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A Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to an opinion piece written by Tim Moyer, “A Critique of the Hate-Speech Policy,” published by The Lawrentian on Jan.31, 2021. Many current students have expressed concern about the opinions voiced in the piece, and while I do not believe it is my place to comment on these opinions, there is a factual inaccuracy in the article…

A Critique of the Hate-Speech Policy

For transparency purposes, this letter will remain on our website. However, The Lawrentian would like readers to know that this does not adhere to our current editorial policy, which was confirmed on February 12th in: Voices from the Editorial Board: Confirming our editorial policies. At the time of this letter’s submission, our policy was as follows:  The opinions

Letter to the Editor from Doug Martin

Dear Editors: I read Claire Zimmerman’s Lore-ence article in the January 31st edition, “Lawrence adds a new UNIC course” with some disappointment.  While the peripheral ideas, such as surveying the students of UNIC 142 before and after the course, were spot on, the core course proposal needs substantial revision.  I fault the anonymous professor for

Letter to the Editor

I found the recent The Lawrentian cover featuring a student portraying a “Mammy” in a satire play called The Negro-Striatal Function very disturbing–not because of the content of the play, but rather because the photo had been chosen to represent all of the events of POC Empowerment Week. Louric Rankine ’21, Vice President of the

Letters to the Editor: Lawrence Compliant with New Title IX Guidance

In September 2017 the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) announced interim guidance pending new Title IX regulations it will issue in late 2018 or early 2019. Lawrence’s current policies and procedures are compliant with this interim guidance and remain in effect. The Department withdrew the prior administration’s 2011 and 2014 guidance, which had directed

Letter to the Editor: ESAs are not an Epidemic

We believe that the article “ESA Epidemic” in the Nov. 3 issue of
The Lawrentian had some information that could have been misleading to readers. Initially, the word “epidemic” poses some issues due to the negative connotation it carries. Emotional support animals (ESAs) provide crucial support for students who have them. We are fortunate that Lawrence

Letter to the Editor

To my fellow Lawrentians: Lawrence’s latest convocation address specifically highlighted the theme of unity, and also highlighted the role of a liberal arts college in fostering that unity. The convocation also, however, touched on our country’s current state of polarization. We must now discern and face up to the most consequential factors that have led

Letter to the Editor: On Campus Scandal

Time has a mutating effect, but a few elements of the Lawrence experience remain constant over the decades—room parties, mayflies, midterms, nervous administrators, happy hours at the Viking Room and a juicy campus scandal about once per semester. The most recent example is the now-notorious screening of “Can We Take a Joke?” in the Wriston

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