Suffolk in the Media
University faculty, staff, students and programs are featured regularly in local and national media. The following offers a sampling of recent Suffolk University media mentions.
University faculty, staff, students and programs are featured regularly in local and national media. The following offers a sampling of recent Suffolk University media mentions.
Parents magazine: March issue
“The truth is, doing research online makes us feel like we’re doing something productive—when we’re really just fretting. As [Suffolk University Professor] Susan Orsillo, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and coauthor of The Mindful Way Through Anxiety, says, ‘One of the most challenging things about worry is that we can get pretty far in the process and still feel like we’re problem-solving. …”
ABA Journal – February 14, 2019
Gabriel Teninbaum, director of Suffolk Law’s Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology, addresses the future of legal work.
WBZ-TV - February 14, 2019 “WBZ TV’s Breana Pitts visits her inspirations, Suffolk University professor Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber and studio manager Jerry Glendye.”
Daily Times Chronicle – February 8, 2019 “The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University will present timely public discussions of issues ranging from the #MeToo movement to the challenges refugees face as they resettle here through a compelling spring 2019 schedule of events.…”
Boston 25 News – February 6, 2019
“‘The big question has already been answered and the question now is whether this set of facts is enough for that finding,’ Suffolk University Law Professor Rosanna Cavallaro said. Professor Cavallaro explained the indictment was upheld by the SJC, signifying the possibility that another person could legally cause the suicide of another person. She says this appeal will be dependent largely on whether or not the prosecutors on Carter's case proved that she was legally responsible for Roy's death.”
JDSupra – February 4, 2019 “In an interesting case pending before the TTAB, law students from the Suffolk University IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic have opposed an application filed by United Trademark Holdings, Inc. to register RAPUNZEL as a trademark for dolls and toy figures. The students, led by clinic director Loletta “Lolita” Darden, represent [Suffolk Law] Professor Rebecca Curtin, a trademark law professor and mother of a young girl who has purchased dolls.…”
Legal Talk Network – February 2, 2019
“How can access to justice technologies be developed through a game? In this episode of Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to David Colarusso about the Learned Hands project. Learned Hands is a game in which lawyers spot possible legal issues in real people’s stories about their problems. This machine learning game identifies text classifiers for developing a new taxonomy that can be used to connect people with public legal help resources. Play the Learned Hands game at https://learnedhands.law.stanford.edu. David Colarusso is the Director of Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab.
NECN - February 2, 2019
“Patriots fever is running high, and the excitement for Super Bowl LIII is extending to students. With all the celebrations bound to happen this weekend, campus police officers are making safety their priority.” – Suffolk in the City student reporter Joe Casale.
Daily Times Chronicle - January 30, 2019 “A new experiential course offered at Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School provided 18 graduate students, including David Oberlander of Reading, with the opportunity to work the floor at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, a private exhibition for the Consumer Technology Association, whose members include nearly 2000,000 business professionals and tech gurus. …”
Mass Live – January 29, 2019
“Robert Allison, a history professor at Suffolk University, said the records would allow the public a peek into the lives of people in 1700s. ‘It is a great power to see these documents,’ Allison said. “We bring back the people and voices of the past.”
Daily Free Press – January 29, 2019
“Conversations about refugees have reached phones, social media, news networks and now, even puppets. Vermont-based Sandglass Theater employed the latter in their show, “Babylon: Journeys of Refugees,” which played at the Puppet Showplace Theater at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre Thursday, Jan. 24, to Saturday, Jan. 26. …After the show, a conversation was held as part of the Ford Hall Forum Public Discussion Series. The show’s director and ensemble performers were joined by Suffolk faculty members Iani del Rosario Moreno, Ragini Shah and Rev. Amy Fisher.…”
WalletHub – January 28, 2019
Management & Entrepreneurship Professor M. Nesij Havaj discusses the various Discover credit card options.
Pew CharitableTrusts – January 24, 2019
“When looking for answers to legal questions, people increasingly start their searches online. But what they find isn’t always very useful—prompting the law schools at Stanford University and Suffolk University to team up to harness artificial intelligence (AI) to help people identify their specific legal issues. …”
Boston Globe – January 24, 2019
“Brenda Bond, a Suffolk University professor who studies public safety policies, said cameras are a “double-edged sword” that raise complicated questions about transparency, privacy, and costs. ‘I don’t think a lot of those questions can be answered in this case,’ she said. ‘But in this case, you can see the unbelievable benefits of having that data available.’”
WalletHub – January 22, 2019 Economics Chair Jonathan Haughton talks about the results of WalletHub’s survey on how to pay for large purchases.
WBGH – January 16, 2019
Law Professor Renée Landers discusses how attorney general nominee William Barr will handle the Russia probe and other weighty matters on “Greater Boston.”
Boston Herald – January 16, 2019
“‘It’s ridiculous,’ said David Tuerck, a Suffolk University economics professor and head of the Beacon Hill Institute. ‘I don’t understand why the state allows it. It’s a mistake to treat sick time as an entitlement. It violates the whole purpose of the time off.”
WBUR – January 15, 2019
History Professor Robert Allison talks about the molasses flood.
Boston Globe Stage Review – Jan. 15, 2019 Theatre Professor Laura Shink (Latreille) is praised for her role in Lyric Stage Company’s production of The Wolves: "‘A soccer mom played by Laura Latreille is the only adult to make an appearance in “The Wolves,’’ very late in the play, and it’s a memorable one.’”
Reimagining Innovation in Legal Education
Above the Law – January 11, 2019
An interview with Suffolk Law Professor Gabe Teninbaum, director of the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology.
If Democrats are looking for fresh, new faces, why are these septuagenarian white guys so popular?
Los Angeles Times – January 9, 2019
In a recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll, more Democrats said they were excited about Biden — 53% — than any other politician mulling a presidential run.
Saying Trump is racist may be Ocasio-Cortez’s least surprising opinion
Washington Post – January 7, 2019
“In a Suffolk University poll [August 2016] conducted shortly before the election, well before the incidents cited by Ocasio-Cortez as evidence of Trump’s racial views, about half the country (including most Democrats and Hispanics) thought he was racist. Remarkably, even 7 percent of Americans who planned to vote for Trump thought he was racist.”
Mass. tax receipts down significantly for December
Boston Globe – Jan. 5, 2019
“Suffolk University professor of economics David Tuerck said the December numbers, however disappointing, ‘should come as no surprise.’ ‘After a very strong recovery in FY 2018, revenue growth is headed downward, in line with historical averages,’ he said.”
‘Trump bump’ offering little help to law schools
Boston Herald – January 5, 2019
“Suffolk University Law School Dean Andrew Perlman said things could be looking up for law school students. He said Suffolk has seen an increase in applications and a bump in the number of students landing full-time jobs after graduation. ‘If anything over the last couple of years, we have seen marked interest in legal careers,’ Perlman said. ‘Young people are seeing the important role that law and lawyers play in our democracy.”
TTAB Says Consumer Can Fight ‘Rapunzel’ Trademark
Law 360 – Jan. 2, 2019
Suffolk Law Professor Rebecca Curtin’s “Rapunzel” trademark case climbs past obstacle. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rules that case can proceed. Curtin is represented by Suffolk Law Professor Loletta Darden, director of the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic.
Americans have a New Year’s resolution for Washington: Cut it out, already
USA TODAY – Jan. 2, 2019
In a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll welcoming 2019, the most frequent suggestion from voters by far was for official Washington to resolve to stop squabbling and work across party lines. Indeed, setting an example of citizen bipartisanship, Democrats, Republicans and independents all united behind that idea as their top response to the open-ended question.
Live Nation Productions Chief Heather Parry Put on Leave Amid Verbal Abuse Claims
Variety – December 21, 2018
“Experts say that such an environment will screen out people based on their willingness to withstand abuse, and not on their talents. ‘The hazing and the breakdown process is trying to identify those who will act in a subservient way,’ says David Yamada, a law professor at Suffolk University. ‘You end up with people who are technically competent but emotionally subservient.”
De-Stressing During Finals Week
NECN – Dec. 14, 2018
“It's the time of year for college students to face finals. But students at Suffolk University in Boston have found a few great ways to relax.”
Suffolk University Students Work with St. John School Second Graders on Green Activities
North End Waterfront.com – December 14, 2018
“On December 6, 2018, a team of seven Suffolk University students and their professor worked with two second grade classes and their teachers at St. John School in the North End. This visit was part of a service learning project supported by the Campuses for Environmental Stewardship (CES) program and Suffolk University’s Center for Urban Ecology & Sustainability (CUES).”
Red Sox Spread Holiday Cheer
NBC10 Boston – December 13, 2018
“Red Sox players took adorable puppies to Suffolk University. Students are in the middle of final exams and this is a good way to de-stress.”
WGBH -- December 10, 2018
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses the latest developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on the Boston Public Radio show.
Andalusian Elections Pivot Far-Right
War on the Rocks -- December 12, 2018
“For the first time in Spain's 36-year electoral history, right-wing parties won an absolute majority of seats in the Andalusian Parliament. This outcome could enable a non-Socialist government to take power in the region after a generation of uninterrupted Socialist Party rule. Sebastián Royo, Professor & Acting Provost at Suffolk University Boston joins the WarCast to discuss what's happening with Spain's situation.”
Trump doesn’t seem to be persuading anyone with his furious anti-Mueller rhetoric
Washington Post – December 7, 2018
“Suffolk University released a poll in October that shows how members of each party view the probe. Three-quarters of Democrats say they have a lot or some trust that Mueller’s investigation will be fair. More than half of Republicans say they have little or no trust that it will be. Suffolk also asks another useful question that we can use to compare responses: What’s your most trusted news or opinion source?”
Patrick Bemoans “Cruelty of Election Process” as He Bows out of 2020 Race
InsideSources—December 6, 2018
Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center David Paleologos tells Inside Sources that Patrick was “one of ten strong Democrats who had a path to score Democratic Primary victories in the three early states and to ultimately take on President Trump.” According to Paleologos, the immediate beneficiaries of his decision are his fellow New Englanders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, and African-American candidates, “especially Cory Booker.”
Through shirts and hoodies, Fairhaven’s Chance Negalha turns a negative into a positive
SouthCoast Today – December 5, 2018
“These four letters, love spelled backwards, were spray-painted on the exterior of Fairhaven High School over the weekend. Once photographs of the graffiti made their way onto social media, the vandal — who has not been identified by Fairhaven police — faced wide-spread condemnation for their actions. Chance Negalha, an alumnus of Fairhaven High, and a graphic design student at Suffolk University, was among those people upset by the act. …”
Bad bosses: How workers with mean managers act when they move up in the ranks
Orlando Business Journal – December 4, 2018
Management and Entrepreneurship Professor Chaim Letwin and other researchers conducted a “study, which said those employees who dis-identified with their bad bosses' behavior tended not to copy their poor management habits. …”
Meet Garo Bazarbachian of BAZ Clothing
Armenian Weekly – December 4, 2018 “At just 20 years old, Garo Bazarbachian has already made a name for himself. His Armenian last name, truncated to one syllable, is also his self-made brand. Pronounced BĂZ with a short a (not BÂZ, as its native pronunciation would suggest), Bazarbachian says he hopes his new line of clothing apparel will be worn by Armenians and non-Armenians alike. … But his top priority is six-miles away at Suffolk University, where he is pursuing a finance degree and minoring in entrepreneurship and business law.”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Dec. 3, 2018
Gabriel H. Teninbaum, a professor and the director of the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology at Suffolk University Law School, was a member of one of two teams to receive the inaugural Leading Edge Prize for Educational Innovation from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. The team’s winning project focused on a pair of startups, Proboknow and Lowboknow, aimed at expanding access to legal services.
