Suffolk University Magazine: Fall 2020

Suffolk University Magazine

Voting in the Pandemic

Politics in a Pandemic

Suffolk experts reflect on the crisis' impact and what the future holds for our political process.

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Jeanette Marasi, Class of 2021, is an Information Systems and Operations Management major. Engaging in her Suffolk experience, she serves as a RAM Supporter, 2020 Orientation Leader, and the Vice President of Programming for the Program Council, to which she says: “We have started our first event this year, Build-a-Ram, which has been great so far in providing first-year students with something to do on campus as well as lift up the Suffolk spirit.”
Photograph by Michael J. Clarke


Pierre Gianportpone

The Rise of Ram Nation

An ongoing investment in athletics results in big wins for student-athletes
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Tom OBrian

The Bridge Builder

Developer Tom O’Brien is changing the face of Boston with a rare compassion and a community-minded approach
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Bromfield Window

The World is Their Gallery

Students, faculty, and alumni take their art into the public realm
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Marissa Kelly

Letter from the President

Welcome to the new Suffolk University Magazine
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Samia Naming Ceremony

Scholarships Open Doors

Samia and Miller scholars share how donor generosity makes college journey possible
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Miller Hall

Pandemic Pivot

Housing the homeless in Miller Hall was one of many ways Suffolk responded to the public health crisis
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Welcoming the Class of 2020 to the Alumni Community

Suffolk alumni reached out to congratulate the Class of 2020, welcome its members into their proud community.
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Common Good

Housing Discrimination

Suffolk Law Goes Undercover to Unveil Housing Discrimination

Study sparks calls for change as it reveals bias against Black and low-income renters
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The Case for Teaching Black History Nationally

Alumnus aims to create understanding of how America arrived at the Black Lives Matter movement
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Launch Point

Students in New York

Keeping Up With the Dow Joneses

Financial services alumni host finance undergraduates on a two-day tour of the banking and wealth management industry
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Business on the Move

New Sawyer Business School Dean Amy Zeng brings a penchant for partnerships and project-based learning
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Around the Horn

Dedicated to Service 

Dedicated to Service Learning

Suffolk recognized with the Carnegie Community Engagement Reclassification
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A Sequence of Fortunate Events

Students unlock cutting-edge CRISPR gene-editing lab curriculum
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Our Bodies Ourselves  

Our Bodies, Ourselves Today

Suffolk’s Center for Women’s Health & Human Rights moves the pivotal text online
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Dave Merry 

A Leader in Career Success

College-to-career innovator Dave Merry takes the helm at Suffolk’s Center for Career Education and Professional Development
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Feeding A Start-Up

Sawyer Business School’s Crowdfunding the Venture class builds on creativity and innovation
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Ram Pride

Reasons to celebrate Suffolk and its people
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Black Excellence Dinner 

A Milestone for Black Studies at Suffolk

25 years of fostering understanding among all students
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Out of This World

Madrid professors adapt a coveted astronomy course to distance learning
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Creating Access

Brianna Franklin,

Mapping Inequality

A promising young researcher collaborates with faculty to map risk factors for incarceration
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Justice Code

Juvenile defenders access sentencing alternatives through app alumna developed as a student
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Shawn Newton Sows Seeds of Change

Associate dean of students addresses inequality in his own community
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Suffolk Impact

Breana Pitts

Breaking News

Breana Pitts anchors national CBS streaming news service during the coronavirus crisis
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Conscious Couture

Lauren Nouchi builds an international brand through fashion risk-taking
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Testing, Testing, COVID-19

Recent alumnus using lab skills to detect coronavirus
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Dean Bill O'Niell 

Celebrating Dean Bill O’Neill

Over nearly two decades of leadership as dean, William J. O’Neill, Jr. transformed the Sawyer Business School
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Imagination at Work 

Imagination at Work

First-year creativity courses give students a competitive edge
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Ames Interior 

An Investment in the Future

Historic Ames Building becomes newest residence hall
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Smith Brothers 

A Remarkable Legacy of Support

How one scholarship turned into a lifetime of giving
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