Five-year strategic plan undergoes changes

By Katie PetersCo Editor-In-Chief

Since October, President Michael Alexander, the Senior Management Team, and the Board of Trustees have been working with faculty, professors, students, and other community members to adjust the university’s five-year strategic plan. The Speed of Change Steering Committee was formed in the fall of 2020 to reexamine the current plan, Vision 2022, and make adjustments for a pandemic-enduring University.

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5 perks of LinkedIn for undergraduate students

By Katie Peters Co-Editor-in-Chief

Exploring the Lasell University LinkedIn profile.
Photo by Katie Peters

Spending a significant amount of time and money getting a degree takes a lot of effort. Between late night study sessions and early morning classes, many students hope their work will pay off once they land a job in their field. Of the many ways students are able to showcase their skills, creating a LinkedIn profile is a great way to connect with others professionally, search for jobs and internships, and to create a public resume. 

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Boston springing into warmer weather

By Katie Peters Co-Editor-In Chief

A plot at the Fenway Victory Gardens shows signs of life after the winter. Photo by Katie Peters.

Spring in the Boston area always promises to be a time of growth and change. As the weather continues to warm up, the city’s streets and parks will soon be a place for Bostonians to enjoy the outdoors after the pandemic’s winter. From Fenway to Sommerville, here are four spots to explore this spring.

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School of Business Day goes virtual

By Katie Peters & Kait Bedell – Co-Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

Lasell saw the third annual School of Business Day on March 10, but it looked different this year. A day typically consisting of face-to-face activities was replaced with computer screens and a Canvas page: both side effects of the pandemic.

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Athletic facilities guidelines cause mixed feelings

By Katie Peters – Co-Editor-in-Chief

The gym in Edwards Student Center stands empty on a Friday afternoon.
Photo by Katie Peters

Running athletic facilities on campus during a pandemic has presented a multitude of challenges. The three gyms on campus – Edwards, McClelland and the Athletic Center – are open for both resident and commuter students. All facilities have precautions implemented to safeguard against COVID-19. While many students have no gripe with these precautions, some feel they are limiting.

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Dining Services makes alteration for Spring

By Katie Peters, Emma Ingenohl & Josh Wolmer – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributors

Bags of food wait to be picked up at the counter of 1851, which is now open for limited late-night options.
Photo by Katie Peters

Upon arriving back to campus this semester, resident students were faced with new regulations surrounding dining hall procedures. The biggest change being each student is allowed only one styrofoam take-out container per meal swipe, along with side containers for sauces, fruit, soups, etc.

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