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Threshold Students Adapt Well to Online Instruction(0)

March 30, 2020

Lesley University Threshold Program students are members of the Lesley community with “intellectual, developmental, and/or learning disabilities,” according to the Lesley website.  While enrolled in the two-year program, Threshold students enjoy a personalized curriculum that stresses independence and self-sufficiency. The end goal is for students to feel ready to transition smoothly into post-college life. In… Read More ›

Switch to Online Courses Affects Student Life

This is a troubling time for everyone in our community. As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts rises to 218, according to The Boston Globe, panic continues to spread. It is difficult to simultaneously cope with these feelings of nervousness and the upheaval of our daily routines, as businesses, schools, and shops close… 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 ›

USG Will Stop Hosting Debate Watch Parties

With the 2020 Presidential Election steadily approaching, it’s more important than ever for students to become politically engaged. Learning about the candidates running and their policies is crucial to making an informed decision on who to support. Last semester, Lesley’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted several Democratic Debate Watch Parties in Marran Theatre for students… Read More ›

Some Good Advice for First Year Students in The New Semester

There is so much that I wish someone had told me going into my freshman year beyond the usual “study hard, make friends, and don’t forget to network.” College is much more than just going to class and socializing. It’s an incredibly difficult, character-building four years full of highs and lows. While my relatives regaled… Read More ›

Students Ask: Where Did the Women’s Center Go?

I came to Lesley fresh off of a fairly miserable high school experience.  There was little interest on behalf of the administration to challenge the status quo– one in which male athletes were heroes, and women were objects. Change simply didn’t occur, and I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I left after graduation,… Read More ›

Lesley Students Observe Commuter Appreciation Week

On Monday, November 4, Linda Elliott, the Director of Commuter Services at Lesley, kicked off Commuter Appreciation Week, starting with a raffle, a commuter tip jar, and free coffee and hot cider in the MacKenzie Hall student center, as a part of a week-long series of events.  “Sometimes life on any college campus is a… Read More ›