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A new take on life after near-death experience

A new take on life after near-death experience

Hunter Berube

December 11, 2019

“Once you stop being curious, you start dying,” said Richard Allen Miller, 50, a writing professor at Suffolk University, after recently being cleared from the hospital for blood clots in his right leg and both lungs. On the outside, Miller’s work space appears to be just another off...

AIDs Quilts memorial brings diversity to Suffolk campus

AIDs Quilts memorial brings diversity to Suffolk campus

Mol Webber

December 11, 2019

This past week the AIDs memorial patchwork quilts have been displayed across the Suffolk campus to spread awareness for those who have lost their lives to AIDs and families impacted by the virus. The memorial has been on display in the lobbies of the 73 Tremont, Sawyer and Sargent buildings. ...

Suffolk supports veterans in month-long donation drive

Suffolk supports veterans in month-long donation drive

Julia Ahaesy

November 20, 2019

Suffolk University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) came together during this Veterans’ Day and Homelessness Awareness Month to help support local veterans.  To do so, Suffolk students held a week-long donation drive for the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) at the Vetera...

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...

World literature class brings light to global Issues

English professor Bryan Trabold teaches his fall semester World Literature class

Abby O'Connor

November 6, 2019

When English Professor Bryan Trabold begins his World Literature class, he asks students for the first words that come to mind when they think of Africa. ‘Safari’ and ‘Giraffe’ are typical answers, though as students who take this class find out, these words don’t really correlate with the conti...

What is race? New sociology course starting next term

Murat Metshin

November 6, 2019

Next term, 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 its l...

Students weigh their options at the Major and Minor Expo

Students weigh their options at the Major and Minor Expo

Sarianna Quarne

October 30, 2019

On Oct. 22, the Major and Minor Fair was held at Ridgeway Gym in order to help create connections and network with professors. This way, students could learn about the careers different majors and minors can offer them after college.    “[The event’s goal is] to offer a way for students to have m...

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Secular Education

Gabrielle Delgado

October 30, 2019

Spiritual leaders and health professionals from Suffolk University discussed the role of the religious practices of yoga and mindfulness in secular education in the Sawyer building’s Stoll Room on Wednesday. Panelists included Professor of Psychology Dr. Susan Orsillo, Assistant Director of Wellness E...

New interim Chief of Police Kenneth Walsh to take over for Chief Gerard Coletta

New interim Chief of Police Kenneth Walsh poses with the Suffolk University Police and Suffolk University Security seal

Caroline Enos and Kaitlin Hahn

October 30, 2019

When Captain Kenneth Walsh steps into the role of interim chief of security and police for the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) on Nov. 1, the new chief said he will serve with a sense of community. “No matter where this goes, as the interim police chief, I can promise you this: you’r...

New major to focus on global culture

Katelyn Norwood

October 23, 2019

The World Languages and Cultural Studies department has unveiled a new major to foster global awareness. The new major was created out of a need for more language and culture studies after the removal of the french major from Suffolk. After several years of developing the major and six drafts of the ...

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