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Lesley Urban Scholars Initiative Promotes Student Success(0)

January 3, 2019

[Editor’s Note:  The author, whose major is middle school education, is a member of USI.] Lesley University has many groups and programs on campus that help students; one group that is very important to me is the Urban Scholars Initiative (USI). The Urban Scholars Initiative is a scholarship program which provides tutoring, tuition assistance, and… Read More ›

Large Crowd Enjoys Lesley University Dance Team Performance

The people who took their seats in Marran Theater had waited in a long line that stretched all the way into the Student Center. Parents were holding bouquets of flowers to give to their children, and students chatted with their group of friends; they were all there to support the Lesley University Dance Team in… Read More ›

Lesley Students Show Support for Puerto Rico

On Friday evening, November 30, in the Lunder Arts building, students gathered for an evening of music, art, and poetry in support of Puerto Rico, where people are still struggling since Hurricane Maria hit the island last September.  Lesley University’s Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Jennifer Castro, banded together with student Aviva Jobin-Leeds,… Read More ›

Honk! Festival Brings Fun to Cambridge

It was a cloudy day, but that did not stop thousands of people from attending the 40th Annual Oktoberfest, and 13th Annual Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands, which took place in Harvard Square on Sunday, October 7th.  Dressed up in festive, brightly colored costumes with activist pins and a multitude of glitter, musicians painted… Read More ›

Meet Lesley’s Interim President, Richard Hansen

[Editor’s Note: Lesley alum Chris Anderson graduated in 2017 and is currently getting a Master’s Degree. As an undergrad, he was a frequent contributor to the Lesley Public Post.] Though I have not been on campus at Lesley University for over a year, I know that there has been a lot of change.  Well, it… Read More ›

Why You Should Get to Know Your USG

[Editor’s Note:  Jada R. Sullivan, an English major, is vice president of USG.] When you think “USG”, you’re likely to think of the smiling, maybe even overly enthusiastic, faces in uniformed shirts on the quad, waiting for you to approach, with incentives like T-shirts, notebooks, and candy displayed on a table. It all seems like… Read More ›

Lesley’s Ongoing Commitment to Sustainability

In part one of my look at sustainability at Lesley, I wrote about Lesley’s Dining Service and spoke with its manager, Ed Fogarty. You can read that article here:  http://lesleypublicpost.com/wordpress/2018/04/21/promoting-environmental-sustainability-what-well-what-improve/ To get additional information, I recently met with Sara Wolons, who is responsible for sustainability and campus planning.  Wolons informed me that the Office of… Read More ›

What Lesley Students Need to Know About the Strategic Plan

If you are like most students, you haven’t thought much about Lesley University’s Strategic Plan.  I admit that I didn’t either.  I had heard a little about “Lesley 2030”: we received some emails, and there was an exhibit or two; but if you had asked me what it was exactly, I couldn’t have told you. … Read More ›

Award-Winning Reporter Robin Wright Gives Informative Talk

Amidst the applause of two thousand people, acclaimed journalist, foreign correspondent, and Middle East expert Robin Wright strode onto the stage Boston’s Symphony Hall.  Contrary to her small stature and her own assertion that she was a timid child, Wright has all the confidence of a bull moose, a trait certainly brought on by the… Read More ›

Lesley Observes Sustainability Day

On Wednesday, October 18th, The Office of Sustainability hosted an event called Sustainability Day.  It focused on locally-sourced products and goods.  In their latest newsletter they wrote “ (We) are committed to serving the Lesley community as we work together to preserve our natural resources.” Lesley has long become the standard for which colleges practice… Read More ›