Cape Ann TV – December 2018
Suffolk student Lukas Phipps discusses his internship experience with Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office.
Immigration law forum challenges family separation
Sampan – November 16, 2018
The fifth Harry Dow immigration lecture took place Nov. 7 at Suffolk University Law School, hosted by the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. About 50 people attended the “Challenging family separation in court: Reunification and the right to seek asylum” forum. Second-year law student Kelly Bae received the Harry H. Dow Memorial Scholarship Award. The scholarship is for Suffolk law students interested in public interest law, community development or immigration law. Bae is an intern at Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence. Dow was the first Chinese American lawyer in Massachusetts, after graduating from Suffolk University Law School in 1929. He was a champion of the Chinese immigrant community, along with the poor, elderly and underserved groups.”
Brexit: resignations, discontent and a challenge for the leadership of Theresa May
CNN – November 15, 2018 Government Professor Roberto Domínguez was interviewed immediately after Britain’s Prime Minister May made public the draft of the Brexit agreement. He indicated that the main problem of Brexit is that British citizens are quite confused about their decision to leave the European Union. Now that they are facing the potential consequences of Brexit, they have realized that a basic cost-benefit analysis indicates that the losses are much higher than the gains.
Suffolk Law online game aims to promote access to justice
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – November 15, 2018
“An online game launched last month by a partnership between the technology labs at the Suffolk and Stanford law schools is producing the raw data necessary to someday enable artificial intelligence programs to more efficiently direct scarce legal resources to those in need. Learned Hands is the brainchild of David A. Colarusso, director of Suffolk Law’s Legal Innovation & Technology Lab, and Margaret Hagan, who heads Stanford Law’s Legal Design Lab.
When hazards collide
Burlington Free Press, Vt. – November 13, 2018
“A team of researchers will dedicate the next three years to studying the barriers faced by survivors of domestic violence struggling with opioid addiction in Washington County. The team includes Rebecca Stone, sociology professor from Boston's Suffolk University, Emily Rothman, a professor at Boston University's School of Public Health, and Diane Kinney, the executive director of Washington County's domestic violence organization, Circle. The three women won a $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund the project. Stone sat down with the Burlington Free Press earlier this month to talk about their research. …”
T. Rex Ancestor Had an S-shaped Brain, Fossil Reveals
National Geographic – November 13, 2018
“After death, the brain quickly rots, essentially puddling in the skull, says Eugenia Gold, a paleontologist at Suffolk University in Boston. ...”
WGBH – November 12, 2018
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses the political headlines of the day with Boston Public Radio show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
Songs for veterans, Poe as told by puppets, and more
Boston Globe Magazine – November 11, 2018
“Puppets and masks blur the line between life and death in Loss of Breath: The Unfinished Life and Death of Edgar Allan Poe.Written and directed by Wesley Savick, a Suffolk University theater professor, the student production incorporates elements of Japanese Noh theater, sideshow illusions, and creations by the Puppet Showplace Theater.”
Record turnout for midterms in Bay State
Boston Herald – November 10, 2018
“Rachael Cobb, an associate professor and chair-woman of Suffolk University’s government department, said the turnout can be boiled down to one person: President Trump. ‘The midterms are a referendum of the president's performance,’ Cobb said. ‘The turnout appears to be driven largely by interest in national ramifications of the 2016 election. The nationalization of politics right now in national events, the presidency, and mobilized rallies and protests, have propelled people to vote in this election.”
Which Law School Offers Students The Best In Legal Tech
LawFuel – November 7, 2018 “The PreLaw ranking winner was Suffolk University Law School. The magazine’s law school listings included 30 schools in its ranking, with University of California-Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia all placing in the top 20. Unsurprisingly, most of the schools were in the tech-heavy areas of Silicon Valley, Boston and New York. After Suffolk came UC Berkeley, Arizona State, Santa Clara Law and the University of Colorado. Harvard came in at #11 and Stanford at #19, among the Ivy League schools. ‘To be selected first among so many outstanding peers is a real honor,’ said Suffolk Law’s Dean Andrew Perlman, who founded the school’s legal technology program before becoming dean. ‘It’s terrific to see the hard work of our students and faculty highlighted.’ …”
Youth, minorities rush to polls to support diverse candidates
Daily Free Press – November 7, 2018 “Rachael Vanessa Cobb, a professor and chair of the Department of Government at Suffolk University, said she thinks this trend has something to do with candidates paying attention to groups they have ignored in the past. ‘Some candidates have really gone big outside the box in trying to recruit non-traditional voters,’ Cobb said. ‘Stacey Abrams is saying that her strategy is to really try to mobilize people who were not necessarily engaged in the political process. That is outside of the typical toolbox that a campaign manager uses.’ Traditionally, Cobb said, campaign managers try to use their resources efficiently by going after people who are already consistent voters. With potential first-time voters who have to ‘get over the hurdle’ of registering to vote and voting for the first time, Cobb said it is more of a risk for a campaign to spend time and money reaching out to them.”
The Trump factor in the midterm elections
CBS News: November 6, 2018
"But some recent polling shows President Trump could be more of a motivator for voters than past presidents. Seventy-three percent of voters in key battleground districts say their vote will be about President Trump. And according to a recent national USA Today/Suffolk University poll, three in four voters say the president will at least have an impact on their votes."
Why Trump’s unpopularity may not be the handicap you’d expect
Midterms 2018: Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Felons Is a Rare Bipartisan Issue
The New Yorker – November 5, 2017
“Last week, when Suffolk University surveyed Florida residents, they found that Democratic voters favored the measure eighty-six per cent to nine per cent, and that Republicans backed it fifty-two per cent to thirty-seven per cent.”
The Parents’ Guide to Protecting Kids’ Privacy
Tech + Life – November 2018 “‘Some people love Nest and Alexa,’ says Ereni Markos, associate professor at Suffolk University and an expert in digital privacy and marketing, ‘but it’s important to understand how convenience and cost weigh off each other. Alexa playing your favorite music is convenient, but what is ‘she’ doing with all that information?”
Red Sox 2018 World Series victory parade
Boston Globe: October 31, 2018
Photo #8: At the Suffolk University library, students and faculty watch the Red Sox World Series victory parade on Tremont Street.
Question 1 divides nurses in Massachusetts
BU News Service: October 31, 2018
Two registered nurses clashed over rigid ratios, status quo in hospitals and cost on the new initiative on Oct. 24, at a debate on Massachusetts ballot Question 1, organized by Suffolk University with NBC10 Boston and the New England Cable News.
Massachusetts law on transgender protections draws strong support ahead of vote
Washington Post: October 30, 2018
"The Suffolk University Political Research Center released survey results Monday showing that 68 percent planned to vote yes and 28 percent no. In an earlier poll, the same group found supporters were ahead in every demographic group examined. Director David Paleologos said women are more likely than men to favor upholding the law despite opponents positioning the measure as being about women's safety. Sixty-three percent of men favor keeping the law compared with 81 percent of women."
Meet Swampscott Town Hall's first interns
Swampscott Reporter: October 30, 2018
"...Safaa Jabouri is a senior at Suffolk University and takes a two-hour train ride from her home in Dedham to participate in the internship. She's working in the Human Resources office. 'I'm learning all about benefits and other Human Resources issues,' she said. 'I'd like to work in Human Resources in the hospitality world.' Jabouri grew up in Morocco, living in hotels where her mother worked. 'It has been really helpful here to go behind the scenes in the public sector,' she said."
Suffolk University Sociology Professor Seeking Remedies for Domestic Violence/Opioid Survivors in Rural Vermont
Caledonian Record: October 26, 2018
Suffolk University Sociology Professor Rebecca Stone is focusing her attention on two of the nation's most daunting epidemics as she begins a three-year program to benefit survivors of domestic violence struggling with opioid use in rural Vermont through a fellowship awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 'I will get the chance to meet women and hear about their experiences with the health and justice systems as well as engage with people in different Vermont communities,' said Stone, whose work is part of a $350,000 research grant."
New England Puritans and Native Americans
C-SPAN TV – October 25, 2018 Suffolk History Professor Robert Allison moderates a discussion about remembering and memorializing the Pilgrims’ arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts, at a Ford Hall Forum.
Poll: Majority says Trump will have ‘a lot’ of impact on midterm vote
The Hill – October 25, 2018
“A majority of Americans in a new poll says President Trump will influence how they vote in next month's midterms. The USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll released Thursday found that 58 percent of likely voters said Trump will have "a lot" of impact when they head to the voting booth. Just more than one-third -- 35 percent -- of the respondents said they will oppose Trump and 23 percent will vote to support him.”
Suffolk Names Residence Hall
Chelsea Record – Oct. 24, 2018
Suffolk Success Story: University Renames Residence Hall in Honor of Michael and Larry Smith
Trump Presidency Inspires Wave of Books on Impeachment
New York Times – October 23, 2018 “An August Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll found 44 percent saying that the House of Representatives should seriously consider impeaching Trump, and 47 percent opposing.”
6 Questions About the Campaign Finance Ballot Measure
WGBH – October 22, 2018
“Rachael Cobb, the chair of the department of government at Suffolk University, has been watching all of this closely. She says the important question about unlimited campaign contributions by corporations is: ‘How much has that changed everything?’ And, she said, there is evidence on both sides. Some argue that floodgates have been opened at both federal and state levels, pointing to the fact that outside spending has ballooned since the Citizens United decision. Others see it differently. Cobb explains their position: ‘The wealthiest candidate doesn’t always win, and the most well-financed candidate doesn’t always win.’ …”
He’s a Long-Shot Senate Candidate with a Message: ‘Capitalism Unchecked Is a Complete Disaster’
New York Times – October 22, 2018
“Mr. Ringelstein’s electoral prospects look remote: a Suffolk University poll released last month showed him more than 40 points behind Mr. King, a former governor.”
New game lets players train AI to spot legal issues
ABA Journal – October 16, 2018
“Got a free minute? There’s a new game that will help train an artificial intelligence model to spot legal issues and help close the access-to-justice gap. Called Learned Hands—yes, it’s a pun—the game takes 75,000 legal questions posted on Reddit dealing with family, consumer, criminal and other legal issues and asks the user to determine what the issue is. While conjuring up nightmares of the first-year in law school for many lawyers, David Colarusso says it’s for a good cause. ‘It’s an opportunity for attorneys to take their downtime to train machine learning algorithms to help access-to-justice issues,’ says Colarusso, director of Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Lab and partner on this project with the Stanford Legal Design Lab. …”
Washington Post – October 16, 2018
“In Maine, an August poll from Suffolk University in Boston found that health care was the chief concern for respondents in deciding whom to vote for as governor with 28 percent saying that was their top concern. The same poll found that 56 percent of those surveyed said they disagree with LePage’s position against expanding Medicaid.”
Violent crime falls, but homicide rate rises
Boston Globe – October 15, 2018 “‘I don’t think it should be interpreted as a crime spike of any kind,’ said Rebecca Stone, who teaches sociology at Suffolk University.”
Inauguration of President Marisa Kelly – October 13, 2018
Boston Globe: Suffolk’s 11th president is officially installed
Boston Globe online: Marisa Kelly formally installed as Suffolk University’s president
Boston Herald: Suffolk Honors New President
Boston Herald: Gallery: Suffolk University inaugurates President Kelly
Beacon Hill Times: President Marisa Kelly to be Inaugurated on Friday as Head of Suffolk University
Unique Opportunity for Students
NECN: October 12, 2018
"A world-renowned author and architect is giving Suffolk University students a rare opportunity to draw with him as the School of Art and Design hosts the event."
