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SGA votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police, awaiting Board of Trustees for final say

SGA votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police, awaiting Board of Trustees for final say

Haley Clegg, Ryan Arel, and Caroline Enos

April 10, 2019

Correction: an earlier version of this article refers to Capt. Jim Connolly as Tim Connolly. The online version has been corrected to Jim. In a 23-11 vote Thursday, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a non-binding resolution that recommends sworn officers of the Suffolk University Polic...

Mass. proposes changes to to Title IX, Suffolk promotes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Mass. proposes changes to to Title IX, Suffolk promotes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Haley Clegg

April 7, 2019

Every year throughout the month of April, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) coordinates a national campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This campaign aims to educate and engage the public about sexual assault, according to the NSVRC’s website. Concurrently, Mass...

Experts say antibiotic-resistant infections threaten humans

Experts say antibiotic-resistant infections threaten humans

Amy Koczera

April 6, 2019

Amidst the thick of cold and flu season, it’s hard to believe that a virus could cause anything other than illness. However, Yale University Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Paul Turner claims that viruses may be the key to solving many problems of modern medicine. Last Thursday,...

Police commissioner talks racism in Boston

Police commissioner talks racism in Boston

Caroline Enos

April 6, 2019

Boston’s first African American Police Commissioner William G. Gross spoke to Suffolk’s Black Student Union (BSU) on March 26 about what it takes to lead Boston away from the racism that was rampant in the city for decades. “It’s such an honor to be here in this capacity,” said Gross to...

Boston housing crisis hits home for many Suffolk students

Boston housing crisis hits home for many Suffolk students

Caroline Enos

March 28, 2019

For Alexandra Sargo, a sophomore accounting major at Suffolk University, finding affordable housing in Boston has become so difficult that she is commuting to school from her home in Providence next semester. Sargo currently pays $600 a month in rent plus utilities for a room she said is the size of ...

Massachusetts looks to be 17th state to ban conversion therapy

Massachusetts looks to be 17th state to ban conversion therapy

Kaitlin Hahn

March 27, 2019

Thursday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives is voting to ban the therapy commonly known as reparative or conversion therapy, which consists of practices such as institutionalization, castration or electroconvulsive therapy. Having already been passed through the Senate, the ban would make ...

Spreading the wealth: Business professionals share how to capitalize on early career years

Spreading the wealth: Business professionals share how to capitalize on early career years

Ryan Arel

March 6, 2019

Four panelists visited the Somerset building Thursday to discuss how to advance and maximize the early stages of a career when it comes to networking, advocating for yourself in the workplace and, of course, dealing with difficult bosses. The panel, titled “Hit The Ground Running: How t...

“Hands Off Venezuela” protest confronts crisis overseas

“Hands Off Venezuela” protest confronts crisis overseas

Haley Clegg

March 4, 2019

On Jan. 23, Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of Venezuela. Shortly after, President Trump released a statement declaring Maduro’s presidency ‘illegitimate’ and officially recognizing Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. In the statement, Trump pledged to “continue t...

Remembering Nick Cafardo

Remembering Nick Cafardo

Sean Cushing

February 27, 2019

Nick Cafardo died from an embolism on Thursday outside of the Red Sox clubhouse in Fort Myers, FL. He was 62. Cafardo truly embodied what it means to be a hard working journalist. His success did not just happen overnight though; in fact, he did not even learn English until the sixth grade. Cafardo’s...

Democrats anticipate a crowded 2020 primary field

Democrats anticipate a crowded 2020 primary field

Nick Viveiros

February 27, 2019

With over a dozen candidates already throwing their hat in the ring, Democrats are expecting a crowded field this primary season. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is one of the most talked-about 2020 contenders. Warren, a former Harvard professor and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Trouble...

Violence toward press, unity among journalists

Caroline Enos

February 20, 2019

Speakers at Ford Hall Forum’s “The enemy of the people? Freedom of the press and democracy” event at Modern Theater on Feb. 6 described the importance of a free press in the face of President Trump’s attempts to discredit it, and how The Boston Globe started a movement to defend it. It w...

Bridging the gap between art and science

Bridging the gap between art and science

Kyle Crozier

February 20, 2019

Renaissance painters in the 15th century made history by popularizing the use of oil paints; this century, artists and biologists are making history by learning to paint with bacteria in Petri dishes. Dr. Mehmet Berkmen, a microbiologist at New England Biolabs and mixed media artist Maria Peñil Cobo spoke ...

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