Blumenfeld educates on gender and sexuality Reply

Michael Salem – 1851 Staff

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Dr. Blumenfeld teaches at the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of http://www.awiderbridge.org/

Lasell welcomed Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld to speak on “Heterosexism and Cisgenderism” on Sept. 20. 45 students and faculty primarily made up the crowd that ushered into deWitt Hall.

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Renovations happening all around campus Reply

Ruth Kehinde – 1851 Staff

 

Vice President of Administration and Finance Michael Hoyle sent a faculty email this past summer highlighting the new and updated areas on campus. Renovated locations include Valentine Dining Hall, Brennan Library, Campus Police, Intercultural Center and Commuter Cottage (IC3), Bancroft Hall, 26 Maple Street, 152 Grove Street, Karandon House and Arnow Campus Center.

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Clancy reflects on winning NESN’s “Next Producer” Reply

Megan Palumbo & Chris Bretti – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

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Communications major Allie Clancy won NESN’s “Next Producer”, a $20,000 check and an internship at NESN last summer. Photo courtesy of Allie Clancy

On May 18, junior Allie Clancy learned that she won the New England Sports Net- work (NESN) Next Producer competition. Her title was accompanied by a grand prize of $20,000 and a summer internship at NESN. NESN’s “Next Producer” is a series that showcases short sport films submitted by college students from the New England area.

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Intercultural Center & Commuter Cottage: A home away from home Reply

Rosa del Carmen Gomez – 1851 Staff

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Commuter students do homework at the IC3 during their mid-day breaks on campus. Photo by Megan Palumbo

The commuter lounge has been re-imagined as the Intercultural Center & Commuter Cottage (IC3) and transferred from Brennan Library to the Dean’s Cottage, located at 70 Maple Street.

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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.