Fair Housing Violations are Common, Expensive and Easy to Avoid
Forbes – Oct. 9, 2018
“William Berman, clinical professor of law at Suffolk University agrees. Berman also is the director of Suffolk’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program. He said it’s fine to advertise nearby amenities potential buyers or renters might like, but agents have to be careful their word choices don’t exclude federally or state-protected classes. In Massachusetts, it is illegal to discriminate against potential renters or buyers on the basis of their: race, skin color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, age (40 and older), genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military service, arrest record, or gender identity. Berman said advertising a property with a first-floor master bedroom suite for rent or sale as ‘perfect for a retired couple’ or something to that effect is not only discriminatory, it works against the owner, too. ‘I would advise an agent to describe the property and not the kinds of people who might like to live there,’ Berman said. ‘Maybe someone who is retired might enjoy it and maybe someone who is not retired might enjoy it. That ad may discourage someone who is otherwise interested and absolutely qualified for the housing. Simply describing the property provides sellers with a wider market which is a good thing.’ … ‘Under the Fair Housing Act you can’t make a statement that discriminates or expresses a preference or limitation for any type of renter or buyer,’ Berman said. "I’ve not heard of that example being looked at by a court. But it could be seen by a court as problematic by showing a preference to a specific class.’ …”
Why Some Italian-Americans Still Fiercely Defend Columbus Day
New York Times – Oct. 5, 2018 “Matteo Casini, a senior lecturer in Renaissance and Mediterranean history at Suffolk University in Boston, said Italian-Americans viewed Columbus as a symbol of courage and of ‘defeating the unknown’ that other Americans could recognize. ‘Certainly from a moral point of view, we have to condemn these acts,” he said. ‘But Columbus as a mythical figure is a completely different thing.’”
All attention on D.C. for Brett Kavanaugh decision day
Boston Herald – October 5, 2018 “David Paleologos, the director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, which conducts polls nationwide, said that the constantly updating news cycle pushes big events quickly out of the public eye. For example, Suffolk had been asking voters four questions about Kavanaugh, but in an upcoming Senate race they’re looking at, they will only ask one, a simple question about Kavanaugh’s approval. ‘Voter intensity isn’t the kind of thing that switches on and off like a light — but it can fade or, on the flip side of that, intensify,’ Paleologos told the Herald.”
Maine candidates aim for civility after firebrand governor
Washington Post – Oct. 4, 2018
Mainers appear lukewarm on LePage and mixed on Trump, who won a historic split electoral vote from Maine’s more rural 2nd Congressional District. An August poll by Suffolk University found 37 percent favorability for LePage and 41 percent for Trump.
900 female law school faculty professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh
The Hill – Oct. 4, 2018
Kathleen Engel, a research professor at Suffolk University Law School who helped organize the letter, told The Hill on Thursday that more than 900 women have signed onto the document since it was first circulated on Monday night. "Our goal is for the Senate to take its obligation to the American public seriously," she said. "It is really a tragedy for the country and it threatens our democracy to have such a politicized process and to have a candidate who is really taking politics into the courtroom as a judge."
Gibson Dunn’s Ted Olson Slams ABA Over Kavanaugh Letter
Law360 – October 4, 2018 “More than 650 female law faculty from around the country sent a letter to the U.S. Senate asking lawmakers to reject Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The women represented a range of disciplines, from corporate law and legal history to criminal justice and tax law. "All of us believe that Judge Kavanaugh's partisan performance and unprofessional behavior during his testimony on Sept. 27 disqualify him for the most important judicial position in our country," said professor Kathleen Engel of the Suffolk University Law School.
Suffolk University Law School students and professors weigh in on Christine Blasey Ford's testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Gender Bias Appears to Boost Female Entrepreneurs Seeking Crowdfunding
Forbes – September 30, 2018
“Acting on a common societal stereotype that women are more trustworthy, funders clicking through projects on crowdfunding sites seem to prefer early-stage, female-led ventures, according to researchers from the Louisiana State University, Indiana University and Suffolk University business schools. ‘Prior research in formal venture capital settings demonstrates that investors tend to have a funding bias against women. However, in crowdfunding – wherein a ‘crowd’ of amateur investors make relatively small investments in new companies – our empirical observations reveal a funding advantage for women,’ they wrote in the Journal of Business Venturing. The authors– Michael Johnson of LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business, Regan Stevenson of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, and Chaim Letwin of Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School – based their findings on archival data and a follow-up experiment.”
Brett Kavanaugh fight is really about the midterm elections
Boston Herald – September 25, 2018
Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos, who is conducting polls in key swing states, said if Republicans succeed in pushing through the nomination, that could anger the Democratic base and make the gender gap even larger.
Opinion: Some companies are manipulating share buybacks to inflate earnings
MarketWatch – September 24, 2018
“Over the past 15 years, an increasing percentage of share buybacks have been in the form of ASRs. In 2017, for example, about 10.5% of all share repurchases were ASRs. Moreover, the typical ASR is not tiny, according to Ahmet Kurt, an assistant professor of Accounting at Suffolk University and the author of a new study; it instead reduces a company’s share count by 5% — overnight. That’s a big share reduction to happen all at once, and Professor Kurt’s research was motivated in large part by the simple question: ‘Why the rush?’ The answer, he discovered in his research: In many cases, a company that resorts to an ASR is on the brink of reporting earnings that will miss the consensus forecast. …”
Trenni Kusnierek on mental health care in sports
WEEI – Sept. 22, 2018 “On this week's edition of "Boston Community Affairs," Alex speaks with Trenni Kusnierek of NBC Sports Boston about her panel regarding mental health in professional sports at Suffolk University. Trenni shares her biggest takeaways from the event, and talks about the barriers to mental health treatment that still exist for large swaths of the professional.”
Supreme Court Questions; Midterms Ahead; New Big Pharma Villain
WGBH: September 20, 2018
Suffolk Law Professor Renée Landers, says ‘If you’re looking at what happened to Anita Hill … then it’s a reasonable request to have some factual basis before people start making their political statements.”
Women Need to Know They Don’t Have to Take Bullying in the Workplace
Redbook magazine – Sept. 19, 2018
Law Professor and Director of the New Workplace Institute David Yamada’s Healthy Workplace Bill “would give both workers and employers clear-cut rights and clearly defined boundaries, which are of course the basis of any healthy relationship, professional or otherwise.”
What The New Suffolk Poll Tells Us About The Midterms
WGBH – September 19, 2018
“Voters who say traffic is worse than it was four years ago support Charlie Baker by a 2-1 margin. They’re not connecting the dots on that and other issues of concern,’ says David Paleologos of Suffolk University.
Poll: Nevada Senate, gubernatorial races in dead heat
The Hill – September 11, 2018
The Nevada Senate and gubernatorial midterm races are neck-and-neck, according to a new Suffolk University poll released Tuesday. Incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R) has the support of 41.2 percent of likely voters, less than half a point behind his Democratic challenger, Rep. Jacky Rosen, who has the support of 41.6 percent. Almost 10 percent of likely voters are undecided.
Trump’s Approval Rating Drops
CNN, The Lead with Jake Tapper – September 11, 2018
"A 36 percent approval rating and that's CNN's poll, but others have it at 37 percent. Suffolk University has it at 40 percent."
Smaller Isn’t Better for CFPB Advisory Board Advocates Say
Law 360 – September 10, 2018
“‘When Congress mandated the Consumer Advisory Board, they made clear that the members should represent a broad range of entities, with expertise in an array of areas, so that they could fully advise the bureau and represent diverse perspectives,’ said Kathleen Engel, a Suffolk University Law School research professor who was among the CAB members dismissed earlier this year. ‘This new CAB is a shell of the former CABs.’”
Political Notes: Finance reports show power of incumbency
Cape Cod Times – Sept. 10, 2018
“‘Money is essential to run a successful campaign because there are so many new expenses beyond the traditional signs and bumper stickers,’ said David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center at Suffolk University. …Candidates at a financial disadvantage with their competitors need not give up hope, according to Paleologos. ‘If they have a disciplined door-knocking and get-out-the-vote program, they may be able to overcome a financial shortfall, but everything has to fall perfectly into place,’ he said. ‘Those cases are the exception and not the rule. That’s why it’s difficult for challengers to break through. Incumbents start with higher name recognition, which is worth money.’”
Trouble for Trump? Poll shows midterm election edge for Democrats and female candidates
USA TODAY – September 4, 2018
“The political landscape for the midterm elections favors Democrats in general and female candidates in particular, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll says, raising the prospect of significant perils for President Donald Trump in the next Congress. …”
Nearly half want his impeachment – Trump’s poll numbers worse than ever
Stern, Germany – September 1, 2018
"Other new surveys, such as those of Suffolk University/USA Today, also give a concise picture, although opponents of impeachment are easily in the majority."
Norton native Pellerin covers hometown teams for NESN
The Sun Chronicle – Aug. 31, 2018
Suffolk alumnus Adam Pellerin “is one of the lead anchors for the New England Sports Network, the iconic cable station that fills the region’s homes with the sights and sounds of Fenway Park and the TD Garden year-round. He can be seen frequently reporting the sports news of the day on the NESN Sports Today program or on the frequent updates that appear on other telecasts. And as many as 30 times a year, he sits in for lead host Tom Caron for the pre-game and post-game shows that serve as bookends for the network’s Boston Red Sox broadcasts. …”
Voters don’t buy ‘No collusion!’
Washington Post – August 30, 2018
“Suffolk University’s latest poll has reassuring news for those concerned about the rule of law: “A majority of Americans (55 percent) trust special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but 59 percent don’t trust President Donald Trump’s denial that his campaign was involved, according to a new Suffolk University/USA TODAY national poll. The survey also shows unfavorable views of President Donald Trump rising 6 points since June. …”
State Funds to Help Stop Gangs
Newsday – August 29, 2018
“Most juvenile crime occurs between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., noted Carolyn Boyes-Watson, sociology professor at Boston’s Suffolk University. …”
Washington Post – August 28, 2018
A new Suffolk University poll in Wisconsin shows Gov. Scott Walker two points behind his Democratic opponent, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin eight points ahead of her Republican opponent.
Lives of former slaves detailed in new collection at Suffolk University
Bay State Banner – August 23, 2018
“Thousands of personal records from formerly enslaved African Americans, recently gifted to Suffolk University by the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and the National Archives and Records Administration, are now publicly available in downtown Boston. A lunchtime presentation, held last Friday at Suffolk University’s Mildred F. Sawyer Library on Tremont Street, celebrated the university’s acquisition of the Freedmen’s Bureau Collection,1,200 rolls of microfilm and digitized documents that include marriage certificates, letters, labor contracts and hospital records of thousands of newly freed Americans after the Civil War. …”
Suffolk Polls Minnesota
CNN – August 22, 2018
“Another Midwest senator up for re-election is Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. A Suffolk University/St. Cloud Times poll released Wednesday has Klobuchar leading with 54%, while her Republican challenger, Jim Newberger, has 34% support. ‘Senator Amy Klobuchar is setting a torrid pace for Democrats in Minnesota,’ said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, according to the news release. ‘Her popularity may impact other Democrats on the ballot, who can benefit from her 'Klobuchar Coattails.'’"
Summer Interns in NYC Learned a Lot – Including How to Live on Nearly Nothing
New York Public Radio (WNYC) – August 22, 2018
“The expectation that college students complete an array of professional work for no or little pay before landing a ‘real job’ poses an additional financial burden for a generation that’s already straddled with significant student debt, said David Yamada, a law professor at Suffolk University. ‘The unpaid internship is one of the ways we are front-loading the cost of getting a start to life,’ Yarmada told WNYC. ‘That’s a discussion that goes beyond the courts and legislators. The corporate world and even the nonprofit sector need to think about the barriers to entry they’re upholding.’”
You’re a Lawyer, but Can You Run a Law Firm?
