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.
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. Continue reading “Event planner Bryan Rafanelli’s tips for success”→
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.
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.
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. Continue reading “Undecided majors create their own”→
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. Continue reading “Students form connections at conference”→