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Lesley University (U.S.)

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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[Flag of Lesley University] image by Ivan Sache, 23 October 2018

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Lesley University originates in a school founded in 1909 by Edith Lesley (1872-1953), the eldest daughter of a working class family from Maine. After working as a kindergarten teacher and taking classes at Radcliffe College, she opened her own school in 1909. Her goal: to prepare teachers for the growing kindergarten movement. The first classes were held in her family’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1943, Massachusetts granted the authority to confer B.Sc. in Education degrees. The name was changed to Lesley College. Lesley began offering master's degree programs in 1953, and in 1954 opened a coeducational graduate school. In 2000, Lesley College became Lesley University.

Around the time that Edith Lesley opened her school, Boston artist Roy Atherton Davidson founded the School of Practical Arts in 1912. Davidson sought an alternative to the typical art training of his day. His school grew into the Art Institute of Boston, and became part of Lesley in 1998. It was renamed the Lesley University College of Art and Design in 2013.

Lesley University is composed of two Colleges (Liberal Arts & Science, Art & Design) and two Graduate Schools (Education, Arts & Social Science). Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in Arts & Design, Counseling & Psychology, Expressive Therapies, Science & Mathematics, Business Management, Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities., University website
Ivan Sache, 23 October 2018


In the video is seen a flag of Lesley University: It is green and appears to have a yellow shield toward the hoist, and the name LESLEY in white.
Paul Bassinson, 8 December 2017

The flag of Lesley University is "a bold and sophisticated design – featuring two shades of Lesley green and 'Lesley' in crisp white lettering.

Struck by the absence of a flag when he arrived at Lesley in 2016, President Weiss conceived of the idea of a Lesley flag. He tapped College of Art and Design professor Heather Shaw to herald the project, which she opened up to all design students. Guided by standards set by the North American Vexillological Association and informed by Lesley’s logo, the students embraced the principles of good flag design, including bold shapes that can be seen from a distance and a maximum of three distinct colors. A larger group of around 20 students worked on the initial prototyping process and created a series of thumbnails. The students completed the project over the course of the Spring 2017 semester. The flag was committed to fabric over the summer and raised at the start of the fall semester.

The final design of the flag is credited to students Michael Coleman, Christine Lopez Coradao and Raine Ferrin., University website

Ivan Sache, 23 October 2018


[Logo ] image located by Paul Bassinson, 28 August 2022

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