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A Blog from President Marisa Kelly

Step It Up for Suffolk During Days of Giving

Suffolk University may be a vertical, urban campus without a traditional quad, but our sense of community runs deep. Every day I witness acts of generosity and friendship that bind our campus closely together: Faculty and staff going the extra mile to help students succeed; students supporting one another and celebrating their successes together. This […]

A Truly Incredible Night

Last Saturday night I witnessed something incredible. The Suffolk Women’s Ice Hockey team, a program that is just five years old, beat Endicott College in an edge-of your-seat, nail-biting barn burner to win the Commonwealth Coast Conference 2023 championship—the first CCC championship in program history. Our student-athletes were amazing, with fabulous players in every position. […]

Suffolk Votes? Yes, We Do!

Suffolk University has long been known for our engagement in the public sphere. From our academic and co-curricular programs to our location, we are well positioned to promote public service and participation in a variety of forms, and we do. Indeed, our central value proposition is that we foster transformational learning opportunities that prepare our […]

Happy Founder’s Day

To our new students, welcome to Suffolk, and to all the returning members of our community—students, faculty, and staff—welcome back! Classes are off to a great start across all three of our schools; our residential students are largely settled into their new homes away from home; and last week’s Student Involvement Fair was a huge […]

Moving Forward Together: Suffolk’s Week of Giving

One of the things I love about Suffolk is that it’s a community that cares deeply and gives generously. I watch our students give their best efforts to learn more, and our faculty and staff give their all to help them do it. And our alumni, community partners, and friends give their time and resources […]

No Speeches, Just Food and Conversation

This Friday, March 4, is Employee Appreciation Day. I hope you will join me, my wife Margie, Board Chair Bob Lamb, and the Honorable Amy Nechtem, Board Vice Chair, for breakfast between 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. in the first floor function room of Sargent Hall. Most of all, I hope you will join one another. This is an opportunity […]

Honoring Black Americans in February and Beyond

The celebration of Black History Month is a powerful way to acknowledge the achievements of Black Americans, including those who too often have gone unrecognized. Black History Month also offers an opportunity to salute the many Black leaders engaged in social change, including many Suffolk students and alumni making a difference in Boston and beyond. […]

Mission-Aligned Investment

As part of this University’s core commitment to positively impact communities and serve the public good, we regularly evaluate whether we are living up to those ideals. I’m pleased to share that through the leadership of the Board of Trustees, we have taken an important step in making sure that funds invested from our endowment […]

Food Truck Anyone?

Sometimes the answer to life’s most pressing problems can be found in a food truck — especially when the food is free. And sometimes you just need a moment to celebrate a little bit. Fall in New England is wonderful, but let’s face it, there is a lot going on in the world and, at this […]

Remembering Those We Lost

The fall brings so many joyful moments at Suffolk. We cherish the excitement of welcoming students to campus, and the energy that comes with a new academic year. Amidst these wonderful moments is the sobering knowledge that we must also take time this week to acknowledge difficult and painful memories. Saturday will mark the 20th […]