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Lasell Celebrates Founder's Day November 13

November 12, 2013

The first class at Lasell was held November 13, 1851, but according to Lasell's historian the late-Don Winslow, the date for Founder's Day was an arbitrary choice.

"I was compiling all the papers for the archive and I was writing the history of Lasell and I discovered in the catalogs that the very first class was on November 13th, 1851. Since there was no actual day (of acknowledgement) set by Edward Lasell - the founder of the school - we decided that it was appropriate. The first Founder's Day was celebrated November 13th, 1981 - which was the 130th birthday celebration," said Winslow in a 2009 interview.

The College celebrates the day with a reception at Valentine Dining Hall November 13 from 1 to 2:30 pm.


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