SGA unites campus with follow-up forum 1

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

On Jan. 31, Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a follow-up discussion to last April’s race forums. The conversations updated the community on how the school has addressed the racial climate on campus. Students, faculty and administration came together in de Witt Hall to hear panelists from different areas on campus who are involved with the diversity and inclusion activities.

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Welcome to Lasell University Reply

By Holly Feola – 1851 Staff 

On Feb. 8, President Michael B. Alexander announced that Lasell is transitioning from a college to a university. This comes after the college expanded its graduate program. This president expanded on this message at the town hall meeting on Feb. 20 in de Witt Hall.

The change to a university continues the institution’s trend to reinvent itself, similar to how it changed from a junior college in 1989.

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Young professionals expose “PR truths” 1

By Megan Palumbo & Brian Mcloughlin – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor 

Public Relations Alliance (PRA) hosted a Young Professionals Panel on Nov. 8 in the newly renovated Arnow Campus Center. The panel featured seven women in public relations, all under 30, who have found success in their career.

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Students celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance Reply

By Katie Peters & Emily Long – 1851 Staff

PRIDE hosted Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Arnow Campus Center, Nov. 15. The event that brought attention to transgender issues featured Carter, a 24-year-old non-binary trans masculine man who shared his story of coming into his identity. Born a girl, he had known that he was trans from a very young age but didn’t get to learn about his identity until college. Most of his adolescence, he was encouraged to wear makeup and skinny jeans. His father would give him lectures on dating and boys.

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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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