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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 ...

Law professor Jeffrey Wittenberg passes Thursday night

Law professor Jeffrey Wittenberg passes Thursday night

Alexa Gagosz

April 13, 2018

Suffolk University Law Professor Jeffrey Wittenberg passed away Thursday night, according to a statement sent to students by President Marisa Kelly in an email on Friday afternoon. "Professor Wittenberg, known for his wonderful sense of humor and kindness, was admired by his colleagues and ...

Search for next leader still at starting gate

Search for next leader still at starting gate

Alexa Gagosz

February 15, 2017

In the search for the seventh leader of Suffolk University since 2010, the university launched an official global Presidential Search Committee last summer without a deadline or timeline to the project led by Board of Trustees member and Chair of the Presidential Search Committee John Brooks. As of early t...

Suffolk got it right choosing Margaret

Suffolk got it right choosing Margaret

Alexa Gagosz

June 7, 2015

Suffolk you did it, you finally proved to your community that diversity means something to you aside from your advertisements and international student population. Suffolk University finally chose a female president after more than 100 years of white men in the top office. As announced by the university...

Margaret McKenna comes to Suffolk with a passion for students and the city

Margaret McKenna comes to Suffolk with a passion for students and the city

Haley Peabody

May 13, 2015

On Tuesday evening, Suffolk University announced its next president, Margaret McKenna. McKenna, a native of Rhode Island, is excited to take on the position as the tenth president of Suffolk. “Its a great school I've admired for a long time, and its values are very much ones that I share,” sai...

Suffolk announces finalists in presidential search

Suffolk announces finalists in presidential search

Brigitte Carreiro

May 4, 2015

Suffolk University on Monday announced the two finalists for presidency of the university. A message to Suffolk employees from Head of the Search Committee Mark Sullivan said that Margaret McKenna and Louis E. Caldera are the finalists. The finalists will visit campus separately next week. On Wedne...

Presidential search narrowed to three finalists

Presidential search narrowed to three finalists

Brigitte Carreiro

April 30, 2015

The search for a new university president has been narrowed down to three finalists to be announced on Monday. In a university-wide email sent on Tuesday, Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee Mark Sullivan announced that the committee has found three candidates that they feel can take on...

Editor’s word: Community needs more accessibility to presidential search

April 1, 2015

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees has said multiple times that he hopes the Suffolk community will be involved in the search for the president to succeed Norman Smith. It’s encouraging to hear that the Board believes the opinions of students and faculty are important to this search. But the...

Committee includes university faculty in quest for president

Brigitte Carreiro

March 25, 2015

While Suffolk University is in the midst of a period of change, the ongoing search for a new president continues, bringing with it an urge for input from all across the university. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Andrew Meyer, who is part of the presidential search committee, said the question of...

Editor’s word: NESAD should have own representative in presidential search committee

Editor’s word: NESAD should have own representative in presidential search committee

March 25, 2015

Suffolk is searching for a new president, and the Board of Trustees has enlisted help from members of the university community in identifying and choosing the next leader. But, one section of the Suffolk community is grossly underrepresented in this search: The New England School of Art and Design. A...

Search for next Suffolk president continues, faculty from university schools added to search committee

Search for next Suffolk president continues, faculty from university schools added to search committee

Brigitte Carreiro

March 20, 2015

As Suffolk searches for its next president, those involved in the process have said finding the perfect candidate is no easy task. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Andrew Meyer, part of the presidential search committee, said it is difficult to create a list of qualities that make for a successful...

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

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

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...

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