Changes improve campus living 1

Renovating Woodland Hall was one of the additions made this summer. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

Renovating Woodland Hall was one of the additions made this summer. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

Tina Nalepa – Arts Editor

Many new additions were made to the Lasell campus over the summer to greet stu- dents and faculty on their return. From new LED lighting in Winslow, to the addition of peep holes in every residence hall, to the completion of the two-year Woodland renovation project and the addition of Einstein Bagels, these changes span campus.

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President Alexander speaks on Vision 2017 and diversity 1

President Michael Alexander discussed Vision 2017 and other issues at the town meeting on April 17. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

President Michael Alexander discussed Vision 2017 and other issues at the town meeting on April 17. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

Tina Nalepa – 1851 Staff

President Michael Alexander addressed the topics of Vision 2017 and diversity in the Lasell community at a town meeting held last month. The meeting was in de Witt Hall where a large audience of faculty, students, and members of Lasell Village came to listen and discuss the future of Lasell.  More…

New club hosts kick-off 2

(From left) Daniel Bloom, Aman Advani, and Dr. James Muller speak at the kick off event for the Entrepreneurship Club. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

(From left) Daniel Bloom, Aman Advani, and Dr. James Muller speak at the kick off event for the Entrepreneurship Club. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

Tina Nalepa – 1851 Staff

The Entrepreneurship club, a new addition to the Lasell Community, recently hosted a kick-off event to get business majors involved and interested in entrepreneurship.  More…

Event planner Bryan Rafanelli’s tips for success 2

Well-known Boston event planner Bryan Rafanelli visited campus late February to share his success story and offer advice to students, especially those in hospitality and event management. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

Well-known Boston event planner Bryan Rafanelli visited campus late February to share his success story and offer advice to students, especially those in hospitality and event management. (Photo by Tina Nalepa)

Tina Nalepa – 1851 Staff

As a student at Syracuse University, Bryan Rafanelli loved planning events and socials in his fraternity and as he kept planning events, his passion grew.  He began his first career at Filene’s after graduating where he learned how to run a businesses well as buy and market products. At this time, he was taking classes to further his education in architecture. After landing an internship and being successful there, he started his own business.  More…

C or better for core COM classes 13

Tina Nalepa – 1851 Staff

Beginning this semester, communication majors will be required to earn at least a C grade in core classes. Failure to do so will obligate the student to repeat the course. The new policy was approved by the curriculum committee of the college.

The policy also requires students to understand the basics of writing, speaking, media, and more. More…

Journalist shares marathon experience 1

Eric Moskowitz speaks about his experience in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings as he covered it for the Boston Globe. (Photo by Natalie Kfoury)

Eric Moskowitz speaks about his experience in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings as he covered it for the Boston Globe. (Photo by Natalie Kfoury)

Tina Nalepa – 1851 Staff

Communication students gathered to learn first hand reporting from Eric Moskowitz of The Boston Globe who spoke about reporting the events of the Boston Marathon bombings.

“The day was just like any normal day,” said Moskowitz. “I was driving to get lunch after mailing out my taxes when I received a phone call from The Globe about two bombs going off at the [marathon] finish line.”

Once he arrived at the finish line, the last ambulance was driving away and all that was left were panicked runners looking for their families.

“I felt the least I could do was lend them my phone to call their families,” said Moskowitz. More…

Undecided majors create their own 1

Junior Alexa Fransco created her own major of Green Business.  (Photo courtesy of Alexa Frasco)

Junior Alexa Fransco created her own
major of Green Business. (Photo courtesy of Alexa Frasco)

Tina Nalepa – 1851 Staff

Eight years ago, Lasell created a program where incoming undecided students had the opportunity to create their own majors. These students did this by selecting humanity courses to see what students enjoyed studying and created a major out of the courses offered.

This changed when a student Samantha Dulac, Class of 2005, was not fully satisfied with her fashion classes, but she still enjoyed fashion and wanted to incorporate journalism into her degree. After combining classes and working with professors of both departments, Dulac graduated Lasell with a degree in Fashion Communication which is now an offered major. More…

Students form connections at conference 1

Tina Nalepa – 1851 Staff

Ken Paulson speaks during the 2013 New England Newspaper Conference about the future of journalism and newspapers. (Photo by Allison Nekola)

Ken Paulson speaks during the 2013 New England Newspaper Conference about the future of journalism and newspapers. (Photo by Allison Nekola)

On October 10, Professor Marie Franklin led 25 journalism students to the 2013 New England Newspaper Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick.

Ken Paulson, President of First Amendment Center, spoke on the value of newspapers in a speech titled,“Digital, Dollars and Democracy: The Real Value of American Newspapers.” Paulson used real world examples of how the ideas that newspapers are dying is a myth. “When you think of newspapers dying down think of all the other things that are dying down such as baseball cards and hallmark cards,” said Paulson. More…