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Editor’s word: Should Suffolk students be thankful?

December 3, 2014
Filed under Staff Editorial

The holidays have always been a time for people to say what they are thankful for. The appreciation begins with the arrival of Thanksgiving and continues through December festivities. Gratitude is thick in the air. So, what should we be thankful for at Suffolk? For one thing, we should be thankful...

Editor’s word: Off-campus students need more from the city

November 19, 2014
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The perils of living on your own are all too well-known by students. High rent, cramped apartments, rodents, deplorable conditions, and under-invested landlords are the reality for some who rent in the city. Some might just be an understatement. Students have been taken advantage of by landlords who...

Editor’s word: Suffolk needs transparency on monetary gifts

Editor’s word: Suffolk needs transparency on monetary gifts

November 12, 2014
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We need answers. The students, parents of students, alumni, and faculty at Suffolk need answers. The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation reports that in the calendar year of 2012 it gave Suffolk University just more than $44,000. Suffolk University has reported that in three years the foundation...

Editor’s word: What Baker promises for college students

November 5, 2014
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Early Wednesday morning, Charlie Baker was projected to be Massachusetts' next governor, catapulting him to a position that will have a lot of power over college students. Baker’s proposals to improve Massachusetts’ higher education reflect his no-frills approach to government. Instead of throwing...

Editor’s word: Oct. 29, 2014

Editor’s word: Oct. 29, 2014

October 29, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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, 2014
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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...

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