The Suffolk Journal

President, SGA confer about plans for year

President, SGA confer about plans for year

Heather Rutherford

October 8, 2014

The Student Government Association met for the first time last week along with members of Suffolk University’s administration to deliver plans for the year.    First on the agenda for SGA was to take the oaths of the newly elected senators, followed by the introduction of President Norman Smith. “I haven’t even been here...

Oaths and opportunities delivered at SGA meeting

Oaths and opportunities delivered at SGA meeting

Sam Humphrey

October 2, 2014

President Norman Smith spent a half hour engaging the Student Government Association senators at their general meeting Thursday, introducing himself and laying out his vision for Suffolk University. After Dean of Students Nancy Stoll administered the oaths of office to the senators, president Smith...

New president, new direction

New president, new direction

Melissa Hanson

September 9, 2014

Norman Smith stepped into Suffolk’s top position on Sept. 1 after the shocking and unexpected leave of former president James McCarthy. Smith, who has had a robust career of turning around universities and a resumé filled with experience, said he is here to get Suffolk truly on the map of Boston’s...

From businessman to university president

From businessman to university president

Jeremy Hayes

September 9, 2014

Stepping into the large office on the 13th floor of 73 Tremont, it was like the U-Haul just dropped off Suffolk University’s now interim president, Norman Smith. His office looked ready for the school year, but it emulated the feeling of a student moving into his or her dorm for the first time - a...

Students, professors welcome Smith with mixed reaction

Students, professors welcome Smith with mixed reaction

September 9, 2014

As Suffolk welcomes its new President, Dr. Norman Smith, faculty and students have expressed a mix of opinions on what they hope the new president will bring to the university, as well as their reflections on former president James McCarthy. They opined about the suddenness of the switch, their thoughts on the necessity of new leadership, their hopefulness for the future, and...

Smith should address lingering questions

Smith should address lingering questions

Thalia Yunen

September 9, 2014

President McCarthy was not someone I interacted with very much. I would see him in passing, always wearing a smile, and he seemed to be a warm person. Under his presidency, I became aware of many changes:  Fenton being sold, Somerset being built, a new marketing campaign done by advertising agency DeVito/Verdi,...

Editor’s word: Changes during Suffolk’s off-season

Editor’s word: Changes during Suffolk’s off-season

September 9, 2014

Suffolk is changing. It is evident right now more than ever. During what was supposed to be the university’s off-season, Suffolk University was completely shaken up: a salary freeze; the announcement of post-tenure review; job cuts; the sale of Fenton; the closure of the Ridgeway building; and finally, the abrupt leav...

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