When bosses are bullies
Los Angeles Times – Nov. 16, 2017
“Abused employees would be able to go to court if states or Congress adopted laws like the Healthy Workplace Bill, proposed by Suffolk University Law School professor David Yamada. He found that U.S. courts rarely sided with victims of bullying who sought relief under employment laws that already prohibit ‘intentional infliction of emotional distress.’”
Meet the powerful group behind Trump’s judicial nominations
The Hill – Nov. 16, 2017
“Michael Avery, a professor [emeritus] at the Suffolk University Law School who wrote The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals, said he disagrees with the society’s politics, but admires how successful the organization has been in reshaping the federal judiciary. ‘They have culture hegemony in legal quarters that matter when it comes to appointing judges and they achieve that by having worked to build influence, build membership,’ he said.”
His ‘story of America’ took him from Haiti to Brockton’s City Council
Brockton Enterprise – Nov. 14, 2017
Suffolk alumnus and current graduate student Jean Bradley Derenoncourt was elected the first Haitian-American member of the Brockton City Council.
How Ezekiel Elliott's 2nd Circ. Case Could Upend
Law360 – Nov. 13, 2017
“If the Second Circuit affirms Henderson’s arbitration decision, it would cement the already strong position the NFL commissioner holds after the appeals court’s decision in the Deflategate case against Tom Brady last year, Marc D. Greenbaum, law professor and co-director of the labor and employment law concentration at Suffolk University Law School told Law360. If the appeals court overturns the arbitrator’s decision, however, it would be a significant enhancement of the union’s strength and its momentum at the bargaining table, he said. The everyman non-NFL union employee would feel little effect of a vacating ruling, however, Greenbaum said, thanks to the novelty of Article 46 of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, which covers disciplinary action and subsequent appeals. But although Elliott’s case is unique, Greenbaum said, if the appeals court adopted the union’s argument that the Federal Arbitration Act’s fundamental fairness doctrine warrants vacating Henderson’s decision, it would give all unions increased ability to challenge other unsatisfactory arbitration awards by attacking the awards themselves instead of the nature of the proceedings.”
Online certificate program
WBUR Business Report – Nov. 13, 2017
“Suffolk University law school is launching an online program in legal technology for working professionals.”
One way to avoid Boston real estate? Run for Congress in Lowell
Boston Globe – Nov. 11, 2017
“That was a signal to me the voters up there like people they know,’’ said David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center at Suffolk University. “They tend to be parochial. Here’s the wife of a local hero, with high name recognition, having all those dynamics going for her, and then the district reverts back to granular politics.”
Law School Launches Program to Retrain Legal Industry
Bloomberg Law – Nov. 7, 2017
“The billable hour isn’t dead, but as more corporate counsel demand alternative fee arrangements with their outside law firms, the folks at Suffolk Law School are already thinking about its failing health. Next year, the Boston-based law school will begin offering an online certificate program in Legal Innovation and Technology that aims to prepare industry professionals for an era when billing on an hourly basis is no longer the norm. ‘What we’re really trying to do is expose people to new concepts and engage people in a new kind of issue spotting,’ said Suffolk’s Dean Andrew Perlman. ‘If they’re involved in the delivery of legal services, we want them to say, ‘I think there is a better, faster, more efficient way.’ Under Perlman, Suffolk Law School has been involved in many of the changes sweeping the legal industry, from bringing the legal outsourcing company Integreon onto its campus so that students can gain paid experience on large scale document review and due diligence review projects to studying whether it makes sense to accept GRE scores rather than LSAT scores from its applicants.
Lawyer Tech Certification Course
Law 360 -- Nov. 7, 2017
“One of the instructors, Lucy Bassli, assistant general counsel of Microsoft, will teach the legal operations course. ‘The legal industry is at a great inflection point,’ Bassli said. ‘Our jobs will not look the same 10 years from now. Technology advancements for legal services are ripe, and attorneys need to pay attention.’”
50 on Fire Finalists Talk Best Advice They’ve Ever Received, Who Took a Chance on Them and More
BostInno – Nov. 6, 2017
“Jenni Dinger of Suffolk University, an Education Finalist, said, ‘One of the best pieces of advice I received is learn how to say ‘yes’ and to say ‘no.’ The seasoned exec told me that I would need to get comfortable quickly in telling people ‘no, that’s not my job’ or ‘no, that’s out of the scope of this project.’ He made sure to tell me that I needed to do this regardless of who was asking, even a senior executive. On the flip side, he said to say ‘yes’ when other people wanted to get involved or take over a project. As soon as someone else can do what you’re doing, you’re no longer innovating. Give away the reigns and move on to the next thing!’”
OK, We Get Technology Competence, But How Do We Get Technologically Competent?
Above the Law – Nov. 6, 2017
“The training program, unveiled last week by Suffolk University Law School in Boston, is a series of six online courses designed to teach lawyers and other legal professionals how to deliver their services more effectively and efficiently. Those who complete all six courses will earn Suffolk’s legal innovation and technology certificate. …The director of the program, Suffolk Professor Gabriel Teninbaum, who also directs Suffolk’s Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology, told me that he and Suffolk Law Dean Andrew Perlman were inspired to start the program by the many practitioners who approached them asking where they could learn the types of skills Suffolk is teaching law students.”
WBZ radio -- Nov. 6, 2017
Reporter Carl Stevens: “I was talking to David Paleologos. He’s the pollster over at Suffolk University and when their last poll came out for the city of Boston his concern, as he expressed it to me, was that because the poll showed Marty Walsh with such a commanding lead some people might decide not to vote thinking that it could be a runaway.”
Tax plan could hit Boston-area homebuyers. If it happens
Boston Globe – Nov. 3, 2017
“While only 30 percent of households nationwide itemize deductions — and probably far fewer would under the tax plan’s new higher standard deduction — the real estate industry has succeeded at painting the mortgage interest break, in particular, as a boon to the middle class, said Michaele Morrow, a professor of tax policy at Suffolk University. As the Trump administration and congressional Republicans hash out the bill in the weeks to comes, she predicted, the real estate lobby would make that case even more forcefully, and could eventually succeed in keeping the deduction untouched. ‘They usually win out,’ Morrow said. ‘I’ll be kind of shocked if this ends up happening.’”
How the Republicans’ Tax Overhaul Could Affect Massachusetts
WBUR – Nov. 3, 2017
“House Republicans released a draft of their tax bill on Thursday, which Speaker Paul Ryan said was put together with the middle class in mind. James Angelini, a professor of accounting at Suffolk University, joined Morning Edition to discuss how the proposed changes in the tax bill could affect Massachusetts. ‘It is a failure of our tax code that we don’t take into account cost of living differences all over the country in the code. We have one code that is applied to thousands of different economies and our economy is higher than average. We have higher than median housing prices, higher than median property taxes, higher than median income taxes and all of those things are being affected by this bill,’ says Angelini. …”
Suffolk Law Launches ‘Legal Innovation & Technology’ Program for Legal Professionals; The school's new certificate program will offer coursework on concepts like Design Thinking and Process Improvement for a wide range of legal progessionals
Legal Tech News – Nov. 3, 2017
“Suffolk Law Dean Andrew Perlman explained that the program aims to bring the kind of issue spotting that law students traditionally learn to identify in property law or contracts to technology. If students can understand what processes and procedures lend themselves to automation or expert systems, they may be better able to establish them in legal practices. ‘When they see an issue in practice they can say, ‘you know what, there is a better, faster and cheaper way to do this.’ What I’m hoping is that people will recognize there isn’t just an off-the-shelf solution to make a law firm or legal service organization more efficient. There needs to be a mindset change,’ Perlman said. …”
Suffolk University Business Student Captures National Photography Award
North End Regional Review – Nov. 3, 2017
Nicole Cacchiotti’s eagle eye for expressions of love led to her being chosen the grand prize winner of the fifth annual National Italian American Foundation photography competition, themed “That’s Amore.”
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National Book Award winner breathes life into ‘Aeneid,’ a show of rare books
Boston Globe – Nov. 3, 2017
David Ferry, who was a distinguished visiting scholar in English at Suffolk, has published his new translation of Virgil’s The Aeneid. Ferry read from the translation at an event held last week in the Sawyer Library.
In his court, justice often comes with a dollop of joy
Boston Globe – Nov. 3, 2017
Judge Frank Caprio, a Suffolk Law alumnus, has become an Internet sensation for his show Caught in Providence.
3SISTERS to Play at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre
Broadway World – Nov. 3, 2017
Guest-director, esteemed actor, Artistic Director of the Harbor Stage Company, and long-time Suffolk Theatre Department colleague Robert Kropf brings his adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 3Sisters to the Modern Theatre this fall. Eighteen Suffolk students are featured in this re-imagining of Chekhov's iconic play. Scenic design by Suffolk Professor Richard Wadsworth Chambers features the arching beams of a once stately library still resiliently intact after withstanding a cataclysmic event.
Teaching Law Students to Survive in an Automated World
WBUR – Nov. 1, 2017
"Gabe Teninbaum, a professor at Suffolk Law School, teaches a class called "Lawyering in the Age of Smart Machines" focused on teaching students how to create automated contracts (think Turbo Tax but for law). 'The same way that you or I might use software at the end of the year to fill out our taxes and create a tax return in just a few minutes for just a few dollars, we can do that with legal forms,' said Teninbaum. Teninbaum says the new frontier is automated contracts — which would allow lawyers to take on more cases for less money, and, in theory, make the law more affordable and accessible. 'There are some entire areas of law where basically the whole practice area could be automated,' said Teninbaum. 'Anytime there’s legal work that’s easily repeatable. In other words — wills, trusts, residential real estate closings. It's work that's done over and over and over again.'” …
Online certificate program in legal innovation offered by Suffolk Law
ABA Journal – Oct. 31, 2017
“The goal here is to help legal professionals rise to the top of their organizations when it comes to technology and innovation. We’re degree-agnostic,’ Gabriel Teninbaum, a Suffolk law professor told the ABA Journal in an email.”
CBS News – Oct. 30, 2017
“A new poll conducted by Suffolk University and the USA TODAY Network regarding the upcoming election in New Jersey reveals that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy is leading against his Republican opponent Kim Guadagno.”
Walsh launches new office to aid former inmates
Daily Free Press – Oct. 30, 2017
“Carlos Monteiro, assistant professor of sociology at Suffolk University, said a major road bump in aiding returning citizens is the limited coordination between governmental departments. ‘One of the big challenges for re-entry in general is that there are a lot of different services that are not collaborating so if this is somehow an effort to collaborate or to get those different re-entry services to work under one objective then that would be really ideal,’ Monteiro said.”
New Hampshire Union Leader – Oct. 29, 2017
“Suffolk University senior co-captain Alexandra Nagri registered her 100th and 101st career points in the Rams' 10-0 triumph over Massachusetts Maritime this past Monday. The forward from Salem recorded four goals and an assist in the triumph.”
After DEA agent Chad Scott's indictment, a look at fallout in raft of criminal cases, new and old
New Orleans Advocate – Oct. 28, 2017
“There may very well be many criminal convictions that have to be undone as a result of what these guys did,’ said Michael Avery, a professor emeritus at Suffolk University's Law School and an expert on police misconduct. ‘There's a natural disinclination to bring any kind of criminal charge against a law enforcement officer for this reason.”
Mayor has 35-point lead over challenger
Boston Globe – Oct. 23, 2017
“Mayor Martin J. Walsh has a dominant lead of 35 percentage points over Councilor Tito Jackson in a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.”
Daily Free Press – Oct. 23, 2017
Suffolk University Professors Michaele Morrow, Richard Taylor, and Ken Hung comment on Boston’s proposal to Amazon.
Harvey Weinstein scandal could expose a ‘murky, untested’ area of the law
Yahoo Finance – Oct. 19, 2017
“The #metoo campaign and Weinstein allegations may end up empowering even more women to violate these clauses — ‘almost sort of daring the former employer to go after them,’ according to David C. Yamada, director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University’s law school. As Yamada noted to Yahoo Finance, ‘This is a murky and untested area of law.’ …‘Over the last 20 years they have become increasingly popular — to the point where there’s almost a presumption that there will be some kind of nondisclosure clause in an employment-related settlement,’ Yamada told Yahoo Finance.”
Aspiring designers see making the world more welcoming inclusive, healthy, and beautiful as their calling
Boston.com – Oct. 17, 2017
Art & Design students win Design New England competition.
WGBH – Oct. 16, 2017
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses the latest political news, including Trump on the Iran deal, with Boston Public Radio show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
NECN – Oct. 12, 2017
“Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos discusses his latest poll, which finds growing dissatisfaction with the Republican Party and President Donald Trump. We talk about the 2018 elections and some of the issues that may be key. Plus, thoughts about healthcare and some openings in New England.”
The Legal Issues Behind the Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault
WGBH – Oct. 11, 2017
Suffolk Law Professor and entertainment attorney Sally Gaglini discusses the questions surrounding the sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, on the Greater Boston show.
Weinstein board says it didn’t know of sexual misconduct allegations. Experts don’t buy it.
Huffington Post – Oct. 12, 2017
“Given prior investigations and allegations made internally at Weinstein and Co., that behavior should have alerted Weinstein’s board members to the larger harassment and assault accusations that surfaced this week, said David Yamada, a Suffolk University law professor who specializes in workplace bullying and employment issues. … ‘There were some letters and memos sent to the company, so they were put on notice that there were concerns about him,’ Yamada said. ‘[Board] members have a fiduciary duty to be aware of legal settlements that could affect the health of the company, so it’s quite possible that board members or other high-level executives were aware of this. But for better or worse, their priorities tend to be with the profit margins of their company and not the experiences of the people under them.’”
Healey sues Trump administration over new contraceptive regulations
Daily Free Press – Oct. 12, 2017
“Renée Landers, a Suffolk University law professor, said the way Trump ignored standard legal process to pass the regulations is questionable and Healey may have a case in accusing the Trump administration of violating administrative procedure. ‘It’s not clear in this situation why it was necessary to use interim final rulemaking instead of going through a whole rulemaking process to change the rule and allowing the comment process to take place before instituting the new regulation,’ Landers said. Landers said Trump probably feared his new law would not get passed under normal circumstances. ‘It’s possible that a court would send this new regulation back to say that they have to use the standard rulemaking process,’ Landers said.”
The damaging, incalculable price of sexual harassment
Market Watch – Oct. 10, 2017
"Companies are increasingly purchasing insurance, including ‘employment practices liability insurance,’ to cover costs associated with employment lawsuits, said David Yamada, a professor of law and the director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University. ‘A growing number of companies are just counting liability risk as part of the cost of doing business,’ Yamada said. Some insurers are also providing training materials for companies to teach their employees about sexual harassment in hope of avoiding it, he added.”
Media winning battle for trust with Trump
Politico – Oct. 5, 2017
“Even as views of the traditional media change under Trump, pollsters are just starting to weigh political views of its newer cousin, social media. The Suffolk/USA Today poll asked three questions about Facebook: By a margin of 46 percent to 26 percent, registered voters thought Facebook should have done more to identify and publicize Russian-bought ads during the campaign; by a margin of 58 percent to 24 percent, they thought Facebook should release the ads publicly; and by 77 percent to 11 percent, respondents said that the social media platforms should be required to label who paid for political ads, as TV and radio outlets must. It was the first time Suffolk had ever asked questions about Facebook, according to David Paleologos, director of the university’s Political Research Center. ‘I think when you look at that 77 number,’ Paleologos said, ‘that’s a big number … I expected it would be high, I did not think it would be that high.’ Paleologos said he could think of little political polling done on Facebook in the past. Kahn said that Reuters had never asked political questions about Facebook, though it may in the future.”
2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America
WalletHub – Oct. 2, 2017
Law Professor John Infranca talks about the effects of rapid economic growth on U.S. cities.
Improving How We Live
Design New England – Oct. 1, 2017
Suffolk University students are first-place and runner-up winners in the Design Showdown student competition for 2017.
Connecting newbies and vets at Boston Fashion Week
Boston Globe – Sept. 29, 2017
“Boston Fashion Week is here, and at the center of the whirlwind is entrepreneur Anna Foster [a Suffolk graduate who holds two degrees from the University]. The Mattapan native runs A Maven’s World, a lifestyle brand that connects like-minded people through events like Fashion Week.”
Family receives Habitat for Humanity home
The Northeast Georgian – Sept. 26, 2017
“… [Director Nanette] Baughman said volunteers included a women’s build, involving the participation of 75-85 women from the community, as well as a collegiate build involving 14 students from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. ‘They have all gone through and signed the inside of the walls, so when you walk through, you can just feel the love and the compassion that it takes to put a house together,’ she said.”
WGBH radio – Sept. 25, 2017
Government Chair Rachael Cobb discusses the latest political news, including the NFL kneeling controversy and the Boston mayoral election, on the Morning Edition show.
Poll: New Jersey voters say Sen. Menendez should quit if convicted
CNN – Sept. 25, 2017
“A majority of likely voters in New Jersey believe Sen. Bob Menendez should resign if convicted of federal bribery charges, according to a new poll Suffolk University conducted for USA Today that was released Monday.
Growing Questions About CTE as a Legal Defense after Hernandez Diagnosis
NECN – Sept. 22, 2017
Suffolk University Law Professor Rosanna Cavallaro says, “You can’t make a tight enough connection between this illness and his unique symptoms, his unique decision to end his own life. … It becomes really hard to say this is what happens when you suffer this illness.”
SJC narrows first-degree murder rules
Boston Globe – Sept. 21, 2017
“‘A prosecutor is going to have to satisfy a jury that there was malice,’ said Rosanna Cavallaro, a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘They must convince a jury that defendants intended to kill, and not just that they had intended a robbery and had bad luck.”
