Government and Community News

Lasell students, faculty and staff are continuously engaging in the political process and exercising civic engagement by talking with elected officials, advocating on Beacon and Capitol Hill, and volunteering in the community.


Katherine AceyThe Powerful Voice of Activist Katherine Acey Comes to Lasell

Feminist and activist Katherine Acey will speak as a part of the Fuss Center's Talk of Ages Women's History Month program about activism, aging, and bridging the generations together on Tuesday, March 29 at Lasell College's Rosen Auditorium at 7 p.m. The talk is open to the community!

 


Conflict-Free Campus InitiativeLasell Goes Conflict Free, 20th School to Sign Policy

Lasell went conflict free by approving a new procurement policy that gives preference, when possible, to electronics companies that are not connected with mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 


College Launches “Educate Your Vote” Events

As part of Lasell's Presidential Speaker Series, this spring the events will focus attention on the key issues facing voters in the 2016 Presidential Election. “Educate Your Vote” by registering for the FREE Presidential Speaker Series today!

 


Lasell Joins Climate Action Pledge Ahead of Climate Conference

Lasell Committed to a climate action plan by signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge to support and promote clean energy and sustainable practices.

 


Academic CenterLasell Receives MassDevelopment Bond to Build New Academic Center

Lasell receives a $10 million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment, which will be used to help build a new academic center and furnish and renovate an existing academic building.

 

 


Gov. Charlie Baker with studentsGovernor Charlie Baker Speaks to Students about Goals for His Administration

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker spoke to the Lasell community about his 2014 campaign and the roles and responsibilities of the Office of the Governor.

 


Lasell’s Fuss Center Hosts Summit on Aging Education, Age-Friendly Campuses

Lasell’s RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies hosted a summit to discuss the impact of aging on college campuses and the development of aging education.

 


Newton Serves projectCommunity Service House Students Serve Newton

A group of students from Lasell’s Community Service House volunteered their time to rake and mulch gardens at Newton’s Burr School as a part of Newton Serves day of service.

 

 


It's On UsLasell Joins "It’s On Us" Campaign with Student Produced Video

Lasell joined the national It’s On Us anti-sexual violence campaign with the release of a video produced as a part of a class project. Launched by President Obama last fall, the It’s On Us Campaign asks colleges to pledge to become a part of the solution to end sexual violence on the nation’s college campuses.

 


Lasell Students Plan Fashion Event for The Price Center

Lasell College students planned a fashion event fundraiser for a Newton Non-Profit

 


Lasell Marathon Team 2015Lasell College Representatives Run 2015 Boston Marathon, Raise Scholarship Funds

Five runners, including members of the faculty, staff and alumni represented Lasell College in the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise money for student scholarships.

 


Baker DeclarationGovernor Charlie Baker declares May “Exercise is Medicine” Month

Governor Charlie Baker Issued a proclamation to Lasell after receiving requests from President Michael Alexander and Athletic Training and Exercise Science professors Cristina Haverty and Dr. Marisa Hastie. The declaration formally recognizes Lasell’s commitment to the health and wellness of students and the rigorous academic training it provides to future health professionals.
Read Proclamation here

 


Rep. Joe KennedyCongressman Joe Kennedy Meets with Poli Sci Class
Congressman Joe Kennedy was a guest speaker at Professor Paul DeBole’s Policy Making and Political Process class and engaged students in an informal conversation about the realities of representing the MA 4th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Vice President Biden and Jay FranzoneLasell Students Energized by Kennedy Institute Experience
Two politically engaged Lasell students received the chance of a lifetime to engage face-to-face with national and state politicians including President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate opening ceremony.

 

Student Financial Aid DayStudents, Staff Head to State House for Financial Aid Day
A group of Lasell students advocated for the importance of need-based financial aid funding to their local State Representatives and the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education Senator Mike Moore at the Annual Student Financial Aid Day at the Massachusetts State House.