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Congress comes to campus

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Maggie Randall

February 28, 2018

Former congressmen came to the university to have in-depth conversations with students on policy issues that related to gerrymandering, veterans and the Trump administration.

Suffolk professors weigh in on tax reform

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Maggie Randall

October 25, 2017

President Donald Trump announced the Republican tax plan on Sept. 28 in Indianapolis. He characterized it as “a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” that will end up being “the largest tax cut in our country’s history.” Dr. Michaele Morrow, an associate professor of accounting at Suffolk Univer...

Congress not representative of American women

Congress not representative of American women

February 12, 2015

By Katie Dugan Last week, The New York Times published a piece that stated women in Congress have less power than ever before. But in the 114th Congress, women hold more seats than ever before, with 20 in the Senate and 84 in the House of Representatives. However, fewer women hold Committee Chair posi...

Keystone XL: Plenty of risks, few benefits

February 4, 2015

By Ian Kea In the three months since Republicans swept November’s midterm elections, the new majority in Congress has wasted little time in passing a bill that approves the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Republicans have called the pipeline a job creator that will stimulate the economy,...

Former congress members visit campus, stress public service

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Will Senar

March 6, 2014

When you put a Republican and a Democrat in a room, you would expect them to be constantly undermining each other and antagonizing their ideas. But this was not the case when Suffolk University held its Congress on Campus program this week. Every two years, Suffolk University holds Congress to Campus...

Hot topic issues discussed by visiting former Congress members

Hot topic issues discussed by visiting former Congress members

Miles Halpine

February 28, 2013

Two former members of Congress visited Suffolk University for a program known as “Congress to Campus” last week from Tuesday, Feb. 19 to Thursday, Feb. 21. With a busy schedule packed with various events and places to be each day, the congressmen set off for a brief, but enjoyable, few days with...

“Congress shall make no law”

October 17, 2012

Anya Batrakova  Journal Contributor It has come to our attention that one in five Americans has no religious affiliation. A study that just came out conducted by the Pew Center and PBS says that 19.6 percent of the population is religiously unaffiliated. This includes atheists and agnostics, who c...

Change is key for students

Change is key for students

Derek Anderson

April 17, 2012

Currently, the average debt for a college student in America is $25,000. This is a record high, and it’s still climbing. Last year, $100 billion was taken out in student loans, only to be trumped by the expected $1 trillion this year for outstanding student loan debt. Could it get worse than this?...

State of the Union: is it relevant?

State of the Union: is it relevant?

February 7, 2012

By Victoria Greenleaf With all of the hype bubbling up around the upcoming Presidential election, rumors and whispers surrounded the State of the Union Address by President Obama on January 24. What would he say? What issues would be addressed? And would it really matter? The State of the Union Address...

The GOP ReTort to Health Reform

March 3, 2010

Article by: Edmund Plamowski, Jr. "The solution Republicans should offer for health reform is no health reform" Over the past year, as Democrats in Congress have pushed their proposals for the socialization of America’s health care system, Republicans have offered both constitutional criticisms of...

Republican win signals desire for balance in Congress

Jeff Fish

January 27, 2010

Article by: Jeff Fish "It is the natural ebb and flow of our political system" Washington was buzzing last week with the arrival of Senator-Elect Scott Brown, who achieved rock star status not by competing on American Idol, like his daughter Ayla (who by the way is available, according to Brown’s ...

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