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Suffolk Journal Issue 4_6

Suffolk Journal Issue 4_6

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"Dump and run collectsitems, prevents waste'pg. 5
"The cruelty toward onewoman in Libya" pg.15
"Boston gets all 'Together'now" pg. 13
"Suffolk student plays im-portant role for department"pg. 18
Dedicated to promotingequal human rights, social justice and peace, MirembeOn My Mind is an organi-zation at Suolk that holdsevents to increase awarenessabout these causes and tofund raise to help communi-ties in need. “Mirembe” is theLugandan word for “peace.”“We denounce the use ofviolence against humans, andwork towards goals of help-ing those in post-traumaticsituations, and in danger of being tracked, throughraising funds and aware-ness,” said Meghan Davis,president of the organization.Events generally focus onone topic per week. Topicsthis semester have includedglobal poverty and home-lessness, women’s rights,Egypt, Libya, and Japan.“Mirembe encouragesanyone interested in currentworld events, human rights,and peace and justice to at-tend theevents,”said Da-vis. “In thepast, wehave soldUgandanpaperpearls to benet the buildingof a reha- bilitationcenter forformerchild sol-diers in northern Uganda.”The paper pearls, hand-made of recycled paper bynorthern Ugandan women, areused to make necklaces and bracelets. Although Mirembeis a young organization at theuniversity, Davis believes ithas been making a big impacton the campus community.“We always welcomenew faces,” she said, as reg-ular meetings currently at-tract about 20 to 30 students.
Mirembe encourages, creates awareness
Gianna Carchia
Journal Staff 
see MIREMBE page 3
The marketing minor hasalways existed, but has beenunderestimated by College ofArts and Sciences (CAS) stu-dents due to the Sawyer Busi-ness School (SBS) three-creditcourses (compared to CASfour-credit courses). However,it is now a reasonable option.“In the past, it has beenchallenging for CAS students because of scheduling withthe credit dierence,” saidCatherine McCabe, chair ofthe marketing department.Also, in order to be a businessminor, CAS students had totake a management course.”A new option to minor inmarketing has been designeduniquely for CAS students, al-lowing them to skip the man-agement requirement and in-stead take the core Principlesof Marketing course. Thestructure involves that coreprinciples class in additionto three marketing electives.“This was put togetherto help students for their ca-reers and futures,” said Mc-Cabe. “The minor is a comple-ment to many CAS students because their careers willhave to do with marketing.”Another new develop-ment for the minor is thegrouping of elective cours-es into four concentrations:sports marketing, market-ing innovation and new me-dia, brand marketing, andmarketing consulting. Theconcentrations, new to boththe marketing major andminor, allow students tochoose their electives in away that meets their interests.The sports marketingpath includes the businessof sports and the media, the business of sports, sports mar-keting consulting, and a gen-eral sports marketing course.Marketing innovation and
Marketing minor complements CAS
 Angela Bray
Journal Staff 
see MINOR page 5
Suolk students showedtheir support for Japan onApril 5 in the opening cer-emony for Stand for Japan, aSuolk University relief ef-fort presented by the Oceof Diversity Services. Thekicko was part of AsianAmerican Heritage Month,a four-week celebration ofAsian culture and pride, andnow because of the tragedythat struck Japan on March11, April will be a month de-voted to raising donationsto aid the nation in need.Three Suolk students af-fected by the events in Japanspoke, including Ezra Polland,who was studying abroad andteaching English in centralTokyo when the earthquakestruck. Although the tsu-nami did not hit central To-kyo, where he was living, thetremors from the earthquakewere enough to cause panicand fear throughout the city.“It’s the sort of thing whereyou’re worried about yourself, but you’re more worried aboutpeople in worse peril,” Pol-land told those in aendance.Polland talked about howpeople began to run when buildings started swaying,including the one where hetaught. He stayed – refus-ing to leave an 85-year-oldwoman who could not exit the building without assistance.Polland le Japan March16, but his heart is still there,as he emphasized just howmuch the Japanese peopleneed our support, statingthat “any support we giveis going to be fully utilizedin an organized manner.”The ceremony began withan introduction by Craig Cul-linane, associate director ofDiversity Services. Next wasa screening of an AP news broadcast presented by USA-Today.com that spoke of theseverity of the situation in Japan. We all know about theearthquake and subsequent
 Jenn Orr
Journal Staff 
Relief effort stands for Japa
see JAPAN page 4
Photo by Jenn Orr 
"Syria shows solidarity"pg. 7
PAGE 2April 6, 2011
 Wednesday, March 30
11:03 p.m.10 Somerset
Report of a simple assault in front of 10 Som-erset Street. Report led. Case closed.
