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Ford Hall Forum sparks discussion about gender in sports

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Hannah Arroyo

March 7, 2017

For many years women have fought for their rights in politics, the workplace and society as a whole. Today in the world of sports women still face the difficult task of being heard, hired and taken seriously for their hard work and commitment. Monday night’s Ford Hall Forum “Tomboy,” hosted inside Su...

The protection of cyber space and its national implications

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Patrick Holmes

November 4, 2015

Two professionals took on the question of what is next in cyber security during Thursday’s Ford Hall Forum, “Balancing Cyber Security with Privacy in the Digital Age.” Sqrrl Enterprise Business Manager Ely Kahn and Northeastern University Visiting Fellow Ryan Maness led the discussion on how far...

Technology experts on copyright and a computer-controlled society

Technology experts on copyright and a computer-controlled society

October 22, 2015

By Danielle Silva How does technology affect our lives? Tuesday’s Ford Hall Forum, “The Remote-Controlled Society,” explored this question, discussing copyright laws and how technology is taking control of almost every aspect of life. Speakers inquired into how the advancement of technology poses many soci...

Vicious anonymity tough to regulate on the Internet

Tuohey, Sobieraj, Chu, and Gaffin discussed regulation of online comments.
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Thalia Yunen

April 22, 2015

A generic news story is uploaded onto a website. You, as a user, read the story and then scroll down to the comments to see what others have to say. To your surprise, people are spewing hatred to each other in the comment section. Or perhaps not to your surprise, you’re already in the comments, thinking...

Medical officials address management of pandemics at Ford Hall Forum

Medical officials address management of pandemics at Ford Hall Forum

Will Senar

April 15, 2015

Lack of communication between the medical community and the public was the topic of interest at Thursday’s Ford Hall Forum, where a panel gathered to share their unique experiences in the field and discuss how society as a whole responds to viruses and pandemics. Moderator Jean McGuire, executive...

Voter participation discussed at Ford Hall Forum

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Sam Humphrey

April 8, 2015

The first Ford Hall Forum of the spring semester brought a knowledgeable panel of local political experts to discuss the answers to tough questions at the Old South Meeting House Thursday. Professor and Chair of Suffolk’s Government Department, Rachael Cobb, who has researched voter issues and other...

Latest Ford Hall Forum tells story of Birth of a Nation

(L-R): Richard Lehr and Robert Bellinger at the latest installment of Suffolk University's Ford Hall Forum.

Sam Humphrey

November 23, 2014

By Sam Humphrey An obscure newspaper editor and one of the oldest films of all time were the topics at one of the last Ford Hall Forums of the season. Richard Lehr, a journalism professor at Boston University and a veteran of The Boston Globe, discussed his new book, “The Birth of a Nation,” whi...

Hate speech, women’s rights, discussed at recent forums

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Sam Humphrey

November 12, 2014

Hate speech, political correctness, and violence against women were featured prominently at recent Ford Hall Forum. Jeremy Waldron, a law and philosophy professor at New York University, and Azhar Majeed, an author and program director at Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, debated what...

Bloggers exchange ideas on Internet, racism and activism

Sam Humphrey

October 8, 2014

To kick off its fall 2014 season, Ford Hall Forum brought three anti-racism bloggers together to discuss the Civil Rights Act and how attitudes have changed -- or remained -- in the American mindset since 1964. The audience packed the historic African Meeting House, just a few blocks from Suffolk’s...

James Carroll speaks on Pope at Ford Hall Forum

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Sam Humphrey

February 26, 2014

People packed into the C. Walsh Theater Tuesday to learn more about Pope Francis from Suffolk’s Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, James Carroll. The Pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, made quite a statement by choosing the name Francis as his Papal Title, a reference to the 13th century preacher...

Would Martin Luther King Jr. be proud of Suffolk?

Photo by Dick DeMarsico (Courtesy Library of Congress), courtesy of Suffolk University

Melissa Hanson

January 23, 2014

When Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at a Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University in 1956, he said, “negroes everywhere should refuse in a nonviolent sense to cooperate with the evils of segregation.” The message of equality today now also includes, gender, sexual orientation, and religion, among others....

Wit of comical lawyer entertains full house in this installment of Ford Hall Forum

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Thalia Yunen

November 13, 2013

A full house was drawn to the Ford Hall Forum, “Taking the Stand,” co-sponsored by Suffolk's Rappaport Center. The event was moderated by Harvey Silverglate, criminal defense, academic freedom, and First Amendment rights lawyer and co-founder of Foundations for Individual Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.)...

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