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Democracy loses in Turkey

Amy Koczera
April 21, 2017
Filed under World

Turkish citizens voted on Sunday to change their constitution, ultimately granting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan greater powers than he had before, according to the Washington Post. Citizens voted in favor of an 18-article constitutional reform constructed by the ruling Justice and Development Party...

Commentary: Spicer’s speeches scream incompetence

Amy Koczera
April 19, 2017
Filed under International Commentary

Just last week during Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer compared Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Adolf Hitler. Ultimately, Spicer’s blundering remark branded him an incompetent, undeserving excuse for a press secretary and an embarrassment to the American peop...

Suffolk Venezuelan Student Union seeks to aid troubled home country

Chris DeGusto and Felicity Otterbein
April 19, 2017
Filed under World

Nearly every seat was taken in the basement classroom of the Somerset building last Thursday to hear the words spoken by current Director of the Center of International Development, Professor Ricardo Hausmann. Giving an hour-long lecture about the current economic crisis in Venezuela, Hausmann, also a ...

SUMUN recognized in New York

SUMUN recognized in New York

Haley Clegg
April 19, 2017
Filed under World

Suffolk University’s Model United Nations (SUMUN) club competed at the National Model U.N. Conference in New York City this past week where they took home the Distinguished Delegation award, the conference’s second-highest award category. This year the group represented Kazakhstan at the confere...

Professor takes hard look at Israeli journalism

Amy Kozcera
April 12, 2017
Filed under World

Throughout these past several decades, the Yemenite Babies Affair has been a much-debated controversy. During this crisis, Yemenite children were kidnapped from their homes from the late 1940’s up until the mid-1950’s. Suffolk University Professor of Communication and Journalism Shoshana Madmoni-Gerbe...

SUMUN strives for success in New York

Haley Clegg
April 12, 2017
Filed under World

Since February, Suffolk University’s Model United Nations (SUMUN) club has been honing their skills in preparation of their competition against some of their brightest peers. This week the team is attending their third conference of the year, competing at the National Model United Nations Conference in...

Commentary: Trump’s missile strike on Syria was all for show

Jacob Geanous
April 12, 2017
Filed under International Commentary, World

This week, America witnessed a new President Trump; a president of swift action in the face of an international atrocity. In one of Trump’s most supported decisions thus far, the United States lobbed 59 tomahawk missiles at Syria’s Al Shayrat Airfield in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Ass...

Students send aid home to Venezuela

Students send aid home to Venezuela

Amy Koczera
April 12, 2017
Filed under World

Hard-working Suffolk students are known for their strong will and determination to provide service to those in need whenever injustice occurs. Since December 2016, the Venezuelan Student Union (VSU) has been working to provide humanitarian aid to Venezuela -- a country experiencing serious crisis -- thr...

Commentary: Kosovo army needs Trump’s support

Stiv Mucollari
April 5, 2017
Filed under International Commentary

The Balkans’ historical propensity to embroil Europe in a wider conflict symbolizes the significance behind Kosovo and Serbia’s ongoing row of words. Kosovo is a majority ethnic Albanian state that declared independence from Serbia in 2008 after a violent struggle in the late 1990s, preceded by ...

Suffolk shines light on social justice

Halaina LeBlanc
April 5, 2017
Filed under World

This year’s April Fool’s Day was no laughing matter for the students who attended the 10th annual Social Justice Summit sponsored by Suffolk University’s Office of Diversity Services. The summit lasted from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. in the Sawyer Building and was composed of five different worksho...

Selling the Suffolk brand overseas

Selling the Suffolk brand overseas

Jacob Geanous and Amy Kozcera
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Suffolk News, World

Suffolk University has the fifth largest proportion of international students, according to US News & World Report. 23 percent of Suffolk’s population consists of international students, a standout statistic in a time when international student enrollment and tourism numbers are dwindling across the co...

Global Gateway’s trip more than a vacation

Global Gateway’s trip more than a vacation

Morgan Hume
March 29, 2017
Filed under Madrid Campus

Suffolk University’s Global Gateway program recently facilitated a week-long educational  trip to Madrid, Spain for 28 Suffolk freshman. Admiring famous works of art in the Prado Museum, stepping onto the field at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, watching a live flamenco show and munching on churros c...

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