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Lasell’s President Invited to Confer with Education Secretary, Senator Kerry

February 3, 2012

Lasell President Michael B. Alexander will join presidents from several other Boston area institutions to meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts Monday, February 6, to discuss innovative higher education programs aimed at preparing students to thrive in today's economy.

Following the private round-table meeting, Duncan and Kerry will meet with students, including four from Lasell, for an hour-long question and answer session. Both meetings will take place at Emerson College. The four Lasell students are Riley Fickett, Megan McPherson, Antonio Nesbitt and Patrick Slight.

"I'm pleased to represent Lasell at a meeting where we can discuss issues that are important to our students, their families and faculty and staff. I am also excited to have the opportunity to discuss Lasell's Connected Learning philosophy, a particular form of experiential education that constantly involves students in experiences directly relevant to their intended professions," said President Alexander.

Colleges joining Lasell in the roundtable are: Babson College, Berklee College, Bunker Hill Community College, Fisher College, Emerson College, Lesley University, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Northeastern University, Regis College, Salem State University, and Tufts University.

 

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