Microloans connect students to the world Reply

By Alyssa Lusky — Co-Editor-In-Chief 

For an entrepreneur, few experiences are more important than gaining skills by working with an organization. Nancy Wal­dron, Chair of Marketing and Management and Associate Professor of Marketing, real­ized this in 2007 while watching a documen­tary called, “Uganda: A Little Goes a Long Way,” which focused on a nonprofit organi­zation called Kiva.

Founded in 2005, Kiva allows individu­als to lend as little as $25 to microfinance institutions, which in turn, loans the money to individuals in third world and developing countries that are looking to start businesses. More…

Transgender man educates campus Reply

Chris Miller speaks at de Witt Hall
Photo by Mary Pavlu

By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Chris Miller has been married to a woman for 20 years, has two sons, and looks like an average man. From his ap­pearance, you would never guess that Miller is actually a transgender man.

“I knew my whole life that I’ve been a man,” said Miller, 52. “I believe I was assigned the wrong sex.” More…

Globe film critic talks future of film Reply

Ty Burr, a film critic for The Boston Globe, spoke with Lasell students about the future of film in a presentation at de Witt Hall.
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By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr spoke about the future of the film industry in mid-April at de Witt Hall. The presentation, called “The Future of Movies,” was co-sponsored by the Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life and the Communication Department.

Burr has been a critic at the Globe since 2002, and previously worked at Entertainment Weekly for 11 years. He is also currently an adjunct professor at Boston University, teaching several classes in film. More…

Lasell Crime Log: March 2012 Reply

By Zac Vierra – Copy Editor

On Saturday, March 3, at 1:13 a.m. police responded to a report of assault and battery at the Grove Street lot.  Judicial sanctions were given.

At 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, police responded to a citizen complaint at the Winslow Academic Center.  The case is closed.

On Sunday, March 4, police responded to a fire alarm at Rockwell Hall at 9:10 p.m.  It was determined the alarm was set off accidentally by cooking.

At 1:54 a.m. on Monday March, 5, police responded to a fire alarm at Holt Hall.  The alarm was set off accidentally by cooking. More…

LCR: Interstate Flamez and SkyMan to open for Mason on Marathon Monday Reply

By Natalie Kfoury – A&E Editor 

Lasell College Radio will host their second annual Marathon Monday Concert at the Van Winkle, East, West, and McClelland Quad with Philadelphia-based hip-hop artist Mason performing as the headliner. Interstate Flamez and SkyMan will be supporting acts, as voted by the students. The show will coincide with the Patriot’s Day holiday and the Boston Marathon on April 16.  More…

Panel sheds light on women’s history Reply

By Casey O’Brien — News Editor

March is Women’s History Month, and on March 6, Lasell hosted a women’s panel called the “Third Annual Intergenerational Celebration of Women’s History Month.”

The five-person panel featured women from different backgrounds: Callie Crossley, host of the “Callie Crossley Show” on Boston radio’s WGBH, LeLaina Romero, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Jenifer Drew, Associate Professor of Sociology, Peggy Ives, a Lasell Village resident, and Terri Moody, a sophomore at Lasell. More…

Zach Wahls, LGBT advocate, comes to campus 1

Zach Wahls gained fame after a speech he delivered to the Iowa House of Representatives.
Photo courtesy of Molly Brennan

By Mary Pavlu — Features Editor

Zack Wahls did not realize standing up for what he believed in would change his world or make him a national hero and YouTube celebrity. The 20-year-old engineering student at the University of Iowa, brought up by two mothers, was asked to speak during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives on January 31. More…