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The Suffolk Journal

Protesters form a defensive line opposite Boston Police officers on Tremont Street April 25. Boston Police made 118 arrests at the Emerson Popular University Encampment.

Suffolk students describe violent arrests at Emerson encampment

Maren Halpin, News Editor May 1, 2024

Editor’s Note: Due to ongoing safety concerns, the following individuals quoted in this story are attributed with their initials or first name only. Five Suffolk University students were arrested...

Residence life senator-at-large Sara Tibbetts voices concerns for her residents at SGAs meeting about the Boards decision to arm SUPD.

‘I’m a lot less comfortable leaving situations up to [SUPD] completely’: RAs discuss frustrations with Board’s decision

Sarah Roberts, News Editor April 30, 2024

Suffolk University Resident Assistants hold many responsibilities in Suffolk’s dorm halls: Above all, maintaining student safety. Some RAs are questioning whether the Board of Trustees had that in mind...

SUPD cruiser parked outside of Samia.

Board vote to arm SUPD sparks outcry among students, faculty

Shealagh Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2024

For Suffolk University sophomore Patrick Walsh, the April 24 email from Suffolk President Marisa Kelly announcing the Board of Trustees decision to authorize the arming of the Suffolk Police Department...

Lieutenant Ramon Nunez, left, and SUPD Chief James Connolly, right, during the March 26 open forum.

Suffolk Board of Trustees votes to arm SUPD

Shealagh Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2024

Suffolk University President Marisa Kelly announced April 24 that the Board of Trustees voted to approve a resolution authorizing the arming of the Suffolk University Police Department and the development...

From left to right, Kirbie OBrien, Amanda Long and Grace MacDonald in the Boston Public Garden in May 2023 ahead of Suffolk Universitys commencement.

Commencement speakers set to welcome class of 2024 as Suffolk’s newest alumni

Avery Martin, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

As the class of 2024 prepares to turn in their tassels in May, they will be sent off by three commencement speakers: Plaintiff Attorney Josh Koskoff,  Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd and Robert...

Suffolk community members remember Deborah Geisler for having a profound impact on everyone who had the honor of getting to know her.

In memory of Deborah Geisler: a life of impact

Shealagh Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2024

Professor Deborah Geisler first came to Suffolk University in 1984 and left an impact of generosity, humor and resilience for the students and faculty she worked alongside and taught for nearly 40 years. Geisler...

Ashlyn Curtis tours the State House during an internship with Senator Ed Markey. Courtesy of Curtis.

Senior Ashlyn Curtis reflects on Suffolk experience, looks to law school in New York

Julia Capraro, Editor-at-Large April 23, 2024

For many Suffolk undergraduates, law school is right around the corner. It wasn’t such an easy journey for senior political science student Ashlyn Curtis, however. For Curtis, who will attend St....

Senior Julia Simone reports from the TD Garden as part of an internship at Channel 7.

Seniors reflect on Suffolk experience as graduation approaches

Julia Capraro, Editor-at-Large April 23, 2024

As Suffolk University’s class of 2024 is looking forward to donning their caps and gowns and stepping into their future careers, many took a moment to reflect on their undergraduate experience at Suffolk. Many...

Suffolk Model UN attends the National Model United Nations in New York City April 5. Courtesy of Avary Bond.

Suffolk Model UN wins big in New York City

Alexis Crochiere, Asst. News Editor April 17, 2024

Suffolk University’s Model United Nations brought home the second-highest award in their most recent collegiate conference in New York City April 5. This was the first time since 2019 the team has...

The Student Leadership and Involvement office located on the third floor of Sawyer.

Clubs, SGA talk funding for upcoming academic year

Avery Martin, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

Between the more than 100 clubs and organizations for students at Suffolk University, one thing is true for all: funding is essential.  For Suffolk’s clubs that fall under the umbrella of Student...

A banner displaying the features of Workday Student in the Sawyer lobby.

Students grapple with new platform during course registration

E.C. Repp, Journal Contributor April 17, 2024

As the spring semester draws to a close and Suffolk University students begin preparing for their next semester, Suffolk switched from using WebAdvisor and SelfService for student resources to Workday...

City Council works toward bus safety, rat control in Boston

City Council works toward bus safety, rat control in Boston

Joshua Yanes, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Boston City Council discussed creating an office for pest control in the City of Boston, hearings to address problem properties and a call for support of a bill that would enhance the safety of buses during...

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