May 16 was supposed to be one of the biggest milestones to date for both the undergraduate and graduate classes of 2020. While the 166th Commencement ceremony won’t be gracing Taylor Field this month, speakers James Muller, Nancy Snow and Rosa Del Carmen Gomez are actively preparing their speeches for whenever 2020’s graduation will take place.
Photos by Ruth Kehinde. Students celebrate new university status at the Lasell U–Belong celebration. Students pictured from left to right, Eleianet Nunez, Emmanuella Brempong and Connor Zicari.
Lasell kicked off the school year in September with a celebratory Lasell U-Belong event in the Arnow Quad to commemorate the institution’s new university status. The event started with Assistant Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Jesse Tauriac and a panel of community members welcoming attendees to the event, saying how everyone belonged at Lasell.
By Colin Froment, Katie Peters & Taylor Viles – Co-editor-in-chief & 1851 Staff
The sixth-annual COMDay occurred Tuesday, March 5 in de Witt Hall, educating the mass audiences on the event’s overall theme, “In Pursuit of Truth.” Throughout the day, students and professors listened to guest speakers, while professionals from communication fields gave advice on securing full-time positions in the future.
By Colin Froment & Mackenzie Dineen – co-Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor
The annual Academic Connected Learning Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in de Witt Hall. It will continue to showcase various projects developed by students throughout the semester. This year, Symposium will focus on its first-ever theme: Diversity Inclusion and Intercultural Competence. It will feature interactive performances from Bronx-based theater group, Mass Transit. This year, Dean Cathy Zeek took over as Symposium Coordinator.
Thirty students of diverse backgrounds gathered in the Intercultural Center & Commuter Cottage (IC3) on Monday Oct. 15 for the “Real Talk on Race.” Students discussed their diverse perspectives and experiences regarding race on campus. The event was hosted by the college’s Director of the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion.
After 25 years of service to the Lasell community, beloved Director of Counseling Janice Fletcher passed away after a courageous batter with cancer on July 6. Fletcher is anything but forgotten, with a legacy stretching far across Lasell’s campus.