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Viking Room reopens patio seating to on-campus students

Viking Room reopens patio seating to on-campus students

Customers wait while bartenders prepare drinks at the Viking Room’s newly reopened bar. Photo by Pei Robins. Shuttered since the end of Winter Term 2020, the doors to the Viking Room — Lawrence’s bar and social meeting place — were thrown open to student patronage on May 12. Fourteen months have passed since the last

Title IX transition continues, new interim coordinator begins work

On May 6, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty Dr. Kimberly Barrett announced that Martha Compton will serve as the Interim Coordinator of Equity & Title IX Coordinator. Compton is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Client Relations at Grand River Solutions. In the email, Barrett stated that Compton

$15 Minimum Wage Movement sets agenda for coming months

The “Pay Us 15” initiative, founded by junior Barrah Shamoon, continues its effort towards raising student workers’ minimum wage in Spring Term, under the leaderships of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Sunrise Appleton and Student Liberation Front (SLF).   As of now, the initiative has set several agendas including approaching the Lawrence University Community

Annual Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award winners announced; Virtual celebration to be held May 25

The Diversity and Inclusion Champion Awards Celebration, sponsored by Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. This event aims to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff who made outstanding contributions towards diversity and inclusion in the Lawrence community.   The

COLORES to host socially-distanced Pride Fair in place of Pride Prom

COLORES will be hosting a Pride Fair to celebrate queer students and allies on May 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Hall Green. They will be collaborating with the Lawrence University Native American Organization, the Pan-Asian Organization, Alianza, the Committee on Diversity Affairs, the Student Alliance Against Sexual Harassment and Assault, the

Appleton COVID-19 policies to shift as vaccinations continue

Jessica Kleebauer was a freshman when she got the e-mail on March 12, 2020, telling the Lawrence student body that campus would be closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Home being Seattle, which was at the time going through a massive COVID-19 outbreak, Kleebauer only had a couple of weeks to pack up her things

Greek organizations to host weekend of philanthropic events

Lawrence University’s sororities and fraternities are joining together to host a Greek philanthropy weekend May 21-23, with an additional kick-off event on May 15. The weekend, organized by the Lawrence University Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council (IFC), the governing bodies of campus sororities and fraternities respectively, will include events that raise money for each Greek

Reusable menstruation products to be distributed on campus

The Lawrence University Environmental Organization is introducing a sustainable menstruation project in collaboration with the Student Alliance Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (SAASHA), the Lawrence University Disability Working Group (LUDWiG), the Diversity and Intercultural Center (D&IC) and the Lawrence Food Pantry.   According to junior Lauren Kelly, the president of the LU Environmental Organization, SAASHA