Bloomberg – August 18, 2018
“Some law schools are concentrating on technology and process management to prepare their students for the contemporary legal workforce. Suffolk University Law School in Boston has an Institute of Legal Innovation and Technology that teaches students to streamline their work by using technology, as well as legal process and project management, Dean Andrew Perlman told Bloomberg Law.”
International Students Share Education Experience in Boston
NECN – August 16, 2018
“As we enter a new school year, international college students share their experiences [with Suffolk in the City student reporter Julia Donovan] since they arrived in Boston and why they chose to pursue higher education in New England.”
Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Effortlessly Fact-Checks President Trump’s Ohio Popularity Claims
Law & Crime – August 13, 2018
Trump blasts Ohio Gov. Kasich, and “that’s when George Conway showed up with a Suffolk University poll of Ohio midterm voters. Conway particularly pointed to the section about unfavorability ratings.”
Maggs on Media: Rhetorics of Resistance
eNCA – Aug. 14, 2018
English Professor Bryan Trabold discusses his new book, Rhetorics of Resistance: Opposition Journalism in Apartheid South Africa, focusing on the tactics of resistance developed by those working for the Weekly Mail and the New Nation.
WBUR– August 16, 2018
Retired Judge Isaac Borenstein, a Suffolk law professor, speaks with Radio Boston host Deborah Becker on why Massachusetts judges are coming under fire by those who say they need to be tougher on criminal defendants.
Suffolk University Maine Poll -- August 8, 2018
James Baldwin, un Film Impossible sur Malcolm X
Le Monde – August 7, 2018
Suffolk English Professor Quentin Miller is quoted in an article on a film script about the life of Malcolm X written by James Baldwin. He says, "Yet, [Spike Lee] adapts [Baldwin's script], twists it, transforms the plot into a linear history, a militant success story. It becomes more sensationalist, more violent too, what Baldwin had always refused to consider. '[Baldwin] preferred to focus on Malcolm's love and quest for a better life, all that inner strength that allowed Baldwin himself to survive.'"
Elizabeth Warren’s full-body fight to defeat Trump
New York Magazine – August 5, 2018
“A May Suffolk University poll of New Hampshire Democrats had Warren well ahead of the others, with 26 percent over Biden’s 20 and Sanders’s 13.”
Trump’s Tweets and the Creation of ‘Illusory Truth’
The Atlantic – Aug. 3, 2018
“Eighty-five percent of poll respondents whose most trusted network was Fox News believed that the Mueller investigation was a witch hunt as early as June 2017, according to a Suffolk University poll—more than seven times the respondents for any other network. In their March 2018 poll, Suffolk found that just 35 percent of viewers who trusted Fox also trusted the Russia investigation to be fair and accurate.”
Cashing in on Credit Card Rewards
Wallet Hub – August 1, 2018
Professor Kashif A. Ahmed, Finance, talks about the pros and cons of cash back credit cards.
USA and the EU agree to negotiate and reduce tariffs
CNN – July 30, 2018
“‘The agreement between Jean Claude Junker, president of the European Commission, and U.S. President Donald Trump brings back the possibility of serious trade negotiations in the transatlantic area, which have been suspended since October 2016. President Trump has finally noticed how important the European Union is for the United States’” says Roberto Domínguez, professor of International Relations.
North End Library Photo Poster Exhibit – Assignment: North End
North End Waterfront.com – July 29, 2018
“Suffolk University summer photojournalism class students, with Prof. Ken Martin of the Communication and Journalism Department, have installed an exhibit of posters highlighting the North End at the North End Branch library. “
Panelists to evaluate nurse staffing ballot question
Watertown TAB – July 27, 2018
Rachael Cobb, MassVOTE board member and professor of government at Suffolk University, and other members of the Citizen's Initiative Review Advisory Board voted to examine Question 1, a ballot initiative on nurse staffing. "The panel will produce a citizens' statement outlining its key findings and the strongest arguments for supporting and opposing Question 1 to aid voters filling out their November ballot."
Boycott call spotlights Faneuil’s slaveholding
Boston Globe – July 24, 2018
“‘You’re not going to find people of wealth in this period who weren’t slave owners,’ said Robert Allison, a history professor at Suffolk University. ‘If we’re looking for moral purity, we’re not going to find it.’ …Allison, the history professor, opposes renaming Faneuil Hall. ‘It’s really an attempt to erase the past and imagine that we have achieved a state of moral perfection,’ he said.”
Ex-official to help State Police regroup
Boston Globe – July 19, 2018
“O’Toole’s portfolio, as both an insider and outsider, will help, said Brenda Bond, an associate professor at Suffolk University who specializes in organizational change in law enforcement. Still, it won’t be easy. ‘I hope there is the will to invest in the long haul because this change won’t happen overnight,’ Bond said. ‘It will take a decade. It’s hard to change institutions and people. But you’ve got to take the first step and go.
People who say they aren’t following the Russia investigation are much more likely to approve of Trump
Washington Post – July 19, 2018
“At one point in 2016, a Suffolk-USA Today poll showed that more than two-thirds of Trump’s support came from people whose most trusted network was Fox News. (Less than a fifth of Hillary Clinton’s support came from MSNBC viewers.) In the June poll, 54 percent of Republicans said that Fox News was the network they trusted most. The next largest category was the 19 percent saying they were undecided.”
WGBH – July 19, 2019
“Boston Public Radio talks with Senior Vice President for External Affairs John Nucci, organ donor Kerri Abrams, and transplant surgeon Nahel Elias, who all came together to save a life and change others.”
Ahead of the Curve: Back to School for a Tech Tune-Up
Law.com – July 16, 2018
“The Suffolk University Law School online certificate in legal innovation & technology kicked off in May with 35 students from 5 continents—law firm partners, in-house attorneys, solo practitioners and a student with both law and medical degrees,” says Prof. Gabriel Teninbaum.”
Baker’s plan to trim State Police OT spending not as easy as pitched
Boston Globe – July 11, 2018
“‘It seems like a superficial attempt to try to assuage people,’ said Brenda Bond, an associate professor at Suffolk University who specializes in organizational change in law enforcement. ‘It gives people another thing to point to that doesn’t reflect real, genuine reform, and it just reinforces the perception — and perhaps the reality — that there’s some significant issues with transparency and the culture at the agency.’”
Welcome to Millville, where budget fight means dark streets, no trash pickup, and a growing deficit
Boston Globe – July 11, 2019
“Brendan Burke, who teaches at Suffolk University’s Institute for Public Service, said the size of Millville’s override likely intimidated voters. ‘That immediately strikes me as pretty steep,’ he said. ‘It isn’t surprising that citizens balked at such a large override.’”
The Legal Ecosystem: Law Schools Are Catching Up with the Times
Legal Executive Institute.com – July 11, 2019
Some law schools “have certainly become leaders at a time when tensions in the ecosystem are demanding creativity and innovation in order to compete.…Suffolk Law School’s Institute has partnered with a legal services company to give their law students practical experience in alternative legal services and legal technology.”
From stuntwoman to a role in ‘Chappaquiddick’
Boston Globe – July 11, 2018
Actress, stuntwoman and Suffolk alumna, Andria Blackman plays Joan Kennedy in film version of “Chappaquiddick.”
Geofencing: The next ‘thing’ in lawyer advertising?
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly– July 9, 2018
“Though the limits of state law may be unclear, Renée M. Landers says the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act would not prohibit law firms from using geofencing to target advertising to patients of medical providers. ‘HIPAA does not apply to entities that are not health care providers, health plans or health care clearinghouses, so any health information collected by other entities is not strictly subject to those requirements,’ says Landers, director of health law studies at Suffolk University Law School. ‘[Chapter] 93A might apply, but HIPAA doesn’t do it.’”
Boston Herald -- July 11, 2018
"'I don't think there's much that Democratic senators can do to slow down or to prevent his confirmation,' said Suffolk Law professor Rene Reyes. 'There will be a lot of discussion, debate and criticism, a lot of arguments raised, but very little can be done as a result of those arguments.' Reyes predicted close scrutiny of Kavanaugh's decisions. They have included backing citizens' right to own semi-automatic rifles, delaying a teenager from getting an abortion by detaining her for being in the U.S. illegally and supporting a religious-liberty challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate."
WGBH – July 10, 2018
Suffolk Law Professor Renée Landers discusses Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
NPR -- July 10, 2018
Law Professor Emeritus Michael Avery talks about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the influence of the conservative Federalist Society.
NBC Boston -- July 9, 2018
Law Professor Renée Landers discusses the potential confirmation battle.
The Guardian – July 6, 2018
"But such protestations do not persuade his critics. 'It's nonsense,' said Michael Avery, professor emeritus at Boston's Suffolk Law School and the author of a book on the Federalist Society's rise. 'These people have been pursuing a strategy for decades of chipping away at women's rights. ... They will continue complaining that they are outsiders even after achieving the most complete takeover of the courts that we have ever seen,' said Avery. 'They will never be satisfied.'"
WGBH -- June 28, 2018
Law Professor Renée Landers sees a conservative Trump court potentially enabling restrictions on abortion and required disclosures from regulatory agencies such as the FDA and SEC.
Obrador's victory is conducive to deepening cooperation between Mexico and China
Sputnik News – July 5, 2018
Suffolk Government Professor Roberto Dominguez analyzes Mexican-Chinese economic relations in light of recent election. He says, "'The role of China in the Mexican economy is to a great extent determined by structural forces. The election of Lopez Obrador (AMLO) is another variable that may influence variations in Mexican-Chinese relations. If the contestation of President Trump against NAFTA increases, it is very likely that President AMLO may opt for enhancing the economic relationship with China. However, due to the structural interdependence of the economies of North America, a hypothetical transformation will take some time to take place.'"
Opinion: Trump’s Rage Junkies
New York Times – July 1, 2018
“While the overwhelming majority of blacks and Hispanics have an unfavorable view of Trump, just as many white people have a favorable view of him as have an unfavorable view of him, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll conducted last month.”
15 historic local sites that aren’t on the Freedom Trail
Boston.com – June 29, 2018
It’s no secret that Boston is brimming with historic locations — just ask the people in colonial garb commanding an audience on State Street. Suffolk University history professor Robert J. Allisonsaid he thinks it’s great that Boston has a Freedom Trail, but that it does ‘suck all the life out of everything else.’ ‘If any other city had one of these other sites, it would be the real feature of civic life. It would be on the city seal,’ he said. ‘But we have so much that it’s easy to take for granted.’ Allison picked out 15 less-frequented spots in the city that can also provide visitors with a good dose of history. ‘You can tell so many other stories in Boston about people and immigration, about slavery and freedom,’ he said.”
Fighting Privilege: The Senate Finally Wants to Pay Its Interns
New York Times – June 28, 2018
“‘For the longest time, it’s been understood that with Congress and other very selective internships, they won’t have to worry about compensating because they’ll be flooded with applications,’ said David Yamada, a professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston who specializes in employment law with a focus on the intern economy.”
Secured Business Credit Card
Wallet Hub – June 28, 2018
M. Nesij Huvaj, professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, talks about secured business credit cards for small business owners.
Milton Man Named to University Board
Patriot Ledger – June 27, 2018
Bevilton E. J. Morris was elected to the Suffolk University Board of Trustees.
Struggling to Regain Its Power, GE Slims Down
Boston Globe – June 27, 2018
“‘It’s a logical step,’ Suffolk University finance professor Abu Jalal said of [CEO John] Flannery’s moves to pare back GE. ‘They should have done it a little sooner.’”
Slate – June 27, 2018
“In a Suffolk University/USA Today poll taken from June 13 to 18, Trump’s approval rating among registered voters stands at 43 percent. His disapproval rating is 51 percent. ... These are bad numbers for a recently elected president, particularly in a good economy. Even so, they mask the gravity of his party’s predicament.”
