News

Students standing up and whooping
May 18, 2019
Morning Commencement ceremony underscores the strength of community
Anita Hill speaks at Commencement 2019
May 18, 2019
Historic champion for gender equity says shared sacrifice can build a better world
Tamara Adams smiles for the camera in her Commencement regalia
May 18, 2019
Music therapist Tamara Adams ’19 plans to take her training back to her Caribbean homeland
Jeannine Hernandez and Vita Franjul wearing the crimson stoles each graduate received
May 17, 2019
Undergraduate Student Government organizes ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2019.
Group of graduates smiling in a group at Commencement in 2019
May 16, 2019
A weekly roundup of weekend events on campus and around town.
Dee Genetti and her service black lab service dog
May 13, 2019
Dee Genetti refused to let a traumatic brain injury end her career
Screenshot of interview with Nathaniel Meyer and news anchor
May 17, 2019NBC News Center Maine
On being a full-time painter, MFA in Visual Arts alumnus Nathaniel Meyer ’14, says "I'm doing exactly what I'd be doing if I won the lottery, except for eating more beans and rice."
Jason Reynolds in regalia at Commencement 2018
May 16, 2019Salina Post
Faculty and best-selling author Jason Reynolds is the winner of the William Allen White Children's Book Award, grades 6 through 8, for his book "Ghost."
Jonathan Mande with five of his drums.
May 14, 2019WBUR
Bullied and struggled with learning disabilities and trauma, Jonathan Mande ’17 found a kindred spirit and someone who wouldn't give up on him in drummer Jorge Perez-Albela.
headshot of peter rostovsky
May 13, 2019New York Times
Faculty Peter Rostovsky is one of the cartoonists who contributed to an anthology that envisions New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a superhero.
May 13, 2019Wicked Local Rockpoart
Art and Design faculty and painter Andrew Fish and his wife Bina Venkataraman, a public policy expert will be the first guest artists at the Manship Artists Residency & Studios.
Jason Reynolds head shot in black and white
May 3, 2019Entertainment Weekly
Read an excerpt of Lesley faculty member Jason Reynolds' new book, Look Both Ways, which will be published Oct. 8.