Students join racial conversations Reply

Noor Lobad – 1851 Staff

Thirty students of diverse backgrounds gathered in the Intercultural Center & Commuter Cottage (IC3) on Monday Oct. 15 for the “Real Talk on Race.” Students discussed their diverse perspectives and experiences regarding race on campus. The event was hosted by the college’s Director of the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion.

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Thinking in Pink Reply

 

Video by Chris Bretti – 1851 Staff 

Students gathered in the newly renovated Arnow Campus Center this past Tuesday to raise breast cancer awareness. The Lasell community decked out in pink attire and brought lively energy to show their support. The event was complete with performances from the dance team, step team and A cappella group. As October and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, students honored their loved ones and survivors by releasing pink balloons in the North quad. Check out this video for a glimpse of Tuesday’s event!

Shoulder-to-Shoulder program extends deadline Reply

The application deadline for the Shoulder-to-Shoulder International Service-Learning Programs have been extended to Monday, October 15, 2018. Students have the opportunity to travel to Ecuador, Mexico or Tanzania. Visit Lasell’s Shoulder-to-Shoulder page  to fill out an application or for more details on each trip.

Janice Fletcher spreads “wisdom of the lighthouse” Reply

Danielle Hogan – Arts & Entertainment Editor

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Fletcher painted an image of her favorite lighthouse in Nantucket, Mass. “Her intent… was to combine the painted image with paraphrased words of wisdom that would be fashioned into a greeting card with family and friends,” wrote her husband, Tom Fletcher. Fletcher passed away on July 6, 2018. Photo by Danielle Hogan

After 25 years of service to the Lasell community, beloved Director of Counseling Janice Fletcher passed away after a courageous batter with cancer on July 6. Fletcher is anything but forgotten, with a legacy stretching far across Lasell’s campus.

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New faculty receives a warm welcome Reply

Megan Palumbo & Michael Salem – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

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New full-time faculty members (L-R) Professor Brian Frasier, Professor Gregory Cass, Professor
Gail Jauregui, Professor Tenneh Wilkins, Professor Thomas Zawisza, Professor Mick
Kaminsky, and Professor Barbara Akum (right). Photo by Megan Palumbo

Lasell hired seven new full-time professors and over 40 adjunct professors for the 2018 fall semester. Full-time and adjunct faculty work together to educate students and engage in the community. More…

News Briefs Reply

Megan Palumbo & Colin Froment – Co-Editors-In-Chief

Lasell Drama Club partners with Regis College

The Lasell College Drama Club is partnering with Regis College to perform “Footloose: the Musical” for their fall production. Auditions were held on Sept. 12 at Regis and Sept. 13-14 at Lasell, and the cast list was posted on Sept. 17. Opening weekend is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre at Regis College.

Mass Transit performs at Town Hall meeting Sept. 25

On Sept. 25, Professor Jesse Tauriac and social justice theater troupe, Mass Transit hosted a Town Hall open forum in deWitt Hall. This was to provide updates on diversity inclusion on campus and engage the community in values regarding racial equality.

Professor Tauriac highlighted the numerous advancements the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion have already implemented that promote diversity inclusion on campus. This included climate and cultural climate surveys sent out to students and faculty and the eight employee Intercultural Competence Workshops that have already taken place.

Three Mass Transit actors performed monologues from their original production “Difficult Conversations: On Race Gender and Power”. These scenes depicted harsh situations individuals of color have regularly experienced. Mass Transit had the goal of students being the ones to implement change and understand why certain things are said to others.

“Find someone new and make a better place,” said Mass Transit performer Joseph Lymous.

New Shuttle App

Ride Systems, a real-time GPS shuttle and bus tracking application has been introduced to Lasell’s shuttle system for the fall semester. Students can access this service on mobile devices or desktops to track where the shuttles are at all times. The app uses a map of the Lasell campus, displaying a small icon that moves in real-time wherever the shuttle travels. There’s an option to search certain stops, where students can “favorite” or bookmark a certain stop. Users can also create an alert, which sends a notification when the shuttle is approaching. Students can download the Ride Systems app from the App Store or Google Play store and search Lasell College, or access it through the shuttle section on the MyLasell app.