Business titans tap Atul Gawande to head Boston-based health care nonprofit
Boston Herald – June 22, 2018
"Richard Gregg, director of programs for Healthcare Administration at Suffolk University, said, ‘It’s a huge win for Boston. I’m very excited about this. It draws more attention to Boston — that’s a major benefit. It further solidifies our reputation as a worldwide leader in health care development. This is going to be a real learning laboratory in a relatively controlled environment. These three companies have the resources to do the work and investigate best practices.’”
John Nucci, with new kidney, praises 'miracle workers' at Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston Herald -- June 20, 2018
John Nucci today called the MGH team that did his kidney transplant surgery 'miracle workers.' The former city councilor, who underwent the life-saving procedure yesterday at Massachusetts General Hospital, told the Herald in a text exchange that's he's recovering and ready for his second act in life thanks to a selfless donor. 'Believe me, I'm going to work hard to fully recover and then make good use of this second chance to do what I can to raise awareness and help those who find themselves in this situation,' Nucci said."
How Americans feel about Trump
Washington Post – June 18, 2018
"Nearly half of respondents to a Suffolk University poll of Ohio voters said their midterm vote would be a check on the president, compared to 28 percent saying their vote would be to support Trump's agenda."
WGBH -- June 13, 2018
Suffolk Law Professor Renée Landers reviewed some recent Supreme Court cases, including the Ohio voter purge decision and the controversial ruling on the Colorado baker who declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Suffolk Polls Ohio
Cincinnati Enquirer -- June 12, 2018
"A new Enquirer/Suffolk University poll -- the first statewide, independent poll since the Ohio primary -- showed Democrat Richard Cordray leading Republican Mike DeWine in the governor's race, 43 percent to 36 percent among likely voters. ... The poll captured a snapshot of likely voters that should serve as a warning to Republicans. People who opposed President Donald Trump were more excited about the 2018 election than those who support him and the GOP, said Suffolk pollster David Paleologos. 'Obviously, Trump won Ohio, but there are a lot of Trump voters who don't care as much about this race,' he said."
Countdown to Amazonageddon
WBZ – June 11, 2018
“Suffolk University professor Kim Wang on how Amazon’s HQ2 would spark seismic changes in the local economy – June 11 podcast.
Mick Mulvaney fired us for advocating for consumers
CNN – June 8, 2018
The man responsible for protecting consumers in the financial realm “is employing secrecy, duplicity and name-calling to pave the way for the financial sector's bad actors to exploit the hardworking people of this country. …”
Op-ed by Law Professor Kathleen Engel and a Consumer Advisory Board colleague.
Difficulties for Trans People in Boston Rental Market
NECN -- June 7, 2018
"As Boston celebrates Pride Week and prepares for Saturday parade, Suffolk Law professor Bill Berman takes a look at housing discrimination against transgender renters in the city."
Litchfield student entrepreneur experiences crowdfunding
Central Maine.com – June 7, 2018
“‘Growing up, my mom always preached how important it is to eat simple and as organic as possible. When I moved out on my own, this stuck with me. That and a new-found allergy to eggs left me without many options for clean, easy, on-the-go foods. This is how I came up with the idea for No Name Snacks,’ says Abbey Dodge, a Suffolk junior majoring in entrepreneurship and accounting.”
Consumer Agency Tosses Members of Advisory Groups
Wall Street Journal – June 6, 2018
"'Essentially, we were all fired,' said Kathleen Engel, a professor at Suffolk University Law School. Ms. Engel serves on the CFPB's consumer advisory board and was present on the call with Mr. Welcher. 'He said he wanted a more diverse, smaller and inclusive group of people, which is a kind of strange thing to say because the group is diverse and small and inclusive already.'"
Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your trademark restrictions
Boston Globe – June 5, 2018
“Rapunzel, the long-haired maiden locked in a tower by an evil witch, has been immortalized in countless bedtime stories and adaptations, from the Brothers Grimm to Disney. There is even a teenage rapper who goes by the name RapUnzel. Now, a private company wants to lock the princess’s name in a castle fortified by United States trademark law. But this attempt to register the trademark for the name Rapunzel has unleashed fervent opposition, not from Hasbro or Mattel, but from an impassioned group of Suffolk University Law School professors and students. On May 9, Suffolk professor Rebecca Curtin filed her opposition with the Patent and Trademark Office, the federal agency that’s charged with issuing patents and trademark registrations to inventors and businesses. ‘No company should ever be able to be the only company that can call their doll Rapunzel, because Rapunzel is already in the public domain,’ said Curtin, an associate professor of law who specializes in intellectual property. ‘Rapunzel already belongs to everyone.’” …
Additional media sites that ran the story include:
New York Times
Tech’s Titans Tiptoe Toward Monopoly
Wall Street Journal – June 3, 2018
“Amazon, in its sprawl and ambition, illustrates what monopolies look like in their early days, says Kim Wang, an assistant professor of strategy and international business at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School. Amazon seems determined to translate its dominance in cloud computing and online retail into dominance in physical retail, delivery of goods, voice-based computing and a half dozen other industries.”
Wall Street’s biggest critic in the Senate recently fought against loosening Dodd-Frank restrictions
Wall Street Journal – June 1, 2018
“A poll released in May from Suffolk University Political Research Center put her as the Democratic front-runner in the New Hampshire presidential primary, though she has said she isn’t running for the White House and is seeking a second Senate term this year.”
Repeal of transgender protections unlikely
CommonWealth – June 1, 2018
Article references Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll (May 7, 2016).
How Did Renting in Boston Become Such a Nightmare?
Boston magazine – May 30, 2018
“…But doing so can get pricey, and so landlords will often quietly pass over qualified renters with kids, or even flat-out decline to rent to them, which is illegal. Even so, says Jamie Langowski, who co-manages Suffolk University Law School’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program, it’s one of the most common forms of housing discrimination.”
Launching Today: Suffolk Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Online Certificate Program
Law21 – May 29, 2018
The certificate program “provides participants with a thorough grounding and detailed understanding of the most important aspects of the new legal services market. There are six courses in the program, each delivered by an experienced legal practitioner or industry analyst who delivers ten full hours of information, instruction, and insight into the course’s subject matter."
How Boston is Trying to Close the Gender Pay Gap
New York Times – May 26 2018
Suffolk alumna Megan Costello, executive director of the Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, is helping female workers match the salaries of their male counterparts.
CFPB’s Mulvaney plots HMDA rollback, but it may not matter
American Banker – May 25, 2018
‘”One of the things that we know is that discrimination has not ended,’ said Kathleen Engel, a research professor at Suffolk University Law School and a member of the CFPB's consumer advisory board. ‘Essentially what Mulvaney is doing is saying we're going to cut back on gathering information used to detect discrimination even though we know discrimination is still occurring.’"
Internship led to full-time job with Merrill team in Boston
Investment News – May 25, 2018
“Joel Guerrero figures he has three skills that will help him become a successful financial adviser. He enjoys finance, he wants to help people, and he likes interacting with the public. ‘Becoming a financial adviser is the sum of all three,’ he said. While at Suffolk University in Boston, Mr. Guerrero interned at Hanlon Malone Group, a team of Merrill Lynch advisers, and then worked there part time during his senior year. After graduating in the spring of 2017, he was offered a full-time job.”
Amy Abroad: Walk through Madrid makes for happy memories
South Coast Today – May 29, 2018
Suffolk student shares her experiences while studying abroad in Prague.
Boston Globe: Amid Pageantry, Reflection and Protest
Boston Globe: At BU, Tufts, and Suffolk graduations, advice on building a better future
Boston Globe: Suffolk students walk at triple commencement in Seaport
Boston Globe: 'Dreamer' who now works on immigrant cases to receive Suffolk law degree Sunday
WCVB-Boston: Law Graduate in 'Dreamer' program wins asylum bid for young client
NBC10 Boston; NECN: Passionate College Tour Guide Gets Hired
Want to improve AI for law? Let’s talk about public data collaboration
ABA Journal: “‘This is a missing thing,” says David Colarusso, director of the Legal Innovation and Technology Lab at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. ‘You can’t find the datasets because the people that have done this work” consider it proprietary or claim attorney-client privilege. …’”
Do Attorneys Need Mandatory Technology CLEs? N.C. Bar Says Yes
Bloomberg Law: “‘The change sends an important message: that lawyers need to understand how technology is affecting the delivery of legal services,’ Andrew M. Perlman, dean of Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, told Bloomberg Law. Perlman is also chair of the American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation. ‘The requirement will help to spread valuable knowledge and skills that will accelerate changes that ultimately benefit the public,’ he said.”
NCAA softens stance on sports betting ban
Boston Globe – May 18, 2018
“‘I think you’re seeing a generational value shift here,’ said Ken Cosgrove, professor of government at Suffolk University in Boston.”
New Presidents or Provosts
Inside Higher Education – May 10, 2018
Marisa Kelly, acting president of Suffolk University, in Massachusetts, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.
Pennsylvania Cable Network – May 10, 2018
History Professor Robert Allison discusses his book, Stephen Decatur.
Leveling Neighborhoods & Outlawing Rent Control, A Look Back at Boston Housing
CBS Boston – May 9, 2018
“According to Suffolk University history professor Bob Allison, Boston was in a period of decline during the 50’s. The population was falling and the industrial base was gone. ‘So Boston really is a tired old city as most cities in the Northeast were at that time. The housing stock itself as in decay,’ he explained. …‘Urban Renewal itself comes about as a good hearted effort to not have people living in slums, in places where there is no hot water or no heat,” he said. …According to Allison, while Urban Renewal was designed to create new and better housing, it also created another problem. “Because the people who were living there, primarily renters, can’t afford to live in the new area. You are creating a housing for a different class of people,” he said. …There has been a flood of new building in Boston, but the luxury high-rises are out of reach for much of the population in need of housing. It’s a problem Bob Allison believes could change the face of the city. ‘People with subsidies can afford to live in public housing, really wealthy people can afford the condos, and it’s really the middle class that we are squeezing out,’ he said.”
Companies Have an Aha! Moment: Bullies Don’t Make the Best Managers
Bloomberg – May 9, 2018
“‘Some companies are realizing that a bullying boss isn’t the best way to manage a company,’ says David Yamada, a professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston who’s authored antibullying legislation. ‘Maybe we’re starting to see a tipping point.’ … ‘It’s a significant and still underreported problem,’ Yamada says. Surveys have shown such behavior is four times more prevalent than legally actionable sexual harassment, he says. ‘Bullying looms large.’ … A lack of legal protections greatly reduces the possibility of liability for employers. It’s difficult to bring a lawsuit based on bullying, and businesses have worked to keep it that way. Over the past decade, antibullying bills were introduced in about 30 states, but they’ve all been defeated after opposition from corporate lobbying groups, Yamada says. …”
An International Look at Withdrawal From Iran Deal
NECN – May 8, 2018
“Roberto Dominguez, professor of international relations at Suffolk University, talks about how the world sees President Trump's decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal and pull the U.S. out – and what may be next.”
Speaking of graduation …
Boston Globe – May 8, 2018
The Boston Foundation’s president and chief executive, Paul S. Grogan, will be the commencement speaker at Suffolk University’s business school.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – May 7, 2018
Karen Katz has joined Suffolk University Law School in Boston as director of its intellectual property programs.
