Author Archives: Xue Yan

Visiting lecturer discusses moral quandaries in geoengineering

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Bjornar Egede-Nissen, from the department of political science at the University of Western Ontario, gave a lecture titled “Geoengineering: Ethically Challenged, Politically Impossible?” in Steitz Hall of Science. The lecture covered a brief introduction to geoengineering, its ethical challenges and the political difficulties faced by geoengineering. According to the lecture, geoengineering

Tuition increases 3.5%, draws various reactions from students

As the Board of Trustees winter meeting concluded, the full-time tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year was set at $42,357. Together with room, board and other fees, the total comprehensive fee is $51,465, which represents a 3.5% increase in tuition and 3.51% increase in total fees for next year. Lawrence’s Vice President for Finance and

Lawrence student founds succesful online education company

In the heat of the summer of 2012 in Chongqing, China, Xiaoting Liu, now a junior at Lawrence University, was sweating for reasons other than the weather. He was applying to get his Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification and working with China Galaxy Securities to raise money for his undeveloped company. Liu’s company, Paideusomen, provides

Shadow D.C. draws students interested in journalism, public policy

  Over the past Winter Break, 21 current Lawrence students, ranging from freshmen to seniors and a recent graduate, participated in the Career Services-sponsored “Shadow D.C.” event. Students shadowed 29 various companies and organizations. Related fields included government, journalism, human rights and business. Freshman Ruby Dickson, majoring in International Relations, shadowed Partnership for Public Service

Value of liberal arts addressed in second panel

On Friday, Oct. 25, an Inauguration Discussion Panel was held in the Music-Drama Center in the Stansbury Theatre. The topic was “The Issue of Difference and the Liberal Arts.” In the panel, invited speakers included three Lawrence university professors: Dominica Chang, associate professor of French; Peter Glick, professor of psychology; and Henry Merritt Wriston, Professor

President’s Convocation affirms Lawrence’s voluntary community

On September 19, 2013, Mark Burstein, Lawrence’s 16th President gave his convocation speech, “Crossing the Threshold: Community as Curriculum.” In his first ever convocation, President Burstein discussed the university’s strengths, concerns and the community-focused curriculum that he hopes will serve as the university’s direction under his presidency. President Burstein discussed both his ideal of community

TEDx conference depicts future of liberal arts

During reading period, 11 speakers gathered in Lawrence’s Warch Campus Center Cinema to participate in Lawrence’s first TEDx conference. The event, which took place on Friday, May 3rd, was broken into four sessions that were roughly 90 minutes long. In traditional TED (Technology, Education, and Design) fashion, each talk was close to 20 minutes long