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Compiled by Rikke Sponheim Algeria Since Friday, Feb. 22, tens of thousands of people across Algeria have taken to the streets to protest President Abdelaziz Bouteflika running for a fifth term of presidency. These have been the largest street demonstrations in over a decade in Algeria. President Bouteflika has been in power for 20 years

History Professor delivers talk in Last Lecture Series

The idea of the Last Lecture Series is that each speaker delivers what they would want their very last lecture to be. Photo by David Baldwin. As part of Mortar Board’s “Last Lecture Series,” the lecture “The Receptive Brings About Sublime Success” was presented by Assistant Professor of History Brigid Vance in Thomas Steitz Hall

Cultural Competency Lecture educates on controversial art

The talk was given by Assistant Professor of Art History, Curator of the Wriston Art Center Galleries and Museum Studies Interdisciplinary Area Program Director Beth A. Zinsli and Associate Professor of Art History Elizabeth Carlson. Photo by Taylor Blackson. To teach attendants how to discuss controversial art, the cultural competency lecture “More Than Meets the

Sustainable Transport Lecture held by Environmental Studies dept.

To educate about sustainable transportation that meets the needs of marginalized communities, urban anthropologist Dr. Adonia Lugo presented her lecture “Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, and Resistance,” based off of her book of the same name. Lugo’s presentation was sponsored by the Environmental Studies department and was held in Thomas Steitz Hall room 102 on Thursday, October

Campus climate town halls held as part of diversity initiative

To improve campus climate, a new initiative called “Truth and Reconciliation at Lawrence: Enhancing Trust, Empathy and Learning on Campus” was introduced by Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty Kimberly Barrett this fall. The initiative started with two campus climate town halls held in the Warch Campus Center Cinema.

Burstein asks: Can We Stand With the Statue of Liberty?

President Burstein addressed the topics of immigration and refugees in last Thursday’s Commencement Convocation. Photo by David Baldwin. To welcome both old and new members of the Lawrence University community back to campus, the annual matriculation convocation was given by President Mark Burstein. President Burstein’s address, which focused on immigration and refugee issues, was given

Fulbright scholarships awarded to LU students

Seniors Will Gill and Elena Hudacek were recently awarded with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards to teach English in other countries. Gill will be teaching English in Germany for 10 months, and Hudacek will be teaching English in Colombia at the National University of Colombia at Bogotá. Alumnus Emilio Salvia ‘17 also won a Fulbright

Associate Dean of Students to depart from LU

Photo courtesy of Paris Wicker. To continue her education, Paris Wicker ‘08 is leaving her position as Associate Dean of Students for Student Transitions, Support and Persistence at Lawrence University to pursue her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis as a full-time student at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wicker will officially leave the position in

Fifth Annual Women and Identities in Gaming Symposium

This year’s keynote address was delivered by Assistant Professor of Entertainment and Media Studies at the University of Georgia Shira Chess. Photo by David Baldwin. To explore diversity in the gaming community, Lawrence University Gaming Club and the Gender Studies program sponsored the fifth annual Women and Identities in Gaming Symposium. The symposium was held