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QSU brings awareness to National Coming Out Day

QSU brings awareness to National Coming Out Day

Phoebe Adams

October 9, 2019

The Stoll Room in the Sawyer building was decorated with lavender tablecloths, balloons and lights. Both the Chicago Pride Flag, which features six colors of the rainbow as well as black and brown, and the Transgender Pride Flag were on display for Suffolk University’s Queer Student Union (QSU)’s c...

Black Studies program ushers in 25th year at Suffolk

Museum of African American History, which affiliates with the Black Studies program

Gabrielle Delgado

October 9, 2019

This year, Suffolk celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Black Studies program. The anniversary will come with a year-long celebration, which started at the Celebration of Black Excellence Dinner on Friday. “The Black Studies minor is significant because it studies Black people in the world. For...

Sawyer Library Staff brings Banned Books Week to Suffolk’s campus

Sawyer Library Staff brings Banned Books Week to Suffolk's campus

Madison Suseland

October 2, 2019

This week, Suffolk's Mildred F. Sawyer Library introduced a display for Banned Books Week, an annual event that allows libraries and readers across the country to advocate for banned or challenged books that have been restricted or even removed from libraries. This year, the theme was “Censorship Lea...

No vote for arming campus police officers— yet

No vote for arming campus police officers— yet

Caroline Enos and Ryan Arel

October 2, 2019

The Suffolk University Board of Trustees in June indefinitely delayed a vote on whether to arm the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD). University officials said the board will vote on the issue later this year, or as early as next month.  The postponement came after a push last semester by the Student ...

Center for Community Engagement prepares for another year of Alternative Breaks

Avery Gallagher

October 2, 2019

Suffolk University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) offers alternative domestic spring breaks and international winter break trips, for all students. Every trip grants students with a contrasting perspective to the Boston setting Suffolk students are immersed in every day.   The CCE es...

First-year senators elected, other seats filled in fall SGA election

First-year senators elected, other seats filled in fall SGA election

Vivian Tang

October 2, 2019

Suffolk University’s Student Government Association (SGA) election for new senators, including new senators for the class of 2023, is now over.  SGA holds elections twice a year. With campaign flyers plastered across the walls of residence halls and classrooms, students were reminded and encourag...

Suffolk buys Ames Hotel for new residence hall, 1047 Commonwealth to close

Caroline Enos

September 25, 2019

Suffolk University officially purchased the Ames Hotel building on Tuesday with plans to open the building as a residence hall by next fall.  The building on 1 Court St. was bought for $63.5 million and will replace the university’s newest residence hall at 1047 Commonwealth Ave, said Suffolk Universit...

Commencement ceremonies send off Suffolk graduates

Commencement ceremonies send off Suffolk graduates

Haley Clegg

June 1, 2019

From the Patriots crossing through Suffolk’s campus raising the Lombardi Trophy, to Marissa Kelly being named the university’s 11th president and the addition of the Samia Academic Center to campus, the class of 2019 saw it all by the time they crossed the stage at graduation. 2,137 Suffolk Un...

Student Government Association’s new E-Board looks forward to another year at Suffolk

(Top row from left) SGA President Karine Kanj, Vice President Oba Oseghali, (bottom row from left) Secretary Cat Seaver and Treasurer George Yeghyayan

Caroline Enos

June 1, 2019

The newly elected Student Government Association (SGA) E-Board for the 2019-2020 academic year hopes to ensure that students know where to turn if they want to see change at Suffolk University. “SGA can help students by being their voice on campus,” said SGA Secretary Cat Seaver. “SGA works ...

Marty Baron visits Suffolk University

Marty Baron addresses the crowd during his visit to the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk

Haley Clegg

June 1, 2019

One of America’s most distinguished journalists came to Suffolk University to be presented with the Ford Hall Forum’s 2019 First Amendment Award. Martin, or ‘Marty,’ Baron was the former editor of the Boston Globe from 2001 to 2012, and is the current executive editor of the Washington Post. ...

Suffolk hosts first ever Farmers’ Market during the SUSC Green Week

Suffolk hosts first ever Farmers' Market during the SUSC Green Week

Kyle Crozier

April 24, 2019

Students and faculty alike had the chance to buy fresh, local produce on Tuesday at Suffolk University’s first-ever farmers’ market. As part of Suffolk's Earth Week event series, the Suffolk University Sustainability Committee (SUSC) partnered with Sodexo to set up a stand where passersby could c...

SUPD dispatcher removed from duty after arrest

Haley Clegg and Ryan Arel

April 24, 2019

A Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) dispatcher is no longer employed by the university after he was arrested April 17 by state police on charges he brandished a firearm in an alleged road-rage incident that began on Interstate 93 South. The other driver is alleged to have then pulled a knife on the d...

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