Thursday, March 31
7:53 p.m.Public
A suspicious electronic device located on are hydrant in the corner of Washington andWest Street. Report led. Case closed.
Friday, April 1
11:03 a.m.150 Tremont
Suspicious person report at 150 TremontStreet. Report led and case closed.
7:14 p.m.150 Tremont
Alcohol conscation at 150 Tremont St. Re-port led. Judicial Internal.
Saturday, April 2
6:28 p.m.10 Somerset
Odor of maruana, Report led. JudicialInternal.
Sunday, April 3
1:23 p.m.Donahue
Unwanted person in Donahue. Le withoutincident.
1:59 p.m.Donahue
Annoyance complaint report from a HolidayInn Resident. Report led/open case.
Monday, April 4
10:52 a.m.Public
Individual on Temple Street harassing stu-dents for money. Report led/case closed
Every year, Suolk’s
Ven-ture Magazine
is published toshowcase the talented worksof students, alumni and fac-ulty, whether it is literature- based, photography, poetry orany other art-based creation.
really is a placewhere you can get yourvoice out and express your-self,” said
Editorin Chief Jillian Canavan.With the collection ofworks and production takingall year long to produce thepublication, alot of work goesinto
be-hind the scenes.Submissionsusually are due by the third orfourth weekof November, but this year,submissionswere extendedto the week before nals.“Usuallywe get abouta hundred lit-erature submis-sions, maybea hundred artsubmissions,”said Canavan.“This year wasinteresting be-cause we hadfewer submis-sions, so I hadmore room forartists. Lastyear we had twohundred-some-thing art sub-missions and only had roomfor 25 of them. It was reallyhard. This year it was easierand so much beer that therewas room for these submis-sions. It was the same thingwith the literature. I didn’thave to worry about cuingout long ction pieces thatwould take up a lot of space.”With the submissionscomes the editing of hun-dreds of pieces, whichCanavan said was the mostchallenging process ofcomposing the magazine.“[The biggest challenge]is making sure the integrity ofthe authors and artists is notsacriced in compiling the book,” said Canavan. “I havean editing sta that select thepieces and then work with theauthors, or the pieces them-selves and indirectly with theauthors, to go and grammati-cally edit them. Whether theyare revised with my e-boardor if it’s just simple punctua-tion, I have to make sure theirpiece matches the Englishlanguage but it doesn’t losethe voice and feeling of theauthor. So that is the hardestpart. Making sure I keep theauthor and keep the authorin their piece, their photo-graph, their drawing [with-out changing their voice].”Along with the edit-ing of pieces, the book itselfmust be designed. Canavanlet the
in on what thecover design may look like.“I’ve based the designof the cover o the fact thatyou use your voice and yourexpression to be yourselfand to show who you are,”said Canavan. “Who youare is part of your existenceand its part of your purposein life, and without it therereally is no existence. Ourvoice and words are whatgives us existence and life.”“From that, I was think-ing and drew from the Treeof Life and also drew fromthe fact that yours generallycome from your heart,” con-tinued Canavan. “It incorpo-rates the natural rhythm oflife. It moves from a regularEKG line into an EKG linewith wisps that look likeveins and/or roots and thenit moves into a tree that’s blooming and then it makesa paern going back intothe EKG line. It representsour natural rhythm of life.”The magazine will berelease at
launchparty on April 20, in the Do-nahue Café at 6 to 8:30 p.m.,something Canavan and herE-Board have been workingtoward all year. Meagan Da-more, the Fiction/Non-FictionEditor, Alex Ali, the PoetryEditor, Alex Wiko, the ArtEditor, make up
E-Board and ensure that themagazine ispublished.“I can’twait to seethese booksprinted,” saidCanavan. “Iam really ex-cited to notonly see myyear’s work, but to beproud of allmy fellow stu-dents and myfellow alumniand sta andcommunityand to be apart of that.”WithCanavan stilla junior thisyear, she in-tends to makechanges tothe magazinenext year. Shementioned theauthor andartist’s con-tract needsclarifying, so submiers andthe sta know exactly whatthey need to do and expect.Canavan also mentionedanother main goal was toput
Venture Magazine
online.“I also would like to put
online. It’s a projectthat I was going to start thissummer but never had timeto. But since I’m graduat-ing in next spring and willhave a lesser class load inthe spring, I’m hoping toput it together. Starting from2006, I have all the books onle and I’m going to archivethem and put them online.”With the potential of
joining the digi-tal world and their launchevent on April 20, there’sa lot to look forward tofor the magazine’s future.
