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CAS faculty vote against arming SUPD

CAS faculty vote against arming SUPD

Caroline Enos and Ryan Arel

November 13, 2019

Nearly 80% of College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty members said they are not in favor of arming sworn officers in the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD), according to Amy Marks, a CAS representative on the Faculty Senate. In an email to The Suffolk Journal last week, Marks said the arming issue was put t...

Senators, Trustees chairman debate transparency and arming SUPD

Senators, Trustees chairman debate transparency and arming SUPD

Caroline Enos and Haley Clegg

October 30, 2019

Bob Lamb, chairman for Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees, spoke with SGA at its Oct. 24 meeting about arming campus police officers and how transparent the Trustees should be, among other issues brought up by senators.  Suffolk President Marisa Kelly said in an email sent to The Suffolk Journal la...

SGA to likely vote on more resolutions concerning push to arm SUPD

SGA to likely vote on more resolutions concerning push to arm SUPD

Caroline Enos

October 9, 2019

In the coming weeks, SGA senators will likely vote on several more resolutions that concern the push to arm Suffolk University Police Officers (SUPD).  Logan Casey, senator for the New England School of Art and Design (NESAD), plans to bring a resolution to senators that could repeal last year’...

No vote for arming campus police officers— yet

No vote for arming campus police officers— yet

Caroline Enos and Ryan Arel

October 2, 2019

The Suffolk University Board of Trustees in June indefinitely delayed a vote on whether to arm the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD). University officials said the board will vote on the issue later this year, or as early as next month.  The postponement came after a push last semester by the Student ...

SGA did not properly advertise arming resolution before vote, student says

SGA did not properly advertise arming resolution before vote, student says

Caroline Enos

May 31, 2019

Logan Casey, member of the Class of 2022, spoke to senators at SGA’s final general meeting for the year about his concern that the organization did not properly advertise its resolution on arming the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) before it was passed in a 23-11 vote on April 4. Th...

Student protestors rally against SGA endorsement to arm Suffolk University Police Department

Student protestors raise hand designed posters

Haley Clegg

April 18, 2019

On Thursday afternoon, a group of student protesters gathered on Suffolk’s Roemer Plaza to protest the Student Government Association (SGA) vote a week prior to endorse the arming of the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD). "We believe that SGA didn't look at a holistic campus and all th...

Arm SUPD

Matt Lewis

April 17, 2019

The Student Government Organization (SGA) voted in favor (23 - 11) of arming the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD). This vote comes in the wake of a university-wide discussion of arming SUPD officers. Considering the location of Suffolk University — in one of the more dangerous areas of Boston...

Don’t Arm SUPD

Elvira Mora

April 17, 2019

A protest on April 11 took place as a direct response to the Student Government Association (SGA) 23-11 vote in favor of the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) to carry firearms. Although Suffolk Chief of Police and Security Gerard Coletta has made it abundantly clear that only sworn SUPD officers...

SGA votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police, awaiting Board of Trustees for final say

SGA votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police, awaiting Board of Trustees for final say

Haley Clegg, Ryan Arel, and Caroline Enos

April 10, 2019

Correction: an earlier version of this article refers to Capt. Jim Connolly as Tim Connolly. The online version has been corrected to Jim. In a 23-11 vote Thursday, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a non-binding resolution that recommends sworn officers of the Suffolk University Polic...

Student Government Association votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police

Student Government Association votes to endorse arming of Suffolk University police

Ryan Arel

April 4, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) has passed a non-binding resolution recommending that Suffolk University moves to arm the sworn officers of the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD). After a contentious debate amongst SGA members regarding the resolution, the SGA voted 23-11 to pass the ...

SUPD officials say officers should be armed

(From Left) Associate Dean of Students Shawn Newton, Lt. Ramón Nuñez, Cpt. Ken Walsh, Chief Gerard Coletta, Cpt. Jim Connolly

Caroline Enos and Ryan Arel

February 20, 2019

Suffolk University’s Chief of Security and Police Gerard Coletta and three other Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) representatives said they believe that Suffolk should move to arm its police force. Their statements were made during a campus safety forum hosted by SGA in the Sawyer building o...

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