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Suffolk community responds to the Green New Deal

Suffolk community responds to the Green New Deal

Amy Koczera

March 6, 2019


Filed under Featured Stories, Showcase, World

The global community is facing the pressures of climate change now more than it ever has before. In response, young Democrat activists have proposed the Green New Deal (GND) with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and senator Ed Markey (D-MA) at the forefront. This ambitious plan confronts climat...

Asia Night brings together culture and creativity

Asia Night brings together culture and creativity

Eddie Reinhardt

March 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, World

With a campus built around the idea of inclusion, it is vital that students feel at home even if they are thousands of miles away from it. At Suffolk University, students have access to a plethora of clubs and organizations that work together to create a diverse student body. Hosted by the Asian Ameri...

Global commentary: Hanoi summit sparks hope for a united Korea

Chris Sadrnoori

March 6, 2019


Filed under International Commentary, Showcase, Uncategorized, World

Last week, President Donald Trump was in Hanoi, Vietnam, to speak with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. This was the second round of talks that aimed to denuclearize the peninsula in Southeast Asia. Although this summit ended abruptly and with little progress made, there is still hope of a bright f...

“Hands Off Venezuela” protest confronts crisis overseas

“Hands Off Venezuela” protest confronts crisis overseas

Haley Clegg

March 4, 2019


Filed under Boston, Campus, Featured Stories, News, Showcase, World

On Jan. 23, Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of Venezuela. Shortly after, President Trump released a statement declaring Maduro’s presidency ‘illegitimate’ and officially recognizing Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. In the statement, Trump pledged to “continue t...

Student perspective: Suffolk student finds purpose through volunteering

Student perspective: Suffolk student finds purpose through volunteering

Kendrick Nikornpan

February 28, 2019


Filed under International persepctive, Showcase, Uncategorized, World

An opportunity to study abroad is an exciting option for anyone in college. However, volunteering abroad is an option that is often overlooked. When I started college at Suffolk, I had an innate desire to study abroad. I wanted to gain some kind of global experience that I felt empty without.  AIESEC...

Global commentary: Trump terminates Cold War treaty, nuclear war on the horizon?

Chris Sadrnoori

February 28, 2019


Filed under International Commentary, World

In Oct. 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States plans to terminate the 31-year-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty (INF), a landmark deal that signaled the end of the Cold War. The agreement led to the dismantling of thousands of nuclear weapons on both sides, making the worl...

Another successful semester for SUMUN students

Another successful semester for SUMUN students

Carolyn Nash

February 20, 2019


Filed under Featured Stories, Showcase, Uncategorized, World

Suffolk is known for its diverse campus with students from over 150 different countries; a place where it is best represented is in Somerset, room B18, where the Suffolk University chapter of the Model United Nations meets weekly. The Suffolk University Model United Nations (SUMUN) is a group of politically...

Venezuelan leaders reach stalemate

Amy Koczera and Gabriela Lopez Gomez

February 20, 2019


Filed under Featured Stories, Showcase, Uncategorized, World

Within the past two months, Venezuela National Assembly leader Juan Guaido has challenged de jure President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate. With support from the United States and various other nations, Guaido has declared himself the interim president of the nation. This past week, billionaire Ri...

The search for identity among Asian-Americans

The search for identity among Asian-Americans

Yui Yamamoto

February 15, 2019


Filed under Featured Stories, Showcase, Uncategorized, World

Associate Professor of Peking University School of Transnational Law and researcher of the Asian-American Jurisprudence (AAJ) scholarship Norman P. Ho, took stage at the lecture “Chinese Nationality Laws & Asian-American Identity” on Wednesday, Feb. 7, presented by Asian Pacific American Law S...

Syria withdrawal reveals consequences on the horizon

Syria withdrawal reveals consequences on the horizon

Chris Sadrnoori

February 14, 2019


Filed under Featured Stories, International Commentary, Showcase, Uncategorized, World

In December 2018, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he will begin withdrawing military forces from Syria in early 2019. What started as a multi-national effort to defeat the terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has evolved into a region-wide conflict, inv...

Suffolk students serve communities in Myanmar and Cambodia

Suffolk students serve communities in Myanmar and Cambodia

Carolyn Nash

February 7, 2019


Filed under Featured Stories, Showcase, World

Many college students spend their winter break vacationing or relaxing at home, but this winter, some Suffolk students decided to go abroad and build a house for those in need. This annual winter trip is sponsored through the Center for Community Engagement’s (CCE) Alternative Winter Break (AWB) program. This...

Sandglass Theater tells refugee stories through puppets

Chris Sadrnoori

February 7, 2019


Filed under Theater, World

The internationally-known Sandglass Theater, Ford Hall Forum and Suffolk University Theatre Department, told a unique and moving refugee story through a puppet show last week at Modern Theater. The cast of five members, each coming from a different background, told the stories of migrants seeking...

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