After about eight years of working in disability services at Lasell, Scott Lamphere returned to his position as Residential Life Director, a position he had previously held from when he first joined the community in 2004 until 2012.
By Claire Crittendon & Katie Peters – Editors-in-Chief
Boston College, Harvard and Boston University: what do all these schools have in common? These universities in the Boston area all have started the school year with relatively high cases of COVID-19. According to the New York Times as of Sept 25, BC currently has 86 cases, Harvard has 43 cases and BU has 83 cases.
On April 13 there was an emergency power outage across the Lasell campus, leaving all open facilities without power. According to a Residential Life campus-wide email, this storm-related incident occurred due to a downed power line and transformer damage that took place on the intersection of Woodland Road and Seminary Avenue. Residents were updated via email and were provided flashlights for the time that the power was out. Campus Police served as a Fire Watch Patrol throughout the buildings.
Lasell’s electrical power company, EverSource, provided many repairs to the damaged equipment, having the power restored only a few hours after it was shut down. Due to this unanticipated event, the registrar moved the sophomore registration period from Tuesday, April 14 to Wednesday, April 15 at 7 a.m.
By Claire Crittendon, Katie Peters, Madison Raffone, and Bailey Klingaman– Features Editor, Arts Editor, Copyeditor, and Staff Writer
Ruth Kehinde adjusts to online classes in her comfort zone. Photo courtesy of Ruth Kehinde.
By March 31, students were encouraged to decide whether to move off-campus or stay while practicing social distancing to decrease the spread of the virus throughout campus. Those who stayed are inhibiting East, West and North Halls. According to Associate Vice President for Administration Diane Parker, there are currently about 70 students still residing on campus.
It’s senior year and I’m not sure when that happened. Four years ago, I walked into Rockwell Hall and I met you. I went into the housing process requesting a totally random roommate and I was a bit scared. We had spoken a few times on Facebook but not enough to know if we would end up getting along.
On Thursday, Feb. 20 Fresh Check Day was held in DeWitt Hall by Health Services in conjunction with the Jordan Porco Foundation and other campus offices. Fresh Check Day is an event that raises awareness of suicide and mental health on college campuses by providing a positive and safe outlet to destigmatize mental health by being made aware of the services offered around campus.
Residents of Holt Hall were evacuated early on Thursday, Oct. 19, after power lines intertwined with a fallen tree right outside of the building as a result of high-speed winds and heavy rain. The storm disconnected power to Holt around 2 a.m., including power to fire, smoke and CO2 detectors. It partially dis- connected power to Butterworth Hall. Residential Life, Eversource, Facilities Management and Campus Police worked to solve this issue, informing students who lived in those buildings via email they could return to their rooms at 8:35 p.m. that night.
By Katie Peters & Mike Maruk– Arts Editor & 1851 Staff
RA Cory Neal gets pied in the face by her resident, Lindsey Morris. Photo by: Holly Feola.
Painting pumpkins and pie-throwing filled the East and West Quad for the Autumn Extravaganza on Oct. 5, an event for students to get to know each other, their Resident Assistants (RAs) and their Area Coordinators (ACs). This event was put on by the ACs in
Residential Life with help from Student Activities and input from RAs.