SoCA alum return for Zoom panel

Katie Peters & Taylor VilesEditor-in-Chief & Sports Editor


Students, faculty, and alumni gather on November 5 for the School of Communications and the Arts (SoCA) Alumni Panel.
Photo by Katie Peters.

On November 5, current students and faculty joined Lasell alumni on Zoom to hear advice on the industry during the inaugural School of Communications and the Arts (SoCA) Alumni Network Zoom Hour.

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WHDH reporter brings smarts to college students

Jack Drees- 1851 Staff

With 34 Emmys, 10 books, and seven News, Hank Phillipi Ryan has set a standard for aspiring news broadcasters, investigators, and novelists. On Tuesday, March 5, Ryan spoke to students as a COM Day guest.

Ryan took the stage to talk about her journey as a time-changing woman throughout multiple industries. Ryan has reported for various communities through radio and television for almost five decades and has been a published author since 2007.  As a novelist, she has written several titles in two individual franchises. She also has one standalone title currently released to the public, with another due to release in August titled “The Murder List,” now available for preorder.

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Covering COM Day

The fifth annual COM Day was held on Tuesday, March 7. Now that students and faculty have returned from spring break, we have a video to look back on this year’s event:

Students connect with professionals

By Ryan Fitzgerald, Tristan Davis, Alex Balletto – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Features Editor, 1851 Staff

March observed Daylight Savings Time in most of the world, but on the Lasell campus, it was also a month of “days” to save: Hospitality Day (March 2), COM Day (March 8), and Fashion Day (March 22).

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Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Michael Rezendes speaks to students in de Witt Hall on COM Day.

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PHOTOS: COM Day 2016 inspires students through speakers, alumni

By Tristan Davis and Rosemary Leger

The fourth annual COM Day on March 8 promoted the theme, “Spotlight on Storytelling,” and attracted crowds of students and community members. The day’s events included a social media panel, speed networking session, and keynote address from investigative reporter Michael Rezendes.

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Professor Michael Laramee moderates the Social Media Strategies panel, which consisted of Chris Antinowich (Pilot), Len Mead (Comcast Boston), Andrea Goodman (Be The Change), Fei Wu (independent podcaster), and Zac Veirra (Major League Baseball).

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Chronicle’d Podcast: Episode 7, COM Day preview

By Tristan Davis

“1851 Chronicle” features editor, Tristan Davis discusses the events and speakers coming to campus next Tuesday, March 8, for Lasell’s COM Day 2016. The Keynote Speaker will be Michael Rezendes, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and investigative reporter at the Boston Globe. Rezendes was played by Mark Ruffalo in the 2016 film, Spotlight, which won Best Picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards. Background music is “Black Mountain Side” by Led Zeppelin.

COM Day unites students with professionals

Krista DeJulio – Features Editor

The Communication Department’s third-annual COM Day took place on Tuesday, March 10 with three panels from public relations, sports, and media professionals, as well as an alumni panel. There was also a speed networking event where students could meet communication professionals from radio hosts to nonprofit employees.

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