High five: new schools and deans Reply

By Seán McGlone & Armando Machado – Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

New deans pictured (top left – bottom right) Anne Bernays Trevenen, Cris Haverty, Lori Rosenthal, Melissa Varao, and Aaron Toffler. Photos by Seán McGlone, Michael Bueno and Lori Rosenthal

After months of meetings, discussions and debate, the college introduced five new schools, and associate deans this semester. The newly appointed associate deans are: Melissa Varao, Aaron Toffler, Anne Trevenen, Chris Haverty, and Lori Rosenthal.  The deans head the schools of: Business; Communication & the Arts; Fashion; Health Sciences; and Social Sciences, Humanities & Education.   More…

Mass incarceration talk hosted in de Witt Reply

By Armando Machado Jr. 

On April 6, Lasell hosted Dr. Phillipe Copeland, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Boston University and specialist in the social justice field, for a presentation on mass incarceration in de Witt Hall. Copeland’s discussion focused on mass incarceration’s effects on the country, mainly in the minority community.


Small Business Institute Grant Competition Reply

By Armando Machado – 1851 Staff

The Small Business Institute at Lasell has held a grant competition for the past few years with the winners earning up $1000-$2000 for a small business idea. Not only do they receive funding to propel their ideas but the winners receive three months of mentoring and coaching from leading business professionals.


Community discusses social work, crime Reply

By Armando Machado Jr. and Colin Froment – 1851 Staff

The Lasell Village ballroom was host to a panel discussion entitled, “Mightier Than the Sword: The Promise of Social Work and Police” on October 24.  It was presented by Sarah Abbott, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, and hosted by the RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies. The discussion was held to raise awareness and to prevent police related violence. About 40 people were in attendance, including students, village residents, and faculty.     More…

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visits Lasell Reply

By Alex Balletto & Armando Machado Jr. – Copy Editor & 1851 Staff

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor  (Lt. Gov.) Karyn Polito joined Professor Paul DeBole’s State and Local Government class on campus on October 12.

Polito, whose family owned a construction company as she was growing up, attributes her success as a politician to her family of “hard workers.”  Polito expressed her gratitude towards her parents saying “how lucky and blessed” she is.

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Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito talked to Professor Paul DeBole’s State and Local Government class on October 22. She discussed her experience and role in the government. Photo courtesy of Michelle Gaseau