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Incoming Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray acclimates to campus

Incoming Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray acclimates to campus

With the Board of Trustees in town, incoming Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray made her first visit to campus since being hired. Prior to accepting this position, Abaray worked as director of athletics and Title IX coordinator at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. The outgoing director, Mike Szkodzinski, will remain on staff as

Series promotes disscussion about body image

To welcome the new film studies director and promote fat activism and body positivity, Lawrence University hosted its first “Riots Not Diets!” series from May 19-20. “Riots not Diets!” is an event series that works to help students celebrate the broad spectrum and diversity in body types. “Diversity is a positive thing,” Gender Studies Advisor

New initiative hopes to raise retention rate : Goal set at 85%

After recently receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Lawrence has set up a new retention and graduation initiative headed by Professor of Music and Teacher of Saxophone Steven Jordheim. In early February, Lawrence received a five-year, $2.1 million grant. This grant is geared toward institutions with a large number of students who

Burstein gives public lecture, considers future of Lawrence

On Friday, Feb. 14, Lawrence University’s president Mark Burstein gave a speech that focused on the effects of three growing trends in higher education on Lawrence. The three topics Burstein discussed were the economy, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the new college in Singapore, Yale-National University of Singapore (NUS). The economy has fostered an

Shrek holds on to title in 49th Great Midwest Trivia Contest

From Friday, Jan. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 26, students gathered around their computers to take part in Lawrence University’s annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest. The Great Midwest Trivia Contest is a tradition at Lawrence and this year celebrated its 49th year. The contest is called the longest running trivia contest because the last question of

“Day of Service speaks volumes:” Over 200 students volunteer on MLK Day

On Monday, Jan. 20 students participated in a range of volunteer activities for Lawrence University’s Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There was a wide range of volunteer activities offered this year, with both on-campus and off-campus options. On-campus volunteering is a relatively new development for the Day of Service,

“Rocky Horror” production makes annual debut in Warch Cinema

Lawrence’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” took place on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 10, continuing the tradition of its annual performance. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has been put on around the time of Halloween since at least 2003, according to senior Bryan McManus, who co-directed the show with fellow senior Alysa Levi

Habitat for Humanity hosts film screening, Shack-a-Thon

On Saturday, Oct. 12, students gathered on Main Hall Green to build makeshift shacks in Lawrence University’s annual Shack-a-Thon. This year’s Shack-a-Thon raised more money than the past two years combined because of the large number of participating teams and the new additions to the event this year. Shack-a-Thon is put on by the Habitat