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 By Marissa Gugala, Ruth Kehinde, Chris Bretti

Congressman Kennedy is 2019 Commencement Speaker

Congressman Joe Kennedy III was announced as this year’s Commencement speaker on March 6 via email sent by President Michael Alexander. Kennedy will be giving the keynote address at the school’s 165th Commencement ceremony on May 11, 2019.

Kennedy obtained his bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard University. He served as the Assistant District Attorney representing Middlesex County and the Cape and Islands before being elected to Congress in 2013. He currently serves as the Congressman for the fourth district of Massachusetts.

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Students get a preview into purpose Reply

By Katie Peters1851 Staff 

Kevin Walther gave a compelling presentation on purpose marketing. Photo courtesy of Kevin Walther

Graduate students in the communication department participated in a discussion-based presentation on Wednesday, March 20 in Science and Technology Center room 232 led by Kevin Walther, an expert in the Boston area on purpose marketing, social impact and corporate responsibility.

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Fenway Health teaches sex-ed for miles Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Holly Feola – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff 

On March 19, Fenway Health held a “Safer Sex Decathlon” in Arnow Campus Center to educate students about safe sex and different sexualities through 10 short activities.

The event was organized by Assistant Director of the Donahue Institute Thomas Morgan. It started with Fenway Health representatives introducing themselves and giving a presentation before the activities started, so everyone would have a baseline of knowledge.

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Suiting up for the first School of Business Day Reply

Hannah Ackerly & Taylor Viles – 1851 Staff 

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Corporate sharks award Alexandra Barlett with $2,000 for “ConnectMV: Messages.” Photo courtesy of Cecilia Costa.

The first ever School of Business Day was held on March 20 in de Witt Hall. The coordinators merged the School of Business majors into an event that will continue annually.

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COMDay 2019: “In pursuit of truth(s)” Reply

By Colin Froment, Katie Peters & Taylor Viles – Co-editor-in-chief & 1851 Staff

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The alumni panel with Megan Palumbo (L) and Professor Franklin (R). Photo by Katie Peters.

The sixth-annual COMDay occurred Tuesday, March 5 in de Witt Hall, educating the mass audiences on the event’s overall theme, “In Pursuit of Truth.” Throughout the day, students and professors listened to guest speakers, while professionals from communication fields gave advice on securing full-time positions in the future.

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Newbury College gets ready to close its doors Reply

By Katie Peters & Holly Feola – 1851 Staff 

On Dec. 14, 2018, Newbury College announced it would be closing at the end of the Spring 2019 semester after suffering from financial problems. The college, located in Brookline, has been open since 1962 and currently has just under 630 enrolled students.

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