The Atlantic – Sept. 21, 2017
“‘Where legal communication and social media intersect more frequently is on the other side—where the recipient (or target) of [the letter] would use social media to broadcast the message of trademark bullying,’ Leah Chan Grinvald, a professor at Suffolk University’s Law School, in Boston, wrote to me in an email. … Indeed, Grinvald pointed me to the fact that at the core of Netflix’s letter are some pushy phrasings. ‘They want a reply from the pop-up owners ‘as soon as possible’ (so therefore, almost no time to talk to a lawyer), which I cite as an [indication] of abusiveness,’ she says. She then noted another example, regarding what Netflix is legally able to control: ‘Perhaps the name Stranger Things, if they are claiming trademark rights to the show name, or set designs, if they are claiming trade dress or perhaps copyright in them. But no entity or individual has the right to control the evocation of the ‘world’ that they create,’ as the letter suggests.'”
Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam tied in Virginia gubernatorial poll
CBS News – Sept. 18, 2017
“A day before the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia are to debate, a new poll finds that Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam are tied among Virginians, at 42 percent each, if the voting were to be held today. In the Suffolk University survey of 500 likely voters in Virginia's upcoming statewide November election, the vast majority of those who said they voted for then-candidate Trump in the 2016 presidential election still "feel good" about their decision.”
Amazon executives keen on Boston
NECN – Sept. 13, 2017
“‘Amazon is an economic tsunami.’ Suffolk University Sawyer Business School Professor Richard Taylor sees Massachusetts as a top contender - even if the state can't match the tax breaks offered by other states. ‘The attraction to Boston and Massachusetts frankly is beyond tax incentives. It's the connectivity to our innovative economy,” [he says.]
How Anna Nicole Smith’s Billionaire In-Laws Secretly Lobbied the Courts
Bloomberg – Sept. 13, 2017
“Linda Sandstrom Simard, a law professor at Suffolk University in Boston who studies amicus briefs and wasn’t familiar with the Marshall case, said she’d never heard of an example of the court rules being violated. That kind of thing, she said, would pervert the system of justice. ‘If one side has lots of money and the other side doesn’t have lots of money, that creates the possibility that the power of amici is only available to one side,’ Simard said. ‘You’re giving the party with more resources more guns—more weapons to go after the party with fewer resources.”
Embattled CFPB chief Richard Cordray vows to make sure “people are treated fairly”
CBS Sunday Morning – Sept. 10, 2017
“‘We all lived through the financial crisis,’ Kathleen Engel of Suffolk University Law School said. ‘And anybody studying the crisis understands that the failure of the federal regulators to protect consumers was the most important government failure that we have seen since the Great Depression.’"
Quincy considers trying to regulate sober houses
Patriot Ledger – Sept. 9, 2017
“Two Suffolk University law professors who specialize in fair-housing issues and reviewed the ordinance this week say that on a first read, at least, there’s nothing inherently illegal about it. ‘There’s nothing per se problematic with that under the Fair Housing Act,’ John Infranca, one of the Suffolk professors, said. He said any legal challenge would more likely be based on the intent behind it and how it is applied than on the language of the ordinance. ‘Are the health and safety provisions in place just a pretext for discrimination?’ he said, offering an example. …Bill Berman, another professor at Suffolk Law, said some cities and towns have run into issues when they’ve tried to regulate sober houses after community opposition to them. He pointed to the 2010 federal case in which Framingham tried to block plans by Middlesex Opportunity Council Inc. to expand a home for recovering drug addicts and their families and a veterans living facility. A judge ruled against Framingham, saying city violated the Fair Housing Act. Framingham eventually agreed to pay the facility $1 million. In his ruling, the judge said that statements made by local officials showed they simply didn’t want a sober house in Framingham. Berman said courts can throw out a town or city law ‘if there’s some evidence that the intent of it is not so much to protect the residents of the sober houses but to restrict such uses being allowed at all.’ But Berman said he doesn’t believe courts would necessarily rule against all regulation of sober houses. ‘I believe they would allow a town’s honest attempt,’ he said.”
How one mobile app is shaping democracy in South Korea
Mic – Sept. 8, 2017
“Better yet, it’s effective: At least 181 proposals have turned into actual Seoul City policies. ‘It’s fairly unique around the world that a city would go through these efforts to really look at how services are delivered and ask for citizen feedback,’ Marc Holzer, distinguished professor of public administration at Suffolk University’s Institute for Public Service, said in a phone interview with Mic. ‘Think about all the policy proposals put out there that are actually implemented as a result of this app.’ …’Citizens can participate [in] contemporary policy issues, such as bus routes, restrictions on driving when there’s a lot of air pollution or designating nonsmoking areas in parks,’ Holzer said. ‘It really is a way for citizens to express their opinions on the services they’re most in contact with, or that most affect them and their family.”
Using Harvey for Political Tweets Could Get You Fired
Bloomberg BNA – Aug. 30, 2017
“I think what we’re seeing now is as the political situation gets more frayed in this country we're going to see these workplace free speech issues coming up more frequently,’ David Yamada, a workplace law professor at Suffolk Law School in Boston, told Bloomberg BNA Aug. 30. ‘One of the twists in this particular case is the campus situation,’ Yamada said. Storey was a visiting professor and, as a result, probably didn’t have as many protections as a tenured faculty or tenured track faculty would have, Yamada said. Professors who are tenured or are tenured track typically have a presumptive right to academic freedom that at-will employees don’t, he said. ‘Most private sector employees are at will.’ …Yamada said some employers might have policies for social media, but they should avoid policies that could micro-manage their employees outside of work. ‘There is a gray area where common sense is a lot better than rules and laws,’ Yamada said.”
From 'Beantown' To 'The Hub,' How Did Boston Earn Its Nicknames?
WGBH radio – Aug. 30, 2017
"But Bostonians have a long tradition of transforming others’ judgments into sources of pride. Take "Puritans" and "Yankees" — these were both originally pejorative terms, embraced by all. And that Bostonians accepted such an arguably arrogant nickname on its face is also very ... well ... Bostonian, says Suffolk University history professor Robert Allison. ‘We’ve always had, I think, an exaggerated sense of our own importance, and others can give us nicknames and we know it’s usually out of envy,’ he said. …'So we’ve kind of embraced that,’ said Allison. ‘The City Upon a Hill, and the eyes of all people are upon us. For Winthrop, [this] is really a warning, but for us is like, 'Oh yeah, everyone is watching us ‘cause they wanna figure out what they should do next.' …Still, I’ve yet to ever hear an actual Bostonian call their city ‘Beantown.’ It’s those more high-minded, aspirational nicknames that seem to hold sway around here. And that is A-OK with Robert Allison. ‘We have this idea of ourselves as being not only better than everyone else, [but] also better than we really are,’ he said. ‘And it probably is a good thing to aspire to. I don’t want us to lose sight that we can be better than we are."
Blacks remain focus of Boston police investigations, searches
Boston Globe – Aug. 29, 2017
“‘Common sense tells us there’s been a long history of racial profiling by the Boston Police Department. We should be putting the burden of proof on the department to not just say the data is confounded,’ said Frank Rudy Cooper, a law professor at Suffolk University. ‘[Otherwise] that puts the burden of proof on the people who were stopped to explain why they’re stopped all the time.’ Cooper is studying New York City’s stop-and-frisk program, which was ruled unconstitutional in 2013 because it disproportionately targeted people of color. The percentage of black residents who are subjects of police investigation in Boston is higher than in New York, he said.”
Trial courts decline to standardize data
Boston Globe – Aug. 27, 2017
“Yet, even with the new system, there is ‘basically no access for people outside the system,’ said Gabriel Teninbaum, director of the Institute on Law Practice Technology & Innovation at Suffolk University Law School. …‘Imagine trying to run a household without knowing how much you’re spending,’ Teninbaum said. ‘You might be all right most of the time, but once in a while, you’re going to have a problem.’”
New Balance Wins Trademark Infringement Case That Could Set a Precedent
WGBH radio – Aug. 25, 2017
“Professor Leah Chan Grinvald, an international intellectual property law professor at Suffolk Law School in Boston, says that while this case may be perceived as precedent-setting, Chinese courts don't see it that way. ‘One of the unique things about Chinese courts that is different from U.S. courts, is that they don't follow precedent. So when we say precedent-setting, it is really up to other courts in China to decide whether or not they actually want to follow that precedent.’ … ‘Copycats are a little bit different than counterfeit, in that they try to evoke the same product and properly evoke the logo, but they're not using the actual logo,’ says Grinvald. … So how was New Balance able to pull off a victory? Grinvald says they took a strategic approach: choosing China's broader anti-unfair competition law instead of the narrow trademark law. Trademark law works a little differently in China. Unlike in the U.S., Grinvald explains, rights for a trademark are granted to whomever files first. …”
A customer-centric approach
Boston Business Journal – Aug. 25, 2017
“Susan Alessandri, as associate professor of advertising at Suffolk University, agrees that many corporations today need all the help they can get when it comes to branding. In some ways, the core concept of branding remains the same: creating a positive image and using logos and symbols that are recognized and trusted by consumers. ‘It’s all about creating positive associations,’ she said.”
The Boston indie label all the kids are talking about
Boston Globe – Aug. 23, 2017
Alumnus Jeff Cazzaza started Run for Cover in high school and continued to operate it from his Suffolk dorm room while studying business administration. He has built it into one of the “most exciting new record labels in indie rock.”
Should Boston Rename Famous Meeting Hall With Slave Ties?
New York Times – Aug. 22, 2017
“Robert Allison, a Suffolk University history professor, said it would be a ‘misguided and ineffectual’ way to set history straight. ‘Erasing history by changing names is not a way to engage it, or understand it, but simply a way to forget it,’ he said.”
Why it’s becoming cool to live in your car – or a 150-sq. ft. apartment
Christian Science Monitor – Aug. 21, 2017
“John Infranca, a law professor at Boston’s Suffolk University who specializes in urban law and policy, says the phenomenon is driven largely by Millennials, who have been the faces of both the affordable housing crisis and the shift to minimalism. … ‘There is some cultural demand for simpler living,’ says Professor Infranca. ‘And by virtue of technology, we are able to live with a lot less.’ … There are other forces at play, too. Digital access to resources makes living lean more feasible, says Infranca at Suffolk.”
Boston Common protests having negative impact on downtown businesses
WCVB-TV – Aug. 18, 2017
Vice President of Communications Greg Gatlin directs Suffolk’s message to protestors: “Our highest value is respect for people, all people. What we do is welcome people. What we don’t welcome is hate.”
Best Credit Cards for A New Business
WalletHub – Aug. 18, 2017
M. Nesij Huvaj, professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, provides credit card tips for new business owners.
A lawyer who has been a defender of USC now must investigate the dean scandal. But can she be impartial?
Los Angeles Times – Aug. 12, 2017
“Andrew Perlman, dean of the law school at Boston’s Suffolk University who served on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics, said Yang’s past or ongoing representation of the school in a handful of cases did not in and of itself raise questions of conflict of interest. If the school were going to her for all its outside legal work and directing millions of dollars in legal fees to her firm based on that relationship, or if she had personally represented individuals in the university administration, she might be seen as ‘insufficiently independent,’ he said. Otherwise, the university retaining her for an internal review did not appear problematic, Perlman said.”
Alexander Hamilton: statesman, dueler, birthday party theme
Christian Science Monitor – Aug. 9, 2017
“While a Treasury secretary is perhaps a surprising icon for a group normally drawn to Disney princesses, what captivates them, explains Dr. Marilyn Plotkins, chairwoman of the Theatre department at Suffolk University in Boston, is an intriguing narrative. ‘There's a really good story,’ she says. ‘There's a lot of action. [And] I think the women in 'Hamilton' are so appealing. You know, they're strong, they're beautiful, they're articulate, they're fighters.’”
Eastie Resident and Entrepreneur James Testa’s Energy Drink Taking Off
East Boston Times-Free Press – Aug. 5, 2017
“Since graduating in May, Testa has formed a legal entity, WarmUp LLC., and has intellectual property and trademark rights over the product and its logos. ‘It’s been going really well since I launched the product,’ said Testa. ‘I spent months going to gyms, sponsoring events at places like Crossfit and launched a website at www.warmupproteincoffee.com.’”
Carter gets 15 months for her role in suicide
Boston Globe – Aug. 4, 2017
“‘It’s not that anyone is dragging their feet, but these things take time, and it’s important — everyone wants to make sure they get it right,’ said Suffolk University law professor Rosanna Cavallaro.”
Surf, sand and race on the beachfront
Washington Post – July 29, 2017
“Yet despite its history and oceanfront location, Oak Bluffs has not experienced the same kind of real estate squeeze as other historically black beach communities, says Richard Taylor, a real estate executive and director of the Center for Real Estate at Suffolk University in Boston. He is also the author of Martha’s Vineyard: Race, Property, and the Power of Place. He credits local officials, who have tightened already demanding rules on residential development to fend off new buyers’ dreams of building larger homes closer to the ocean. … ‘Black culture is deeply integrated into a way of life on the Vineyard, and that’s helped keep this history vibrant and alive.’”
Blind woman told she couldn’t join a travel tour without a companion
Boston Globe – July 24, 2017
“Kathleen Engel, a Suffolk Law professor who specializes in employment discrimination law, said that Overseas Adventure Travel probably illegally discriminated against Becker because there was no effort to accommodate her, except to demand a companion. ‘I think she would win in a lawsuit,’ she said.”
WGBH – July 10, 2017
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses the latest political news with Boston Public Radio show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
WBGH – July 5, 2017
Suffolk University Law Professor Renée M. Landers discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling to temporarily lift the legal blocks on President Trump’s travel ban and wraps-up the court’s year during the Boston Public Radio show.
Rodman CPAs award 2017 scholarship to Suffolk University student
Accounting Today – July 5, 2017
“Waltham, Mass. accounting firm Rodman CPAs announced that they have awarded John Tran, a BSBA student of Suffolk University in Boston, with the firm's 2017 Scholarship.”
Mass. lawmakers consider a new tool against ‘patent trolls’
Boston Globe – July 2, 2017
“Leah Chan Grinvald, a Suffolk Law School professor who specializes in studying intellectual property, said the measures being debated in Massachusetts could help ward off the most egregious abuses. ‘They’re saying if you’re going to assert your patent, you need to do it in a better manner, in a fully open manner, and in a manner that is not going to be abusive,’ she said.”
Northshore Home – July 1, 2017
Q&A with Nancy Hackett, professor of interior architecture and design at Suffolk University.
Poll: How are we feeling about Washingotn? Try ‘alarmed and ‘uneasy’
USA TODAY – June 29, 2017
“Americans increasingly view the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election as a serious concern, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, amid rising anxiety about President Trump's leadership and the nation's direction.
WarmUp Just Started Selling Its Protein Coffee Online
BostInno – June 28, 2017
Suffolk alumnus James Testa’s product launches on Amazon. “‘Selling online is a way for us to really pick up some traction, get the brand out there,’ Testa said. The website and, hopefully, Amazon should replace the need for a physical store. ‘I want to play it by ear and see how things go… A storefront, for this type of business at least, may not be necessary.’” …
At 76, Wellesley native and lifelong learner earns three Suffolk degrees
Wellesley Townsman – June 27, 2017
“On May 20, David Barry O’Connor, a Wellesley native, walked across the stage at Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences graduate school commencement ceremony, accepting not one, but two master’s degrees at the age of 76.
Walsh has 31-point lead over Jackson in mayoral race, poll shows
Boston Sunday Globe – June 25, 2017
“Mayor Martin J. Walsh holds a commanding 31-point lead over his closest rival, Councilor Tito Jackson, in a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll that shows just how hard it will be to derail Walsh’s reelection bid even as voters are unhappy with the city schools and the cost of housing, and are divided over the state of race relations.”
Families Need Not Apply
Boston Sunday Globe – June 25, 2017
“The law, meanwhile, is clear: It’s illegal not to rent to families with children or to offer them different rental terms – such as requiring families to live in a first-floor unit or charging them a security deposit when other tenants don’t pay one, said Jamie Langowski, assistant director of the Housing Discrimination Testing Program at Suffolk University Law School. The program tests for cases of housing bias primarily in Greater Boston, and unfortunately, Olivere’s experience isn’t unique. ‘There is rampant illegal discrimination occurring,’ Langowski said. ‘The tests are pretty straightforward, much like secret shopping,’ Langowski said. Two testers who are similar in virtually every way except for one key variable – such as familial status, race, or gender identity – inquire about apartments, documenting their interactions with rental agents and landlords. ‘What we’ve found is that discrimination agains families with children is common,’ Langowski said, and prospective tenants are often told right to their faces that a unit isn’t available to them because of their kids or the presence of lead paint.” …
Suffolk continues board makeover with four new trustees
Boston Business Journal – June 23, 2017
Suffolk University has named four new members to its board of trustees, including a former Fidelity Investments and Bank of America executive, as the Boston institution looks to leave behind years of turmoil in its top ranks.
Health Care Debate
WGBH – June 22, 2017
“Senate Republicans have revealed their plan to do away with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The proposal would repeal the individual mandate to buy healthcare and cut Medicaid – although at a much slower rate than proposed in the House bill. It would also eliminate nearly all of the taxes put in place under Obama’s signature healthcare law, cut Planned Parenthood funding for one year and it would give states more freedom to decide which benefits to cover. Renée Landers, law professor and director of the health law concentration at Suffolk University, Joshua Archambault, senior fellow on health care policy at the Pioneer Institute, and Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor and architect of Obamacare and Romneycare joined Adam Reilly to discuss.”
WGBH (1:23:10) – June 21, 2017
Suffolk University law professor Renée Landers discusses several recent Supreme Court decisions on the merits and the decision to grant review in the case involving partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin on the Boston Public Radio show.
