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10 West residents call for elevator improvements

Suffolk's residence hall at 10 West Street

Emily Devlin and Caroline Enos

April 24, 2019

Students living in the 10 West and Modern Theatre residence halls say they are frustrated with the lack of frequently inoperable elevators, as well as issues with water pressure and temperature, and room temperature. There are weeks when as few as two of the complex’s five elevators are working...

1047 residents say facilities issues hinder experience

Suffolk's newest residence building at 1047 Commonwealth Ave

Kyle Crozier and Caroline Enos

April 24, 2019

Suffolk University’s newest residence hall at 1047 Commonwealth Ave has received mixed reviews from residents and staff alike as the building approaches the halfway point in its two year contract. Suffolk acquired the building from Boston University in the last year and is leasing it from The Mic...

SGA funding for 2019-2020 increased, senator says

SGA funding for 2019-2020 increased, senator says

Caroline Enos

April 24, 2019

The total SGA funding for the 2019-2020 academic year is $779,995. This can be broken down into $314,250 for SGA’s total budget, $365,745 for total club budgets and $100,000 for club initiative requests. The total club budget is used to fund clubs. Senator Rachel Neves, a member of the finance c...

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...

New lounge gives commuter students a home on campus

President and Vice President of Commuter Student Council Brian Hatch and Alexa Baugniet cut the ceremonial ribbon with Marisa Kelly, president of Suffolk University

Katelyn Norwood

April 6, 2019

Commuter students now have a place to call their own, as the grand opening of the commuter student lounge took place Wednesday on the first floor of the Stahl Building. The event marks what many hope to be the continuation of fostering relations between commuter and residential students. President Marisa K...

Police commissioner talks racism in Boston

Boston's first black Police Commissioner William G. Gross stands and addresses crowd

Caroline Enos

April 6, 2019

Boston’s first Black 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 rampant racism. “It’s such an honor to be here in this capacity,” said Gross to BSU. “A lot of people died for me to be here in...

Suffolk seeks student involvement with recycling

Suffolk seeks student involvement with recycling

Kyle Crozier

April 6, 2019

Suffolk University's Sustainability Committee has influenced changes on campus in the last year to improve the student recycling experience, but has not yet addressed the education and behavior of students themselves. The Suffolk Journal reported last year that key campus sustainability initiatives ...

New SGA election bylaws address issues from 2018-2019 E-board election

New SGA election bylaws address issues from 2018-2019 E-board election

Caroline Enos

April 3, 2019

SGA passed a new set of election bylaws last Thursday. While Most of the regulations outlined in the resolution reaffirm rules that have been in place in the SGA election packets from previous years, this is the first official set of election bylaws written and passed by SGA. The bylaws address ...

March madness event scores student midterm success

Andrew Pease / Journal Staff

Andrew Laird

March 27, 2019

The Suffolk Athletics Department and Division of Student Success co-hosted an event called Midterm March Madness on the ninth floor of 73 Tremont last Thursday. The focus was on learning about the services Suffolk provides students through academic programs and the opportunities joining Suffolk athle...

BREAKING: Karine Kanj and Oba Oseghali win as president and vice president of SGA for the 2019-2020 school year

Kaitlin Hahn and Hannah Arroyo

March 6, 2019

In a stunning upset, Suffolk's Student Government Association (SGA) announces Karin Kanj as incoming president and Oba Oseghali as vice president of the upcoming school year. Two hours after the closure of the polls after a three-day span, SGA announced via Twitter that Kanj and Oseghali had won against...

Suffolk community responds to the Green New Deal

Graphic designed by Colin Cavanaugh

Amy Koczera

March 6, 2019

The global community is facing the pressures of climate change now more than it ever has before. In response, young Democrat activists have proposed the Green New Deal (GND) with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and senator Ed Markey (D-MA) at the forefront. This ambitious plan confronts climat...

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