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How to promote diversity and fight racial bias in the workplace

How to promote diversity and fight racial bias in the workplace

Caroline Enos, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2020

Boston-area and Suffolk University leaders discussed how to address racial bias and promote diversity and inclusivity in workplaces during a panel discussion on Sept. 25. The Zoom event was organized by ALPHA as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. During the event, speakers discussed issues people of...

The annual Involvement Fair goes on tour

Students at the Involvement Fair

Grace MacDonald, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions govern the way social gatherings look on and off campus, the Suffolk University Office of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) had to modify its annual Involvement Fair. Despite this change, students are still looking for ways to stay involved. The Involvement Fair is...

Some colleges see controversy for COVID-19 response

The city of Boston

Bryce Reagan and Caroline Enos

September 23, 2020

As students settle into the fall semester both online and in person, some have become increasingly frustrated with their university's response to COVID-19.  At Boston College (BC), students were told that before arriving on campus, effective safety procedures would be put in place to help stop the spr...

Suffolk professors, experts discuss the right to vote

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Kaylie Scalze, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

On Sept. 17, the Suffolk Law Department hosted a virtual Webinar titled; “Why did the Constitution Not Grant a Right to Vote?” in order to provide a deeper understanding of voting rights in the United States. Moderated by Political Science & Legal Studies Professor, Dr. Rachael Cobb, panelists...

Suffolk freshmen adjust to COVID-19 restrictions

Dorm room door at Suffolk University

Clarissa LaGasse, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

Starting college as a freshman is hard enough. But for many members of Suffolk University’s freshmen, social distancing restrictions due to a global pandemic has made for an even more difficult adjustment.  The class of 2024 has learned how to navigate Zoom instead of Suffolk’s academic build...

What ICE’s controversial rule would have meant for Suffolk’s international students

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Olivia Acevedo, Asst. World News Editor

July 21, 2020

The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have made all international students who had online only classes in the fall leave the United States for the semester. Before the ruling was rescinded, Suffolk University officials and students opposed the announcement made by Immigration and Customs...

Fall sports canceled at Suffolk University due to COVID-19

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JD Conte, Sports Editor

July 20, 2020

As the Suffolk University community prepares for an uncertain fall semester, one large question mark has recently been eliminated - that being fall sports.  In the latest trend of cancellations, the Coastal Commonwealth Conference (CCC) board of directors announced there will be no official conferenc...

Suffolk students grapple with plans for fall semester

Fall in Boston Common

James Bartlett, Asst. News Editor

July 4, 2020

Life with COVID-19 will mean adjustments to all aspects of student life at Suffolk University this fall and this has led to mixed reactions from Suffolk students. With the public health emergency that is the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges in the Boston area have announced several different plans for...

Suffolk CARES Pantry helps students during pandemic

The Suffolk CARES Pantry celebrated its first anniversary on Oct. 10, 2019. The pantry assists Suffolk students facing food insecurity

Olivia Acevedo, Asst. World News Editor

July 3, 2020

School may be out for the summer, but the Suffolk CARES Pantry continues to help students during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “There’s been a major restock of the pantry,” said Janelle Grady, assistant director of Student Outreach and Support. “Students are facing major financial trouble and have b...

Resources and workshops for racial justice and mental health

Resources and workshops for racial justice and mental health

Caroline Enos

June 22, 2020

Suffolk University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) has compiled a list of resources to help support members of the Black community and educate others on how they can effectively practice allyship in the fight against systemic racism.  CSDI will also host three workshops this week that will help stu...

Suffolk urges community to observe Juneteenth, take action against racism

Suffolk urges community to observe Juneteenth, take action against racism

Caroline Enos and Julia Ahaesy

June 18, 2020

Suffolk University is encouraging members of its community to observe Juneteenth Friday, and use the day to “reflect, rethink, and respond” to issues of racism.  Juneteenth is observed each year on June 19, and commemorates the day slaves in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom in ...

Suffolk announces big changes to how classes, housing will look in the fall

Smith Hall at Suffolk University

Katelyn Norwood, Mol Webber, and James Bartlett

June 16, 2020

Suffolk University unveiled its plans for the fall 2020 semester Monday, and student life is set to look drastically different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The university has been planning for the fall semester since early spring, Suffolk officials said in an email sent to students Monday.  “We...

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