Debate Over William Styron’s Nat Turner Goes On
WGBH – May 4, 2018
“Kenneth Greenberg, a history professor and a scholar of American slavery at Suffolk University, said it is necessary to understand the circumstances that led to the slave rebellion of 1831 and the man who led it, Nat Turner. ‘He's different from almost every other person who rebelled against slavery, because unlike the others he left an interesting document, which was published as The Confessions of Nat Turner,' Greenberg said. ‘Those confessions were copied down by a white lawyer; someone who, in fact, hated him. The original confessions were distortions of Nat Turner's voice, but Turner is in there somewhere.’ … Greenberg, who knew Styron and spoke at his funeral in 2006, agreed with that assessment. Greenberg said his friend’s focus on the killing of a white woman at the hands of the rebel Turner, and Styron’s imagined sexual obsession with her, blotted out the history of Turner’s own wife, a black slave who Greenberg said Turner cared for deeply. Instead, Styron focused on a part of the confession in which Turner allegedly describes murdering Margaret Whitehead. ‘There were black critics at the time who will notice this about the novel. Styron read that scene and his imagination went crazy with it,’ Greenberg said. ‘Styron wasn't as careful as he should have been and produced an invention, which was not true to the historical record even though he presented it that way. …’”
Winter weather helped uncover a dark past on Gallops Island
Boston Globe – May 3, 2018
“‘This is part of the story of Boston,’ said Robert Allison, an American history professor at Suffolk University. ‘It’s the story of people who aspired to come here but didn’t quite make it. There’s a great sadness about them.’ …‘These were the people just outside the door,’ Allison said of dying immigrants who could see, but never reach, the hope of America. ‘It’s also the story of discovering ways to deal with these great tragedies that have afflicted the human race.’”
New poll shows Elizabeth Warren leading the N.H. Democratic primary field
Boston Globe – May 2, 2018
“A new poll released Wednesday by the Suffolk University Political Research Center shows Warren as the frontrunner for the next New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. When Warren is added to the pack of candidates, the Massachusetts Democrat leads former Vice President Joe Biden, US Senator Bernie Sanders and five other potential candidates. ‘The results show the potency Warren has by just showing up. Her presence on the ballot uniquely changes the game to the point where whether she runs is one of the biggest question marks of the 2020 election,’ said Suffolk pollster David Paleologos.”
Poll: Warren, Biden top picks among New Hampshire Dems
The Hill – May 2, 2018
“Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) edges Sen. Bernie Sanders in a Suffolk University poll asking New Hampshire Democrats to pick their favorite of seven possible candidates. When Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who represents neighboring Massachusetts, is added to the list, she comes out on top with 26 percent, compared to 20 percent for Biden and 13 percent for Sanders. Without Warren, Biden gets 30 percent support followed by Sanders with 25 percent.”
‘Sidelined’ China seeks to maintain influence as ties between North Korea and US improve
The Guardian – April 30, 2018
“‘It can be argued that China has chosen to be ‘sidelined.’ However, the quick warm up of [the Pyongyang-Seoul] relationship and possible denuclearization and reunification could change regional power structures and have long-term impacts on Chinese foreign policy,’ said Weiqi Zhang, an associate professor [of Government] focusing on North Korea at Suffolk University in Boston.”
WGBH – April 30, 2018
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses the latest political news with Boston Public Radio show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
Democrats must take nothing for granted
The Hill – April 30, 2018
“In the last midterm election, 2014, only 36 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot. Similarly, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll of ‘infrequent or unregistered voters’ found that while 55 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Trump, an incredible 83 percent said they were either ‘not very likely’ or ‘not at all likely’ to go to the polls and vote in the 2018 midterms. ‘It’s a chilling story to tell,’ David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Polling Research Center, told USA Today. ‘These people don’t vote. They could hate Trump, but they could still not vote because they hate political parties, they hate Democrats, they hate the bureaucracy, they hate the infighting, the negativity, all of that.’”
Rents to increase in city selected for Amazon HQ2
Daily Free Press – April 29, 2018
“John Infranca, a law professor at Suffolk University, wrote in an email that due to this, more people would struggle to pay rent, but also that that Boston will see positive consequences if chosen. ‘The city more generally would benefit from more, higher paying jobs and potential spillover effects on other businesses in the area,’ Infranca wrote.The possible rent increases from having HQ2 in Boston only showcase part of a bigger issue, Infranca wrote. Regardless of whether it comes to Boston or not, he wrote that more housing needs to be built, which will make the prices of rent cheaper.”
Suffolk University Honors Cape’s Jitka Borowick with “10 Under 10” Award
Cape Cod Today – April 27, 2018
“Last night at Suffolk University’s Sargent Hall, Jitka Borowick was honored as a recipient of the college’s 10 Under 10 Award. The award is given out annually to young alumni who, fewer than 10 years removed from their time on campus, are making major contributions in their field and in their community. ‘It is an honor to be recognized by a college that has meant so much to me personally and has helped me achieve a level of success, not only as a small business owner, but as a member of the Cape Cod community,’ Borowick said.”
‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’ All Star performs at Carrie Nation
Boston Globe – April 26, 2018
“Shangela Laquifa Wadley, the drag persona of D.J. Pierce, a fan favorite on the Emmy-winning “Rupaul’s Drag Race” franchise, closed out Suffolk University’s “Queerpril” with a rousing performance at Carrie Nation. …Pierce, who was invited to perform by the Suffolk University Queer Student Union, gave high-energy lip sync and live vocal performances and also spoke about the importance of acceptance, overcoming adversity, and always following your path.”
UAE cultural night at Suffolk University in Boston
Emirates News Agency – April 25, 2018
"...The President of Suffolk University [Marisa] Kelly, said, 'We were very pleased to host this special UAE Cultural Night, which showcased the wonderful culture and history of the UAE. Our strength as a university is in our diversity, and we become stronger each time we come together at events like this special evening and share our different cultures, backgrounds and traditions.’"
WBZ radio – April 25, 2018
“In Washington last night a federal judge rejected the Trump administration's bid to end the DACA program. That's the one that shields hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Suffolk Law School Professor Ragini Shah says the rule appears to have come as a shock to Homeland security officials. ‘I don’t think that they thought legally they had to give reasons. So now it’s becoming clear that not only do they have to give reasons but they had to really think about what those reasons were.’ The judge gave Homeland security 90 days to come up with a better argument.”
Why is the nuclear agreement with Iran so important?
CNN – April 24, 2018
Suffolk Professor of International Relations Roberto Domínguez indicated that President Macron’s visit was emblematic of the European consensus regarding the relevance of keeping the Iran nuclear agreement in place and moving forward in deepening US-European cooperation in Syria.
What Nonvoters Really Think
N.Y. Times – April 24, 2018
Yesterday, Suffolk University and USA Today released a fascinating poll of these likely nonvoters. ‘Every other poll conducted this election cycle will express the views of registered and likely voters,’ the organizations explained. ‘This is a poll of everyone else.’ … No one can know exactly who will not vote, of course. The poll surely includes some people who will end up voting and excludes some who won’t. But based on demographic patterns and on what people say about their intentions, pollsters can get a good sense of someone’s likelihood of voting. So the broad patterns in the Suffolk/USA Today poll are meaningful. …”
Worcester’s Sylvester sisters starring for Suffolk softball team
Worcester Telegram – April 24, 2018
“In 2014, sisters Delaney and Payton Sylvester of Worcester had one wonderful season together as Doherty High softball teammates. Payton accompanied Delaney on her visit to Suffolk and loved being in Boston so much that she set her sights on joining her sister. This year, the sisters are together again as roommates and teammates, and they even have one class, psychology, together. Delaney, who leads the Rams with a .472 batting average, and Payton, who has a team-high six home runs, have lifted Suffolk to a super season. Entering the final week of the regular season, the Rams are 23-7, 16-2 in the GNAC. Delaney, who is a three-time All-GNAC and all-region honoree, led Suffolk to the GNAC Tournament final last season. Last week, Delaney was named GNAC Player of the Week and Payton GNAC Rookie of the Week for the second time this year. The pair helped the Rams to an 8-0 week. …”
Poll: Non-voters’ dislike of Donald Trump isn’t likely to make them vote in 2018
USA TODAY – April 23, 2018
“Millions of Americans stay home every election, and the 2018 midterms are unlikely to be much different despite broad disapproval of President Trump and discontent with the direction of the country, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll.”
New ABA Center for Innovation project will connect legal aid providers with free legal tech
ABA Journal – April 24, 2018
“Andrew Perlman, chair of the Center for Innovation and dean of Suffolk University Law School, says that he hopes the launch brings together technology companies looking to help out and legal aid providers looking to do something different. ‘If we can marry those two instincts, I think we’ll be able to move the needle, even if it is just a little bit,’ he says.”
Parents Who Try to Keep Their Children Dependent
Livestrong.com – April 23, 2018
“As a result of the helicopter parenting they have lived under, these students are burned out by the time they start college or they are so fragile, the smallest amount of stress makes them break, says Dr. Kathleen Elliot Vinson of Suffolk Law School in USA Today.”
The next generation of doctors may be learning bad habits at teaching hospitals with many safety violations
STAT – April 20, 2018
“For many decades, preventable medical errors in hospitals were chalked up as an inevitable cost of training new doctors, according to Peter Rivard, associate professor of health care administration at Suffolk University in Boston. If something went awry, health administrators reprimanded trainees or their supervisors instead of focusing on the underlying systems that allowed for a mistake to occur in the first place.”
For women rising as NFL agents, growing strength in numbers helps change landscape
USA TODAY – April 19, 2018
NFL agents Kristen Kuliga and Kim Miale are Suffolk Law alumnae. “Miale was one of Kuliga’s students at Suffolk University Law School and later interned for her before landing the position as an NFL contract negotiator for the sports division of Roc Nation, rapper Jay-Z’s entertainment agency. … ‘For the business as a whole, the more women there are, the less sexual discrimination there will be, the less sexual harassment will take place,’ Kuliga said. ‘The more women, the more influence we’ll have in this space. I also think it’s important for young women to see they can do it.’”
Durkin refused to be denied by cold, rain, 26.2-mile run
Lowell Sun -- April 19, 2018
Suffolk student Matt Durkin talks about his experience running the Boston Marathon.
Prison experts explore mass incarceration at NU conference
The Huntington News – April 18, 2018
Carlos Monteiro, an assistant professor of sociology at Suffolk University who co-authored a book chapter on mass incarceration solutions, said the dramatic rise in America’s prison population is due to a collection of racist, classist laws enacted in the last half century, commonly referred to as ‘the new Jim Crow.’ …‘There are 2.2 million people in our nation’s prisons and jails,’ Monteiro said. ‘That represents an increase of about 500 percent over the past 40 years. I want to emphasize that it has a lot to do with changes in policy, not necessarily changes in crime. …”
Want to save Necco? The former CEO started a GoFundMe page
Daily Item – April 17, 2018
“…But a Suffolk University Law School professor said the method to redeem the 171-year-old confectionary company could violate securities laws. …Jeffrey Lipshaw, a Suffolk law professor, said there are so many things wrong with the GoFundMe effort, he didn’t know where to begin. ‘I’m puzzled,’ he said. ‘What is a GoFundMe contributor actually buying? And it’s possible that a GoFundMe solicitation constituted an unregistered public offering, which is problematic.’”
Economic growth and the environment
Wallet Hub – April 17, 2018
Professor Hayley Schiebel, Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability at Suffolk University, discusses the trade-off between protecting the environment and promoting economic growth in the United States.
