Welcome to Lasell University Reply

By Holly Feola – 1851 Staff 

On Feb. 8, President Michael B. Alexander announced that Lasell is transitioning from a college to a university. This comes after the college expanded its graduate program. This president expanded on this message at the town hall meeting on Feb. 20 in de Witt Hall.

The change to a university continues the institution’s trend to reinvent itself, similar to how it changed from a junior college in 1989.

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School of Fashion Welcomes Professor Kathleen Potter 1

By Raegan Cleary – 1851 contributor

When Mount Ida College closed its door, it wasn’t just the students that transferred to Lasell; Associate Professor Kathleen Potter came here as well. Potter, the former Fashion Industries Department Chair, had been working at Mount Ida for six years when the college announced it would be closing after its spring 2018 semester. After receiving offers from multiple fashion schools, Potter chose to continue her career here at Lasell.

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Students celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance Reply

By Katie Peters & Emily Long – 1851 Staff

PRIDE hosted Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Arnow Campus Center, Nov. 15. The event that brought attention to transgender issues featured Carter, a 24-year-old non-binary trans masculine man who shared his story of coming into his identity. Born a girl, he had known that he was trans from a very young age but didn’t get to learn about his identity until college. Most of his adolescence, he was encouraged to wear makeup and skinny jeans. His father would give him lectures on dating and boys.

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Sexual Assault Is Not a Dr. Seuss Children’s Book 1

By Madison Ortiz 

Lasell College talks about enforcing consent knowledge but hasn’t taken any steps to make a difference in educating students on this issue. Lasell should have a mandatory consent class required to graduate. The course would teach students how important consent is, understand how to handle certain situations and help prevent sexual assault cases from happening.

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