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Lesley’s Ongoing Commitment to Sustainability(0)

May 15, 2018

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: 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 ›

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Speaks to Lesley Students

On April 7, 2017, Lesley CAB hosted Daniel Trust. Speaking to a small group in Alumni Hall, Mr. Trust shared his remarkable story of going from being a refugee in Zambia, to an advocate for refugees, low-income, and LGBT youth in America. His story was compelling, as he recalled incidents from his past.  “We need… Read More ›

“Fibers Circle” is New Campus Club for Crafters

Do you like crafting? Do you want to learn a new skill like knitting, crocheting or decorative embroidery? Does a morning of tea, cookies, blankets and yarn sound like a fun time? If your answer is yes, then you should look into Lesley University’s newest student club, Fibers Circle. The club held their first meeting… Read More ›

Unique Mark Cooper Exhibit at Roberts Gallery

When I saw Mark Cooper’s first site-specific installation, “Uncertainty,” in the Roberts Gallery at Lesley University’s College of Art and Design, it made me feel like I fell into a great big box of melted Crayola crayons. The gallery is filled from floor to ceiling with swirls, drips, and splatters of colors accompanied by various… Read More ›

Nationally-Known Speaker Elaine Pasqua Gives Valuable Advice to Lesley’s Athletes

“One in 5 women, and one in 16 men, are sexually assaulted throughout their time spent in college.”  Those were the first words spoken by Ms. Elaine Pasqua on Thursday, February 23, as she gave a powerful and memorable presentation to every student athlete at Lesley University.  A nationally-known and widely praised public speaker, Ms…. Read More ›

LCAL Event Focuses on Advice for Caregivers

On November 17th, the Lesley Center for the Adult Learner hosted a conversation at University Hall on the subject of “Caring for Caregivers.” The discussion was led by Julianne Corey, Assistant Director of Academic Advising for LCAL, and Dr. Heather Macdonald, a clinical psychologist who is also an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Therapies… Read More ›

Radio Still Matters, and Lesley Needs a Radio Station

So many of us often overlook some of the best parts of our day. A song that you really like will come on the radio, and it sets the mood for a great morning. Or something someone said on the air makes you laugh, or makes you think a little harder about what you just… Read More ›