By Krista DeJulio, Haleigh Santilli, Alex Balletto, Courtney Braman – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Arts Editor, 1851 Staff, Contributing Writer
Melanoma speaker visits through Health Services
On Tuesday March 8, Meghan Rothschild of the Melanoma Foundation of New England spoke to students in Rosen Auditorium.
Rothschild’s speech focused on the importance of protecting one’s skin year-round, not only in the summer months. Rothschild herself was diagnosed with skin cancer during her sophomore year of college, after years of tanning.
Students were urged to take the “Your Skin Is In” pledge, a promise to protect their skin and maintain awareness for skin cancer.
Commuter director position available
Applicants are currently being evaluated for the recently created position of Coordinator of Off-Campus Living and Commuter Student Services. Interviews will be conducted in April, according to Dean of Student Affairs, David Hennessy.
The new Coordinator will act as a repre- sentative for the commuter community, and help commuters with any issues, like the T pass program. They will also focus on finding new ways to improve and benefit the commuters and off-campus communities.
“We do want to make sure that our com- muting students are doing well, being maintained and retained, [and] graduating at the same rate as resident students,” said Hennessy.
The commuter community isn’t as pre- dominant as the on-campus living community, made up of about 22 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Retreat successful for students
On February 21, The Office of Student Activities held the “Leadership Retreat 2016: Dream, Learn, Do, Become” in de Witt Hall, to help students strengthen their leadership techniques.
Lasell class of 2012 alumna Sally Jean-Baptiste delivered the keynote, speaking to students about how she utilized her involvement after graduation.
Student Government president, Anthony Szol, said the keynote address was his favorite part of the day, adding that it made him “feel a little less stressed about finding a job.”
Career Fair on April 14
On April 14, the Athletic Center will host the second annual Career and Internship Fair from 1-4 p.m., sponsered by Career Services. The event will welcome more than 40 companies which will be seeking students and graduates to fill their full-time, part-time, and internship positions.
Dining hall hours extended
Beginning on March 21, Valentine Dining Hall started piloting the extension of its hours of operations in preparation for Fall 2016.
Monday through Thursday, the dining hall will extend its hours until 8:00 p.m. at the Fuse and Green Station, while the other stations close at the regular time of 7:30 p.m.
Dustin da Ponte, Vice President of Financial Affairs, originally met with officials to talk about students having the choice to opt out of the meal plan, but it was decided that would cost the school more money.
“[Students] go to internships or just don’t have the time to eat and don’t want to go to Boomers…so they are just testing it out for now,” said da Ponte.