Are you a good bystander? 1

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

Bystander Intervention trainings were held in Stoller Room on Nov. 1, during common hour to build awareness around microaggressions and inclusion on campus. The program was run by Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jesse Tauriac’s student workers, seniors Emily Huynh and Lane Sulzer, who are both educated in various diversity disciplines. 

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Lasell’s first themed symposium Reply

By Colin Froment & Mackenzie Dineen – co-Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor

The annual Academic Connected Learning Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in de Witt Hall. It will continue to showcase various projects developed by students throughout the semester. This year, Symposium will focus on its first-ever theme: Diversity Inclusion and Intercultural Competence. It will feature interactive performances from Bronx-based theater group, Mass Transit. This year, Dean Cathy Zeek took over as Symposium Coordinator.

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Campus collaborates for Alcohol Awareness Week Reply

Megan Palumbo & Brian Cohen Co-editor-in-chief & 1851 staff

The Peer Health Education worked collaboratively with a committee of student affairs offices, hosted events around campus on Oct. 15-19, in honor of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. 

Senior Peer Health Educator Cameron Brennan said the purpose of Alcohol Awareness Week “is to make [students] aware of the specific dangers of alcohol, but making it known how to properly use alcohol.”  

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Dr. Keene showcases Native representations Reply

Casey DiBari & Emily Long1851 Staff

Dr. Adrienne Keene shows students Google search results using the term “Native American.” Photo by Marissa Gugala

Dr. Adrienne Keene, Native American academic, writer and activist, spoke on Oct. 4 during common hour in de Witt Hall.  Her presentation was entitled “Native Representations, Pop Culture and Cultural Resistance in Cyberspace.”  

As a member of the Cherokee Nation,  Dr. Keene focused much of her presentation on how Native Americans are represented in contemporary society. She started by showing a screenshot of a Google search using the term “Native American.”

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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!