What’s next for woman convicted of manslaughter in suicide
Washington Post – June 19, 2017
“Legal experts say the judge may take into account Carter’s mental health issues in crafting a sentence toward the lower end of the range. Although the judge made a point of saying he did not credit a defense psychiatrist’s contention that Carter, who was treated for depression and anorexia, was ‘involuntarily intoxicated’ by an anti-depressant she was taking, he could give her mental health history more weight in deciding her sentence, said Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University. ‘The judge didn’t consider that enough to say, ‘You’re not guilty,’ but he might consider that important in determining how much time she ought to spend in jail,’ Cavallaro said. … Cavallaro said she doesn’t believe Carter has a strong case on appeal because the state Supreme Judicial Court, where an appeal could ultimately be decided, already rejected Carter’s defense arguments when it ruled that there was enough evidence to proceed to trial on the manslaughter charge.”
Carter guilty of prodding teen boyfriend to suicide
Boston Globe – June 17, 2017
“Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University, said the Supreme Judicial Court had ‘cleared the way’ for the conviction by allowing the indictment to stand. Once the SJC said words alone could be considered as the cause of a death, ‘it’s hard to imagine a stronger case than this.’”
Pollsters miss mark again in assessment of Trump voters
Washington Times – June 16, 2017
“David Paleologos, who runs the Suffolk University Poll, which didn’t survey in Virginia, said missing voters is a problem but not a major one. He said state primaries, such as the Gillespie-Stewart-Wagner race, do pose pitfalls, with a large number of undecided voters and more than a binary choice between two candidates. A lot of Stewart voters could have been hiding in other categories. ‘If you have a higher undecided and you have a candidate like Trump or a supporter of Trump‘s, it’s easy to mask your support in the undecided column,’ he said. Mr. Paleologos, though, said that is probably not as big an issue for looking at Mr. Trump’s job approval ratings, where the question is straightforward and there aren’t a lot of ways to respond. ‘When you have a binary question where it’s approve or disapprove and the sample frame is correct and all the other boxes are checked on the design, pollsters are pretty close to the outcome,’ he said.”
Trump wants to kill federal arts funding. What difference would that make?
Washington Post – June 8, 2017
“Waldo Aguasvivas, 28, graduated in 2013. He had dropped out of high school and got his GED as he was beginning the Clemente Course. ‘Courses change people’s lives,’ he says. ‘It changed my view on college, that I wanted more, that I wanted to know more. You can talk to anybody, and that feels good, not to be lost in the classroom or not to be lost when you’re talking to somebody and they’re talking about Aristotle, and you don’t even know who that is because you haven’t given yourself the time or just you never came across it.’ Aguasvivas carried his six Clemente credits to Roxbury Community College, then enrolled at Suffolk University. He’s on track to graduate next semester with a degree in applied legal studies. Next for him is law school, he says. ‘I never even knew what college credits were. Look at me now.’”
Carter lamented social status, lack of friends, peers testify
Boston Globe – June 8, 2017
“‘He was physically free to decide,’ said Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University. Although Roy was ‘extraordinary vulnerable,’ Carter’s insistent pressure did not constitute a crime under the existing law, she said.”
Controversial collection of Nazi propaganda posters finds a home at St. Olaf College
Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn. – June 3, 2017
“‘Anti-Semitism was the dominant theme in German propaganda in France,’ according to Margaret Collins Weitz, a professor [emerita] at Suffolk University in Boston who has written about what she calls the ‘poster war’ in occupied France."
St. John School Students Get Visit with Suffolk University Professor Pat Hogan
North End Waterfront.com – June 1, 2017
Suffolk University Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Pat Hogan, visited St. John School to talk with the kids about science and chemistry and some exciting experiments her college students conduct each day.
Written in a City Churchyard
Boston Globe – May 28, 2017
“‘You have this connection to the roots of the Catholic Church,’ said Robert Allison, a Suffolk University history professor and president of the South Boston Historical Society. ‘People have been sitting there in times of sadness and in times of joy, with light streaming through the Gothic windows into this very small chapel that was an outpost in a hostile, forbidding place.”
Theater Unspeakable to Bring THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION to Arden Theatre
Broadway World – May 26, 2017
Suffolk alumna Kelly Conrad stars in The American Revolution, a play that recreates America’s fight for independence, at the Arden Theatre Company's Studio Theatre in Philadelphia.
AHS grad building a portfolio of music to advance a budding career
Andover Townsman – May 25, 2017
“A local young musician specializing in the electronic dance and video side of the business just released a second pop single, Safe Zone.” Zach Ciampa is a business major at Suffolk University.
Meet the actress: Brookline’s Laura Latreille
Metro West Daily News – May 21, 2017
Suffolk Theatre Professor Laura Latreille stars in Ripcord, a comedy presented by the Huntington Theatre Company. She says, "'I started at Suffolk last September and they've really welcomed me. I love the creative environment there. ..."
Suffolk University and Boston Debate League Support Student Debaters
Beacon Hill Times – May 19, 2017
Suffolk University and the Boston Debate League announced a partnership that will bring hundreds of Boston middle and high school students to Suffolk’s downtown campus for debate tournaments and a two-week summer debate camp.
TEDx at Suffolk
Melrose Weekly News – May 19 2017
Suffolk’s TEDx&Talks club hosted its inaugural TEDx event, bringing eight impressive speakers and four musical performances to campus. “‘I’ve always been a huge fan of TED talks,’ said club president Abdulla Khoory. ‘I wanted to bring TEDx to campus to inspire students and spark change.”
Mother of 5 to Graduate from Suffolk Law School
NBC Boston – May 16, 2017
“Startese Sims' hard work and dedication is what she says it takes to be a mother of five, a full-time worker, and, effective Sunday, a graduate from Suffolk University Law School.”
Suffolk University grad student presents at Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference
Easton Courier – May 16, 2017
Elena Molokotos, a first-year student at Suffolk University, Boston, in the clinical psychology doctoral program, focused her award-winning research on how twins illuminate genetic influences on brain structure.
When a hack wreaks havoc, who’s to blame? A patch was issued in March, but many firms ignored it
Los Angeles Times – May 16, 2017
"With that insulation, it's unlikely government agencies would be held liable, said Michael Rustad, a law professor and high-technology specialist at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. ...'By leaving security holes that have to be patched, it's analogous to putting a car on the market with a defective fuel system,' Rustad said."
AP Explains: Why ex-NFL star’s murder conviction was erased
ABC News – May 12, 2017
“‘People feel tremendous sympathy for the victims, but it's a sensible rule,’ said Rosanna Carvallaro, a professor at Suffolk University Law School.”
Former Patriots and Dolphins linebacker says NFL is ‘waiting for us to die’
Boston.com – May 10, 2017
Suffolk Law alumnus Nick Buoniconti, a NFL Hall of Fame linebacker and Super Bowl champion, talks about the league’s treatment of aging players.
Aaron Hernandez Unlikely to Recover Millions From Patriots, NFL: Expert
Fox Business – May 9, 2017
“‘The five-year, $40 million contract Hernandez signed before his arrest almost certainly included a conduct clause that would allow the franchise to withhold payment of salary or bonuses in the event of wrongdoing, according to Rosanna Cavallaro, a professor of law at Suffolk University in Massachusetts. ‘[The Patriots] can decide, according to their own lines, whether someone has violated their contract, so it’s not obvious to me that if you vacate the criminal judgment, now the NFL has to go back to treating him like someone whose contract is valid,’ Cavallaro told FOX Business. ‘I just don’t see that. There’s a very good argument from the NFL or the Patriots’ perspective that it’s the conduct that we’re interested in, not that adjudication of the conduct.’ …”
Legal Experts Explain This Strange New Twist in the Aaron Hernandez Saga
Esquire – May 9, 2017
“But, as Suffolk University law professor Rosanna Cavallaro noted, that wasn't persuasive to the judge. ‘When you waive a right, like the right to an appeal, you have to do that in a way the court views as knowing and intelligent,’ she said. ‘We don't usually think of suicide as a rational decision.’ …"
Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction cleared after suicide
CNN – May 9, 2017
The idea of abatement is to ensure the right to appeal for defendants, Suffolk University law professor Rosanna Cavallaro told CNN.
G.E. Breaks Ground at New Boston Location
NECN – May 8, 2017
“Richard Taylor of Suffolk University says while GE needs to continue to show commitment to the community, ‘I think you combine the tax incentives with the overall technology innovative environment; it was a good fit for them and a good fit for us.”
Pulek’s HR leads Suffolk into finals
Record-Journal, Meriden, Conn. – May 8, 2017
“A two-run home run in the first inning by Cheshire’s Jill Pulek helped launch Suffolk University to a 9-2 win over Albertus Magnus College in the semifinals of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball tournament Sunday morning.”
French citizens lined up in Cambridge Saturday to vote in their election
Boston Globe – May 6, 2017
“Two-thirds of French voters say their country is on the wrong path, according to a recent poll from Suffolk University. And while that widespread dissatisfaction helped clear the way for these two relatively-inexperienced candidates, it also gives a sense of the daunting task ahead.”
Washington Post – May 5, 2017
“French voters didn’t miss that Trump backs Marine Le Pen and that Obama endorsed Emmanuel Macron. ‘A new Suffolk University poll of French voters finds that 82 percent view Donald Trump unfavorably. Former President Obama fares considerably better, with a nearly 90 percent favorable rating among the same respondents.’”
Pitts Stop: Somerville Man Hopes Creation Will Deliver Protection From Package Theft
WBZ-TV – May 5, 2017
Suffolk alumnus Jamie Manning talks about his latest invention, BaggaBox.
Poll: Trump is less popular in France than in U.S.
CBS News – May 4, 2017
"A new Suffolk University poll of French voters finds that 82 percent view Donald Trump unfavorably. Former President Obama fares considerably better, with a nearly 90 percent favorable rating among the same respondents."
Police abuse exemption in public-records law, reform panel is told
Boston Globe – May 4, 2017
“‘We have criminal laws that say you just can’t disseminate criminal information about anybody . . . we want people to be able to reenter [society] and reintegrate,’ said Chris Dearborn, a Suffolk University Law School professor. But he said the working group is ‘going to find out that these exemptions are being used as shields. This has been historically a problem.’”
Racial incident at Fenway Park
WBZ News radio – May 3, 2017
Law Professor Rosanna Cavallaro spoke about the incident involving Orioles outfielder Adam Jones during Monday night's game at Fenway Park. "'I don't think using hurtful words, even racist hurtful words, alone can be prosecuted because we have such a deep commitment to people's right to express their views, to use profanity, to use all kinds of ugly words,' said Cavallaro. If it can be proven the same fan who made the racist comment also threw the bag of peanuts at Adam Jones there's more of a chance that fan could be charged with committing a hate crime. 'Peanuts were thrown at him, which would count as an assault, and to make an assault a hate crime would be to try to prove that throwing that was motivated by attitudes about race,' she said. ... Cavallaro says a lifetime ban against the fans involved in the incident would send a very strong message that the Red Sox will not tolerate racism in any form."
Statewide stings nab would-be sex buyers
Boston Herald – April 26, 2017
“Suffolk University Professor Emerita Kate Nace Day, a sex trafficking expert who has made several documentaries on the scourge, said studies by Cambridge-based anti-sex-trafficking group Demand Abolition shows johns are often suburban men with high incomes. ... ‘Leaving their hometowns and going other places is part of a desire for anonymity and invisibility. These busts are challenges to that invisibility,’ Day said. ‘It’s a big, long war but every step is really, really important,’ she added, ‘and this is a significant step here in the commonwealth.”
Commencement Speakers Announced
Inside Higher Ed – April 24, 2017
Suffolk University: Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Carol Fulp, president and CEO of the Partnership Inc.; and Robert D. Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University
2017’s Best & Worst Entry-Level Jobs
WalletHub – April 24, 2017
Law Professor David Yamada provides tips about the job market for new graduates.
SnagAStool Co-Founder Jamie Manning Wants to Solve Package Theft with BaggaBox
BostInno – April 24, 2017
Suffolk alumnus Jamie Manning founded a new company, BaggaBox, which is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter.
2017’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care
WalletHub – April 24, 2017
Sociology Professor Susan Sered talks about children’s health care.
Where will Europe’s mega-election year 2017 leave the Left?
Deutsche Welle – April 21, 2017
“‘The response to the recession from social democratic parties was largely to implement the austerity policies of the right,’ Sebastián Royo, a professor of Government and acting provost at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, wrote for online journal "Social Europe" on April 20.”
Can elections like Georgia’s help predict future races?
New York Times – April 19, 2017
“David Paleologos, the director of the political research center at Suffolk University in Massachusetts, said that national analyses were often in danger of missing facts on the ground, viewing candidates as vessels of broader Democratic and Republican ideologies, rather than politicians with distinct views informed by local issues. He recalled the Massachusetts special election of Sen. Scott Brown, who defeated the Democratic candidate, Martha Coakley, in January 2010. When Brown came from behind to surpass Coakley forecasters took it as a signal that other long-held Democratic seats in Massachusetts were about to fall. But it didn't turn out that way. ‘Brown's race turned up a big fat zero goose egg for the Republican Party in the congressional races that year,’ Paleologos recalled. ‘And four of the 10 races were decided by less than 35,000 votes but every Democrat prevailed.' He concluded that 'it was not fair for people to report it as this big Obama backlash that Brown was riding,' and said that Ms. Coakley herself 'bore the brunt of responsibility' for the loss."
Aaron Hernandez murder conviction expected to be vacated by 'quirky' rule
CNN – April 19, 2017
“But a court will vacate that conviction because Hernandez's appeal was pending, said Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University who has written about abatement. ‘The idea is that if an appeal hasn't happened, there's a chance that a conviction has an error in it,’ she told CNN. ‘Rather than have someone with that incomplete decision that they're guilty, the state chooses instead to say that conviction is abated -- as if it never had happened.’ The conviction's dismissal is ‘pro forma,’ or automatic, she said. ...The abatement is 'quirky' and 'esoteric' Cavallaro said, but not without significant consequences. ...'You could piggyback off that criminal conviction to get to the place where you're only litigating damages,' Cavallaro said. 'Now that's not available anymore."
Here Are the New 8 Ventures From Suffolk University’s Crowdfunding Class
BostInno -- April 19, 2017
“Last fall, Suffolk’s Sawyer Business School introduced one of the first courses on crowdfunding in the country. The goal of the class was to help students launch campaigns to fund their own startups through Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding channels. And some of these fall projects still live outside of the classroom. WarmUp Protein Coffee, for example, which we profiled in November, will be launching on Amazon in May and is competing in MassChallenge, according to Jennifer Dinger, who co-teaches the class with her colleague Chaim Letwin. ‘This course is still quite young, only the second time through, so we are continuously adjusting and learning as a group,’ Dinger said in a press release. ‘It’s very exciting to see how this group of students has built on what was accomplished last year.’”
What are the chances Aaron Hernandez gets out of prison?
CNN – April 16, 2017
“‘I don't see that happening,’ said Rosanna Cavallaro, a law professor at Suffolk University. ‘I don't think his fate changes because of this (verdict).’"
Miles of memories: Good and bad, sad and funny tales along Marathon route
Metro West Daily News – April 16, 2017
Athletic trainer Jeff Stone reminisces about how he helped legendary runner Johnny Kelley work out a leg cramp during the 1972 Boston Marathon.
Case hinged on credibility of key witness
Boston Globe – April 15, 2017
“‘If you say, ‘We’re the state. We’re asking you to rely on this gluy – this is our guy. He is the one we want you to believe A to Z, every detail,’ that’s a big ask,’ said attorney Rosanna Cavallaro, a professor of law at Suffolk University.’”
Buretta costumes ‘Orlando’ in Boston
Republican Journal (Belfast, Maine) – April 13, 2017
“With about 100 yards of material, access to 15 actors, extensive research and a remarkable work ethic, Maxine Buretta, a 2003 graduate of Oceanside High School in Rockland, created all the costumes for Suffolk University’s production of “Orlando.”
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Ask the Experts: Marathon Money
WalletHub -- April 12, 2017
Robert Rosenthal, chair of the Advertising, Public Relations & Digital Media Department, discusses the economic impact of the Boston Marathon and offers tips to first-time participants.
Ask the Experts: Bright Minds on the Best Rewards
WalletHub – April 11, 2017
Research Professor of Law Kathleen C. Engel discusses the best credit cards on the market.
From desolate streets to Boston’s hottest destination
Boston Globe -- April 11, 2017
Article notes that “…critical stakeholders such as Emerson College and Suffolk University form the central propulsion system for Downtown Crossing’s rebirth.”
WGBH – April 10, 2017
Government Chair Rachael Cobb discusses President Trump’s order to attack Syria on the Scrum.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – April 10, 2017
“Suffolk Superior Court was the setting of the recent Region I National Trial Competition, hosted by Harvard Law School. Teams from Suffolk University Law School and Quinnipiac University School of Law advanced to the finals in Fort Worth, Texas, defeating teams from Yale and Harvard, respectively. Suffolk Law winners are Gillian Mann and James Duffy, who was awarded Best Overall Advocate for his performance in the final round.”
Case challenges BPD hiring decision
Boston Globe – April 8, 2017
“The department and civil service commission ‘seem to punish Finklea for having been a poor black man,’ said Frank Rudy Cooper, a Suffolk University Law School professor. ‘The many interventions in his life for petty driving offenses are at best explained by the phenomenon of driving while black. It is frustrating that a city that is so in need of more racial minority police officers would stoop to conquer Mr. Finklea over stale, petty offenses.”
Buretta costumes ‘Orlando’ in Boston
Village Soup, Rockland, Maine -- April 6, 2017
“With about 100 yards of material, access to 15 actors, extensive research and a remarkable work ethic, Maxine Buretta, a 2013 graduate of Oceanside High School in Rockland, has created all the costumes for Suffolk University's production of “Orlando.” …Buretta came to the project in a roundabout way, having entered Suffolk as a psychology major with a minor in theater. She had made costumes for high school productions and, as a Suffolk freshman, outfitted the actors in a student showcase. By the end of that first year, her friendship group was in the theater department. ‘I discovered that is where my heart is,’ said Buretta, who will graduate with the Class of 2017 as a theater major with a psychology minor.”
