Phishing scams plague campus community

By Kait Bedell & Hanna Babek – News Editor & 1851 Contributor

Campus Police and the IT Department have worked with the Lasell community in recent weeks in an attempt to keep people’s personal information secure amidst phishing email scams. Photo by Kait Bedell

In recent weeks, the community has received several emails from campus police and the IT department warning students, staff and faculty members of recent phishing emails. 

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OK, so who took the “L”?

By Holly Feola & Josh WolmerOpinion Editor & 1851 Contributor

Vandalized sign on Woodland Road reads “asell University” on the night of September 14. Photo by Alexandra White

While on a nightly patrol on September 7, Campus Police discovered the letter “L” from the Lasell University sign on Woodland Road was missing. They sent an email to the community asking for any assistance the public could provide and assured given information would remain confidential. A photo of the vandalized sign was included in the email, reading “asell University.”

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Emergency campus Blue Lights are going blackout

Karissa Gaughan1851 Staff

As of Wednesday, April 27 the main Emergency Blue Light call box next to Carpenter House remains unfunctional. Many students on campus notice the big blue poles while walking around, and also notice that a piece of paper, once labeling it “Out of Order,’’ seems to have gone missing from the side at one point. It’s meant to instill a sense of safety in the campus community, but the campus Blue Light call boxes have a history of not working.

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Fallen tree results in dangerous and extreme campus conditions

 

Residents of Holt Hall were evacuated early on Thursday, Oct. 19, after power lines intertwined with a fallen tree right outside of the building as a result of high-speed winds and heavy rain. The storm disconnected power to Holt around 2 a.m., including power to fire, smoke and CO2 detectors. It partially dis- connected power to Butterworth Hall. Residential Life, Eversource, Facilities Management and Campus Police worked to solve this issue, informing students who lived in those buildings via email they could return to their rooms at 8:35 p.m. that night.

Annual security and fire safety report released

By Emily Long, Claire Crittendon & Taylor VilesDigital Editor, Feature Editor & 1851 Staff

Content Warning: domestic violence and rape

Campus Police and Human Resources recently released the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the 2018 calendar year via an email. The report is released in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

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What happened to “Campus Safety?”

By Nicole Yeager – 1851 Contributor 

The Lasell College Campus Police website states, “The safety of our community rests with all of us…. Problems can be prevented if Campus Police is contacted whenever one detects suspicious behavior or individuals. The best security is prevention”. Up until March 31, I believed that Campus Police wanted to keep me and my fellow students safe…I was proven wrong.

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