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Student Clubs Adapt to a Virtual Semester(0)

September 29, 2020

The virtual semester is a double-edged sword: on the one hand, you no longer need to leave the comfort of your own home to go to class, socialize, or participate in student clubs, organizations, or events. On the other hand… Technology. Wi-Fi. Time differences. Cabin fever. Screen headaches.  Etc.  Not to mention the need to… Read More ›

Welcome to Our Virtual Semester

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Whether you are new to Lesley, or a returning student, the Lesley Public Post is your school newspaper. We will do our best throughout the semester to keep you informed and up-to-date.] To say it has been a long summer would be a colossal understatement. For many of us, the past six months… Read More ›

Lesley Implements Plans for Making Online Learning More Accessible in Fall 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, students and faculty members, many of whom had never participated in or taught an online course before, were thrust into entirely-remote learning for the first time. An adjustment period comes with such drastic, sudden change; as a result, many students reported facing technical difficulties in the Spring 2020 semester. Rising… Read More ›

With Commuter Food Pantry Closed, How Are Lesley Students Getting By?

World Food Program USA predicts that, by the end of 2020, the number of individuals who are food-insecure could “almost double,” affecting 265 million people. This huge spike will be due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as it decreases one’s level of access, both physically and financially, to food. On Lesley’s campus, a fixture exists to… Read More ›

LA+D Students Move The Creative Process Online

While all students are struggling to adjust to remote instruction due to COVID-19, Lesley’s Art and Design students face additional challenges: ones that, if mishandled, threaten to undermine the foundation of their coursework.  The creative process is a collaborative effort. It is heavily reliant on others for their feedback and support. Finished artwork often has… Read More ›

Commuter Student Reflects on How COVID-19 Impacted His Life

Back in December, I finished the Fall semester thinking it was the most challenging one thus at Lesley. It was not the academics alone, but rather a combination of things. It was the first full semester where I worked at home and went to school simultaneously and as a commuter student the balancing of schedules… Read More ›

Lesley Campus Remains Open, But Courses Move Online

EDITOR’S NOTE: As colleges address the ongoing Coronavirus threat, Lesley has become one of many schools to cancel face-to-face classes, postpone campus events (including athletics), and move all courses online. Announcing this change, Lesley’s president, Janet L. Steinmayer, said in a March 11, 2020 memo that “Lesley University will remain open but will extend spring… Read More ›

Not Everyone is Familiar with New Hands Free While Driving Law

On Sunday, February 23, a new Hands-Free-While-Driving law went into effect in Massachusetts. It comes on the heels of a national surge in accidents caused by distracted driving– often a result of too many drivers on their phones, or even sending texts, rather than focusing on the road.  According to, the national number of… Read More ›

Update: Is The Women’s Center Coming Back?

It’s been two months since the Lesley Public Post took a look at the Women’s Center, an on-campus resource center and affinity space primarily for female students. In December 2019, I reported that the Women’s Center, normally a vibrant and bustling spot, was abruptly closed during the Fall 2019 semester. After asking faculty members what… Read More ›

Student Activities Fair Is a Big Success

On January 29, Lesley University held its annual Spring Student Activities Fair. This popular event is a meet-and-greet with members of student organizations and offices on campus.  There were sign-up sheets and email lists ready to go, as clubs eagerly awaited prospective new members looking to get involved. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the… Read More ›