WGBH -- April 3, 2017
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses the latest news from Washington and Beacon Hill during the politics roundup with Boston Public Radio show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
The Subtle Ways Landlords Keep Out Transgender Renters
Huffington Post -- March 31, 2017
“Transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals face pervasive housing discrimination, according to a recent study. It’s worse than researchers expected, and the people being discriminated against may not even know it. Researchers at the Suffolk University Law School Housing Discrimination Testing Program in Boston used a pretty straightforward test to determine this.”
Most transgender renters see discrimination
Boston Globe – March 28, 2017
"Transgender people frequently encounter disparate treatment while apartment hunting in Greater Boston ---- even though Massachusetts law prohibits such discrimination, according to a study from Suffolk University Law School that outside analysts said is among the largest projects documenting such bias."
Economic opportunities for Boston’s black community
WGBH -- March 28, 2017
Richard Taylor, director of Suffolk’s Center for Real Estate and director of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, talks about the Council and its commitment to advancing the economic well-being of the black community with Boston Public Radio show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
High-schoolers argue in moot court at US courthouse
The Boston Globe – March 27, 2017
"The finals were judged by Justice Kimberly S. Budd of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Judge Frank J. Bailey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, according to Kim McLaurin, a Suffolk University Law School associate dean."
Trial competition gives students experience, confidence
The Boston Globe – March 25, 2017
The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project's national rounds were held at Suffolk University Law School. "'The level of competence and accuracy of these high school students rivals, if not exceeds, some of the lawyers that I've seen on both sides of [criminal cases] in Massachusetts,' said Tim Wilkerson, a Suffolk Law alum and former prosecutor."
Harvard Law is now accepting the GRE. Could other schools follow?
Boston Globe – March 21, 2017
“‘I think the mad dash for the GRE is not being driven by declines in applications,’ said Andrew Perlman, dean of Suffolk Law. ‘That said, if it allows for more people to apply to law school and gives us an equally valid measure of student success, that’s not a bad thing, either.'”
Merkel, Trump meeting
CNN en Espanol – March 18, 2017
“Roberto Dominguez, associate professor, Department of Government, Suffolk University, talks about the encounter between the two most powerful world leaders: Angela Merkel and Donald Trump.”
The One Thing
Boston Sunday Globe – March 19, 2017
Suffolk University is hosting “Design for the Environment – Sustainable Fair” as part of the fourth annual Boston Design Week March 29-April 9.
Gay, trans and homeless: Inside Philly’s LGBTQ Home for Hope
Philly Voice -- March 16, 2017
“Student volunteers from Suffolk University in Boston are spending a week in Philadelphia as part of a program called 'Alternative Spring Break.' The students performed community service by cleaning at the LGBTQ Home for Hope on Monday, March 13, 2017.” (photo caption)
Cape Cod Times -- March 13, 2017
Athletics Director Emeritus Jim Nelson was selected for induction into the Eastern College Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.
Inside Higher Ed -- March 15, 2017
“Suffolk University is starting a master of science in business analytics.”
Students spend spring break working with Habitat
WTOK, Meridian, Miss.-- March 13, 2017
“Students from Suffolk University and University of North Georgia have traveled to Meridian during their spring break to help with the Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity. …‘I am hoping to learn, meet new people and just give back as much as I can,’ said Kiley Soulier, a student at Suffolk University.”
Need to report a hate crime? There may be an app for that
Boston Globe-- March 11, 2017
“A move to harness technology against an apparent rise in hate crimes may be taking hold. The Boston project — to be held March 20 at Suffolk University Law School — comes as a New York nonprofit tests a new app that allows users to report anti-Semitic acts from their cellphones. … Enter Andrew Perlman, dean of Suffolk’s law school. Perlman, long a champion of new technology, also is a leader of an initiative at the American Bar Association — the ABA Center for Innovation — that uses new technology to make the legal system more efficient. ... Perlman said the idea for a hate crime website is trickier than it sounds, because laws regarding hate crimes differ from state to state. ‘I come at this from the angle of seeing the importance of technology in helping people get the legal services they need,’ he said. ‘The time is right, the place is right,’ for Bradick’s idea.”
Tweets and temperament are tripping up President Trump
USA TODAY – March 7, 2017
Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll
Fans of America’s most popular cable media channel think the media is the enemy of America
Washington Post – March 7, 2017
“Suffolk University polled people about their response to President Trump’s tweet tossing the “fake news” media into a basket of anti-Americanism. For the most part, people thought that the designation of media outlets as being the “enemy of the American people” was unfair. Only a third of respondents said they agreed with Trump. But Suffolk also asks the people it polls what news outlet they trust the most, allowing us an interesting cross-tabulation. Those who trust every single network except Fox News were more likely to say they disagreed than agreed, by a 22 to 72 percent margin overall. Two-thirds of fans of Fox, though? Well …”
Hit Broadway musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ finds enough fans to beat ‘Hamilton’ in chart debut
Christian Science Monitor – March 6, 2017
“‘I think what has struck a chord with this musical is that it's about, at the core, the extreme isolation and anxiety that people feel and their sense of hopelessness in being able to fix it,’ says Marilyn Plotkins, the chair of the Suffolk University Theatre Department. But Evan does change his life following the suicide of his classmate. ‘There's something about that struggle between a reality you think you can't fix and then the ability to remake your world in a way that fulfills a reality that you thought you could never have,’ Dr. Plotkins says. …”
Maine tribes use report on 1980 claims settlement to make case on sovereignty
Portland Press Herald – March 2, 2017
“The differing views on tribal sovereignty in Maine apparently go back to the crafting of the 1980 agreement, according to the new 42-page report by researchers at the Indigenous Peoples Rights Clinic at Suffolk University in Boston. The state treated tribes more as municipalities that are “arms of state government” rather than the “foundational federal Indian law principle of inherent tribal sovereignty,” the report states. …”
St. John School History Slam with Suffolk University Professor Bob Allison
North End Waterfront.com -- March 2, 2017
St. John School’s 2nd through 5th Grade students once again enjoyed a very captivating history slam lesson yesterday from Suffolk University History Professor Bob Allison and Archer O’Reilly. The duo came to the school dressed in their period clothing from the Revolutionary War.
Law professors file ethics complaint
WBUR – Feb. 24, 2017
“A Suffolk Law professor is among a group of lawyers filing a misconduct complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. The complaint claims that Conway, who was admitted to the D.C. bar in 1995, should be sanctioned for violating government ethics. Ilene Seidman signed the complaint. She says it's a lesson to her law students at Suffolk. ’It’s really important to demonstrate that what we teach them -- that the ethical rules are the foundation of all legal practice and public engagement and that violation of them does have consequences.’ She says Conway’s membership is suspended because she failed to pay dues but the complaint is still permitted.”
Peabody Filmmaker Competes in NESN Showcase
Peabody Patch -- Feb. 24, 2017
“David Apostolides' college roommate had a story to tell: Former pitcher Jake Damphousse had been forced off the mound by repeated injuries, and his pitching career was stopped before it even began. Apostolides, a Peabody native and Suffolk University student, made Damphousse the subject of his short film, "Giving Up the Game," with fellow student filmmaker JJ Moran. The film recently made the finals in season 2 of NESN Next Producer, a series for New England college students' short sports films. The winner of the series wins $20,000, and a job opportunity at NESN.”
Teaching 'News Literacy'
WBUR – Feb. 22, 2017
"Suffolk University is developing a curriculum tackling information literacy. 'Younger people who've grown up in the presence of digital media sometimes take the content less critically than they should,' says Maria Toyoda, the dean of Suffolk's College of Arts and Sciences."
Dorchester woman charged in death of her cousin
Boston Globe – Feb. 22, 2017
“‘A prosecutor is going for the most broad range of options,’ said Rosanna Cavallaro, a criminal law professor at Suffolk University. ‘If you aim for the most serious charge, then a jury can come back with a lesser charge.’ Cavallaro said a jury will decide whether a reasonable person should have understood the risk involved in driving away while someone was holding onto the vehicle. ‘When you’re not careful, a car is deadly, as deadly as a weapon, and it’s not enough to say ‘I didn’t mean to,’ ” she said.’”
Suffolk University exchange students warm up to Southern culture, weather in Aiken
Aiken Standard – Feb. 21, 2017
“Minnie Morales, a student at Suffolk University in Boston, recently escaped a Northeastern blizzard for the sunny South as part of a leadership exchange program with students at USC Aiken. …Morales was one of 12 Suffolk University students who spent a weekend in Aiken getting to know 20 USCA students in a leadership class that is part of an exchange program between the two schools. The USCA students will travel north to Boston from March 3 to 7 during spring break. …”
Suffolk University undergrads learn to launch startups on crowdfunding sites
Boston Business Journal – Feb. 13, 2017
“A new class at Suffolk's business school is teaching the basics of entrepreneurship by making students actually get their products into the market through sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. …The class is the brainchild of two business Ph.D.s and assistant professors at Sawyer Business School, Jennifer Dinger and Chaim Letwin. The duo met in 2013 when they were among the early researchers of crowdfunding platforms.
Politics, Space Savers, And A Grammy Win
WGBH – Feb. 13, 2017
“John Nucci, senior vice president of External Affairs at Suffolk University and Mike Astrue, former commissioner of the Social Security Administration during the Bush and Obama Administration, joined Boston Public Radio to chat about the state rep who might run against Senator Warren, and other political headlines.”
Patrick’s SJC appointees heard his case
Boston Globe – Feb. 9, 2017
“For one thing, said Renée Landers, a Suffolk University law professor and a member of the SJC’s Committee on Judicial Ethics, such a requirement would make it nearly impossible to hear any number of cases, because many involve the state or high-ranking state officials in some way. ‘It would take something more, like some kind of personal relationship or prior professional relationship,’ Landers said.”
Stylish rain boots will be slam dunk for Celts fans
Boston Herald – Feb. 9, 2017
Suffolk alumnus Eric Hollenberg and his brother Michael have added a Celtics-themed design to their rain boot line. “Eric, 26, came up with the idea [for a rain boot business] when he was attending Suffolk University here. ‘I walked around in the rain a lot when I lived there. It was when I was at my best and most creative and had the opportunity in one of my classes to do a business product pitch and I decided to do rain boots.’ Eric started a custom-monogrammed rain boot company while still in college and has been growing the business ever since. …”
Perfect Finish For A Perfect Boston Story
Metro Boston – Feb. 6, 2017
“As for Tom Brady, as hard as it is to recall a time like this today in 2017 – Brady wasn’t exactly always ‘one of us.’ In 2011, ESPN.com published an article with a headline that read, ‘The growing gulf between Tom Brady and his fans.’ The sub-head of the article simply read, ‘Bradywood.’ There were similar articles published about glamor-boy Tom in the mid-2000s. … Suffolk University historian Robert Allison also talked about why many Boston fans were hesitant to go all-in on perfect Tom in the ESPN piece. ‘We like people who have flaws,’ Allison said. ‘Because we have flaws.’”
Five Jamaican Immigrants in US Black History
News Americas Now – Feb. 2, 2017
“When Black History Month is discussed, West Indian blacks who have made a significant contribution to the United States’ black history are rarely ever acknowledged. Yet their contribution remains inedible. …” Among them is a Suffolk Law alumnus. ‘Thaddeus Alexander Kitchener, a Kingston, Jamaica-born immigrant, is believed to be the first black graduate of Suffolk Law School, a private, non-sectarian law school located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated class of 1913. At the time of his admittance to Suffolk, Kitchener, according to the Suffolk University Archives, was employed as a janitor at Simmons College in Boston. Kitchener was an alumnus of Wolmers High School in Jamaica.”
Cabbies say the end is near as Uber, Lyft come to Logan
Boston Globe – Feb. 1, 2017
“’They should probably hang it up,’ said Janice Griffith, an attorney and professor at Suffolk University Law School who studies local governance. ‘As long as a state can establish a rational basis — which is a rather low threshold — for creating these distinctions in how it regulates Uber and taxi cab companies, judicially, it’s pretty foolproof.’”
Closing the country: Suffolk immigration expert weights in on Trump’s wall
Suffolk Journal – Feb. 1, 2017
“I am troubled by the image of immigrants as a negative for the United States. I am equally disturbed that so many decisions are made either in the absence of evidence or despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary,” said Suffolk Law Professor Ragini Shah.
Crises Hidden in Plain Sight: Homelessness and Housing Affordability
Who.What.Why – Jan. 30 2017
“According to Kathleen Engel, professor of law at Suffolk University in Boston, the way the Obama administration handled the foreclosure crisis exacted too heavy a toll on local communities and made the affordability crisis even worse. The banks and mortgage service companies profited from the federal government’s rush to sell off problem mortgages rather than work with homeowners even as the foreclosure crisis continued. ‘As of 2016, over 6 million homes have gone into foreclosure, 400,000 homes are in the process of being foreclosed upon, almost 1.2 million mortgage loans are seriously delinquent, and 3.2 million homeowners are underwater,’ writes Engel, who, with Patricia McCoy, co-authored Subprime Virus. ‘Plus, there is still a backlog of homes that are slated for foreclosure. As evidence of this, in 20 states, the number of foreclosure “starts” has increased from a year ago….’”
Commentary: UK Prime Minister Meets with President Trump
WBEZ Chicago – Jan. 27, 2017
“U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting the United States this week amid Brexit negotiations back in Britain. She joined President Donald Trump for a press conference at the White House, which marked his first event with a foreign leader as president. Worldview got live commentary from Roberto Dominguez, Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University Boston.”
Clothing kids with self-esteem
Cranston (R.I.) Herald – Jan. 27, 2017
“Former chair of RI Board of Education Eva Marie Mancuso is running her new project at top speed. Her new organization, Clothes to Kids RI, started in August and is, for all intents and purposes, a store, but only for those with low income, who shop for free. …Mancuso and her cofounder, Marianne Baldwin, have been friends since their days at Suffolk University Law School.”
Medal of Freedom winner Sylvia Mendez in town
Boston Globe – Jan. 26, 2017
“Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez, a winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, spoke this week at the Museum of African American History’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, sponsored by Suffolk University.
Four experts weigh in on Trump order repealing Obamacare
Atlanta Business Chronicle – Jan. 24, 2017
“According to Renée M. Landers, a law professor with a focus in health and biomedical law at Suffolk University Law School, what is likely to come from such a pronouncement will be movement at the margins — giving out more hardship exemptions to mandates that require people have insurance. ‘It’s a PR move,’ Landers said. ‘It’s an announcement to his base, and within the law, it’s an acknowledge the law constrains what agencies can do and within the constraints they will exercise discretion as the law permits.’”
Groton-Dunstable students’ basilica concert cancellation hits sour note
Lowell Sun – Jan. 19, 2017
“While the texts may be religious, said Renée Landers, a professor who teaches constitutional law at Suffolk University Law School, ‘You could really take this too far.’ If the idea is to perform, not to worship, ‘I would view it as an interesting cultural experience,’ she said. ‘I do not take this absolutist view of the First Amendment,’ she said. Singing during a service, without taking part in the religious aspects is similar to someone who is not Jewish attending a bat- or bar-mitzvah. ‘You honor a friend and have a new experience,’ she said.”
Will Open Payments be a casualty of the ACA repeal?
Modern Healthcare – Jan. 19, 2017
“‘In the Sunshine Act, there's nothing there that requires payments raising revenues,’ said Marc Rodwin, a professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston who has written about conflicts of interest in medicine. ‘At the moment, given where the politics stand, they're not going to be able to repeal the parts of the ACA that don't deal with the finances, and the Sunshine Act is part of that.’”
Where does musical phenomenon ‘Hamilton’ go from here?
Christian Science Monitor – Jan. 16, 2017
“Dr. Marilyn Plotkins, chair of the Suffolk University Theatre Department, sees it as a good thing that Miranda’s work will be seen beyond Broadway, noting the diversity of the “Hamilton” cast. ‘He will bring the music of where our culture is today [to other projects] and as a result, I think he will tap into more and more people who have been disaffected or have felt left out by conventional Broadway and movie musicals,’ she says. …‘As for Broadway, Dr. Plotkins believes “Hamilton” has already inspired other writers to push boundaries, citing comparatively newer shows “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.” ‘I think that this show makes young Broadway writers bolder,’ she says.”
When mathematics and art collaborate
Boston Globe – Jan. 11, 2017
“The artists in “Mathematics and Art: Searching for Pattern,” at Suffolk University Gallery, range from math geeks passionate about envisioning algorithms to painters who use math and pattern as guidelines. The geeks’ art has more dazzle and crispness; the art by others is softer, more open-ended, and ultimately more inviting.”
Suffolk University teaching tech for 21st century business funding
Fox 25 Boston -- Jan. 9, 2017
“For business students looking to start a company, cash is king. Finding that financing can mean taking on debt, or giving away a piece of the business. But at Suffolk University, students are looking to another option and the school has become one of the only places in the country to teach the technique. ..”
The Uncertain Legacy of Obamacare
National Public Radio -- Jan. 4, 2017
Americans now expect that health insurance will be available to them at an affordable price, "and I really don't think it's possible to turn the clock back on that expectation," said Suffolk University Law Professor Renée Landers in a radio interview about the future of the Affordable Care Act. "That is one of the challenges for the Republicans in the repeal effort," she said. John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway, interviewed Landers, faculty director of the Law School’s health and biomedical law concentration, and Jonathan Gruber of MIT for a segment that aired nationwide.
Future of Obamacare
WGBH -- Jan. 4, 2017
Law Professor Renée Landers discussed the Affordable Care Act on the Greater Boston television show with host Jim Braude; Don Berwick, the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who helped launch the Affordable Care Act; and Joshua Archambault of the Pioneer Institute. She noted a failure to persuade the public of the health care law’s advantages. “Even now, the people who benefit from the Medicaid expansion or the fact that their children can stay on their health insurance until age 26 don’t understand that those are benefits that come from the Affordable Care Act," said Landers. "Those things cannot stay and provide effective coverage to people without keeping some of the funding mechanisms and without keeping everyone in the insurance pool," she said.
