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Dozens honor Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman from Boston whose murder remains unsolved

Courtesy of The History Project
November 25, 2020

As part of Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremonies, dozens gathered over Zoom to honor the legacy of the Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman from Allston, Mass. who was brutally murdered in 1998.  The...

Suffolk sees slight decrease in COVID-19 cases moving into Thanksgiving holiday

Suffolk sees slight decrease in COVID-19 cases moving into Thanksgiving holiday
November 24, 2020

Suffolk University reported another 12 cases of COVID-19 on campus from Nov. 15 to Nov. 20, just two less than the week prior, according to university testing data. The 12 positive results have brought...

Opinion: Stay home and do your Black Friday shopping online instead

Opinion: Stay home and do your Black Friday shopping online instead
November 24, 2020

In any normal year, millions of people would be hitting the crowded malls during the early hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving for the busiest shopping day of the year – Black Friday.  Billions...

Opinion: It is important students see their families this Thanksgiving

Opinion: It is important students see their families this Thanksgiving
November 24, 2020

It is important that students are allowed to go home to their families for Thanksgiving break.  Many students are living alone due to COVID-19 restrictions— whether they are first year students on...

The meat industry is warming the climate

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic
November 24, 2020

Farmers have illegally burned forests in order to turn them into pastures for their cows. This is done to keep up with the meat industry, but it largely factors into a warming climate, according to The...

Suffolk continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases

Suffolk continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases
November 18, 2020

Suffolk University reported a total of 14 new COVID-19 cases from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, indicating that positive COVID-19 tests have risen significantly on campus over the last two weeks.  The 14 positive...

MBTA proposes drastic service cuts, alarming Suffolk students

Government Center MBTA stop
November 17, 2020

The MBTA has drafted a plan that could pose significant changes to all of its public transportation systems -- including how you might get to and from campus -- in order to avoid facing a significant budget...

Study abroad continues for students this spring

Study abroad continues for students this spring
November 17, 2020

Suffolk University will still provide options for students to have global experiences even as the pandemic continues to restrict many aspects of life. In 2021, the options for on-site study abroad programs...

Suffolk faculty, health officials weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines deemed about 95% effective in trials

Two COVID-19 vaccines currently in the making
November 17, 2020

Two COVID-19 vaccines have been about 95% effective in preventing the virus from infecting individuals during the vaccines’ trials, their developers recently announced.  News came on Nov. 16 that...

ATCK Fitness offers students a chance to stay active despite being remote

Suffolk students and instructor taking a
November 17, 2020

Boston-based studio ATCK Fitness and Suffolk University have teamed up to supply students with an alternative and remote fitness experience. “I got into it because my tennis season got cancelled and...

Spring break canceled, winter break extended at Suffolk due to COVID-19

Social distancing instructions adorn the front doors of Suffolk University's Sargent Hall during the COVID-19 pandemic
November 13, 2020

Suffolk University will have an extended winter break and will go without a spring break next semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Friday.  All classes for the Spring 2021 semester...

Suffolk sees uptick in COVID-19 cases; a sharp increase compared to week before

Suffolk sees uptick in COVID-19 cases; a sharp increase compared to week before
November 10, 2020

Suffolk University saw a total of 13 new COVID-19 cases from Nov. 1 - Nov. 7, a sharp increase compared to the previous week of Oct. 25 - Oct. 31, where Suffolk reported only two positive results. The...

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