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Documentary preserves past of Holocaust survivor

Emilio Guido (right) and Theofanis Orfanos pose for a picture after showcasing Guido's recent documentary

Hannah Arroyo

December 2, 2019

After Theofanis Orfanos came to America in 1957, he eventually started a family and established his own shoe shine shop in Downtown Boston. But what most people don’t know about the Arlington resident is that he’s a survivor of the Holocaust.  Last Friday, Northeastern student Emilio Guido showcased Orfanos...

CAS faculty vote against arming SUPD

CAS faculty vote against arming SUPD

Caroline Enos and Ryan Arel

November 13, 2019

Nearly 80% of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty members said they are not in favor of arming sworn officers in the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD), according to Amy Marks, a CAS representative on the Faculty Senate. In an email to The Suffolk Journal last week, Marks said the arming issue was put t...

Suffolk holds inaugural first-gen week

Students eat pancakes at the First-Gen “I
Flippin’ Think You’re Amazing” breakfast

Bryan Hochberg

November 13, 2019

In honor of the National First-Generation College Celebration day on Nov. 8, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) at Suffolk University hosted a celebration of first-generation students this past week. For the first time since the inaugural celebration of Suffolk’s first-generation...

Suffolk reacts to Sen. Warren’s bill for student loans

Suffolk reacts to Sen. Warren's bill for student loans

Clotilde Jegousse

November 6, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to cancel student loan debt for more than 95% of borrowers was introduced as a bill in July, dividing people ahead of the presidential elections.  Proposed by Warren in April and introduced as a bill in July, this plan has been highly controversial. For decades, th...

What is race? New sociology course starting next term

Murat Metshin

November 6, 2019

Next semester, Suffolk University will offer a new course that explores global perspectives on race, racism and racialization.  The course is designed to deepen students’ understanding of race-related issues through studying the history of the transatlantic slave trade, racial segregation and i...

Alum to decide if official can testify on impeachment

Emily Devlin

October 30, 2019

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, who graduated from Suffolk Law in 1974, has been asked to decide if a former national security official for the Trump administration can legally testify in the impeachment inquiry. Charles Kupperman, the official in question, was the aide to former National Securit...

Ford Hall Forum shines light on an athletes’ influence

JD Conte / Journal Staff

Hannah Arroyo and JD Conte

October 23, 2019

Being an athlete brings the pressure of giving your best performance in every game or match, but what is expected of athletes off the field? On Tuesday night, Suffolk University’s Ford Hall Forum, “Championing a Cause: The Voice of Today’s Athletes” discussed topics just like this, with ren...

Lighting the night for a cause

Lighting the night for a cause

Alexa DiFiore

October 23, 2019

Gold, white and red lanterns filled the Boston Common last Wednesday night, with more than 5,000 supporters gathered together to “Light the Night” in memory of those who've died from leukemia and lymphoma. The 18th annual Light the Night walk, organized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)...

Chief of police leaves Suffolk, accepts position at Tufts

SUPD Chief of Security and Police Gerard Coletta

Kaitlin Hahn and Caroline Enos

October 23, 2019

Gerard “Chip” Coletta, chief of security and police for the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD), will be leaving the university on Nov. 1. SUPD Capt. Kenneth Walsh will step in as interim chief until a replacement is found.   Coletta has been the Chief of Police at Suffolk since February 2...

Suffolk CARES Pantry looks to grow after successful first year

(From left to right) Assistant Dean of Students Danelle Berube, Director of Student Outreach and Support Amanda McGrath, Associate Dean of Students Shawn Newton, Director of Student Outreach and Support Janelle Grady and Dean of Students Ann Coyne stand in the Suffolk CARES Pantry

Sarianna Quarne

October 16, 2019

October 10 marked the first anniversary of the Suffolk CARES Pantry and Suffolk University staff, faculty and students gathered to celebrate the impact it has had on campus so far.  The pantry, located on the 12th floor of 73 Tremont, is a resource for students at Suffolk struggling with food in...

Student leaders look to enact change in SLI office

Kaitlin Hahn

October 16, 2019

On Thursday, tensions between SLI and the clubs included in Diversity and Inclusion Council became public as the “Report of Diverse Student Organizations’ Relationship with Student Leadership and Involvement: Key Issues and Resolutions” was announced, written by the clubs to become a bridge be...

Suffolk University celebrates second Black Excellence Dinner

(From left) Suffolk University Dean of Students Shawn Newton, Suffolk Law School alumnus Damian Wilmot, Suffolk Law Dean of Students Office Coordinator Rosa Urena and Suffolk Alumnus Roxann Cooke – all honorees at Friday night's celebration– stand with Suffolk University President Marisa Kelly

Caroline Enos

October 9, 2019

Suffolk University's second Celebration of Black Excellence Dinner Friday night showcased those who exemplify Black excellence in the Suffolk community, and what this term really means. “Black excellence is not limited to a particular category of people,” said keynote speaker Serge Georges Jr. to the 2...

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