Author Archives: Zach Ben-Amots

SHARE institutes updates to policy and composition

SHARE institutes updates to policy and composition

After much anticipation, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources & Education (SHARE) committee released changes to Lawrence University’s sexual misconduct policy and the body’s own composition. Director of Wellness and Recreation and SHARE Chair Erin Buenzli communicated details in an email to the community on Monday, March 18. The updates are focused on concision, clarity

Lawrence taken aback by student’s shocking arrest: Senior Thomas Skoog arrested on counts of possession of child pornography

On Tuesday, March 15, the Appleton Police Department (APD) arrested Lawrence University student Thomas Skoog on five charges of “possession of child pornography.” The arrest followed a lengthy investigation and brief communication with university officials. The day after Skoog’s arrest, the Outagamie County district attorney’s office filed a criminal complaint that provides further information from

Update on Coverage of Skoog Case

At this time, The Lawrentian would like to disclose three details related to its ongoing coverage of the charges against Lawrence University student Thomas Skoog. The update published on Tuesday, March 22, has been edited a second time to exclude all detailed description of the photos used by police to press charges against Skoog. Further,

Open Letter to the Lawrence Community

To the Lawrence Community, Since The Lawrentian published its last update on the charges against Thomas Skoog, there has been a great deal of discussion. Much of this is focused on the choice to publish such graphic material with equally vivid descriptions. Some readers have cited concerns over journalistic ethics and integrity, calling for a

Criminal complaint offers details on charges against Skoog

**TRIGGER WARNING — Graphic details of child sexual abuse*** These details are being included for the sake of informing the public fully of the severity of the charges.   On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, senior Thomas Skoog was arrested and the following day, he was charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. The

Lawrence University student arrested on felony charges

In an email to the Lawrence University community on Thursday, March 17, Vice President for Student Affairs Nancy Truesdell wrote that a Lawrence student was arrested on March 15 as part of a “felony criminal investigation.” She relayed assurances from the Appleton Police Department that the campus community is not endangered by the felony charge

LUCC passes housing legislation before completing transition

Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) held its final General Council meeting of the term on Monday, Feb. 29. This meeting was especially significant as the student government passed two pieces of legislation and transitioned its cabinet. The first legislation was the revised group living policy that has been on the drawing board for over a

Letter from the editor-in-chief

I can still remember the excitement I felt a year ago. Entering our year of leading The Lawrentian, my partner in crime, Amaan Khan, and I had irrepressible passion and drive to accomplish near-impossible goals. We can now reflect on the past year with pride in our accomplishments. Throughout that time, much of our important

Incoming Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray acclimates to campus

With the Board of Trustees in town, incoming Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray made her first visit to campus since being hired. Prior to accepting this position, Abaray worked as director of athletics and Title IX coordinator at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. The outgoing director, Mike Szkodzinski, will remain on staff as

LUCC President and Vice President elected: Max Loebl & Jo-Hanna Rifai

The Lawrence University Community Council (LUCC) conducted its annual executive elections on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Hours after the election concluded, The Lawrentian broke the news that juniors Max Loebl and Jo-Hanna Rifai had been elected president and vice president of LUCC respectively. Preparations for the election started in ninth week of Fall Term when LUCC