Assets of closely aligned LLC subject to bankruptcy claims
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Jan. 2, 2017
“…Carter G. Bishop, a professor at Suffolk University Law School, said the primary owner of the two companies in the case ‘did not respect their separate legal existence as it exists under Massachusetts law.’”
Making a Difference: Immigrant now helps others find a new path forward
Boston Globe – Jan. 1, 2017
“When refugees and immigrants meet Saska Icitovic, they have no idea her background is a lot like their own. Her flawless English betrays no trace of an accent. … Newly graduated from Suffolk University Icitovic, 22, who grew up in Lynn, began as an academic and financial coach at Jewish Vocational Service’s Boston office in October.”
Groveland student creates yoga crowdfunding site
Eagle-Tribune – Dec. 26, 2016
“Suffolk University has introduced one of the nation’s first experiential courses on crowdfunding, where students launch campaigns to fund their start-up companies through Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Sara Maloney of Groveland, a Suffolk junior and Public Health major participated with the Nov. 14 launch that appropriately coincided with National Entrepreneurship Month. Maloney, a student in the Sawyer Business School, founded Buddha Bus Yoga. Her idea provides traveling yoga classes out of a mobile studio to students at various locations in New England. ...”
Bethel native presents fossil research at major conference
News-Times, Danbury, Conn. – Dec. 18, 2016
“For most of Cecilia Osimanti’s life, she thought she wanted to be a veterinarian. But as she studied biology at Suffolk University, the Bethel native decided she was more interested in fossils. ..”
Allen graduate presents original research at national conference
Allen (Texas) American -- Dec. 15, 2016
Allen native Bailey Damron, a senior studying biology at Suffolk University in Boston, presented original research in October at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Salt Lake City. ‘This was a really great opportunity – and a very rare opportunity – to be able to present my work at a professional conference,’ Damron said. ‘It was wonderful to see so many people as passionate about their work as I am mine and to get some feedback. ...”
Outcome Capital and Business School partnership creates opportunities in life sciences and technology sectors
Suffolk Journal -- Dec. 15, 2016
"Outcome Capital and Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School announced a partnership with the goal of providing 'real-world exposure' to students at the graduate and undergraduate level. Students will work with analysts, vice presidents, and senior bankers to assist in building market and revenue models and valuation, along with researching transitional structures. This partnership will focus on exposure to life sciences technologies. This partnership which was announced on Dec. 7 can in part be attributed to a former history and English teacher as well as Suffolk MBA student Thom Busby. Busby is now a College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Board member and secretary, and advisor on the Sawyer Business School's Young Alumni Board of Advisors and an Outcome Capital firm member. ..."
Bethel Resident Presents Fossil Research at International Conference
Bethel (Conn.) Patch -- Dec. 13, 2016
"Cecilia Osimanti of Bethel, Conn., a senior studying biology at Suffolk University in Boston, presented original research in October at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Salt Lake City. ..."
Georgetown student launches crowdfunding campaign
Wicked Local Georgetown – Dec. 12, 2016
“Jason Moker, of Georgetown, a Suffolk University senior and finance major, launched a Kickstarter campaign on Nov. 14 as part of a new experiential course on crowdfunding, where students launch campaigns to fund their own start-up companies through Kickstarter and Indiegogo. ‘While a few other universities are discussing crowdfunding as part of traditional course content, the real-world approach to this course makes it different,’ said management and entrepreneurship professor Jenni Dinger. ‘Suffolk students in this class are learning how to turn their business ideas into action, and they are going after the funding to support those enterprises.’ Moker founded NEO Miners, a card game that focuses on resource management and economic principles with a space-travel theme.”
These are the 5 Student Startups to Watch in the Coming Year
BostInno -- Dec. 9, 2016
Suffolk University student James Testa's product, WarmUp Protein Coffee, is on the list of student ventures to look for next year. The other entrepreneurs are from Babson, Boston College, Harvard, and MIT.
Eastie College Student is An Entrepreneur in the Making
East Boston Times-Free Press -- Dec. 9, 2016
“‘What inspired me to go into business was my ambition to be great and make something of myself,’ said [James] Testa who is a senior at Suffolk University. This year, Suffolk University has introduced one of the nation’s first experiential courses on crowd funding, where students were asked to launch campaigns to fund their own start-up companies through Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Testa, an Entrepreneurship major at the university and a student in the Sawyer Business School class that launched crowd funding campaigns on November 14, was all over the challenge. Testa founded WarmUp Protein Coffee. Testa explains the venture is targeting its first product, a high-protein coffee, to fitness-focused people on the go. …”
Rookie of the Week
Boston Globe West -- Dec. 8, 2016
"The Suffolk University first-year student [Katelyn Rourke] earned Rookie of the Week honors in the GNAC after averaging 5.7 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Rams (3-4), highlighted by a 12-point, 6-rebound, 3-steal performance in a win at Wentworth."
This High-Protein Coffee Brand Could Be Your New Best Friend
BostInno – Nov. 29, 2016
“James Testa, founder of WarmUp Protein Coffee, teamed up with one of his fellow Suffolk students, Kenichi Ozeki, to launch the venture, which is now on Kickstarter. Like regular coffee, WarmUp's product is free of gluten, fat, sugar and carbs. (Unless you’re the type to add cream and sweetener to your joe, but then that's on you.) It can also be served hot or iced, so you can enjoy your protein-packed coffee whoever you like it. A couple of years ago, Testa was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. His recovery sparked a passion for fitness and nutrition. Now an entrepreneurship major at Suffolk, Testa started taking the university's new course on crowdfunding. He pitched the possibility of developing a high-protein coffee as part of the class two months ago. …
‘All Kinds of Tones of Gray’: Boston-Area Cubans Hold Complex Feelings About Castro’s Death
WBUR – Nov. 28, 2016
“Isaac Borenstein left Cuba as a boy in 1960, the year after Castro swept into Havana with his rebel army. Fifty-six years later, the supreme commander is dead. ‘I feel sad,’ Borenstein said. ‘I feel like for those of us who are old enough to both have understood the importance of history and live through history, to see one of the real important figures of history lose his life, somebody who, for me, the biggest sadness is: Who's going to speak for the poor in the developing world?’ Borenstein spent 16 years on the bench as a superior court judge in Massachusetts and now teaches at Suffolk Law School. He leads an annual trip of students to a law school in Cuba, where they study topics including inheritance law in a socialist legal system. He said he'd like to see Cuba preserve the benefits of the Castro revolution — such as the elimination of illiteracy and health care for all Cubans — while opening the doors to democracy and a mixed economy. ‘Let's make sure we guarantee people the basic way of life, economically, and let's also have more openness: access to the Internet, newspaper publications, maybe a more democratic electoral processes,’ he said.”
Suffolk U Students Crowdfund Their Own Startups
Campus Technology – Nov. 28, 2016
“Students at Suffolk University are crowdfunding their business school projects as part of a new entrepreneurship course. The course, Crowdfunding the Startup, asks students to fund their own startup companies through Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns. ‘While a few other universities are discussing crowdfunding as part of traditional course content, the real-world approach to this course makes it different,’ said entrepreneurship professor Jennifer Dinger in a press release. ‘Suffolk students in this class are learning how to turn their business ideas into action, and they are going after the funding to support those enterprises.’ …”
Police can search, arrest suspect after ‘car meet’
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Nov. 28, 2016
“‘Previously, in similar factual circumstances, a lot of the case law had given a lot of weight to [an officer] seeing something actually handed off or exchanged, something you can really call a ‘transaction,’ said [Christopher] Dearborn, a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘In this case, the officers didn’t see a transaction, but they inferred a transaction.’ Dearborn said he saw potential for a ‘slippery slope’ in the Appeals Court analysis.”
Numbers Lay Bare the Despair of Voters
Who.What.Why – Nov. 24, 2016
“‘Nobody wanted to deal with the reality that these mortgage modifications were not affordable long term,’ Kathleen Engel, a research professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, told WhoWhatWhy. ‘[The mortgage modifications] were all predicated on the property values appreciating in value, but they actually declined.’”
WGBH--Nov. 21, 2016
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci talks about President-elect Donald Trump and his choices for cabinet positions with Boston Public Radio show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
Prostitution ‘is happening next door’
Boston Herald -- Nov. 18, 2016
“‘Yes, it’s happening next door,” said Kate Nace Day, a professor emeritus at Suffolk University. ‘It’s very difficult for many, many people to comprehend how widespread it is, how deeply ingrained it is. This is an opportunity to say ‘This is part of our society, part of our neighborhood — that’s how bad it is.’ … Day, who has made several documentaries about sex trafficking, said people continue to believe myths about sex trafficking — that it operates in “sleazy places” or that participants do so of their own free will. The Brighton case, she said, shows it can happen anywhere. ‘This is a new form of shock,’ Day said. ‘That alone can encourage allocation of resources.’”
Why Tolerance in The Workplace Means Smart Business
Monster Canada--Nov. 16, 2016
“Workplaces have become more inclusive and tolerant in the past five decades, says Dr. David Yamada, internationally recognized authority on workplace bullying and employment discrimination. ‘More enlightened social attitudes and the messaging roles of employment discrimination laws have contributed to this progress.’ But recent divisive political antics may have set us back: ‘Survey data from the American Psychological Association indicate that the U.S. presidential election has had a negative effect on workplace conversations and that workers are divided by gender and generation, all to the detriment of overall productivity,’ says Yamada, law professor and director of New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. ‘The election of Donald Trump may well fuel greater workplace intolerance, especially in organizations where groups of people hold widely divergent views of politics and social and economic issues,’ he adds. …”
Tax Cuts, Again
Boston Globe--Nov. 13, 2016
"Trump is the latest Republican candidate to rise in power on the promise of lower taxes. Both Reagan and George W. Bush pushed cuts through during their first years in office, although a good portion of Bush's later cuts expired. 'It's a massive force of our economy,' said James Angelini, an accounting professor at Suffolk University. 'The tax man has his finger in every pie.'"
Baker's political capital failed on election night
The Republican -- Nov. 12, 2016
"David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said the election shows that Baker has some vulnerability, 'it shows that he's not perfect,' Paleologos said. 'It also shows that political support... isn't transferable,' Paleologos said. He said that just like support for Democratic President Barack Obama did not translate into support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, even though Obama campaigned for Clinton, support for Baker does not necessarily translate into support for his policy positions."
Miami’s Fair Housing Lawsuit
Mortgage News Daily – Nov. 10, 2016
“Suffolk University Law School Professor Kathleen Engel believes that expanding municipalities' authority to curtail predatory lending that can destroy neighborhoods is sensible policy. Likewise, it is critical to permit cities to recover for the blight that exploitative loans can leave in their wake. Engel published the article "Local Governments and Risky Home Loans," which addresses the issue.”
Hall of Fame
North Reading Transcript – Nov. 10, 2016
“John “Jay” Crowley of North Reading graduated from Suffolk University 48 years ago but the school never forgot his outstanding achievements on the basketball court. Last month, Crowley’s accomplishments in the school’s men’s basketball history were immortalized when he was inducted into the Suffolk University Hall of Fame.”
Brookline actor Nael Nacer takes Huntington role lying down
Metrowest Daily News--Nov. 9, 2016
Interview with 2007 graduate about his newest role, in Bedroom Farce
Professor says laughter is the best medicine
Fox 25 Boston -- Nov. 7, 2016
“With all the controversy and stress leading up to the presidential elections this year, there have been plenty of times we could use a good laugh and now one local professor at Suffolk University [Sushil Bhatia] is giving people a reason to chuckle. If laughter is the best medicine, this inventor and entrepreneur is doling out the prescription. …”
Presidential election commentary
CNN – Nov. 7, 2016
Political analyst [Suffolk University Acting Provost] Sebastián Royo contrasts Hillary Clinton's policies toward Latin America with those of Donald Trump in an interview the day before the election. Royo also was interviewed by the Argentinian radio program Clarin/La Nación and appeared on Univision’s 6 p.m newcast on election night.
Boston Globe – Nov. 1, 2016
“With a chorus of half-hearted ho-hos, ha-has, and hee-hees, a small group mostly of students did their best Tuesday to laugh on Boston Common. The forced merriment was an exercise meant to help participants expel the negative energy brewing in their brains, and the anxiety trapped somewhere in their chests. ‘It indeed is the best medicine,” said Sushil Bhatia, the Suffolk University professor who led the exercise. ‘Even if it’s a fake laughter — fake it until you make it. The body does not know the difference, and it slowly joins in and it helps you relax and helps you feel much, much better. …”
Election poses big test for Baker
Boston Globe – Nov. 1, 2016
“‘The more aggressively he puts himself out there in terms of TV advertising, the higher the stakes get,’ said Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos, who conducts surveys for the Globe. ‘If he’s running an ad eyeball to eyeball with people, then he’s invested and it’s an early credibility gut check.’ And, he noted, if the charter school measure passes, Baker will get credit. ‘I think Baker knows that question was dead in the water until he began to take a position on it,’ Paleologos said.”
Trump voters already know the election will be rigged against him. This new poll proves it.
Washington Post – Oct. 26, 2016
“A new Suffolk University poll released today finds that majorities or pluralities of Trump supporters worry that the election results could be manipulated; believe that if Trump loses, corruption will have been the culprit; think the media is actively coordinating with individual campaigns; and are persuaded that the multiple women who have accused him of unwanted advances are lying to hurt his campaign. At the same time, majorities of the broader electorate reject all of those assertions. The Suffolk poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Trump among likely voters nationally by 47-38 in the four-way match-up. Here, with the help of the internals and the good folks over at Suffolk, who provided the additional data I asked for, are all the findings on perceptions of our rigged election: ...”
WGBH – Oct. 24, 2016
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci talks about recent political headlines with Boston Public Radio show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
Clinton Hopes For a Mandate And Coattails
New York Times – Oct. 22, 2016
A month ago, Ohio seemed to be aligning as a Trump stronghold, as its large bloc of white working-class voters responded to Mr. Trump’s economic populism and America-first message. But the state is now back in play, with a poll from Suffolk University in Boston showing a tied race.
Hindu Business Line – Oct. 20, 2016
“Driverless vehicle is a technology that has been taunting and tantalising us for a while now. We are now told that the driverless tractor and farm equipment is ready. The machines don’t take breaks and can work all night. Isn’t that wonderful! Or is it?” Article by Suffolk University Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business C. Gopinath.
If vacant storefront bylaw passes, will it work?
Arlington Advocate -- Oct. 13, 2016
“‘This (the bylaw) is more like a punitive strategy,” said Richard Taylor, director of the Center for Real Estate at Suffolk University, who suggested that officials, landlords, community business and art organizations team up on proactive and collaborative initiatives. ‘I think if they all came together, they could find common ground to market space and find tenants.’ Taylor said the competing parties should work together to identify and agree on a tenant that they want for a specific location, and then reach out directly to see if there is interest. He also said towns can entice landlords with measures such as paying for signage out front if a landlord fills a vacancy.”
Wells Fargo tries to show more change than just a new CEO
S&P Global – Oct. 14, 2016
“Suffolk University management professor Tammy MacLean said in an interview that Wells would need to go well beyond a leadership change or announcements of new policies to appease investors and regulators. She said the bank should launch far-reaching and continuous training programs aimed at instilling ethical sales behavior, and not just, for example, an annual 20-minute video that employees feign interest in watching. This will need to be championed not only by top executives but by branch managers and the regional presidents who oversee them, she said. ‘Otherwise,’ MacLean said, ‘to the people on the inside, these new policies can seem like window dressing to protect the company, to protect top management. And that can create cynicism among the people doing the actual retail work.’ Wells' retail compensation changes should help engender improvements, she added, but leaders across the bank's operations need to make it a permanent priority. ‘Leadership is critical to the ethical climate of the organization,’ said MacLean, who is the director of Suffolk's Sawyer Business School Center for Executive Education.”
Mayor hits chord with business leaders with call for diversity
Boston Globe – Oct. 13, 2016
“Richard Taylor, director of Suffolk University’s Center for Real Estate, said he’d like to see Walsh bring together minority business leaders with executives from some of Boston’s biggest employers to talk about how to implement the mayor’s vision. Could a solution finally be in sight for corporate Boston’s inequity? Taylor sure hopes so. ‘If we really want to define ourselves as a world-class city, there must be significant growth in minority businesses and corporate leadership of color,’ Taylor said. ‘There are cranes everywhere. There is enough prosperity for everybody to participate. But the table has to be expanded.’”
The Boston professor on trail of the real Nat Turner
Boston Globe – Oct. 9, 2016
“One thing is clear about the hotly debated new feature film 'The Birth of a Nation:' filmmaker Nate Parker has spent an impressive amount of time poring over the details of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion of 1831. But Parker has nothing on at least one person who was in the audience at Sundance last January, when his film premiered to a rapturous reception. That was Suffolk University professor Kenneth S. Greenberg. Having devoted a nearly 40-year career in academia to the slavery era — and to Turner’s rebellion in particular — Greenberg knew he had to be there. Greenberg, a distinguished professor of history who recently stepped down as Suffolk’s dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is the editor of a new edition of 'The Confessions of Nat Turner,' the document that described the revolt Turner led in Southampton County, Virginia. … ‘I look at [Nat Turner] with tremendous respect. As a historian, I came to realize I have an enormous responsibility to people who are long dead. They can’t talk for themselves.’”
Poll: Clinton, Trump in tight race in North Carolina
Politico – Oct. 13, 2016
“Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running close in North Carolina, according to a new Suffolk University poll conducted entirely after this week’s second debate.
