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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

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

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 visits Suffolk University

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...

10 West residents call for elevator improvements

10 West residents call for elevator improvements

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

1047 residents say facilities issues hinder experience

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...

This week in SGA…

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...

New lounge gives commuter students a home on campus

New lounge gives commuter students a home on campus

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...

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 ...

Suffolk looks to revisit SUPD arming question

Ryan Arel

February 6, 2019

Following Columbine, Virginia Tech and other mass shootings across the United States, many universities have been forced to address similar versions of the same question: Should we arm our university police force? “My hope is that we will one way or another put this question to rest this sprin...

Former US attorney investigates presidential search process

Former US attorney investigates presidential search process

Jacob Geanous and Chris DeGusto

April 25, 2018

Suffolk University has hired legal counsel to investigate the Presidential Search process, which has brought yet more controversy to the university’s roughly decade-long presidential carousel. Yurko, Salvesen & Remz P.C., a Boston-based law firm that specializes in resolving business disputes,...

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