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Burstein rethinks community in opening convocation

Burstein rethinks community in opening convocation

President Mark Burstein accompanied by faculty at Convocation. Photo by Tabarique Anwar On Thursday, Sept. 15, Lawrence opened the 2016-17 Convocation Series with musical selections from Lecturer of Music and University Organist Kathrine Handford and the Welcome Week Choir, opening words from Professor of Music Howard Niblock in the form of a poem by Dylan

Lawrence announces historic $25 million endowed gift for financial aid

Emily Zawacki and Nathan Lawrence Editor-in-Chief and Copy Chief In an announcement on Wednesday, September 17, Lawrence University President Mark Burstein released news of an anonymous $25 million gift to the school’s endowment. The largest donation in Lawrence history, its entirety will go toward an endowed scholarship fund to supplement the financial aid of future

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

Value of liberal arts addressed in second panel

On Friday, Oct. 25, an Inauguration Discussion Panel was held in the Music-Drama Center in the Stansbury Theatre. The topic was “The Issue of Difference and the Liberal Arts.” In the panel, invited speakers included three Lawrence university professors: Dominica Chang, associate professor of French; Peter Glick, professor of psychology; and Henry Merritt Wriston, Professor

Inauguration panel works to define civility

As part of the weekend-long celebration of President Mark Burnstein’s inauguration, a panel took place on Friday, Oct. 25 regarding the role of universities in relation to a rise of incivility in public discourse and the importance of civility. The panel was made up of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele ’94; Christopher Eisgruber, President of

Students celebrate inauguration through volunteering, musical events

Students organized diverse activities to celebrate the inauguration of President Mark Burstein. On Friday night, Conservatory groups performed at different locations for Lawrence Performs. Lawrence Jams was a student-organized party held in Warch. On Sunday, President Burstein joined students volunteering at Riverview Gardens, Appleton’s local urban farm. The inauguration weekend for Lawrence kicked off with

Inauguration ceremony includes diverse welcome for Burstein

Lawrence was witness to a historic event this past Saturday, Oct. 26 as Mark Burstein was inaugurated as the university’s sixteenth president. The audience at Memorial Chapel included current students, alumni, staff and community members, all of whom were ready to give a formal welcome to Burstein, who took office at the beginning of July.

Lawrence Jams celebrates Burstein

On Friday, Oct. 27 in Esch-Hurvis, Lawrence hosted “Lawrence Jams,” a fun event celebrating Mark Burstein’s official installation as the 16th president of the university. Besides the fun opportunity to take a photo with a cardboard cut-out of Mr. Burstein while decked out in a Viking helmet and to participate in a raffle-draw that included

Families foster connections to LU during Fall Festival

From Friday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 6, Lawrence held its annual Fall Festival, treating parents to a wide variety of events on campus. The Fall Festival is a weekend-long event that combines parents’ weekend with homecoming weekend. During this period, parents and alumni are given the opportunity to experience all parts of the Lawrence