Self-driving cars to usher in new age for personal injury lawyers
Idaho Business – Oct. 7, 2016
“Some personal injury attorneys may need to redefine themselves if self-driving cars do indeed fulfill expectations in terms of reducing collisions, adds Suffolk University Law School professor Michael L. Rustad. ‘If you look at the statistics for state tort claims, auto accidents are the single largest category,’ Rustad says. ‘One thing we know right away is that self-driving cars are going to be a lot safer. …”
U.S Election Wrap: Clinton Slips in New Hampshire Amid Voter Unease
Bloomberg Politics – Oct. 6, 2016
“Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now in a statistical tie in New Hampshire, an important swing state in a close presidential election, a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll finds.”
The challenges women face in corporate America are curbing their ambitions
Quartz – Oct. 5, 2016
“Jodi Detjen, a management professor at Suffolk University, says there needs to be a bigger focus on confronting women’s internal biases about themselves, not just the external barriers they face—a key point in Sandberg’s 2013 book, Lean In. Detjen's research points to three unconscious assumptions that underlie the ambition gap. Women tend to believe they’re the ones responsible for managing all aspects of family life, which keeps them from investing fully in their careers. They also assume they should keep their heads down and focus exclusively on their immediate work, which can make management roles seem less appealing. Finally, women are often perfectionists. … ‘It’s not an ambition gap but a perspective gap,’ Detjen says.”
How a Private Fund of the Family that Runs Fidelity is Pocketing Hundreds of Millions off Americans’ 401(k)
Fortune – Oct. 5, 2016
“SEC rules aim to ensure that the interests of mutual funds are on at least equal footing with the interests of affiliates, said Joseph Franco, a law professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. The rules seek to prohibit a situation where, for instance, a mutual fund might invest in a pre-IPO company at an above-market price with the intent of boosting the value of an earlier, lower-priced investment by an affiliated entity.The rules also seek to ensure that mutual fund managers are not influenced by the interests of an affiliated entity, such as Fidelity‘s in-house venture operation, Franco said.”
Nat Turner & The Birth of a Nation
WCVB-TV Boston – Oct. 3, 2016
History Professor Kenneth Greenberg discusses slave rebellion leader Nat Turner with CityLine host Karen Holmes Ward.
VP hopefuls must boost top of ticket to win the debate
Washington Times -- Oct. 3, 2016
“Suffolk University poll director David Paleologos said Mr. Pence has to attack on three fronts. He needs to turn every debate question into a referendum on the trustworthiness of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, win back the Gary Johnson voters that Mr. Trump has lost in key states and aggressively pitch Bernard Sanders’ supporters. ‘He can do this by reminding them of the divisive, complicated and rigged Democratic Primary process which created havoc in states like Nevada, when Sanders caucus goers were gaveled down,’ Mr. Paleologos said.”
A Tale of Two Rivers
Boston magazine – Oct. 1, 2016
“‘Industry faded faster along the Charles,” says Robert Allison, a history professor at Suffolk University. ‘The Back Bay was created to be an enclave of wealth.’”
Angelina and Brad reportedly have a prenup agreement. Family lawyers say you should, too.
Boston Globe – Sept. 27, 2016
“Suffolk University law professor Marc Perlin described a person for whom a prenup would be useful as ‘someone who is getting married later in life for the second or third time, and wants to try and make sure property passes through to the children, perhaps, from a previous marriage.’ ‘I haven’t checked this out,’ Perlin continued, ‘but I bet that if you check the websites of attorneys in Florida, prenuptial agreements are much more popular’ given the state’s older population.”
Will Debate Performance Show Up in the Polls?
CBS Boston – Sept. 27, 2016
David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center, discusses how the debate performance may affect the polls with NightSide host Dan Rea.
Duquesne University inaugurates Ken Gormley as new president
Trib Live, Penn. -- Sept. 22, 2016
“‘That's actually a really great thing to see a leader come up through the faculty ranks,’ said Tryan McMicken, director and assistant professor of the higher education program at Suffolk University in Boston. ‘It's still considered like it's a prized possession in academia from the faculty perspective.’”
College supply list for low-income students: Books, financial aid … a mentor
Christian Science Monitor – Sept. 21, 2016
“But some say that matching underprivileged students with mentors is only part of the solution. Teaching them to develop those relationships is just as important in closing the gap between them and their more well-connected peers, says Sarah Schwartz, an assistant professor of psychology at Suffolk University in Boston. Her pilot program, Connected Scholars, involves a 10-week course that encourages youth to recruit mentors in and out of their social and academic circles. The students who took part in the workshop reported stronger, closer relationships with their instructors on campus than those who didn’t, initial evaluations showed. ‘We’re seeing more research … [on] the importance of having a circle of mentors who can support different needs at different times in life,’ Ms. Schwartz says.”
Loosen rules, cabbies say; Cambridge reacts to new Uber-Lyft law
Boston Globe – Sept. 20, 2016
“Janice Griffith, a law professor at Suffolk University who has studied Uber and taxi regulations, said the cab companies are making one of the only arguments they have left under the new law. ‘The difficulty here is that taxis are operated on a municipal level and [Uber and Lyft] are operated on the state level now. So about the only thing the city could do at this point is lighten the load on taxis,’ she said. ‘And then the city would have to evaluate whether they want to exercise police powers in that matter.’"
Sexual politics, class divisions a potent mix in ‘Miss Julie’
Boston Globe review – Sept. 17, 2016
“The Harbor Stage Company is pushing its geographic boundaries, bringing its well-received summer production of “Miss Julie” from the Wellfleet waterfront to the Modern Theatre for a short run, through Sept. 25. The acting is terrific, especially Brenda Withers in the title role.”
Elizabeth Warren rips DOJ on bankers
Boston Herald – Sept. 16, 2016
“The heavyweights on Wall Street are already likely considering their options, according to Joseph Franco, a Suffolk University Law School professor and former assistant general counsel with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. ‘They will have counter responses as I’m sure they’re already considering those responses right now,’ Franco said. ‘They are likely working on responses as to why this should not be public. They are going be reluctant to give more information for privacy reasons, proprietary reasons and embarrassment reasons.’”
Boston Police want to send prostitution customers to ‘John school’
Boston Herald – Sept. 15, 2016
“Suffolk University Law Professor Emerita Kate Nace Day, who has made documentaries about sex trafficking, said shaming can be a powerful force to thwart demand. ‘Many men do it because they can do it and the price is not very high,’ Day said. ‘This is putting a price on it, a social, moral, personal price on it.’”
Polls and 3rd Party Candidates in the Debates
RT America “Watching the Hawks” – Sept. 14, 2016
“David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center, discusses a recent poll which shows that 76% of Americans want to see 3rd party candidates on the debate stage this fall.”
Nat Turner’s Bible Gave the Enslaved Rebel the Resolve to Rise Up
Smithsonian magazine – Sept. 13, 2016
“Think about Turner’s situation and the situation of all enslaved people,’ says Kenneth S. Greenberg, distinguished professor of history at Suffolk University in Boston. ‘They are denied weapons. If they leave their home farm, they need a note from their owner. If they try to run away, there is a system of armed patrols all over the South. If they make it to the North and their master can find them, the federal government is required to bring them back. The odds of escaping from slavery are stacked against African-Americans. Moreover, there is almost no chance of achieving freedom through rebellion. When someone makes a decision to engage in rebellion, they have to be willing to die. In fact, death is a virtual certainty. Very few people are willing to do that.’”
"¿Erró la campaña de Hillary al ocultar su neumonía?"
CNN (in Spanish) -- Sept. 12, 2016 -- Acting Provost and Government Professor Sebastián Royo was interviewed about the presidential campaign. When asked about Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis, he said, “‘It would not have been very significant if she had disclosed it on Friday, but her decision to hide it confirmed the perception about her lack of transparency and obsession with privacy.’”
WGBH News – Sept. 12, 2016
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses political headlines of the day with "Boston Public Radio" program hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
Video raises questions about Hillary’s health
NECN – Sept. 11, 2016
“Government Chair Rachael Cobb says at first glance the clip looks like new material for Clinton critics who have questioned her health and urged her to release medical records, but Cobb doesn’t expect the arguments to hold for long. ‘The Rudy Giulianis of the world who have been asking people to google Hillary Clinton and her illness will take this video and it will spread and it will be on Twitter and social media. It already is,’ she says
Never Read Your Credit Card Contract: It Might Cost You
Money Talks News -- Sept. 9, 2016
“Kathleen Engel is a research professor of law at Suffolk University in Boston who has studied subprime and predatory lending. She tells CreditCards.com that unreadable agreements help protect lenders from lawsuits and help keep cardholders ignorant of how loans work. Engel continues: ‘People who understand what they’re getting pay less for credit than people who don’t.’”
“Body camera ruling due by Friday”
Boston Globe – Sept. 7, 2016
“‘It’s unclear how the court might rule,’ said Marc D. Greenbaum, codirector of employment law at Suffolk University Law School. ‘Even if the commissioner has the authority to implement, he still has to bargain regarding the impact of the decision.’ Massachusetts law recognizes that public employers have the prerogative ‘to implement certain decisions,’ but previous rulings on the issue ‘are not easily decipherable,’ he said.’”
“Blacks Lag in Business Ownership, but Gap is Narrowing”
Wall Street Journal – Sept. 1, 2016
“Technology has in many ways been a great equalizer because small and minority business owners can access labor cheaper and information more readily,” said Richard Taylor, a real-estate investor and executive in residence at Suffolk University in Boston who advises minority firms.”
“Law Professor Advocates for Law Enforcement Training to Include De-escalation Techniques”
Wisconsin Public Radio – Aug. 29, 2016
“While the recent controversies over policing have often been pinned on racial bias, Frank Rudy Cooper, a law professor at Suffolk University in Boston, believes there may be more at play. ‘I think police officers have long had a tendency to racial profile, and that's been documented in New York City and many other places,’ Cooper said. ‘But I think that tendency to racial profile is aggravated by [a] simultaneous tendency towards machismo.’”
‘Pay to play’ allegations at Suffolk County Sheriff’s office
Fox 25 Boston – Aug. 24, 2016
“Ken Cosgrove, an associate professor of government at Suffolk University, told FOX25 that the practice of taking donations from employees creates potential conflicts. ‘It's one of those things when people bring this up, you think, yeah, that's how it works in Massachusetts – always has,’ said Cosgrove. ‘There are laws about this at the federal level – political activity for employees – and it seems like that would be a good thing to bring here.’”
“Remembering the Legacy of Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion”
National Public Radio – Aug. 22, 2016
Distinguished Professor of History Kenneth Greenberg discussed Nat Turner and the Virginia slave rebellion he led.
St. Paul’s School: Sexual assault victim’s attorneys should stop commenting publicly”
Boston.com – Aug. 15, 2016
“Rosanna Cavallaro, a criminal law professor at Suffolk University Law School, said that although the plaintiff’s name is generally public information, the victim’s status as a minor and victim of sexual assault is a compelling reason for privacy. ‘It is unusual that a person bringing a lawsuit would not have their name on a pleading because they’re the ones bringing the lawsuit,’ she said. ‘But there are special circumstances here.’”
“Amid turbulent times, driven to serve”
Metro West Daily News – Aug. 14, 2016
“‘Those are huge challenges for the police going forward,’ said Brenda Bond, a research partner with the Lowell Police Department and chair of the Institute for Public Service at Suffolk University. …Bond said she wasn’t surprised that many would-be officers still want to enter the field. ‘To those who feel like they want to work in policing, if it’s fundamental to who they want to be, it won’t deter them,’ she said. ‘To others, it may deter them.’”
“A turn in the U.S. campaign: Hurricane Trump shut off?”
Clarin – Aug. 14, 2016
Sebastián Royo, vice provost and professor of government at Suffolk University in Boston, said, "It is difficult for Trump to recover, but not impossible. Trump has been underestimated from the start, but has shown an unexpected ability to mobilize voters. The traditional rules do not seem to apply. He needs to be more disciplined and focus on the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton, instead of opening new fronts on issues and people that divert attention and detract votes."
Getting With the Program; Suffolk Law’s new Client Services Innovation Program gives law students real-world work experience.
Spectrum, magazine of the American Association of Law Libraries -- July/Aug. 2016 issue
“Suffolk Law’s John Joseph Moakley Law Library was built in 1999; its most recent incarnation includes an inventive way to turn two unused rooms into real-world experience for students and to serve as a revenue source for both students and the school. …”
Suffolk University Political Research Center's Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump by 9 points in Pennsylvania – July 28, 2016
Media highlights include:
New York Times
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Deadlocked in New Ohio Poll
New York Times – July 21, 2016
Highlights from media mentions of Suffolk University Political Research Center's Ohio poll:
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Des Moines Register
Detroit Free Press
"In a hospice room, a graduation well-earned"
Boston Globe – July 16, 2016
University awards honorary degrees to Tara Chagnon amid pomp and circumstance
“Brady suspension stands; hopes slim for appeal”
Boston Globe – July 14, 2016
“‘I know Yogi Berra said it’s not over ‘til it’s over, but this is almost over,” said Marc Greenbaum, a Suffolk University law professor and labor arbitrator. ‘There wasn’t much chance of [Brady] getting a full hearing before the Second Circuit. There is even less chance of him getting relief from the Supreme Court.’ … ‘You could have the Sword of Damocles hanging over the team,’ Greenbaum said. ‘As bad as it would be to have Brady suspended the first four games, imagine if he were suspended the last four. That would take your nightmare into ‘The Twilight Zone.’”
Tom Brady loses Deflategate appeal
WBZ radio – July 13, 2016
“Suffolk Law Professor Marc Greenbaum says Brady and the NFL Players Association could request a stay and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could make a quick decision but he wouldn’t bet on it.”
"Governor picks ‘Newporter’ for Superior Court"
Newport Daily News – July 2, 2016
Suffolk Law alumna Maureen B. Keough is sworn in as an associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court.
WGBH – June 27, 2016
Law Professor Renée Landers was on the “Boston Public Radio” show discussing the recent Supreme Court rulings on guns, abortion and immigration.
“End of Abortion Wars?”
NECN – June 27, 2016
Suffolk Law Professor Renée Landers discusses the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion access law and its impact on abortion rights in other states.
“Most candidates for Massachusetts Legislature face no opponent”
Wicked Local news – June 26, 2016
“David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said it’s particularly difficult for most working people to invest the time and money required to mount a serious campaign for the state Senate or House. ‘The pool of candidates begins low, then gets lower when you think of the hurdles candidates have to walk over, like raising money, forming an organization, public exposure of your life and your family’s life,” he said. ‘Then there are the filing issues, establishing a committee, getting someone to be your treasurer, filing reports. There’s a lot of hoops to jump through. …’”
NAFTA Environmental Text Differs from TPP Approach
Bloomberg BNA Trade Daily – June 23, 2016
“As the debate continues over the environmental protections the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will provide, some of the most relevant information may come from the results produced by its predecessor, the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Both the TPP and the NAFTA agreements give citizens the right to report environmental violations related to trade, but the process for doing so differs significantly. … Under the TPP, citizens can still submit requests to have violations investigated, but these requests must come from the citizen of the country and are handled first by the country in question. Based on the response, it is then followed up by the environmental committee, rather than an independent secretariat. … "This is a trend towards a more voluntary mechanism for regulatory compliance, rather than command and control, ‘ said Elizabeth Trujillo, a professor of international trade law at Suffolk University Law School, noting that similar approaches were used in a trade agreement between the US and Columbia. ‘We are seeing that type of language more and more in the bilateral agreements. It is not surprising that it would be in the TPP.’" (subscription only)
“Apple Decides Against Republican Convention Involvement Over Trump”
Vallejo Times-Herald – June 20, 2016
“Deciding whether and how to get involved in a Trump-led convention is a real dilemma for many companies, said Kenneth Cosgrove, associate professor of political science at Suffolk University who has written about political branding. The presumptive Republican nominee's divisive rhetoric and tactics puts brands in a tough position, especially when they are seeking to appeal to mass audiences. ‘It's a difficult question, it's do you want to be co-branded with this guy in a sponsorship role?’ said Cosgrove. …”
“Digital exhibition on Harry Hom Dow now online”
Sampan – June 16, 2016
“A new digital exhibition on [Suffolk Law alumnus] Harry Hom Dow, the first Chinese-American to pass the Massachusetts Bar exam, is now online. This project was made possible with grant funding from Mass Humanities and a partnership between the Chinese Historical Society of New England and Suffolk University’s Moakley Archive and Institute.”
“Somerville police officer buys doll for girl after hearing her family couldn’t afford it”
Boston.com – June 9, 2016
“A Somerville police officer [Suffolk alumna Ashley Catatao] made a little girl’s day brighter this week after learning her family couldn’t afford to buy a doll the girl wanted.”
“City goal for housing stock: ‘Lead-safe’”
Dorchester Reporter – June 8, 2016
“Law Professor William Berman, the director of Suffolk University’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program, said that a fear of the unknown is often the driving factor for landlords of houses with lead-paint issues. A lack of education among real estate brokers is an issue as well. ‘The problem is there’s a relatively significant financial incentive for people to discriminate,’ said Berman. ‘They just don’t want to deal with it and they’re not quite sure what they’re facing.’”
WGBH – June 6, 2016
Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci and Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis were on the “Boston Public Radio” show talking about the political headlines of the day.
