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The founders of Lawrence University had a grand vision and, throughout the college’s history, its leaders have been steadfast in their commitment to building a reputation as much more than a small liberal arts college in Appleton, Wisconsin. In the 21st century, Lawrence University is among the leading liberal arts institutions in the nation, and is included on a short list of “Colleges that Change Lives” in a book written by the late college-consumer advocate and respected education journalist, Loren Pope.
But Lawrence’s mission and, indeed, its success, are evident beyond the borders of Appleton and the United States. There can be no mistaking the global impact of Lawrence University or the fact that the Lawrence community is truly worldwide.
By Rick Peterson They are separated by more than 2,200 miles. And the cultural chasm between them is even greater. But when a staggering 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 12, the reverberations clearly were felt throughout the Lawrence campus — nowhere more strongly than in the office of Professor of Music JanetContinue Reading