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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 Law alumnus hopes to become first blind city councilor in Boston

Alex Gray via his campaign website
November 25, 2020

Suffolk Law alumnus and advisor to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Alex Gray, is running to become the city’s first city councilor who is blind.  Gray, of Jamaica Plain, is running for a councilor-at-large...

Newly published Suffolk student finds her happiness

Ricketts and her book,
November 24, 2020

Over the last three years, Suffolk University senior Deondra Ricketts has realized how to achieve genuine happiness through lessons she learned on a personal journey to better herself. To help others cultivate...

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...

New course allows students to see world through a different perspective

New course allows students to see world through a different perspective
November 24, 2020

Visual and Global Contexts, a brand new course in photojournalism that is being offered by the Communications, Journalism and Media department, offers students a chance to learn about the world through...

Suffolk’s Title IX Office shares resources after sexual assault of community member

Suffolk's Title IX Office shares resources after sexual assault of community member
November 24, 2020

A representative from Suffolk University’s Title IX Office discussed what resources it had to the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting Thursday, about two weeks after a member of the Suffolk...

Chelsea man arrested for alleged sexual assault of woman connected to Suffolk

Chelsea man arrested for alleged sexual assault of woman connected to Suffolk
November 18, 2020

Boston Police arrested a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a member of the Suffolk community in the Public Garden last week. Francisco Romero, 38, of Chelsea, was arrested in the area of 31 Library...

Admin knock down resolution for pass/fail grading option during fall semester

The main entrance to Suffolk University's Stahl Building at 73 Tremont St.
November 18, 2020

Suffolk University will not have a pass/fail option for the Fall 2020 semester despite calls from students to reinstate the policy due to challenges posed by the pandemic.  Provost Julie Sandell said...

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...

First-generation students share their perspectives during First-Gen Week

First-generation display outside the Sawyer library
November 17, 2020

A Nov. 13 panel of faculty members and students discussed the obstacles they overcame as first-generation students, and how the Suffolk community can provide assistance for current students, as part of...

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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