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Letter to the Editor: Danny Davis

To The Editor, One of the strongest themes in this election cycle is the public outcry of injustice against our most vulnerable citizens, but I believe that in many ways, individuals of mental illness have been silent victims in this election cycle. The mental health of the major candidates running for office is frequently challenged.

Letter to the Editor: Alex Damisch

To the Editor,   As a senior who cares deeply about the future of the Conservatory, I would like to draw attention to the state of the Conservatory for 2016-2017. Many studios are expecting very few new students in the 2016 matriculating class. The Strings department—comprised of the Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass studios—is, all

Letter to the Editor: Morgan Edwards-Fligner

To the Editor,   I’d like to address The Lawrentian’s editorial from this past issue. Although I agree with some of the opinions discussed, others seemed to be poorly informed. I agree that the initial rejection of the Anchor Loft application seemed unjustified, and that this year’s process should have been more transparent. With regards

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

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