Key to fostering success is giving support where it’s needed
Boston Herald op-ed – April 16, 2018
The inaugural Celebration of Black Excellence showcased a 300-plus overflow crowd of the best and brightest of Suffolk University’s Black Alumni Network, Black Student Union and the Black Law Students Association. The event is the brainchild of esteemed attorney Ernst Guerrier, a Suffolk alum, trustee and unabashed cheerleader for the university. A community leader, he is also mentor and role model to many of the attendees. …”
Local historians recommend these 4 events to celebrate Patriots Day
Boston.com -- April 13, 2018
“‘Patriots Day really connects us with the very beginning of the United States,’ said Bob Allison, a Suffolk University history professor. ‘You have these ordinary citizens coming together in 1775 because they want to govern themselves. It’s really a moment when, as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his ‘Concord Hymn’: ‘… those heroes dare To die and leave their children free.‘…”
Addiction center fuses data, compassion
Boston Globe – April 9, 2018
“For the longest time, ‘success’ for a patient meant simply completing a treatment program, not staying sober afterward, said Susan Sered, a Suffolk University sociology professor who for the past decade has been following 47 women struggling with substance use. Sered saw the women time and again celebrated for 'graduating’ from a program, even as they soon returned to the streets and drug use. For years, she said, the talk at conferences was about the need for more beds, with no discussion of whether the occupants of such beds get treatment that actually works. ‘that’s starting to change,’ Sered said.”
When police use force: 3 essential reads
L. A. Times – April 4, 2018
“Another issue people often point to is machismo, which law professor Frank Rudy Cooper of Suffolk University describes as ‘a gendered, aggressive outlook’ that is embedded in police training and culture. One of the essential components of this outlook, Cooper writes, is zero tolerance for disrespect. This can even apply to female officers. When police officers feel disrespected, their natural response is to punish and often escalate a situation. ‘Such escalation is commonly known as 'contempt of cop.' Being found in contempt of court is a punishment for disobeying a judge. 'Contempt of cop' occurs when an officer punishes you for failing to comply with her request.'"
Will China be a Responsible Great Power?
Eurasia Review -- April 4, 2018
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has become a strategic burden to China. Chinese scholars such as [Government Professor] Zhang Weiqi (Suffolk University) add that China’s influence over North Korea is not as great as many think.”
Illustration Exhibition at Suffolk University
NECN – March 30, 2018
“Suffolk in the City [student] reporter Cecilia Favela takes a look at the wide range of artwork on display at Suffolk University’s Illustration Exhibition.
Why Boston is the ideal place to unleash your legal potential
Study International News – March 29, 2018
“Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University Law School has been producing prominent legal professionals for over a century. Suffolk – one of only 15 US Law Schools with five or more specialty programs recognized and ranked by US News & World Report – emphasizes real-world practice and experiential learning, embodying the ideal global destination amid that much-loved Boston city life. …”
At Troop F, rich wages, poor records
Boston Globe – March 26, 2018
“The State Police should be concerned that some of its members are making such extraordinary amounts of money on overtime work,” said David Tuerck, a Suffolk University economics professor and president of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative research center. “There should be a limit on the amount of overtime pay a State Police officer can have.”
Has #MeToo Changed Students’ Attitudes Toward Consent?
Boston Sunday Globe – March 25, 2018
“The #MeToo movement has some college students questioning what, exactly, defines consent during a sexual encounter. In late February, I visited four local campuses – Suffolk University, Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Massachusetts Boston – to conduct an informal poll about what consent means. … Maeve Dickson, a 19-year old Suffolk University freshman, said she tends to say she’s not interested. ‘And if that doesn’t work, then I would pull up an emergency contact – someone that I trusted or even the police,’ she said. ‘I’ve done that a few times to help get me out of the situation.”
March Madness Visits Boston
NECN -- March 23, 2018
Suffolk in the City [student] reporter Jacob Tobey has more on how the city is getting ready for March Madness coming back to Boston for the first time since 2012.
First-time home buyers don’t have to put cash down through new program, yet
Daily Free Press – March 21, 2018
“Kathleen Engel, a law professor at Suffolk University, wrote in an email that MassHousing’s plan to provide support for down payments will be particularly helpful for people often shut out of the market, especially given rising interest rates. In addition, Engel wrote that because the secondary down payment mortgage has a fixed rate, first-time home buyers won’t face any shocks from rising interest rates. However, she wrote that homeowners may face increased interest rates for their primary mortgage. “There could be very serious risks to borrowers if their first mortgage loans have adjustable rates,” Engel wrote. “When rates are adjustable, borrowers’ payments rise as interest rates rise. For people who do not have financial safety nets, an increase in their mortgage payment can make their loans unaffordable.”
Suffolk alumna receives Human Trafficking Awareness Film Festival awards
Wicked Local North Andover – March 21, 2018
“Human Trafficking Awareness Film Festival announced that Photographers Without Borders TV documentary, titled “HAART Kenya,” has won both the Judges’ Award and the Audience Choice Award. The film documents the journey of photographer and North Andover resident Matilde Simas to look at human trafficking with HAART Kenya, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking against women and children in Kenya and East Africa. Simas is a freelance visual storyteller whose photography straddles the line between fine art and documentary work. She received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts and science from Suffolk University and currently studies social justice at Harvard University.”
In wake of #MeToo, a growing interest in hiring and promoting female executives
Boston Globe – March 18, 2018
“Many organizations are ‘frozen,’ said Jodi Detjen, a Suffolk University management professor who runs a consulting firm and belongs to the Boston Club, which works for the advancement of female leaders. Not only are male executives nervous about how to behave around women, she said, they are unsure how to go about changing longstanding practices. ‘This is a deep problem,’ Detjen said. ‘It’s going to take time and effort to fix.’”
New MassHousing down-payment program eases sting of first home purchase
Boston Globe – March 18, 2018
“With interest rates expected to rise this year, the program may be coming at an opportune time for people who have been unable to break into the housing market, said Kathleen C. Engel, research professor at Suffolk Law School, who focuses on financial services. ‘Younger folks can’t afford to buy in the city, and we need to address this broadly,’ Engel said. ‘I’m not just talking about Boston, where we have these escalating home prices, but in other parts of the state people don’t have the resources to put down 20 percent, 10 percent, or even 3 percent, so they’re shut out of the market.”
General blamed for harassment; State House ‘Hooker Entrance’ decried
Boston Herald – March 16, 2018
“‘That’s not true,’ says historian Robert Allison, a professor at Suffolk University. ‘The name (hooker) predates him.’ Allison does say its ‘puzzling’ why Hooker has a big statue and sign at the State House, since he had little connection to Massachusetts, besides being born in Hadley. ‘Not the greatest general in the civil War. Not the worst,’ Allison says.”
Youth and Politics
WBSM radio, New Bedford – March 16, 2018
“Local resident and Suffolk University student Nick Viveiros joined The Barry Richard Show on Thursday to offer some insight on young people and their political views. Viveiros hosts two radio programs at Suffolk, and is heavily involved in the university's political scene.”
Bay State Banner – March 15, 2018
“Organized by the Suffolk University College Democrats, an undergraduate student organization, the March 8 forum was open to both students and the general public, with questions submitted by those in attendance. The student organization’s president, Matthew Cubetus, said with the State House right down the street from the school, he and his peers wanted the opportunity to learn more about the candidates, face to face. ‘Everyone deserves to hear where the candidates stand on issues and to get involved in democratic process,’ Cubetus said.”
Boston students volunteer in Meridian building Habitat for Humanity house
Meridian Star – March 14, 2018
“Twelve students from a Boston university with no direct ties to Meridian are spending their spring break this week helping to build a house for a local family. Suffolk University students and two advisers traveled from the Northeast to the Deep South as part of an Alternative Spring Break. While here, they are volunteering their time, hoping to make a difference in a part of the country where they have little or no direct connection. …”
Suffolk students spend spring break working with Habitat for Humanity in Meridian, Miss.
Twin States News (pdf) – March 14, 2018
Marisa Kelly Named President of Suffolk University
Media coverage (pdf) -- March 8, 2018
Very few women oversee U.S. companies. Here’s how to change that.
Detroit Legal News – March 9, 2018
An analysis by Strategy and International Business Professor Yannick Thams.
Suffolk students, Mass General Study Safe Space Travel
NECN – March 9, 2018
Suffolk in the City [student] reporter Christina DelRosso speaks with Suffolk University physics students about their class research project with Mass General involving astronauts and the dangerous radiation they face.
Amy Abroad: Dartmouth columnist Amy Koczera finds the hills are still alive in vibrant Austria
South Coast Today – March 7, 2018
Suffolk student shares her experiences while studying abroad in Prague.
How to Win in 2018
U.S. News & World Report – March 2, 2018
“IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll has more than eight out of every 10 Democrats and seven out of 10 independents saying the country is on the wrong track. That's bad news for the GOP because it suggests the upcoming November 2018 contest is going to be a change election. … The key finding in this phone survey of 1,000 registered voters nationwide is ‘By close to 2-1, 58%-32%, those surveyed say they want to elect a Congress that mostly stands up to the president, not one that mostly cooperates with him.’"
Suffolk Students Share Safety Concerns Amid Gun Debate
NECN – March 2, 2018
Suffolk in the City [student] reporter Cecilia Favela speaks with Suffolk University students about safety on campus.
Got a legal problem? These law students can solve it with tech
Law.com – March 1, 2018
“Law students from around the country joined lawyers, web developers and other legal innovators in harnessing technology to address legal problems as part of the 2018 Global Legal Hackathon. What if there was an equivalent of Amazon’s Alexa for alternative dispute resolution? That was idea that Suffolk second-year law student Anthony Metzler struck upon with a classmate and lawyer who formed a team at the Boston Hackathon. They wanted to figure out how to eliminate the emotional elements of mediation and automate the process to ensure impartiality. Online alternative dispute resolution tools already exist, so they settled on a unique twist: employ a hologram. …”
This race is for his life
Boston Globe – Feb. 26, 2018
Senior Vice President for External Affairs John Nucci “lived for decades knowing that his kidneys probably would be a problem someday, that within them lurked trouble. … Nucci, 65, needs a kidney – the sooner, the better.”
A Tribute: John Nucci: A Good Friend and Neighbor
Beacon Hill Times – March 10, 2018
Going to bat for Dad
Boston Herald – March 10, 2018
Advice to Nucci: Don’t give up hope
Boston Herald– Feb. 27, 2018
Coming to Nucci’s Aid
Boston Herald– Feb. 26, 2018
Polling rump’s Credibility With American Voters
NECN – Feb. 27, 2018
“Pollster David Paleologos of Suffolk University tests voter attitudes on gun control and Russia's interference in the 2016 elections.”
Supreme Court Rules Immigrants Not Entitled to Bail During Proceedings
WBUR – Feb. 27, 2018
“Suffolk Law Professor Rosanna Cavallaro discusses the Supreme Court ruling that immigrants – even lawful ones – convicted of some crimes do not have a right to a regular bond hearing while their immigration status is under review.”
Most Americans think Trump hasn’t done enough on Russian interference
Washington Post – Feb. 27, 2018
“A new USA Today poll conducted with Suffolk University found that only a quarter of Americans thought that the Trump administration had done enough to counteract Russian interference — but looking a bit more closely at the data reveals some interesting differences. One of the things that Suffolk does in its polling that’s unique is ask people which television news outlet they trust most.”
David Hoberman talks producing at Suffolk University
Boston Globe– Feb. 23, 2018
"Film and television producer David Hoberman visited Suffolk University last week to mentor 12 student screenwriters. …”
‘Orlando’ crosses centuries, continents, genders
Boston Globe – Feb. 21, 2018
“Long directed a production of the play last year at Suffolk University and was struck not only by the way the play spoke to current questions about gender roles and expectations, but also by the perspective of the students. ‘We had time to experiment with the play, and I’m bringing a lot of what we learned to the Lyric,’ she says. One of the Suffolk University actors, Rory Lambert-Wright, is performing with the professional cast, and two members of the Suffolk production team are also working with Long at Lyric Stage.”
Bad bedside manner?
Washington Post – Feb. 20, 2018
“‘The hospital potentially is charging the patient the full, what I would call ‘whack rate’ for their care,’ said Kathleen Engel, a research professor of law at Boston-based Suffolk University and an expert in consumer credit and mortgage finance. ‘They try to collect the debt.”