"Del Prete’s back at it"
Boston Herald – June 4, 2016
“When considering the term “baseball lifer,” [Suffolk University Baseball Coach] Anthony “Deli” Del Prete might be the textbook example. The 34-year old is a man of many hats when it comes to the game he loves best. The East Boston native played at Suffolk University before embarking on his unique semi-professional baseball odyssey. ... Recently, Del Prete, accompanied by Suffolk assistant John O’ Brien, traveled back to Cuba with the Milton Breakers of the MSBL Masters division to play a series of games.”…
“When Summer Forgot Boston; Snow in June? It happened 200 years ago, freaking out New Englanders and paving the way for modern meteorology"
Boston magazine – June 2016
“‘On Cape Cod the following year, there’s a beginning of a religious revival,’ says professor Robert Allison, chair of Suffolk University’s history department. ‘The first real tourists are people coming for these religious revivals.’ … The acute effects were disastrous: Crops took a beating, grain prices soared, and many New England farmers emigrated west, worried that if summer didn’t arrive the following year, their livelihood would be destroyed. But for the most part, according to Allison, the long-term consequences of the anomalous season were minimal—maybe even beneficial. ‘In one way, modern meteorology stems from this,’ Allison says, noting that federal officials began recording temperatures three times a day that summer. ‘Now we have such a bizarre way of getting obsessed about the weather. Can you imagine what our forecasters would do in a case like this—snow in June? It would be the end of the world.’”
Boston Globe - "Elizabeth Warren invokes 'Lemondade,' life as a blonde in Suffolk speech"
Boston Globe - “At Suffolk commencement, focus is on the future”
Boston Herald - “Delivering another punch; Warren jabs at Trump during Suffolk speech”
Mass Live - “U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells Suffolk University graduates to get ready for the unexpected”
Boston.com - “Elizabeth Warren brings humor to Suffolk speech using Trump, ‘Lemonade,’ hair color”
Fortune - "8 Inspiring Women Leaders Share Their Best Advice for 2016 Grads
Speaker: Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Democratic Senator for Massachusetts
Institution/Date: Suffolk University/May 22, 2016
Theme: The importance of knowing yourself
Best quote: “Knowing who you are will help you when it’s time to fight. Fight for the job you want, fight for the people who mean the most to you and fight for the kind of world you want to live in. It will help when people say that’s impossible or you can’t do that. Look, if you take the unexpected opportunities when they come up, if you know yourself, and if you fight for what you believe in, I can promise that you will live a life that is rich with meaning.”
Salon – “The 5 best commencement speech zingers of the graduation season; Elizabeth Warren brought the house down at Suffolk University with one expertly delivered jab at you know who”
“Elizabeth Warren at Suffolk University.
Zinger: “How’s this speech polling so far? Higher or lower than Donald Trump’s unfavorable numbers with women?”
As if you needed another reason to love Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts and skilled Trump Twitter troll, used her address at Boston-based Suffolk University to congratulate the school for making higher education more broadly available and to offer a rousing defense of government that works on behalf of the people. …”
Chicago Tribune – “2016 commencement speeches: Wisdom and wit”
“Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at Suffolk University: ‘Look, if you take the unexpected opportunities when they come up, if you know yourself, and if you fight for what you believe in, I can promise that you will live a life that is rich with meaning.’”
Huffington Post – Elizabeth Warren Blasts Donald Trump in Commencement Speech
Boston magazine - “Elizabeth Warren Gave Beyoncé a Shutout in Her Suffolk Commencement Address”
Republican, Springfield, Mass., - “Warren tells grads: Get ready for unexpected”
India New England - “Sen. Elizabeth Warren draws from own life in advising Suffolk University graduates to fight for their beliefs and make the best of the unexpected”
“Professor named educator of year by CPAs”
North Reading Transcript – May 26, 2016
Mary-Joan Pelletier Potvin, an instructor in Suffolk University's Accounting Department, received the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year award from the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
“Brady asks for rehearing; will the court listen?”
Boston Globe – May 24, 2016
“‘Obviously, it is well done, as one would expect,’ said Suffolk law professor Marc Greenbaum of the brief, which was written by Ted Olson, Brady’s newest lead attorney and a former US solicitor general. ‘And even more obviously, it is still a long shot.’ … ‘Greenbaum believes that this argument is the most compelling. ‘A real arbitrator would have rejected the NFL’s attempt to shift the basis on which the original discipline was premised,’ said Greenbaum, himself an arbitrator. ‘The key here is that the commissioner was supposed to hear an ‘appeal.’ What he did was akin to the following: A defendant appeals his or her conviction of a misdemeanor, and the appellate court finds that the defendant was really guilty of a felony. That is not supposed to happen in the United States.’”
NECN -- May 23, 2016
Suffolk Law Professor Isaac Borenstein, a retired Superior Court judge, discusses the courts and the record on Jorge Zambrano, suspect in killing of Auburn police officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
“What is Bill Weld thinking joining the Libertarian presidential ticket?”
Mass Live – May 20, 2016
“‘I think Gov. Weld would add significant heft and substance to the national debate,’ said Richard Taylor, a state transportation secretary under Weld, who is now a real estate executive and director of the Center for Real Estate at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School. Taylor said Weld made strong court appointments in Massachusetts, had accomplishments ranging from a harbor cleanup to a commuter rail expansion, and has credentials working in the public and private sector. Taylor, who remains in touch with Weld but has not spoken to him about running for vice president, said he thinks Weld's decision ‘is probably a result of the national conversation being dissatisfied with the choices on both sides.’ Taylor said he sees Weld's party switch as a practical matter, since the Libertarian Party provides the only viable way for a candidate who wants to challenge Trump and Clinton to get ballot access in every state. ‘It's a vehicle, let's be clear about it,’ Taylor said.”
Globe North – May 19, 2016
Drew Carter of Newburyport: “A senior infielder on Suffolk University’s baseball team, he earned first-team Great Northeast Athletic Conference honors after batting .403 with a .512 on-base percentage and 31 RBIs for the 33-11 NCAA Division 3 tourney-bound Rams.”
Dushku supports Pine Street Inn
Boston Globe “Names” – May 19, 2016
Suffolk student Eliza Dushku speaks for the homeless.
"Hey WHDH, take your Comcast fight to the FCC”
Boston Globe – May 18, 2016
“Elbert Robertson, a former FCC attorney who now teaches antitrust issues at Suffolk University Law School, believes both viewers and Ansin have a stronger case before the FCC than in the civil courts. If he can’t renew with NBC, Ansin plans to operate WHDH as an independent station, and Robertson goes so far as to say that Ansin should round up other local independent broadcast stations to jointly file a consumer protection complaint with the FCC. ‘I can see the commission move in the direction of trying to check the growth of Comcast’s power,’ said Robertson. ‘If people are going to be losing service, I don’t think the FCC will allow that to happen.’”
“Live podcasts – even obscure ones – are starting to draw a crowd”
Boston Globe – May 16, 2016
“‘Why do people go to watch [Saturday Night Live]? Why do people go to watch late-night talk shows? It’s just like in the old days, going to watch Johnny Carson — you’re watching what is becoming a taped show,’ said Robert E. Rosenthal, chairman of the department of communication and journalism at Suffolk University. ‘It’s a sense of community.’”
“Should colleges charge for academic credit earned from unpaid internships?”
Washington Post – May 13, 2016
“‘This is a huge ethical issue for universities that they are sneaking under the rug,’ said David Yamada, director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. ‘In this era of skyrocketing student debt, the fact that students are probably having to borrow money to do an internship for free is appalling.’”
“Will Spain’s New Election Bring Political Stability-or Just Uncertainty?”
World Politics Review – May 10, 2016
“If the PP has any chance at improving its performance, it could come ‘from some of its traditional voters who may have voted for Ciudadanos in December,’ explains Sebastian Royo, a professor at Suffolk University, in an email interview. …”
“Billions in lawsuits: Just the cost of doing business”
Times - Beaver County, Penn. – May 10, 2016
“Suffolk University law professor Marc A. Rodwin, who has written on drug company sanctions, says one solution might be charging drug company officials personally, so that they could face fines or even criminal misdemeanor counts. He added, however, ‘there seems to be a reluctance of prosecutors to act’ against corporate officers.”
“Hold your horses: buggy case denied; Judge rejects 150-year-old defense in suit vs. T”
Boston Herald – May 8, 2016
“Suffolk University law professor Carter G. Bishop said the age of a cited case generally matters less than how it applies to the argument at hand, and the Nahant man’s beef with the railroad seemed different than the heavy weather involved in Rodriguez’s complaint. ‘It’s the pendulum of authority,’ Bishop said. ‘The older something is and the less it’s been repeated and cited, you can say that’s less persuasive.’”
"El Fenómeno Trump"
Cinco Días – May 6, 2016
Opinion article by Vice Provost and Government Professor Sebastián Royo
“St. John School Visits Suffolk University for Franklinpalooza”
North End Waterfront – May 4, 2016
“The Suffolk University students were doing a Franklinpalooza–with different facets of Benjamin Franklin’s life represented–printing, soap-making, inventions, music, food, politics, literature. Franklin even attended along with a special Franklin-themed piñata.”
WBZ radio – May 2, 2016
History Chair Robert Allison and talk show host Bradley Jay discuss events in Boston that led to the American Revolution.
“Boston Arts Groups Find Solutions for Graying Audiences”
WBUR -The Artery – May 2, 2016
“Menino worked for more than a decade with developers, theatrical producers and local colleges and universities to save the dilapidated buildings that are now the Boston Opera House, the Paramount Center and the Modern Theater at Suffolk University on the once-seedy, now-vibrant stretch of lower Washington Street in the Theater District.”
“From Student to Master”
Legal Tech News – May 1, 2016
“With all these options in place, what does the perfect e-discovery education entail? Suffolk Law School recently partnered with legal services provider Integreon to give the law school’s students more legal technology experience. …”
“An Uber driver made a sexual pass at me, and he might still be out driving”
Boston.com – April 29, 2016
“‘It’ll take some time and experience before we reach that kind of threshold as to how ride-sharing services should be regulated to encourage safety,’ said Janice Griffith, a Suffolk University law professor who studies ride-hail companies. ‘What might happen is the public demands more regulation to ensure safety, but that will cost them.’ Griffith also said that market forces are at play in this situation. ‘If riders don’t feel safe taking one type of service, they’ll choose another,’ she said. ‘And that can force companies to change their practices.’”
“A rundown on Boston-area college commencements”
Boston Globe – April 28, 2016
Suffolk University is included in the Globe’s list of commencement ceremonies
“Appeals court ruling was improbable, statistically speaking”
Boston Globe – April 25, 2016
“But Marc D. Greenbaum, a labor and employment professor from Suffolk University, said that when trying to predict the outcome of an individual case, such statistics are irrelevant. ‘Yeah, there’s patterns,’ he said. ‘But each case is different. I don’t believe in numbers when it comes to this.’ ‘I wasn’t surprised that Berman was overturned,’ added Greenbaum, who described himself as a long-time Patriots fan. ‘I always thought his decision was vulnerable, and unfortunately I was right.’”
“My Instagram: Chris Rocco”
Boston Globe – April 24, 2016
“Suffolk University sophomore Chris Rocco has one simple piece of advice for budding photographers, articulated in the bio of his fast-growing Instagram account (@chrisrocco). ‘If you want it,’ he writes, ‘go out and get it.’ Since getting on the app, Rocco, 20, has adhered to that, focusing on some of Boston’s most awe-inspiring angles throughout what has evolved into an exquisitely detailed,visually opulent feed.”
“College students dig deep to donate to candidates”
Boston Globe – April 22, 2016
“Students are laden with debt,’ said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, which partners with the Globe on polling. ‘If you’ve got a person who is a student who is maxed out, that tells me either that student is a grad student or is independently wealthy or that it’s probably their parents’ money
Swipe at Suffolk University calls for a response in kind
Boston Globe – April 19, 2016
In a letter to the editor President McKenna says, "I can think of no other campus today that has more engaged students, faculty, staff, and alumni working together for the success of a university."
Trove of Curley photos come home to JP
Boston Globe – April 17, 2016
"Robert J. Allison, a professor of history at Suffolk University, said he spent hours looking at the photos when they were first posted online earlier this year. He said he was particularly drawn to the images of Curley with his family, as well as to several that show Curley with Justice Louis Brandeis, whose nomination to the Supreme Court Curley had opposed as a congressman. ‘I don’t think any other mayor has had as big an impact on the culture of this city,’ Allison said. ‘Curley was ubiquitous; he was everywhere,” and residents expected him to attend to their every need.’ In that way, ‘it’s something we expect in every subsequent mayor,’ Allison said. ‘All are following in Curley’s footsteps.'”
Boston Literary District Looks at how we talk, think about ourselves
Boston Globe “New England Literary News” – April 15, 2016
Boston Literary District’s Constructions of Self series features Where I Am From, a story slam in which Suffolk University students and writers from Grub Street will recount personal narratives, at Suffolk's Modern Theatre.
“Mass. Water Systems Test Over Federal Limit for Lead”
WBUR – April 14, 2016
Professor Martha Richmond, director of Suffolk’s Environmental Science program, discusses Massachusetts water issues related to lead with WBUR Radio Boston host Meghna Chakrabarti.
Suffolk University baseball settles into new home field at East Boston Memorial Stadium
East Boston Times-Free Press – April 13, 2016
“The team is 17-5 so far this season, led by pitching virtuoso, Eastie’s own Kevin Sinatra, who is currently 6-0 on the season as a left handed starting pitcher. “I am honored to be playing baseball for Suffolk University on my home field of East Boston. It’s an opportunity that most athletes aren’t awarded and I feel privileged to be a part of such an excellent program,” said Sinatra. “We are off to a great start to the season and I just hope that we can continue to play well and that I can help my team win.'”
Unpaid internships – hard work, questionable legality
Commonwealth Magazine – April 11, 2016
“David Yamada, a professor of law and director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School, says it’s unlikely the Argopoint position meets the federal Labor Department’s six-part test for an exemption from the minimum wage law. ‘The position’s responsibilities are significant, involving professional tasks likely beyond that of even an entry-level job,’ he says. ‘This looks like a regular job tagged with the label of ‘intern.’ ‘There are a lot of students who simply can’t afford to work for free for such a long period of time,’ says Yamada, the Suffolk law professor, ‘because they have to make some money — to pay their bills, to pay their tuition, to pay their expenses, and to put a roof over their head. So they have to pass up valuable internship opportunities. It doesn’t seem to me that asking for the minimum wage in return for entry-level performance is asking a lot.”
“Charting a Course for Cuba”
The National Law Journal – April 11, 2016
“That reluctance to discuss sensitive topics with visitors largely boils down to trust, said Isaac Borenstein, a retired Massachusetts state court judge and visiting professor at Suffolk who emigrated from Cuba in 1961. In January, his students spent a week in a classroom with University of Havana law students, stayed in homes with Cuban families, and navigated the city on public transportation just as Cubans do. That sustained interaction helped break down walls between the Suffolk and Havana students, said third-year student Cherie Ching. ‘I felt like an ambassador,’ she said. ‘I really wanted to understand the perspective of the students there, and hear what their passions are and why they wanted to become lawyers.”
“A more diverse field of 7 seek Senate seat”
Boston Globe – April 11, 2016
“Normally, you could count on the fact that the East Boston candidate is going to be the winner,’ said John Nucci, an East Boston native and former city councilor who is now senior vice president of external affairs at Suffolk University. ‘But there is no incumbent or long-term East Boston resident in the race. This is something new in the history of electoral politics in East Boston.”
“Holden native named to GNAC All-Sportsmanship team”
The Landmark – April, 7, 2016
Suffolk University student Katie Murray was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference 2016 winter all-conference women's basketball team and awarded All-Sportsmanship honors.
“Students turn spring break vacations into volunteer opportunities at Canyon”
Grand Canyon News – April 5, 2016
Suffolk University out of Boston, Massachusetts had 14 volunteers over the week of March 14 - 18 who volunteered a total of 364 hours for the week. They also worked with Wildland Fire and Fire Effects. (See photos)
“Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist”
Huffington Post – April 4, 2016
Interview with Kate Nace Day, emerita professor of law
I first met Kate Nace Day when I took part in the 2012 Fighting Trafficking through Film forum, a project produced by the Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights. I was there as a panelist and a writer covering the event. Kate was screening the trailer for her documentary in progress, A Civil Remedy. She was also participating in her capacity as a Suffolk University Law School professor. Kate had moved into the documentary film space as a way to augment conveying information about human trafficking to her students. Her “a-ha” moment came when she screened The Day My God Died for her class. The account of girls from Nepal, as young as 7 years old, being sold into sexual slavery in India hit a nerve. It took the reality of the issue to a new level. I recently reached out to Kate to discuss her film, her impact on the 2011 Massachusetts anti-trafficking law, and her take on the distinctions between “sex work,” “sexual exploitation,” and “abolition.”
“Federal judge not so sure Uber and Lyft are any different from cab companies”
Boston.com – April 2, 2016
“Janice Griffith, a Suffolk University law professor who studies ride-hail companies, said that if the city is eventually forced to hold taxis and Uber to the same standard, it may result in taxi regulations being loosened. That would be both more feasible and more politically attractive than holding Uber and Lyft to existing taxi standards, she said. ‘As a business model, it’s probably impractical to regulate [transportation network companies] or ride-share services in the same manner as taxis,’ she said.”
“$14.5 Million Verdict Hinges on Location of Plaintiff's Home”
Associated Press – March 30, 2016
“Geilenfeld would not qualify to sue if he was living in Haiti with no specific timeframe for returning to the U.S., but the fact that he maintained ties to Iowa and planned to return will have to be weighed by the judge, said Linda Simard, a law professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She said the judge will have to figure out Geilenfeld's "subjective intent" by looking at the facts and testimony.”
Private developers build student housing
Boston Globe – March 28, 2016
“Other local schools considering similar projects include Suffolk University. John Nucci, the school’s head of government relations, said Suffolk is exploring neighborhoods away from downtown where land is cheaper, probably near a T station. It might even team up with other schools in a sort of “student village.” ‘Nothing has been developed yet, but the climate for this approach is very healthy right now,’ Nucci said. ‘This is the direction in which we’re heading.’”
WGBH “Boston Public Radio” – March 28, 2016
“Suffolk University Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci and Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis were in the studio to talk about Bernie Sanders' weekend wins and Trump and Cruz's spousal bickering.”
