The Suffolk Journal

Diversity Task Force’s final act

Nathan Espinal

April 26, 2017

The Diversity Task Force gave their final presentation to the Suffolk community this past Friday. The presentation outlined the recommendations they have made in the final report after a two year-long joint effort of surveying and evaluating the university’s climate that they will be submitting to...

University’s united push for diversity, the rocky road to inclusivity

University's united push for diversity, the rocky road to inclusivity

Nathan Espinal

March 1, 2017

With Black Her/History Month over, and with the Trump administration’s highly scrutinized actions on immigration and transgender rights affecting the nation, the Suffolk community has been intent on keeping the spotlight on diversity and moving forward to ensure the university is an inclusive and welcome p...

Black History Month: Suffolk leaves students wanting more

Black History Month: Suffolk leaves students wanting more

Elvira Mora

March 1, 2017

February has been a month dedicated to the struggles faced by the Black community, which was first recognized in 1976 and to celebrate those who have been marginalized. It also recognizes important people of color through history. As a Latina woman, I can empathize why this month is necessary. The ho...

Students of color need to feel more appreciated

Timi Ogunbanjo

March 1, 2017

Originally from Nigeria, as an incoming freshman, I was under the impression that I would be in a diverse community with students from many different backgrounds; this observation was true. This past fall semester was my first at Suffolk University and my expectations were high but eventually were n...

Letter to the editor: A critic of Suffolk Law and the new propaganda model

Courtesy of Suffolk University

Brendan Bresnahan

June 13, 2016

Suffolk Law graduate Brendan Bresnahan gives his opinion on the partnership between Suffolk Law School and the Integreon program.

Annual drag show entertains with sass

Annual drag show entertains with sass

November 4, 2015

One of the most recent performance events held by Rainbow Alliance was the annual Drag Show. This show, especially on its yearly basis, adds to the diversity at Suffolk. Already a very LGBTQ friendly university, the drag show adds a bit of lively entertainment from the stress of classes and responsibilities...

Confronting stereotypes: “Whose land are we on?”

Sam Humphrey/Journal Staff

Sam Humphrey

November 4, 2015

How are Native Americans represented in the media? How do fashion companies perpetuate stereotypes of Native people and profit from copying Native designs into their products? And what can be done about the injustices against Native people who persist today? Dr. Adrienne Keene, a postdoctoral fellow...

Race gap in Boston’s departments must change

By Flickr user Thomas Hawk

Maria Baluch

April 22, 2015

It comes as a surprise that Boston’s police and fire departments are “the least racially diverse major city agencies,” according to a report by the city’s Office of Diversity that analyzed municipal payroll data. The analysis found that the police department is 66 percent white and the fire...

Views on black studies and curriculum differ

Soul Food Luncheon held by BSU students during Black History Month.

Heather Rutherford

February 25, 2015

The month of February may remind some of appreciating their significant other on Valentine’s Day, school vacations for most high schools, or like this month, a record amount of snowfall.  But the second month of the year is also the 28-day celebration known as Black History Month. Some professors...

Black History Month overshadowed by other festivities and snow days

Lois Mailou Jones
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Serina Gousby

February 25, 2015

Was Black History Month represented enough in 2015? This February has been filled with celebratory events like the Super Bowl, which led to the parade for the New England Patriots, the Grammy awards, the NBA All-Star Weekend, New York Fashion Week, Valentine’s Day, and the Academy Awards. And then,...

Next president should be less white, male, and status quo for the sake of students

Norman Smith
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Dani Marrero

February 25, 2015

Suffolk University is in a transitional period. When former President James McCarthy left in August, Interim President Norman Smith was brought in to use his expertise gained at Wagner College in New York to help Suffolk. Now, the search is on for who will replace him, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees...

SLI stressed commUNITY for this year’s unity week

(Photo courtesy of Suffolk University Unity Week Facebook)

Thalia Yunen

February 26, 2014

Every year, Suffolk University’s Office of Student Leadership and Involvement has a long-standing tradition of putting together unity week, a celebration of community and unity, or if written in stylized form, commUNITY. This year, students, faculty and administrators will all work together to host...

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