The Suffolk Journal

Panel debates governor’s report on MBTA

Panel debates governor’s report on MBTA

Sam Humphrey

May 5, 2015

By now, commuters are well aware of the report commissioned by Governor Charlie Baker to identify problems and propose solutions for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. On Tuesday, Suffolk University’s Center for Real Estate partnered with the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and hosted...

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...

Students, staff race across Boston Marathon finish line

Students, staff race across Boston Marathon finish line

Heather Rutherford

April 22, 2015

In 2013, Haley Erickson was watching a live broadcast of the Boston Marathon. When Erickson, a Suffolk University Police Department systems administrator, saw the live video of two bombs exploding at the finish line, she decided it was time to start training to run a marathon herself. “Before this, the farthe...

Students, PC, celebrate end of year with Urban Carnival

Students, PC, celebrate end of year with Urban Carnival

Brigitte Carreiro

April 22, 2015

Complete with popcorn, cotton candy, and caricatures, this year’s annual Ramily Reunion transported students to a classic outdoor carnival in the middle of the city. On an ordinary day, students usually pass the Ashburton Place parking lot without so much as pausing to let vehicles drive in and...

Global Business students visit Brazil for travel seminar

Global Business students visit Brazil for travel seminar

Alexa Gagosz

April 22, 2015

For seven days in December, two professors and 15 students will take a trip to South America to immerse themselves in global businesses in Brazil. The Global Travel Seminars are overseen by Sawyer Business School dean’s office and SBS faculty, and recently but the Center for International Programs...

Sketchual Misconduct says goodbye to seniors

Sketchual Misconduct says goodbye to seniors

April 22, 2015

By Patricia Negron Suffolk’s Modern Theater was filled with laughter for Sketchual Misconduct’s last show of the year, “The Sound of Pizza.” The show was funny and despite the bittersweet feeling that this would be the last show for the graduating seniors, the witty original sketches that...

Maintenance workers should not lose their benefits

Maintenance workers should not lose their benefits

Thalia Yunen

April 22, 2015

The university told its facilities employees two weeks ago that Suffolk is looking into outsourcing facilities and maintenance jobs to a private contractor. Around the same time, the university announced that it is going to give $1,000 after-tax bonuses to its employees. This doesn’t seem fair to...

An open letter to group project slackers

An open letter to group project slackers

Sam Humphrey

April 22, 2015

Reading or hearing that phrase “group projects” is enough to make my stomach turn over and twist into a knot. We’ve all had projects, so you would hope your peers would acknowledge the project will likely be a drag and work diligently to get it done. But too often, the bulk of the work falls on...

Students from local colleges come together for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Students from local colleges come together for Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 16, 2015

By Abbey Wilson Running late on Wednesday, I hurried to the Holocaust memorial on Congress Street. It was Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. An annual gathering there drew a small crowd, mainly just a few students from Hillel groups from Suffolk, Emerson College, and Simmons College, as well ...

Editor’s word: Maria Toyoda is the new dean of the CAS

April 15, 2015

It’s a good week for women’s rights and equality at Suffolk University. Officials finally announced who will take over for Kenneth Greenberg as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Long awaited by staff and students, the Board of Trustees at their April 10 meeting approved the appointment...

MBTA needs major reforms before new revenue

MBTA needs major reforms before new revenue

Sam Humphrey

April 15, 2015

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority suffers from poor management, inefficient spending, and excessive employee absenteeism, according to an panel of experts' new report on the agency’s operations released last week. The report is a win for Governor Charlie Baker, who commissioned the report...

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