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SUPD addresses connections with BPD

SUPD addresses connections with BPD

Mol Webber, News Editor

September 24, 2020

Suffolk University Police Chief Kenneth Walsh spoke with Student Government Association (SGA) senators at Thursday’s meeting about what the department is doing this fall.  Students voiced concerns regarding safety near the hotels Suffolk is lodging students at, new features regarding residence hall ...

Classes to be pass/fail, work study and orientation updates discussed at SGA meeting

Classes to be pass/fail, work study and orientation updates discussed at SGA meeting

Katelyn Norwood and Mol Webber

March 29, 2020

The Student Government Association’s first ever virtual meeting was held via zoom on March 26. President Marisa Kelly, Dean of Students Ann Coyne and Dean Sean Newton attended the meeting and answered questions from the senators regarding the coronavirus and its direct impact on the rest of the semes...

Commuter students look for added parking options on campus

Commuter students look for added parking options on campus

Mol Webber and Katelyn Norwood

February 26, 2020

At the Feb. 20 Student Government Association general meeting, Vice President Oba Oseghali talked about the progress the Student Judicial Review Board (SJRB) has made in condensing the SJRB bylaws down to four pages that are in language that is understand- able to the public. The six differ...

2020 SGA election season in full swing with nominations finalized

2020 SGA election season in full swing with nominations finalized

Mol Webber, @molwebber

February 19, 2020

The last round of nominations for SGA e-board candidates in the SGA spring election were announced at the Feb. 13 meeting. The following students will officially be considered candidates once they turn in their election packets. For president, the current incumbent Karine Kanj is running against Class...

Spring nominations begin for 2020 SGA elections

Spring nominations begin for 2020 SGA elections

Mol Webber

February 12, 2020

The Spring 2020 Student Government Association elections started this past week when eight current SGA members were nominated as candidates at the association’s Feb. 6 meeting. Every current senator is up for reelection. However, anyone can run for a senator seat so long as they are an u...

New campaign materials allowed in spring SGA election

New campaign materials allowed in spring SGA election

Mol Webber

February 5, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a resolution at its Jan. 30 meeting that redefined what can be used as campaign materials in the spring SGA election.  Campaign materials, according to the resolution passed by SGA, are strong components to campaigns and the continuation of democracy i...

Band-Aids and vaccinations topic of debate during SGA open forum

Band-Aids and vaccinations topic of debate during SGA open forum

Haley Clegg

November 13, 2019

Band Aids were a major topic of discussion in the open forum section of Thursday’s SGA meeting. Suffolk’s Counseling Health and Wellness Center (CHW) does not currently have Band Aids available for students. “There should be a readily available place to get free bandaids, and if there was an...

Resolution asks administration to list contact info on Ram Cards

Resolution asks administration to list contact info on Ram Cards

Caroline Enos and Phoebe Adams

November 6, 2019

SGA passed a resolution at its Oct. 31 meeting that recommends the university print contact information for certain campus resources on all new Ram Cards.  The phone number for the Counseling Health and Wellness Office’s crisis number will be included on the back of Ram Cards beginning next year. ...

Senators, Trustees chairman debate transparency and arming SUPD

Senators, Trustees chairman debate transparency and arming SUPD

Caroline Enos and Haley Clegg

October 30, 2019

Bob Lamb, chairman for Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees, spoke with SGA at its Oct. 24 meeting about arming campus police officers and how transparent the Trustees should be, among other issues brought up by senators.  Suffolk President Marisa Kelly said in an email sent to The Suffolk Journal la...

SGA passes resolutions that support gender-inclusive bathrooms, lingual diversity

SGA passes resolutions that support gender-inclusive bathrooms, lingual diversity

Caroline Enos

October 23, 2019

SGA senators approved two resolutions at the Oct. 17 general meeting.  The first resolution states that Suffolk University should label every single-toilet public bathroom on campus as “Gender Inclusive.” It also calls for the university to install menstrual care product dispensers and special trash contain...

SGA to hold Mingle with a Senator event Wednesday

SGA to hold Mingle with a Senator event Wednesday

Caroline Enos

October 16, 2019

Students can meet their SGA representatives, voice their concerns and see what SGA is all about at SGA’s new “Mingle with a Senator” event Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Stoll Room on the 4th floor of the Sawyer Building.  At SGA’s Oct. 10 meeting, Vice President Oba Oseghali said the...

SGA to likely vote on more resolutions concerning push to arm SUPD

SGA to likely vote on more resolutions concerning push to arm SUPD

Caroline Enos

October 9, 2019

In the coming weeks, SGA senators will likely vote on several more resolutions that concern the push to arm Suffolk University Police Officers (SUPD).  Logan Casey, senator for the New England School of Art and Design (NESAD), plans to bring a resolution to senators that could repeal last year’...

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