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2,065 at T earning $100,000 or higher
Boston Globe – Feb. 17, 2018
“David Tuerck, a Suffolk University economics professor and president of the Beacon Hill Institute, a conservative research center, said: ‘It looks to me like what they’re doing is allowing some attrition to take place to allow them to pay their workers substantially more. And I don’t know how that benefits the riders of the MBTA.’”
Karen DeSalvo, just what the doctor ordered: 1 of 300
Times Picayune – Feb. 16, 2018
Suffolk alumna Karen DeSalvo is one of the 300 for 300 people recognized by the Times-Picayune and NOLA.com for making New Orleans a better place. She is credited for taking the “first step in the modernization of the city’s health care infrastructure” following Hurricane Katrina.
Can You Identify the Judge in This Courthouse Portrait?
Despite individual feat, Bourikas all about team play
Boston Globe – Feb. 16, 2018
Q-and-A with Suffolk women’s basketball player Georgia Bourikas, who recently reached her 1,000-point career scoring milestone.
Transportation Issues Worry Students
NECN – Feb. 16, 2018
“Suffolk in the City [student] reporter Olivia Ledonne checks in with Suffolk University students about the possibility of the MBTA raising fare prices.”
“Freeze?”, la polémica de las armas de fuego en América
EL PAÍS – Feb. 15, 2018
Erik Baum, who teaches mass communications at Suffolk University Madrid, wrote an op-ed addressing gun control in the United States.
Russian gas shipments raise concern in Mass. delegation
Boston Globe – Feb. 9, 2018
“The Russian LNG, while new, remains but a tiny amount of the natural gas supplies used to heat homes and businesses and to run power plants in New England this winter. For that reason, Suffolk University international relations professor Roberto Dominguez said he doesn’t expect criticisms of the Trump administration to get much traction. Still, he said, there might be political gain for Russia on the world stage. ‘It might be a very subtle message from the government in Russia to say, you know, we have this leverage,’ Dominguez said. ‘But it’s more of a symbolic message.”
Pats Fans Still Stinging Over Super Bowl Loss
NECN – Feb. 9, 2018
“Suffolk in the City [student] reporter Brandon Hyde has more on how Suffolk University students are dealing with the devastating loss.”
Taxpayers Don’t Want to Pay for Lawmakers’ Sexual Misdeeds, But Alternatives Pose Problems
Stateline – Feb. 8, 2018
“But some employment lawyers, such as David Yamada, a law professor and director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University in Boston, say the issue is more complicated than it seems. Holding individual lawmakers, and not the government, responsible for sexual harassment may lessen the incentive for legislatures to offer sexual harassment training and to police their own, Yamada said. And, because some lawmakers may not be able to come up with the money for a settlement, it also may make it less likely that the victim will receive compensation for her claim. ‘There are better ways to spend public money than to have to spend it to atone for the misdeeds of public servants,’ Yamada said. But, he said, ‘We have to hold public employers liable.”
Lawyer seeks to disqualify his replacement in job-bias suit
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Feb 8, 2018
"Linda Sandstrom Simard, a professor at Suffolk University Law School, says Brown is ‘absolutely correct’ in taking the position that there would be no reason to disqualify her from arguing a pre-trial motion for failure to state a claim or any other motion focused on the law as opposed to the facts. However, Simard points out that a motion for summary judgment could rely on Brown’s deposition testimony given that she is a central figure in the complaint. ‘Thus, the court will have to consider the likelihood that it will become necessary for the city to change counsel later in the proceedings, and whether such a late-in-the-game change would prejudice the plaintiff by delaying the case,’ Simard says.”
Trump makes it easier to not pay interns
CommonWealth – Feb. 8, 2018
“‘The new DOL guidelines are basically a cut-and-paste adoption of recent, very pro-employer federal court rulings,’ said David Yamada, a professor of law and director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School. ‘The factors are heavily weighted toward employers.’ Yamada also questioned the reasoning of the primary beneficiary test. ‘It illogically assumes an unknown result,’ Yamada says. ‘How does an intern employer know whether the intern or the employer was the primary beneficiary of an internship until after the internship was concluded and the intern’s work contributions are assessed?”
SJC asks public for help identifying mystery portrait of judge who served nearly 200 years ago
Boston Globe – Feb. 7, 2018
“Robert J. Allison, a history professor at Suffolk University who specializes in the early American republic, said identifying dignitaries from the 17th and 18th centuries can be difficult. ‘I hate to say it, but a lot of these guys do look alike,’ said Allison, whose books include “The Boston Tea Party,” “The Boston Massacre,” and “A Short History of Boston.” Case in point: a statue of George Washington at the State House that was thought for most of the 19th century to depict Samuel Adams. ‘People will get them mixed up,’ Allison said. ‘Memory fades. . . . It’s a great mystery. I’m glad that after all these years, Justice Gants said, ‘Who is this?’”
High-earners tax is scrutinized
Boston Globe – Feb. 7, 2018
"Marc Perlin, a Suffolk University Law School professor, said the court would want to avoid the way ballot questions play out in California, where a proliferation of referendums has undermined the state Legislature's ability to make budget decisions. Perlin said the strategy to combine transportation and education spending with the income tax surcharge could come back to haunt the proponents if the court rules they simply packed too much into one ballot question. 'I don't know the politics behind why they tied it to transportation and education, other than the fact that might be why people would vote for it,' Perlin said. 'That does seem to be combining two unrelated matters."
High court to hear challenge to ‘millionaire tax’ question
Associated Press – Feb. 4, 2018
“Marc Perlin, a professor at Suffolk University Law School, said it was impossible to predict how the high court might come down. But as the ballot question would involve a change in the constitution — a far lengthier and more arduous task than simply changing a state law — he expects the justices to pay particularly close attention to the arguments. ‘Amending the constitution is a momentous event,’ said Perlin.”
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Tax Reform Could Be Causing Dell To Explore New Options
CRNtv – Feb. 2, 2018
“James Angelini, associate professor of accounting at Suffolk University, talks about tax reform’s impact on companies with large debt, like Dell Technologies.”
A deeper look at police response and personal rights
Berkshire Gazette – Feb. 2, 2018
Karen Blum, professor emeritus at Suffolk University Law School and a member of the National Police Accountability Project, said police entering into an investigative detention are usually in a tense situation with someone they have reason to believe wishes them harm and might be armed. ‘A police officer in that position might have a legitimate cause to fear for his safety,’ Blum said. ‘And in that situation, an officer has qualified immunity.’ …”
How Suffolk Law is redefining practice-ready
preLaw magazine – Winter 2018
“Suffolk Law boasts a long-standing tradition of producing practice-ready lawyers. Now, the law school is updating that term for the 21st century.”
Sen. Warren’s State of the Union guest is new citizen, city councilor
WCVB-TV – Jan. 29, 2018
Brockton City Councilor Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, a 2016 graduate of Suffolk University and a student in the master in public administration program, will be attending the State of the Union address with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He is a Haitian American who became a U.S. citizen two years ago.
Omnibus bills fall short on bail reform, defense bar says
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Jan. 25, 2018
“Professor D. Christopher Dearborn, who oversees Suffolk University Law School’s defender program, says he agrees with ‘80 percent’ of the measures in the Senate’s omnibus bill but that its approach to bail reform misses the mark. ‘If the Senate version is passed, an unintended consequence is that more poor people are going to be held, not less,’ he says.”
Boston makes the cut on Amazon’s short list
Boston Globe – Jan. 19, 2018
“The Globe reported this month that Amazon is already looking for up to 1 million square feet of office space in the Seaport, enough to house thousands more. That location could wind up being the start of a second headquarters, said Richard Taylor, director of Suffolk University’s Center for Real Estate. Or just a big branch office. Either way, he said, when it comes to Amazon, Boston is in great shape. ‘We’re kind of in the winner’s seat regardless,’ he said. ‘It’s very clear that Boston is a place where they want to grow.’”
Suffolk University Alumnus Leonard J. Samia Donates $10 million for Student Scholarships -- Jan. 16, 2018
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Fox Business -- Jan. 15, 2018
Distinguished Professor of History Kenneth Greenberg discusses Virginia slave rebellion leader Nat Turner’s Bible. “At his trial, Turner made clear he didn’t feel that he was guilty of any wrongdoing, says historian Kenneth Greenberg. ‘He believed he was chosen by God—and the Bible is the key to his certainty,’ Greenberg says.”
The Political Power of Women
WCVB -- Jan. 14, 2018
“David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center, discusses why women of color, particularly black women, hold significant clout in elections.”
On day of mourning, Haitians demand apology from President Trump for slur
Washington Post – Jan. 12, 2018
“In Brockton, Mass., Jean Bradley Derenoncourt, a newly sworn-in city council member who fled the earthquake in 2010, called the remarks a ‘disgrace.’ ‘The president should be ashamed of himself,’ Derenoncourt said, adding that Trump should also apologize to people from African nations. ‘My blood is boiling right now.’ … Derenoncourt, the city council member, said he himself is an example of immigrants’ contributions to the United States. His mother died when he was a child, and his father immigrated to the United States, leaving him with family and sending money home. After the earthquake, he joined his father in Massachusetts. He did not know a word of English, but he took classes and bused dishes at a restaurant. He earned his GED, graduated from Suffolk University in Boston and interned for politicians. He became a U.S. citizen in 2016 and ran for office in 2017. In January, he became Brockton’s first Haitian American lawmaker. ‘That’s the American Dream right? That’s the greatness of this country,’ he said.”
Health: Going Supplemental
Improper Bostonian – Jan.12, 2018
Suffolk alumnus James Testa’s WarmUp High-Protein Coffee is listed as one of “three Boston nutrition companies that made waves in 2017 and will help keep you on course throughout 2018.” Testa launched the product while a student in Suffolk’s crowdfunding course.
WalletHub – Jan. 10, 2018
Finance Professor William Johnson discusses the average person’s credit score.
WGBH – Jan. 8, 2018
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci talks about current political issues including the Trump dynasty, the MBTA, and Mitt Romney’s Senate bid on the Boston Public Radio show.
Law Professor Analyzes Supreme Court Cases
WGBH – Jan. 3, 2018
Renée Landers, a professor of law and director of the health law concentration at Suffolk University Law School, discusses the most pressing Supreme Court cases including access to offshore servers, cage-free eggs, stop-and-search of rental car, free speech, and abortion.
Boston’s Top Resolution: Land Amazon
Boston Herald – Jan. 1, 2018
“Boston is poised for another strong year in many sectors, and landing Amazon at the 161-acre Suffolk Downs horse racing track in East Boston and Revere — the city’s top choice for the estimated $5 billion, 8 million-square-foot headquarters — would have an added ‘multiplier effect’ on the region, said Richard Taylor, director of Suffolk University’s Center for Real Estate. ‘If we can determine something on their direction — perhaps a short list in the first quarter of 2018, and that they would visit those short-listed cities and perhaps make a decision around the second or third quarter of 2018 — that would create a significant amount of energy with respect to business growth for the city and the state,’ Taylor said. ‘A lot of companies like to do business with them. They would obviously need additional housing, they would need training for the employees they would need.” …
Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts
WGBH – Jan. 1, 2018
“House and Senate leaders need to finalize a bill that would massively restructure how the state deals with criminals, prisoners and juvenile offenders, and send it to Governor Charlie Baker. Suffolk University Department of Government chair Rachael Cobb tells reporter Mike Deehan that there's little time for sweeping policy changes before Baker's reelection race and partisan politics heat up. ‘What we say in the policy world is there are policy windows of opportunity and those tend not to be in election years,” says Cobb. ‘The closer you get to the election the harder and harder it gets.”