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Editor’s word: Oct. 29, 2014

Editor’s word: Oct. 29, 2014

October 29
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At this time next week, Massachusetts will have a new leader at its helm. Whether we will have Governor Charlie Baker or Governor Martha Coakley, students have the opportunity to make a huge impact. Think back to 2008. President Barack Obama received a large percentage of votes from students and...

Editor’s word: Oct. 22, 2014

October 22
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The New England School of Art and Design is one of Suffolk’s greatest assets, drawing creative students from across the country to the University’s unique and award-winning program. And yet, NESAD doesn’t get the attention it deserves. The building is segregated from campus, leaving some...

Editor’s word: Suffolk’s new coat of arms

Editor’s word: Suffolk’s new coat of arms

October 15
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President Norman Smith has branded Suffolk with a classy new coat of arms, starring sharp fonts and regal colors. This new coat of arms is an alternative logo, he said in an email to employees, and will give a clear message about the university to people outside the Boston region. President Smith...

Editor’s word: SGA supports Costello

Editor’s word: SGA supports Costello

October 15
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The Student Government Association last week passed a resolution to support student Wyatt Costello’s campaign to temporarily suspend blood drives on campus. This is exactly the kind of thing SGA should be doing. SGA is on campus to hear the voices of the students and support what they want. Costello...

Editor’s word: Growing attention on sexual assault

October 8
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This is the second time this year an editorial is appearing in our paper on sexual assault. The chief of the Suffolk University Police Department said in an interview with The Suffolk Journal that he does not believe sexual assault is becoming more prevalent on campuses, but rather, that it is getting...

Editor’s word: Suicide on college campuses

Editor’s word: Suicide on college campuses

October 1
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Over the last six months, six people associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have died. According to The Boston Globe, one graduate student’s death was an accident; two graduate students’ and a professor’s deaths were ruled suicides. The causes of the two most recent deaths -...

Editor’s word: Suffolk’s top 10

September 24
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On the front page of today’s edition, the Journal published the full salaries of Suffolk’s top 10 highest paid employees. This information was gathered from public documents and represents the 2012 calendar year. Though it may seem alarming to read that the university is paying more than $3...

Editor’s word: Sexual assault surveys

September 17
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Sexual assault is not only a widespread issue across the country and the world, but an issue that has become prevalent on college campuses, spurring lawsuits by students and investigations by the U.S. Department of Education. But now, some institutions have created task forces and policies to help...

Editor’s word: Changes during Suffolk’s off-season

Editor’s word: Changes during Suffolk’s off-season

September 9
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Suffolk is changing. It is evident right now more than ever. During what was supposed to be the university’s off-season, Suffolk University was completely shaken up: a salary freeze; the announcement of post-tenure review; job cuts; the sale of Fenton; the closure of the Ridgeway building; and finally, the abrupt leav...

Editor’s word: Orientation 2014

June 5
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Welcome to Suffolk University, class of 2018 and transfer students. You are about to embark on four very important years of your life, so take in your surroundings, and get excited about what this university has to offer. Unlike the strict and often confining walls of high school, here at Suffolk...

Editor’s word: April 16, 2014

April 16
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I don’t want to write the last staff editorial of the year about the Boston Marathon bombings last year. I don’t want to write or think about the destruction that two people brought to the city I and the rest of Suffolk University call home. One year later, it is still hard to think about friends...

Editor’s word: It’s winter break, not Christmas break

April 9
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The town of Norwood voted April 8 to change the phrase of “winter break” back to “Christmas break” in its public schools. Norwood’s school committee voted to change the phrase from Christmas break to winter break back in 2011. More than 76 percent of the town’s population came out to the...

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