2020, 2021 Commencement update

By Rayana Petrone – 1851 Contributor

From L-R, class of 2020 graduates Rachel Stankus, Alexa Madeiros, Avery Stankus, Allison Garriepy, and Katie Jones atop a Lasell University sign. Photo taken on March 28, 2020.
Photo courtesy of Avery Stankus

As the 2020-2021 school year is coming to a close, the question of whether or not Lasell would host in-person Commencement for its 2020 and 2021 graduates was up in the air until a recent email was released by President Michael Alexander, confirming in-person ceremonies. 

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Valentine Dining Hall re-opens for indoor seating

By Kait Bedell & Kaie Quigley – News Editor and Features Editor

Signs inside Valentine Dining Hall direct students to available seating.
Photo by Katie Peters

The Valentine Dining Hall opened up their indoor seating on Tuesday, March 9 for the first time since the pandemic broke out. After what was a long-awaited decision based on the safety of students, the university decided it was time to allow students to dine indoors. 

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RAs COVID-19 regulation proposal to be approved

By Kait Bedell & Zachary Kraft – News Editor and 1851 Contributor

Students have been using the outdoor tents around campus as an alternative to spending time with each other in dorms because of the current covid restrictions.
Photo by Kait Bedell

On Thursday, March 25, the COVID-19 Task Force moved forward with the principle of a proposal sent forward by several Resident Assistants (RAs) in an attempt to lift some of the residential hall restrictions. 

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Student requests fulfilled: 1851 late-night re-opens

By Kaie Quigley – Features Editor

1851 in Arnow Campus Center opens up for late night hours for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Photo by Kaie Quigley

One of the most missed on-campus offerings has returned as a reward for students’ commitment to keeping the community safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic— 1851 has re-opened for late-night dining three nights a week.

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School of Business Day goes virtual

By Katie Peters & Kait Bedell – Co-Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

Lasell saw the third annual School of Business Day on March 10, but it looked different this year. A day typically consisting of face-to-face activities was replaced with computer screens and a Canvas page: both side effects of the pandemic.

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