Lasell College becoming Lasell University.

Lasell College in Auburdale is converting to a university, the Boston Globe reports.

“The change of name makes people recognize that the institution has graduate programs who might not have known otherwise. And it probably is done in part hoping that this designation confers prestige,” said Virginia Shapiro, a Boston University political science professor who is working on a history of US higher educations. “Whether that is true is dubious.”

Here’s a video announcement from Lasell….

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