The Suffolk Journal

Editor’s word: Oct. 7, 2015

October 7, 2015

During the daytime, students are used to walking into Suffolk’s buildings and seeing a campus police officer or security guard keeping watch from the lobby. But what happens when the students leave for the day, and the city gets dark? Suffolk’s police keep watch over the dormitories every minute...

Editor’s word: How can Suffolk stop students from transferring?

October 2, 2015

Over the course of the last year, Suffolk has made outstanding strides to streamline major aspects of the university. The obvious move away from Beacon Hill, the addition of the new athletic fields in East Boston and the seemingly endless discussions about what will happen next initially come to mind. With...

Editor’s word: Survey reveals graduates financial outlook

September 24, 2015

As students, we enter college to ultimately build a foundation for our lives as distinguished members of society when we graduate. Whether it’s taking classes that aid in our pursuit of landing a future job at a company that aligns with our particular skill sets or simply learning for the sake of learning,...

Editor’s word: Welcome to Suffolk class of 2019

June 7, 2015

Welcome to campus, Suffolk University class of 2019! After years of diligent academic work, balanced with a slew of extracurriculars and college applications, you have arrived at one of the most vibrant universities in Boston. Four of the most exciting years of your life are finally beginning, so...

Editor’s word: Adjunct professors deserve a better contract

April 22, 2015

Adjunct professors are preparing to terminate their contract and work with the university to create a new one. This process can take months and can be difficult for the professors. They rely on contracts with the university for pay and health benefits, but often, the pay is not great, benefits are...

Editor’s word: Maria Toyoda is the new dean of the CAS

April 15, 2015

It’s a good week for women’s rights and equality at Suffolk University. Officials finally announced who will take over for Kenneth Greenberg as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Long awaited by staff and students, the Board of Trustees at their April 10 meeting approved the appointment...

Editor’s word: Rolling Stone

April 8, 2015

Rolling Stone this week apologized for and redacted a November story titled, “A Rape on Campus,” which told the horrific story of a University of Virginia student who was raped at a fraternity. A review from the Columbia School of Journalism found that Rolling Stone did not use basic fact-checking...

Editor’s word: Community needs more accessibility to presidential search

April 1, 2015

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees has said multiple times that he hopes the Suffolk community will be involved in the search for the president to succeed Norman Smith. It’s encouraging to hear that the Board believes the opinions of students and faculty are important to this search. But the...

Editor’s word: NESAD should have own representative in presidential search committee

Editor's word: NESAD should have own representative in presidential search committee

March 25, 2015

Suffolk is searching for a new president, and the Board of Trustees has enlisted help from members of the university community in identifying and choosing the next leader. But, one section of the Suffolk community is grossly underrepresented in this search: The New England School of Art and Design. A...

Editor’s word: Where are the SGA e-board candidates?

March 4, 2015

For a school with countless alumni in high-ranking positions and working in the fields they chose and studied during their collegiate years, Suffolk appears to have far too few students devoted and interested right now. It is time for elections for the next executive board of the Student Government...

Editor’s word: Student’s rights compromised

February 25, 2015

This week, our lead story focuses on a student who posted a photo on Facebook, and was subsequently asked by the university to remove it. The photo displayed a bug in the Miller Residence Hall’s dining area. Posting a photo to Facebook falls under a citizen’s first amendment rights. The countr...

Editor’s word: A make-up day for students and professors should not be a day off for everyone else

Melissa Hanson/Journal Staff

February 18, 2015

While it was fair that Suffolk University chose to hold classes on President’s Day after a barrage of snowstorms canceled multiple Mondays, it was unfair that employees across every university department did not have to report to work. This may sound like a childish complaint. And, it is a complaint....

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