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Rapid testing announced for lower and middle income countries

Essential workers work closely with COVID testing
October 6, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that lower and middle income countries will have more access to COVID-19 rapid testing. There will be 120 million tests provided among various countries...

Nigerian state passes new law that allows castration of rapists

Women hold posters  advocating against rape.
October 6, 2020

Nigeria’s Kaduna State recently passed new laws that aim to lower the rate of rape by castrating and, in some cases, killing rapists. This comes after June’s spike in cases, which was three times the...

Artic sea ice melts to second-lowest record

Arctic ice lays adrift in the open water.
September 29, 2020

Rapid melting of Arctic Sea Ice has made its mark, according to new research, and is yet another sign of just how bad 2020 is. An urgent report released on Sept. 15, by the U.S. The National Snow and...

New restrictions issued in the UK as COVID-19 cases climb

A pamphlet discusses the proper precautions needed for COVID-19.
September 29, 2020

As the second wave of COVID-19 increases in the United Kingdom, new restrictions are being put in place by local government officials in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.  On Sept. 25, the...

“ClimateClock” reveals seven years left

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic
September 29, 2020

 Tick tock. The unveiling of a giant clock in Manhattan’s Union Square has revealed how much time is left before the climate emergency becomes irreversible.  An article by the Washington Post went...

New COVID-19 restrictions in France affect Suffolk student, others as cases rise

A young child wears a mask amidst coronavirus pandemic.
September 22, 2020

France has seen an uptick in positive cases of COVID-19 in late August and into early September. The French government has reissued restrictions and is relying on a regionalized approach to control the...

Possible indicators of life found on Venus

A close-up shot of planet Venus.
September 22, 2020

A research group composed of scientists across the nation discovered large amounts of phosphine in Venus’ clouds on Sept. 14, which might mean that life could be found on the planet, according to The...

Fires in world’s largest wetlands threaten endangered species

Two Macaws stay close together in the jungle.
September 22, 2020

Brazil’s Pantanal is burning to the ground with no sign of slowing down. Inhabitants of the world’s largest wetlands face the possibility of losing their homes and their lives as fires continue to...

Suffolk University Madrid campus closed, Trump enacts European travel ban

Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid
(Photo courtesy of Suffolk University)
March 12, 2020

Suffolk University’s Madrid campus is closed as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.  In an email to students, Suffolk Provost Julie Sandell announced that the Suffolk campus in Madrid...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Boston institutions against climate change

Suffolk Climate Watch graphic
March 6, 2020

Businesses and organizations all over the world have pledged to implement effective   measurements that confront climate change such as switching to more renewable light sources, cutting down on greenhouse...

Turkey opens borders for refugees as battles in Syria rage on

Political cartoon Hunter Berube
March 6, 2020

The Turkish army suffered mass casualties after a strike in Northern Syria last week, officials said. Many have expressed concerns that this could escalate and trigger direct conflict with Russia. At...

International spring break trips cancelled, Suffolk warns students abroad amid coronavirus concerns

Seoul, South Korea sets up coronavirus testing outside hospital
March 6, 2020

It was just two weeks ago on February 21st that sophomore Marley Belanger departed the United States to spend a semester abroad exploring the life and culture of Seoul, South Korea. She never could have...

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