Common Reading

Upon entering Lasell College, all new students are given a six month online subscription to the Boston Globe Newspaper. During June Orientation, students are enrolled as Globe subscribers and discussants on the Lasell College Common Reading site. Students are engaged in Globe readings and discussions throughout the summer online and in First Year Seminar, Writing I and other classes during the fall. The goals for our program are to:

  • Encourage reading
  • Create a sense of community
  • Set an academic expectation of reading and discourse
  • Provide a shared intellectual activity for students, faculty and staff
  • Create an academic tradition for first year students

Guided by faculty and upper-class students during the summer, the online discussion site offers new students the opportunity to read, post, comment, and "chat" about articles of interest. The discussion topics relate to the Lasell Community and the Core Curriculum's Knowledge Perspectives. Discussions are carefully categorized into the following topics:

  • Aesthesis and Creativity- Entertainment and the Liberal Arts
  • Global and Historical Perspectives-World Events Past and Present
  • Scientific Inquiry-Science, Technology, and the Environment
  • Individuals and Societies-Issue of Importance for Your Generation
  • Greater Boston
  • Breaking News

In addition, Lasell College invites guest speakers to campus to further engage students in the Lasell Boston Globe experience. During the fall of 2013, for example, Lasell proudly hosted a presentation by Mr. Eric Moskiwitz, Globe Reporter, entitled "Reporting on the Marathon Bombing."

Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Hartmann, Ph.D.Associate Professor of EducationElizabeth Hartmann is an Associate Professor of Education at Lasell College.  

News Highlight

Lasell College to go Test Optional for Fall 2017 Admission  Tuesday, August 2, 2016After careful deliberation, Lasell College has announced it will go "test-optional" beginning with applications for admission to the 2017 Fall semester. The College will no longer require prospective students to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Featured Event

U.S. News and World Report 2016 Lasell College Ranked Among Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for 2016

- 26th in "Best Regional College" - North