By Claire Crittendon– Features Editor
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.
By Holly Feola & Casey Dibari – News Editor & Opinion Editor
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.
Hannah Ackerly & Taylor Viles – 1851 Staff
Corporate sharks award Alexandra Barlett with $2,000 for “ConnectMV: Messages.” Photo courtesy of Cecilia Costa.
The first ever School of Business Day was held on March 20 in de Witt Hall. The coordinators merged the School of Business majors into an event that will continue annually.
By Colin Froment, Katie Peters & Taylor Viles – Co-editor-in-chief & 1851 Staff
The alumni panel with Megan Palumbo (L) and Professor Franklin (R). Photo by Katie Peters.
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.
Danielle Hogan – Arts & Entertainment Editor
Fletcher painted an image of her favorite lighthouse in Nantucket, Mass. “Her intent… was to combine the painted image with paraphrased words of wisdom that would be fashioned into a greeting card with family and friends,” wrote her husband, Tom Fletcher. Fletcher passed away on July 6, 2018. Photo by Danielle Hogan
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.
Megan Palumbo & Michael Salem – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff
New full-time faculty members (L-R) Professor Brian Frasier, Professor Gregory Cass, Professor
Gail Jauregui, Professor Tenneh Wilkins, Professor Thomas Zawisza, Professor Mick
Kaminsky, and Professor Barbara Akum (right). Photo by Megan Palumbo
Lasell hired seven new full-time professors and over 40 adjunct professors for the 2018 fall semester. Full-time and adjunct faculty work together to educate students and engage in the community. More…