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In Memoriam

On Thursday, Jan. 30, Lifongo Vetinde, professor of French and Francophone studies at Lawrence passed away. The following is a campus-wide notice from Provost and Dean of the Faculty Catherine Gunther Kodat: Dear  Lawrentians, It is with a truly heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Lifongo Vetinde, a beloved member

Winter Carnival concludes with annual President’s Ball

Photos by Sarah Navy. In keeping with traditions, many Lawrentians participated in the Winter Carnival this year. The Student Organization for University Programming (SOUP), in conjunction with a few other organizations, sponsored a week’s worth of activities from Monday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Feb. 2. Beginning on Monday, students could participate in a scavenger hunt

Kaitlin Mahr Internship Fund Removes Barriers

In an effort to further support Lawrence University and pay tribute to their daughter, Dr. Todd Mahr ’79 and his wife, Debra Mahr, recently established the Kaitlin Mahr Internship Fund in English. This gift was also made in honor of Dr. Todd Mahr’s 40th class reunion. The Mahr family previously funded the Sanvello app on

Classics Week celebrates Greece and Rome

Last week, the Lawrence University classics department hosted the now traditional “Classics Week” where, according to Ottilia Buerger Professor of Classical Studies and Associate Professor of Classics Randall McNeil, “It is our chance to celebrate all things Greco-Roman.” And it was quite a celebration indeed. With five events packed into just four days, all spearheaded

PAW brings cats to campus for Cat Café

On Sunday, Feb. 2, Lawrence’s People for Animal Welfare (PAW) organization hosted a “Cat Café” in the Warch Campus Center. Attendees got to enjoy some coffee shop refreshments in the company of cats from Saving Paws, an animal rescue center in Outagamie County.  Funds raised by the PAW Cat Café, collected primarily through a five-dollar

Great Midwest Trivia Contest LV makes waves on campus

The promotional photos for trivia this year featured a post-apocalyptic theme. Photo by Juan Felipe Ayala. This year marked the 55th year of the Annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest at Lawrence University. Fifty consecutive hours of trivia began at 10:00:37 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, with President Mark Burstein reading the first question. The contest

Fox Cities Dr. MLK Jr. Day Celebration

On Monday, Jan. 20, Lawrence hosted the 29th Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day Celebration in the chapel. Organizers titled the event “Restoring the Radical King” and keynote speaker Dr. Simon Balto, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Iowa, delivered an address which outlined how in

World News

Sudan A recent flareup of conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region has seen over 11,000 people displaced to the country of Chad, with another 46,000 internally displaced. This has come after a conflict in the town of Genena between Muslims and non-Muslims that has left around 20 dead and over 60 injured. The region near the

Annual Lunar New Year celebrations take place in Warch

A variety of Lawrence clubs focused on Asian culture and more collaborated to throw a celebration for the Lunar New Year on Saturday, Jan. 25. The festivities were hosted in Warch’s Esch Hurvis Room and included traditional Asian foods, club-run tables hosting activities and live music and dance performances. While many Americans might be unfamiliar