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Miller Hall to house homeless during COVID-19 pandemic

Miller Hall to house homeless during COVID-19 pandemic

Caroline Enos

March 29, 2020

Miller Hall will house people experiencing homelessness in Boston during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Sunday.  The hall’s 172 rooms will be used to help homeless people social distance themselves from others and safely quarantine, Walsh said. The Boston Public Health Com...

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...

Suffolk’s Sawyer Library moves resources online as students learn remotely

Suffolk’s Sawyer Library moves resources online as students learn remotely

Emily Devlin

March 28, 2020

The Sawyer Library, much like classes and the rest of Suffolk University’s resources, has gone virtual. “We wanted to make sure that the students and faculty could successfully and quickly transition to online learning,” said Gregory Heald, director of the Mildred F. Sawyer Library.  Co...

Stimulus package changes federal student loan policy, pays those in need

Stimulus package changes federal student loan policy, pays those in need

James Bartlett

March 27, 2020

Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that will pay individuals and families, as well as make changes to the federal student loan policy, to provide relief to Americans facing economic impacts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Under the stimulus package, anyone earning $75,000 or less indiv...

Five Suffolk University students test positive for COVID-19

Five Suffolk University students test positive for COVID-19

Caroline Enos and Katelyn Norwood

March 23, 2020

Five Suffolk University students have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, Suffolk Dean of Students Ann Coyne said in an email Monday evening.  Coyne said the five cases were separate and each student with the virus has received “appropriate medical care from providers as well as appropr...

What switching to online learning means for the Suffolk Art & Design department

What switching to online learning means for the Suffolk Art & Design department

Sarah Lukowski

March 22, 2020

Suffolk’s decision to teach all classes remotely for the remainder of the semester due to the coronavirus outbreak has caused Art & Design students to worry about how they will navigate studio classes through online instruction and access materials for their assignments.  Suffolk’s Art & Design department, whi...

Suffolk commencement pushed until at least August

Suffolk commencement pushed until at least August

Caroline Enos

March 21, 2020

Suffolk University's commencement will likely be held in August in light of growing concerns over the novel coronavirus, Suffolk President Marisa Kelly announced in an email to the Suffolk community Saturday. Kelly said guidance from public health and government officials indicates that the larg...

Suffolk theatre department finds solutions to remote learning challenges

Suffolk theatre department finds solutions to remote learning challenges

Morgan Hume

March 20, 2020

Along with other colleges across the city and country, Suffolk University announced on March 12 that all classes would be taught remotely for the rest of the semester in response to concerns about the widespread coronavirus. While the decision helps ongoing efforts for the United States to practice s...

Trump says potential COVID-19 treatment drugs won’t have to be approved by FDA

Trump says potential COVID-19 treatment drugs won’t have to be approved by FDA

Katelyn Norwood and Mol Webber

March 19, 2020

President Donald Trump suspended restrictions on possible COVID-19 treatment drugs and said they will not have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being used — a move Trump said will cure those with the virus faster.  As of Thursday, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in th...

Think of those who have been forgotten during this pandemic

Think of those who have been forgotten during this pandemic

Mol Webber

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 had less of an impact on the Suffolk community two weeks ago. At that point, only international spring break trips were canceled and just those studying abroad in China and Italy were asked to return home. The dining halls were open and students were studying for midterms while turning in the...

When sports stood still

When sports stood still

JD Conte

March 19, 2020

It’s March tenth. The Bruins lead the NHL in points. The Celtics are third in the eastern conference. You can see March Madness on the horizon, and you can almost hear opening day at Fenway Park. Tom Brady is still a Patriot. The Suffolk Rams are already racking up their first wins of the spring season. It's...

Suffolk services to move online as non-essential personnel begin working remotely

Suffolk services to move online as non-essential personnel begin working remotely

Katelyn Norwood

March 18, 2020

In an email sent to the Suffolk community Wednesday, Dean of Students Ann Coyne announced that Suffolk University faculty and staff, except for essential personnel, will begin working remotely starting Thursday, March 19.  “Classes will continue online, while the libraries will be closed and campus of...

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