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International students disappointed with lack of stability

International students disappointed with lack of stability

Alexa Gagosz
February 10, 2016
Filed under Boston, Campus, News, World

In recent events that have unfolded into a mess within Suffolk’s administration, the “he said/she said” soap opera has formed a sense of community on campus through students and faculty with rallies and the vast social media presence with the Twitter hashtag #SUStandsWithMcKenna. The trend has founde...

University’s reputation on the rocks

Brigitte Carreiro and Jacob Geanous
February 10, 2016
Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Suffolk News

The highly publicized feud between President Margaret McKenna and Suffolk’s Board of Trustees calls into question how the university’s reputation and branding will hold up amid political chaos. The media hailstorm sharply criticized the school’s governance while examining the presidential dram...

Vice provost plays large part in Supreme Court case

Jacob Geanous
February 3, 2016
Filed under Boston, Campus, News

As recent Netflix hit “Making a Murderer” is making headlines, Suffolk University Vice Provost and Law Professor Jeff Pokorak is making headway in court. “Making a Murderer” chronicles Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey’s 2007 convictions and subsequent life sentencings for the murder...

Strong opinions on MBTA fare raise

Colin Barry
February 3, 2016
Filed under Boston, News

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently announced their fares will increase by 10 cents starting in early July. This follows a report that the MBTA plans to cancel late night service starting in early spring. Alongside the increase of the subway service, monthly passes are subject to r...

Substantial crowd for State House protest

Geraldine Vittini, Journal Contributor
December 11, 2015
Filed under Boston, News

Hundreds of protesters banded together in front of the looming State House on Friday to decry Gov. Charlie Baker’s recent comments against the Syrian refugee program. Their chants and handmade signs signaled a deep dissatisfaction with the governor’s statements, which he made a few days after the ...

Honorable mention for student presentations

Honorable mention for student presentations

Mary Sellaro, Journal Contributor
December 11, 2015
Filed under Boston, Campus, News

Traveling to the windy city of Chicago, seven select Suffolk Honors students from the College of Arts and Sciences showcased their extensive research, whether related to their majors or simply topics of interest, during the National Collegiate Honors Council conference on Nov. 13. Students were able ...

Ford Hall Forum talks ISIS, Syrian migrant crisis and Ukraine

Ford Hall Forum talks ISIS, Syrian migrant crisis and Ukraine

Alexa Gagosz
December 2, 2015
Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Politics, World

Due to recent attacks in Paris, the security and strength of Europe is heading toward serious questioning. Mary Yntema, the president and CEO of WorldBoston, introduced Secretary General at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Italian Ambassador Lamberto Zannier at Suffolk Uni...

Former NSA whistleblower reports unethical behavior

Former NSA whistleblower reports unethical behavior

Jacob Geanous, Journal Staff
November 18, 2015
Filed under Boston, Campus, News

By Jacob Geanous Suffolk alum James Bamford demonstrated how his degree enabled him to stand toe-to-toe with our nation’s intelligence-gathering agency on Thursday in front of an audience dominated by current law students. His lecture, “Espionage, Eavesdropping, Edward Snowden, and the Foreign...

From presidents to Twitter, polling counts

Maggie Randall, Journal Staff
November 18, 2015
Filed under Boston, Campus, News

With the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center David Paleologos and Polling Club President and Founder Elainy Mata find that polling at Suffolk is crucial. Paleologos has just finished a poll for the Democratic New Hampshire...

Students forced into distant housing

Students forced into distant housing

Heather Rutherford, Journal Staff
November 18, 2015
Filed under Boston, Campus, News

After transferring to Suffolk and applying for housing, many students may believe they would receive the complete experience of living on campus in downtown Boston. However, due to a much higher than anticipated demand for housing, the university was forced to lease residence hall properties at the Massachusetts...

Freshman elected!

Freshman elected!

Colleen Day
November 11, 2015
Filed under Boston, Campus, Featured Stories, News

By Colleen Day and Elizabeth Hadley   James V. DeAmicis was elected to Quincy office on Nov. 3 marking a monumental day for the city and Suffolk. Working tirelessly since March, DeAmicis became the youngest elected official in the history of Quincy at age 19 for a seat on the six-person school...

The protection of cyber space and its national implications

The protection of cyber space and its national implications

Patrick Holmes
November 4, 2015
Filed under Boston, Campus, News

Two professionals took on the question of what is next in cyber security during Thursday’s Ford Hall Forum, “Balancing Cyber Security with Privacy in the Digital Age.” Sqrrl Enterprise Business Manager Ely Kahn and Northeastern University Visiting Fellow Ryan Maness led the discussion on how far...

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