“More Time for Dads? States Weigh Changes to Custody Laws”
KTOO Public Radio – March 27, 2016
“Laws that encourage shared parenting may sound “seductive” to state lawmakers, but they often force families into bad situations, said Maritza Karmely, a professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Bar associations, judges and lawyers have come out against some of the proposals. ‘A presumption is a pretty radical step,’ Karmely said. ‘That assumes that shared parenting works for most families, and I think that is an enormous assumption.”
WHDH-TV -- March 27, 2016
World Languages & Cultural Studies Professor Iani Moreno discusses her book Theatre of the Borderlands: Conflict, Violence, and Healing with "Revista Hispana" host Alberto Vasallo.
In campaign, expect a pivot toward foreign policy
Boston Globe – March 24, 2016
“David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said he agreed that a campaign framed around terrorism could help Republicans win the White House. ‘In the 2014 midterm elections, Republican candidates for Congress benefited from this issue because young parents, especially women, put the safety of their children before anything else,’ Paleologos said. ‘Hillary Clinton cannot afford to give away any demographic of women, because she trails badly among men, especially white men.”
“St. John School Students Take a History Trip with Professor Allison”
North End Waterfront – March 23, 2016
Suffolk University Professor Bob Allison and Chair of the History Department told the students how they would be standing in water if it where the 1700s and told the history of Peter Faneuil’s dream and of Josiah Quincy, the Great Mayor, and that Quincy Market was named for him and not John Quincy Adams.
Humor, pathos in new staging of Dario Fo’s ‘Mistero Buffo’
Boston Globe review – March 22, 2016
“Mistero Buffo, seen at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University through Saturday, is a collection of vignettes depicting stories from the Gospel as told by the powerless. Presented by Poets’ Theatre in partnership with Suffolk University.”
“Israeli filmmaker to talk about film on culture clashes”
Gloucester Times – March 19, 2016
In an interview, Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, a Suffolk University associate professor who teaches media and journalism, said the film explores some of the complexities of living in a multicultural society on a day-to-day basis. In a film review, Madmoni-Gerber described the documentary as a "sobering testament to the rigid boundaries" within Israeli society, and the complicated dynamics of acceptance and exclusion. "While the film captures many universal and personal difficulties, such as remaining single in the face of a push from her traditional culture to marry, and the need to feel attractive and accepted despite wearing a hijab, Hadeel’s main struggle is devoted to maintaining her cultural and political identity," she wrote.
“Revived Focus on Lagging Night Life as Boston Ends Late Transit service”
New York Times – March 17, 2016
“We’ve never been a fun city, for good reason,” said Robert Allison, a history professor at Suffolk University. “ ‘Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise’ — and a Bostonian said that.” (Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.)
“Students Volunteer Over Spring Break in Meridian”
WTOX-TV, Meridian, Miss. – March 16, 2016
“This is my first time doing Habitat for Humanity, and it is my first time seeing what it is like to work for them,” explained Suffolk University student Brendan Murphy. ‘To see what they do down here and in other communities around the world; it is going to be a great takeaway and hopefully I can do more of later.’ For many this is their first time visiting the south, and they describe it as being quite different from the hustle and bustle of Boston. ‘There is such a difference between being in the middle of the city all the time and coming down here and seeing open fields. It is great to see, plus the weather has been awesome,’ said Murphy.”
“Effort targets teen sex surveys"
The Eagle-Tribune – March 16, 2016
“David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center, said surveys of high school students are becoming increasingly common as researchers seek more accurate information about sexual activity, drug abuse and other societal issues. ‘Surveys can have a big impact on public policy, so that information is very valuable,’ he said. Paleologos said depending on the methodology used by researchers, voluntary surveys can yield important data about young adults, which is then used to improve school safety, reduce unwanted pregnancies, or curb violence and sexual abuse. ‘A lot of times, students aren’t communicating with parents and teachers,’ he said. ‘It’s hard to break through the ring of social media to find out what’s going on with teenagers unless you’re asking the questions and trying to gather the information.”
“Micro-living in LA: Could you live in less than 400 sq. feet?”
Southern California Public Radio – March 14, 2016
“Housing experts say rising demand for tiny apartments is no surprise: More people are living on their own than ever before, said John Infranca, a professor at Suffolk University who’s studied the rise of micro-units since he was a fellow at NYU Furman Center. ‘That’s due to people delaying marriage longer,’ Infranca said. ‘That’s due to people getting divorced at higher rates.’ Infranca said changing demographics are coming at a time when attitudes about owning things is shifting. ‘Technology has kind of limited our need for a large collection of books or large music collection or other things. And so that means we need less space,’ he said.”
Also broadcast on WBUR "All Things Considered."
Remembering Beatles Producer George Martin
WZLX radio – March 13, 2016
David Gallant of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center was a guest on the "Breakfast with the Beatles" program commenting on the recent passing of legendary Beatles producer George Martin. Gallant teaches a Seminar for Freshmen course on the musical and social legacy of the Beatles.
“Ansin’s Channel 7 sues Comcast in NBC fight”
Boston Globe – March 10, 2016
“Elbert Robertson, a former antitrust adviser with the FCC, said he would be surprised if the agency didn’t intervene because Comcast appears to be bypassing its affiliate, which would violate the terms of its government order. ‘Everyone was concerned about that from the very beginning,’ said Robertson, now a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘This should definitely be before the FCC.’”
WGBH – March 7, 2016
Suffolk University Government Chair Rachael Cobb and Erin O’Brien, political science chair at the University of Massachusetts Boston, discussed politics on the Morning Edition program. They agreed that Marco Rubio doesn’t have an edge by winning the GOP primary in Puerto Rico.
“Nucci Sworn In”
East Boston Times-Free Press – March 4, 2016
Suffolk University Vice President and East Boston resident John Nucci was sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Massport Board of Directors.
“Law Student of the Year: Cherie Ching, Suffolk University”
National Jurist – March 4, 2016
Cherie Ching has encouraged the Suffolk University Law School minority community toward public service and to become involved in conversations surrounding diversity, discrimination and inequalities in the justice system.
WBZ radio – March 3, 2016
When asked if the NFL loses this appeal will this be the end of Deflategate Suffolk Law Professor Marc Greenbaum said, “Practically speaking I think it is and the chances of the Supreme Court taking this case are somewhere less than zero and none.”
"It's no longer about Tom Brady, it's about NFL's process"
Providence Journal – March 2, 2016
"This case is no longer about Brady,’ said Marc Greenbaum, a professor at Suffolk University Law School. ‘It’s really about two things. One, did the commissioner exceed his authority? Or, two, did Judge Berman exceed his authority?’"
BBC World Service and Milwaukee Public Radio – March 3, 2016
Government Professor Ken Cosgrove discussed campaign slogans on the “Newsday” program. The point of emphasis was Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again!" slogan and its importance to his overall packaging. The segment also focused on historical tag lines including John Kerry’s 2004 campaign "The Real Deal” and Richard Nixon's 1968 slogan "This time, vote like your whole world depended on it."
Students from Suffolk University’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic won their case against Monster Beverage Corp.
“These college students took on one of America’s top trademark bullies – and won”
Washington Post – Feb. 29, 2016
“It’s pretty fun when you’re the pain in the ass,’ said Meaghen Kenney, a 25-year-old law student who worked on the case as part of Suffolk’s Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic, and who graduates in May. But wasn’t it ever, you know, intimidating, staring down one of the most litigious trademark warriors in the business? ‘That was the most exciting part,’ Kenney said. ‘They’ve got all this money to burn, and I’m doing it for free.’”
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WGBH News – Feb. 29, 2016
Suffolk University Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses Super Tuesday with Boston Public Radio program hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
“Theater Review: ‘Rhinoceros’ bellows its warning”
Patriot Ledger – Feb. 29, 2016
“Just when we’ve forgotten about Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist play “Rhinoceros” and the lessons it has for us, suddenly we find ourselves in need of the play again. Fortunately, at this crucial time in history, Wesley Savick has decided to adapt the original script and direct a co-production of it by Suffolk University and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.”
“That’s the Ticket”
Boston Globe Magazine – Feb. 28, 2016
“1914: Year the first Boston venue designed to show motion pictures, the [Suffolk University] Modern Theatre on Washington Street, opened.”
“Big Law Business”
Bloomberg BNA – Feb. 23, 2016
Suffolk Law School’s Accelerator-to-Practice program is designed to help lawyers use technology such as automation and process improvement to deliver their services at lower cost and therefore at lower and more affordable prices, says a school official. (Legal Tech News)
Students from Suffolk Law's Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic, under the direction of former clinic director Eve Brown, helped secure a victory for a small-business client whose use of the MonsterFishKeepers name was opposed by the Monster Beverage Corp. Brown and Intellectual Property Clinic students also won a trademark case against Nautica in October 2015 on behalf of another small business, Nautigirl Brands, LLC. Their success in these cases has led to the formation of Bricolage Law, a legal services organization comprised of several intellectual property clinic graduates and their former professors: attorney Brown and entrepreneurship consultant Paul Nagy.
Media coverage includes:
"New law firm sets out to help startups fight off IP giants"
Boston Business Journal – Feb. 22, 2016
"After Slaying Monster, Attys Launch Firm To Fight TM ‘Bullies’"
Law 360 – Feb. 18, 2016
“SJC advances law on eyewitness identification”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Feb. 22, 2016
“That research indicates that witnesses, through no fault of their own, can have their memories overwritten by other inputs, noted Suffolk University law School professor Rosanna Cavallaro, who served on the SJC’s study group. ‘Social science has shown that we aren’t that good at this,’ she said. ‘In fact, we’re really bad at this.’ Victims, she said, gain a sense of closure and control by identifying a perpetrator, even if it is the wrong one.”
“The bad business of ignoring the justice gap”
ABA Journal – Feb. 18, 2016
Ilene Seidman, associate dean for academic affairs at Suffolk Law School, writes “It doesn’t make sense to me that a massive population of individuals who desperately need legal assistance and a large number of law school graduates who need legal jobs can’t work together as attorney and client without the law grad also working nights as a barista. ... In short, students would need to be cross-trained in traditional law courses, legal technology, process management, and business. In 2014, Suffolk started a program to put these principles in place. So far, the results are encouraging. Students with legal process management skills and knowledge of automation tell me that those skills have been a huge help in the job market and that they are using their newfound tech-savvy regularly at work. Some are working in small firms, while others are working in the legal technology industry. …”
“Suffolk in the hunt; Glionna’s Rams vie for ECACNE crown”
Boston Herald – Feb. 15, 2016
“It’s been a good season. We’ve won a lot of close games. It’s a tribute to our leadership. We have three senior defensemen who have done a great job,’ Suffolk coach Chris Glionna said about tri-captains Tyler Heineman, Connor McCarthy of Hanover and Shaughn Shields. The key on the attack has been junior forward Justin Selep, one of 22 nominees for the Joe Concannon Award, presented annually to the top American-born Div. 2-3 college hockey player in New England. Selep paces the Rams with 15 goals and 11 assists. His set-up man is junior Danyil Medvedev, who is second in points with 20 (team-high 13 assists). Senior right winger Mike Cherpak (3-5-8) completes the troika. ‘I would be surprised if (Selep) isn’t the MVP of our conference or even an All-American. He’s a 4.0 student, he works hard and he’s creative,’ Glionna said. ‘Medvedev has been out lately with a broken finger but freshman Brendan Heinze (3-2-5 in 11 games), son of ex-Bruins and Boston College skater Steve Heinze, has filled in and done a nice job. We expect Medvedev back for the playoffs.’”
“On the Record”
WCVB-TV – Feb. 14, 2016
David Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research Center, discusses the presidential election and the New Hampshire primary.
“Why Harvard and One of Its Professors Are Fighting to Trademark a CS Course”
BostInno – Feb. 10, 2016
“It would seem that this is a unique case,’ Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, professor and co-director of the IP Law Concentration at Suffolk University Law School, explained. ‘With trademark rights, though, there’s a common misconception that you can trademark any name or phrase. But there actually has to be a mental association for it to be registered as a trademark.’ ‘When it comes to a course name, it would be hard to establish a mental association,’ Beckerman-Rodau said. ‘It’s a popular course and is well known so it could be possible if people associate the name of the course with this one guy. He may be able to claim trademark rights in that case. Or Harvard may be able to claim them if it’s actually associated with the school.’”
“Going to the source”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Feb. 1, 2016
Suffolk Law School, in partnership with Integreon, a leading global provider of legal process outsourcing services, has launched the Client Services Innovation Program, which offers law students a paid opportunity to gain valuable work experience delivering innovative legal services to corporate clients under the supervision of Integreon's legal experts.
“Law School’s New Job Program Isn’t ‘J.D.-Lite,’ Dean Says”
National Law Journal – Jan. 27, 2016
Law Dean Andrew Perlman talks about the Law School’s new initiative, the Client Services Innovation Program
WCVB-TV – Jan. 27, 2016
Communication & Journalism Chair Robert Rosenthal talks about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in an interview with reporter Janet Wu.
“How Marsha Levick changed the face of juvenile justice”
Philadelphia Inquirer – Jan. 27, 2016
“Suffolk University Law School Professor Jeffrey Pokorak, who was cocounsel on Montgomery, has worked with Levick on cases ranging from that of Omar Khadr, a juvenile Guantánamo Bay detainee, to Jalil Abdul-Kabir, a juvenile who was facing the death penalty. But he and Levick found room for humor and pop-culture references, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “We lovingly called it 'the Buffy Brief,' " he said. But she took her work seriously. ‘We all sense injustice innately, but it takes a rare person to take that outrage and turn it into a passion for actual justice - a positive action,’ he said.”
“This Law School Is Bringing An Outsourcing Company On Campus”
Bloomberg – Jan. 26, 2016
“In a nod to the shifting job prospects that U.S. law school graduates face, Suffolk University Law School is partnering with an outsourcing company to convert an underused room in the back of its library into a legal delivery center.Through a partnership with Integreon, some law students, and even some undergraduates at Boston-based Suffolk, will work on due diligence contract review, legal spend analytics projects, large-scale document review and other types of projects. …
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“America’s foreclosure crisis isn’t over”
CBS News “Money Watch” – Jan. 26, 2016
“Nobody wants to deal with the reality that these mortgage modifications were not affordable long term,’ said Kathleen Engel, a research professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and author of "The Subprime Virus: Reckless Credit, Regulatory Failure and Next Steps." Said Engel: ‘[The mortgage modifications] were all predicated on the property values appreciating in value, but they actually declined.’”
WGBH – Jan. 25, 2016
Suffolk University Senior Vice President of External Affairs John Nucci discusses political headlines of the day with Boston Public Radio program hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
“Hull’s Georgia Bourikas making a healthy return for Suffolk basketball”
Boston Globe South – Jan. 22, 2016
Q-and-A with Suffolk University hoopster
“Suffolk students help settle lead paint case”
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Jan. 21, 2016
“Suffolk University Law School students in the Housing Discrimination Testing Program and their attorney supervisor recently settled a case in which local landlords agreed to pay former tenants $19,000 in damages and fees and to waive unpaid rent totaling more than $3,500.”
"Client Profile: Denial of Coverage Threatens 13 Years of Sobriety"
The Docket winter issue -- "The Suffolk University Health Law Clinic recently prevailed in the case of S.K., a 61-year-old man in long-term recovery from opioid dependency, who was denied coverage for much-needed methadone maintenance treatment." ...
“Onboarding the Always-On Generation”
Wall Street Journal – Jan. 20, 2016
“This generation prefers information served in ‘bite sizes.’ Bob DiGuardia, Director of Enterprise Applications and Adjunct Professor of Management, at Suffolk University in Boston, says the Gen Z students he teaches ‘live in an on-demand world, have little patience for latency and they do not absorb information because they know they can Google anything they need to know.’”
"Scientists in the dark after French clinical trial proves fatal"
Nature – Jan. 18, 2016
But many key questions remain unanswered, says Marc Rodwin, a biomedical-law specialist at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. This includes how the participants’ injuries came about — magnetic-resonance-imaging scans showed dying and bleeding tissue deep in the brain — and whether the trials were conducted properly.
Mashable – Jan. 15, 2016
“Congress might grant more protection to unpaid interns – but there’s a catch”
“‘We’ve seen this intern economy grow and grow,’ David Yamada, a professor of law at Suffolk University who authored one of the first papers on the legal rights of interns, tells Mashable. ‘The law has been a step behind this development as we’ve created this sort of gray area between school and full-time unemployment.’ Yamada said that he expects the federal bill to pass through the Republican-controlled Senate — after all, the federal law would affect a smaller number of interns than the private sector bill.”
"For Mass. Judges, A New Rule Book"
New England Public Radio -- “Suffolk University law professor Renée Landers was on the committee that wrote the new judicial code. She says the most significant change is actually in its structure and format — it’s simplified and easier for judges to follow. But there are practical changes too. One is that judges don’t need prior approval from their chief judge before accepting free tickets to some bar association luncheons or receptions. This, Landers says, is about encouraging judges to stay involved in the legal community. ‘The committee really feels that it’s important for judges to…not be, you know, sort of off in an ivory tower,’ Landers says. ‘To really be understanding what the concerns of the bar and the general public are.’”
"Suffolk U and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Students at Donald McKay School"
East Boston Times-Free Press – Jan. 7, 2016
Suffolk University and its student-athletes, in partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, have teamed-up to launch a new program aimed at mentoring and impacting the lives of students at the Donald McKay School in East Boston.
"Crime declines in NY amid major police policy changes"
Washington Times – Jan. 4, 2016
“Smart police chiefs understand their communities and all of the dynamics that exist … so that they can tailor what is learned from NYC, as well as research to the local context,” said Brenda Bond, an associate professor of public service at Suffolk University who studies police performance around the country.
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NBC New York
NECN – Jan. 4, 2016
Actress Eliza Dushku, who has been studying sociology at Suffolk University, discusses her documentary film, Dear Albania, which debuted on PBS Worldwide Jan. 4. She is the daughter of Government Professor Emerita Judith Dushku.