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Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration continues virtually

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration continues virtually

Last year’s on-campus Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration, held on Oct. 14, 2019, featured a powwow dance performance by Oneida Nation dancers in traditional dance garments. Photos by Sarah Navy. Lawrence University Native American Organization (LUNA) hosted a virtual event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 12. Their video can be found on the

Contact tracing process implemented at Lawrence

*Name changed to protect identity As Lawrence has experienced its first positive COVID-19 cases on campus, the contact tracing process has officially been implemented. As part of this process, the Pandemic Planning Team has already developed plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and continually reevaluates for changes.  The Director of Health Services Campus Nurse,

Student demonstration demands administrative shift

Students gather outside Sampson House for the”Justice for Marginalized Students” demonstration on October 2nd. Photo by Sebastian Evans *Name changed to protect identity A student-led demonstration in support of marginalized students was held Oct. 2 in front of Sampson House, following an anti-Semitic and racist hate crime near campus that occurred Sep. 26. Student Rowan

Month-long Off-Campus Programs fair begins

On Oct. 8, Lawrence University’s Off-Campus Programs office held the first meeting of their virtual fair, which will continue through Oct. 22. These meetings, held over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, contain both program-specific information and general information for applying to study off-campus. According to Lezlie Weber, the director of Off-Campus Programs, most events

Campus Safety adjusts role due to COVID-19

With the unique demands brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Safety at Lawrence looks a little different this year. Campus Safety’s job is to keep the Lawrence campus a safe place for students and staff, but that has not always entailed social distancing and mask-wearing. This year, Campus Safety’s responsibilities have shifted largely to include

Anti-racism commitment sparks institutional change

Photo by Sebastian Evans This summer, Kimberly Barrett noticed a shift. As Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty, she watched as anti-racism protests and the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation, bringing public attention to the long-standing racial inequities she had always seen in our society — and she took

Virtual Career Fair to be held Oct. 7

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Career Center’s annual Career, Internship and Volunteer Fair is one of the many events which has been moved to a virtual platform. The Virtual Career Fair, organized by Assistant Director of Employer and Alumni Relations Mandy Netzel, will be held on Oct. 7 from 4-7 p.m.  According to

Student organizations faced with changes amid COVID-19

In order to continue operating per their original intentions while remaining COVID-19 safe, Lawrence University’s student organizations have had to rapidly adapt and adjust their plans for this term. While the university intends to partially reopen, provided coronavirus testing numbers remain low, student organizations will continue to implement their new plans in the meantime.  For

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.