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Editor’s word: Suffolk’s top 10

September 24, 2014
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On the front page of today’s edition, the Journal published the full salaries of Suffolk’s top 10 highest paid employees. This information was gathered from public documents and represents the 2012 calendar year. Though it may seem alarming to read that the university is paying more than $3...

Editor’s word: Sexual assault surveys

September 17, 2014
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Sexual assault is not only a widespread issue across the country and the world, but an issue that has become prevalent on college campuses, spurring lawsuits by students and investigations by the U.S. Department of Education. But now, some institutions have created task forces and policies to help...

Editor’s word: Changes during Suffolk’s off-season

Editor’s word: Changes during Suffolk’s off-season

September 9, 2014
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Suffolk is changing. It is evident right now more than ever. During what was supposed to be the university’s off-season, Suffolk University was completely shaken up: a salary freeze; the announcement of post-tenure review; job cuts; the sale of Fenton; the closure of the Ridgeway building; and finally, the abrupt leav...

Editor’s word: Orientation 2014

June 5, 2014
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Welcome to Suffolk University, class of 2018 and transfer students. You are about to embark on four very important years of your life, so take in your surroundings, and get excited about what this university has to offer. Unlike the strict and often confining walls of high school, here at Suffolk...

Editor’s word: April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014
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I don’t want to write the last staff editorial of the year about the Boston Marathon bombings last year. I don’t want to write or think about the destruction that two people brought to the city I and the rest of Suffolk University call home. One year later, it is still hard to think about friends...

Editor’s word: It’s winter break, not Christmas break

April 9, 2014
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The town of Norwood voted April 8 to change the phrase of “winter break” back to “Christmas break” in its public schools. Norwood’s school committee voted to change the phrase from Christmas break to winter break back in 2011. More than 76 percent of the town’s population came out to the...

Editor’s word: Response to Beacon Street blaze

April 2, 2014
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Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy tragically lost their lives attempting to put out the fire on Beacon Street last Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Finn said at the press briefing that evening that he had “never seen a fire travel that fast, escalate that quickly...

Editor’s word: MBTA fare hikes and late night hours

March 26, 2014
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Government Center is officially shut down. Late-night service starts Friday. Fare hikes may be on the way. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority has more than a few changes in store for Bostonians. Starting Friday, the MBTA will run late night service for all its branches and select bus routes until...

Editor’s word: Journal learns at conference, wants your help in improving

March 5, 2014
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This past week, the Journal editors escaped the frigid Boston atmosphere and went to San Diego, but brought back more than just a tan. The Journal was awarded ninth place for best website in the small school category at the 30th annual National College Journalism Convention held by the Associated...

Editor’s word: Feb. 26, 2014

February 26, 2014
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On the front page of this edition of the Journal, one of our staff writers looked into ongoing maintenance issues in the dorms around campus. This staff editorial is not going to point fingers at anyone, but these kinds of problems in all three dorm buildings have been an issue for as long as our senior...

Editor’s word: Feb. 19, 2014

February 19, 2014
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Updated as indicated below. It goes without saying that every college student hopes to have a job in their chosen field after receiving their diploma on graduation day. Suffolk University recently unveiled a project called “Suffolk 365” that documents more than 600 members of the Class of 2012 ...

Editor’s word: The Washington Redskins

February 12, 2014
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The Washington Redskins name has become a hotbed issue in the National Football League over the last year and  is now seeing lawmakers getting involved. Team owner Dan Snyder has publicly stated on multiple occasions that he will not change the name as long as he is with the organization. League commissioner...

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