The Suffolk Journal

CUES cultivates a greener Suffolk

CUES cultivates a greener Suffolk

Amy Koczera and Kyle Crozier

November 14, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics, Showcase, Suffolk News

As progressive urban cities around the world are creating more sustainable environments and increasing green-spaces for citizens, Suffolk University’s Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)  is making the campus more ecologically aware with the inclusion of a new hydroponically powered tower...

Despite opposition, Social Security is here to stay

Despite opposition, Social Security is here to stay

Caroline Enos

November 14, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics, Suffolk News

Despite recent remarks made by Republican leaders, Nancy J. Altman, president of Social Security Works and the speaker at a Suffolk University event last Thursday, said Social Security is not going away anytime soon. “Social Security is 100 percent funded for the next decade-and-a-half, and is 87 pe...

Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate*

Democrats win House, Republicans hold Senate*

Haley Clegg, Kaitlin Hahn, and Kyle Crozier

November 7, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics, Suffolk News

Voters across the nation flocked to voting booths to cast their ballot in Tuesday's midterm election. Democrats took back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans retained majority control over the U.S. Senate. Charlie Baker, incumbent Republican Governor of Massachusetts for t...

Trump mulls revoking birthright citizenship

Nick Viveiros

November 1, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics

President Donald Trump is mulling over a major change to the way citizenship is administered, according to multiple news reports. In an interview with Axios on Monday, Trump told reporters that he plans to sign an executive order that would remove birthright citizenship. Currently, the children of immi...

Supreme Court Justice confirmed

Nick Viveiros, Journal Staff

October 10, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics

This article contains a graphic description of sexual assault. Please read at your discretion. In a close, nearly party-line vote held Saturday, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was confirmed to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy as associate justice on the United States Supreme Court. The vote took plac...

“Fighting Nazis” put into perspective

“Fighting Nazis” put into perspective

Caroline Enos, Journal Contributor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Politics, Suffolk News

For panelists at MIT’s October 4th event “How to Fight a Nazi,” compassion is the only thing that is capable of deradicalizing a Neo-Nazi. One panelist at the event, Christian Picciolini, is a former Neo-Nazi who has helped 220 people disengage from extremist groups through his organization Free R...

Trump money under investigation

Kyle Crozier, Assistant News Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

The New York Times’ investigation into the Trump family finances laid out many allegations of what they called “creative accounting” that may now force the family to pay out hundreds of millions in back taxes, fines and penalties to New York state. The complicated process that father Fred Trump us...

BlackkKlansman speaks on race and politics

BlackkKlansman speaks on race and politics

Katelyn Norwood and Mikaela Linder

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Suffolk News

Ron Stallworth visited Suffolk University on Wednesday to talk about his experience as an undercover police officer that infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970’s. In 2014, Stallworth wrote the book, Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime, that documented his...

Economics and the environment: Finding the balance

Ryan Arel

October 3, 2018


Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Politics, Suffolk News

Last Wednesday, Suffolk University students gathered in the Sawyer building to explore a question that humans have asked for centuries: What is the relationship between economics and the environment, and the environment and ourselves? The discussion titled “What Nature Can Nurture” discussed the ri...

MA health leaders discuss Title X

Caroline Enos

October 3, 2018


Filed under Boston, News, Politics

On September 25th, Health advocates and state officials gathered to panel at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute of the Senate to discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to cut Title X and overturn Roe v. Wade. This could put women’s health and where women can receive specialized medical attention at ...

Ford Hall Forum talks voter importance

Kyle Crozier and Shayla Manning

October 3, 2018


Filed under Boston, Campus, News, Politics, Showcase, Suffolk News

David Paleologos, the Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center (SUPRC) and acclaimed pollster, spoke to students and faculty this past Thursday about his newest poll of unregistered voters in the 2018 midterm elections. The Ford Hall Forum event “People Who Don’t Vote: Their Impact ...

FBI Investigates Kavanaugh Allegations

Kaitlin Hahn, Kyle Crozier, and Sarah Lukowski

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, Suffolk News

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made it through to the next stage of the confirmation process on Friday after Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., cast the deciding vote. Flake’s only condition was a one-week delay so that the FBI can investigate the sexual assault allegations against the nominee. “...

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