fund honors Richard Warch and his wife, Margot. Richard Warch was the

LU-R1 Reimagined: Program to be restructured and renamed

The popular LU-R1 Research Program is now being restructured into the Summer Science Research Program.  The new version of the program will not only include off-campus opportunities, like LU-R1, but will also incorporate on-campus research opportunities. In the long run, the hope is that the changes will increase Lawrence’s summer research offerings. The faculty member

Inauguration panel works to define civility

As part of the weekend-long celebration of President Mark Burnstein’s inauguration, a panel took place on Friday, Oct. 25 regarding the role of universities in relation to a rise of incivility in public discourse and the importance of civility. The panel was made up of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele ’94; Christopher Eisgruber, President of

Voter turnout increases in most recent LUCC elections

The Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) recently held District Representative Elections from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. In this election, student participation increased compared to what it has been in years past. The election occurred to determine the 14 student representatives for each of the seven housing districts here at Lawrence. These representatives are in

Students celebrate fall at Octoberfest, Appleton’s largest block party

Appleton’s annual Octoberfest took place this past weekend. The fair consisted of License to Cruise, a variety of concerts and musical acts and the Saturday block party, which was full of Arts and Crafts vendors, as well as food booths sponsored by both local non-profit groups and local restaurants. Lawrentians involved themselves in the festivities

Greenfire Celebrates Earth Week

In celebration of Earth Day and as a conclusion to Earth Week, Greenfire hosted the 23rd annual Greenfire Earth Week: Thought to Action Festival on Saturday, April 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The festival took place on the green in front of Main Hall on a warm day with a blue sky. The