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Suffolk Firsts: LGBTQ+ History Month

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The first official Gay and Lesbian Association at Suffolk (GALAS) executive board. Standing (left to right): Dave DeMarco and Leo McNiff. Sitting: Garrison Smith." />

Emily Devlin, Managing Editor

April 17, 2020

Suffolk recognizes April as it’s Pride Month, so this article will shine a light on the LGBTQ+ community at Suffolk over the years.  The information below is all that is known. There were most likely gay, trans or other non-straight/cis students and faculty at Suffolk since the early days of t...

Suffolk Firsts: Women’s History Month

Catherine Judge became the school’s first full-time professor in 1972, and became the first woman to receive tenure at the university two years later.

Emily Devlin

March 7, 2020

In the fourth part of this four-part series, which will come out in April, The Journal will celebrate Suffolk’s LGBTQ+ history in honor of Suffolk’s LGBTQ+ History Month. For Women’s History Month, The Suffolk Journal is honoring past female Suffolk University graduates and faculty who have...

Suffolk Firsts: Black History Month

Judge Ivorey Cobb receives an honorary degree from Suffolk in 1965

Emily Devlin

February 5, 2020

In the third part of this four-part series, which will come out in March, The Journal will showcase Suffolk’s first female students and staff in honor of Women’s History Month. When Black History Month comes to mind, most people think back to Martin Luther King Jr. speaking on the steps of the L...

Suffolk Firsts: back to our roots

Gleason Archer, the founder of Suffolk University

Emily Devlin

January 29, 2020

These graduates are only a handful of Suffolk firsts The Journal will present this semester. In the second part of this four-part series, which will come out next month, The Journal will showcase Suffolk’s first black students and staff in honor of Black History Month. To ring in the new decade— ...

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