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Letter to the Editor: Erin Campbell Watson

To the Editor, As a member of Lawrence University’s community of young alumni, I have watched in dismay as issues we struggled with while we were at Lawrence have recently been brought to light in a painful way. And I’ve been encouraged by watching current students take a stand. Many young alumni have responded to

Letter to the Editor: Bob Williams

To the Editor, Like many Lawrentians, I have been distressed by recent events on campus, and all the more distressed that I have contributed to the suffering of sexual assault survivors. I experienced and witnessed sexual assault as a young teen, and I abhor any form of sexual violence. I am also outraged by gender

Letter to the Editor: Margaret Schmidt

To the Editor,   In recent days, there has been a flurry of conversation around the proposed idea of “mandatory expulsion” for violators of Lawrence University’s sexual misconduct policy. Mandatory expulsion policies are not trauma-informed and place Lawrence in grave danger of lawsuits. As a victim advocate of sexual violence at Lawrence, I do not

Letter to the Editor: Clee McCracken

To the Editor,   Today, I am thinking about time, specifically time wasted thinking about rapists at Lawrence University the administration did nothing to stop.  This morning, I wasted three hours. For three hours, I paced my apartment thinking about a residence life advisor my freshman year who sexually harassed me and assaulted my friends,

Letter to the Editor: Catherine Bentley and Oumou Cisse

**TRIGGER WARNING — Sexual Violence**   To the Editor,   On Wednesday, March 16, Thomas Skoog was arrested on Lawrence University’s campus for five counts of possession of child pornography under Wisconsin Statute 948.12(1m). What is even worse than these horrendous offenses is the fact that a large portion of the student body is not the

Letter to the Editor: Leo Leventhal

To Nancy Truesdell and Mark Burstein,   Thomas Skoog was arrested for possession of child pornography. Lawrence University left a rapist unchecked and, without fear of repercussion, he continued to commit sex crimes because Lawrence taught him there were no consequences for his actions. Today, my head has been swimming with unanswered questions about the

Letter to the Editor: LGBTQ Faculty and Staff

To Gay, Lesbian Or Whatever (GLOW) and to all Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Ally (TLGBQIAA), genderqueer, and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) students on campus,   We are your LGBTQ faculty and staff at Lawrence University, and we are impressed. We have known improvements have been needed for a long time; and while

Letter to the Editor: Nebal Maysaud

To the Editor, Every queer person has faced some form of marginalization, but when the balance of privilege is uneven, they do not work together despite these differences. Instead, those of privilege end up ignoring the more marginalized members of their community. The privilege dynamics in the queer community actively participate in the constant oppression

Letter to the Editor: Josh Dukelow

To the Editor, I read your recent editorial encouraging Lawrence students to get involved in local government with great interest. Your reasoning that students can make a huge impact if they choose to get active is exactly right. What is more, the City of Appleton will only become a better home for Lawrence students if

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