News Briefs: March 2020 Reply

Saraswati Puja

By Mike Maruk – 1851 Staff

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the IC3 held a celebration seminar for Hindu Goddess of Learning, Saraswati Puja. 

The celebration of the goddess was hosted by Professor Ashmita Khasnabish. She invited many of the students from her class as well as other peers of hers to attend the event. There was a table decorated with yellow and white flowers as a shrine to celebrate Saraswati Puja as well as a table to color a print of the goddess. 

Most of the people attending the event were either wearing the colors white or yellow to recognize that those were the same colors resembling the ones worn by the goddess. When Professor Khasnabish began her presentation, she explained how Saraswati Puja is the goddess of interdisciplinary skills and learning. Khasnabish stated many children usually go and pray to her for guidance or help before taking a test or do something involving the need for knowledge. 

Throughout the event, there was a selection of Indian-style food available. There was a tray of traditional chicken, a few options of rice and soup as well as a sort of rice chip available. In the end, there were poems and performances made in celebration of the goddess’s powers of learning and skills.

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Intelligence doesn’t come in a form of numbers Reply

By Ruth Kehinde- Digitial Editor

GPAs are calculated through various numbers from grades and weight on assignments, that are then divided by the number of credits from each of those classes. Although this is the way GPAs are formed, it seems to be the way of how students are able to apply each of those numbers in their favor to “play the game” of having all of those aspects add up to a score. So instead of measuring a student’s intelligence, it measures performance.  More…

The artists are gone, but the gallery still stands Reply

Ruth Kehinde, Katie Peters and Claire CrittendonDigital Editor, Arts Editor & Features Editor

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Attendees admire the art hung in the Wedeman Gallery at the artist’s reception of ART/Word’s collection “Visions of Love. Photos by wedemangallery.com

Lasell offers more than 60 academic programs, allowing students to choose from 42 majors and 38 minors. However, professional arts majors aren’t offered anymore, having only one art minor for students to choose from. The arts management program opened around 2014 but then closed within the years proceeding until the last two students graduated with an arts management major last spring. Since then, the arts management program’s spirit has been kept alive within the Wedeman Gallery that’s located on the second floor of Yamawaki.

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New staff, professors arrive at Lasell Reply

Claire Crittendon & Ruth KehindeFeatures Editor & Digital Editor

To add to the changes on campus, the school welcomes many new hires in different departments this fall. There are two new area coordinators, Kevin Castiglioni and David DupreWilson. Two new assistant professors were hired, Leanna Farnam and Nickki Pearce Dawes along with visiting instructor, Julia Khodor.

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Drama Club to present, “The Children of Eden” in November Reply

By Ruth Kehinde – Digital Editor

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Photo by Ruth Kehinde. Lasell students sit awaiting the essential information they need for the fall show, “Children of Eden.”

On Sept. 17, the Drama Club held an information meeting in Yamawaki Auditorium for upcoming actors and crew members to receive details on John Caird’s, “The Children of Eden.”

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Renovations happening all around campus Reply

Ruth Kehinde – 1851 Staff

 

Vice President of Administration and Finance Michael Hoyle sent a faculty email this past summer highlighting the new and updated areas on campus. Renovated locations include Valentine Dining Hall, Brennan Library, Campus Police, Intercultural Center and Commuter Cottage (IC3), Bancroft Hall, 26 Maple Street, 152 Grove Street, Karandon House and Arnow Campus Center.

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