 Venture showcases university-wide work 
Derek Anderson
Journal Staff 
Photo courtesy of Jillian Canavan
PAGE 3April 6, 2011
Suolk’s interfaith center,an oce of the Division ofStudent Aairs, provides re-ligious events and resourcesfor all students, faculty andsta of all religions. An inter-faith room and a meditationroom unite University Chap-lain Reverend Amy L. Fisherwith the Suolk community.“I would like to say myvision of what it means to be a university chaplain iswhat facilitated the oce asan interfaith center,” saidFisher, who has served as theuniversity’s chaplain sincethe interfaith center came toSuolk in 1999. “My visionwas to create a center whereall religions could commu-nicate, not just one or two.”She also works with hertwo interns, Moira Pulit-zer-Kennedy, a student atHarvard Divinity School,and Kathryn Henderson, astudent at Andover New-ton Theological School.“We start new religiousclubs as frequently as we areinvited to create them,” saidFisher. “This is the interfaithcenter for the entire univer-sity—law school, arts and sci-ences, business school, gradand undergrad students.”Existing groups, whether based through the Student
Interfaith center unites Suffolk communit
 Angela Bray
Journal Staff 
Yesterday's stainability and religion panel
Photo courtesy of Amy L. Fisher 
Leadership & Involvement(SLI) oce or the interfaithcenter, include Eastern Tradi-tions and the Muslim, RomanCatholic and Jewish commu-nities. The Jewish communityis sponsored by Suolk Hillel,directed by Ailene Gerhardt.“We try and have avariety of events open tomembers of all faiths,” saidPulitzer-Kennedy. “We edu-cate; it isn’t all a worshipservice. People learn andhave a new experience. Ev-erything is totally inclusive.”“The structure of eventsis two-fold,” she explained.“One fold includes weeklyevents—Qur’an study, Torahstudy, Christian Bible study,Breathe, and meditation.”Breathe consists of spiri-tual readings for contem-plation and meditationsare done through spiri-tual readings as well as themore traditional Buddhistformat led by an expert.Overlapping the weeklyevents are interfaith paneldiscussions held on Tues-days, which focus on religionand faith in addition to aweekly topic. Past topics haveincluded LGBTQ and envi-ronmental issues. Students,sta, faculty, and a varietyof faiths are represented, ac-cording to Pulitzer-Kennedy.A remaining panel of thesemester regards civility andthe use of modern media.“The civility panel will beabout how civility and useof modern media and socialnetwork sites brings peopleof dierent faiths together to build dierent boundariesand diversity,” said Pulitzer-Kennedy. “Civility is some-thing you can talk about in thecontext of religious beliefs.”Next Tuesday will host apre-Passover chocolate sed-er, a model liturgy that has been created for universi-ties to use as an educationaltool to teach about the sederritual in an informal context.Both Fisher and Pulitzer-Kennedy agreed the par-ties, most specically theHanukkah party, aract themost students. “The par-ties get people together forsocialization and educa-tion,” said Pulitzer-Kennedy.“Kathryn even did a beadingworkshop, which was veryhands-on for the students.”“You don’t need tocome to an event or pan-el, this can be just a placeto sit and think,” she said.“Students come withuniversal questions want-ing to hear other perspec-tives outside their own,”said Fisher. “This is a timein their adult lives to trulymix and mingle with oth-ers outside their traditions.Fisher serves as a coun-selor, spiritual guide, educa-tional advocate, and ethicalvoice and will speak withanyone about things likespirituality, religion and ra-cial issues to ethics and mo-rality. She is available dailyfrom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by ap-pointment in Donahue 540.“This past week, Mirem- be worked with the SuolkDemocrats to hold eventscentered around raisingawareness about global pov-erty and homelessness,” shesaid. “We had a great turn-out. Both Mirembe mem- bers and Dems came out, aswell as people from the Suf-folk University campus andthe greater Boston area.”The events included acanned food drive, a virtualfoodbank to benet the Great-er Boston Food Bank, show-ings of the documentary
OneDay at a Time
and the movie
The Pursuit of Happyness,
andtwo guest speakers ProfessorChun spoke to address thefood crisis in North Korea.“We are condent weraised a fair amount of mon-ey to donate to the GreaterBoston Food Bank throughthe canned food drive, thevirtual food drive, and do-nations,” she said. Davis be-lieves students le inspired tomake a change in the world.Mirembe On My Mindreceives its funding througha budget and initiatives fromSGA. The group has also beenworking with a public rela-tions class this semester tohelp raise awareness about theorganization and its events.“Mirembe works to buildrelationships with studentsof Suolk,” said Davis. “Andworking with the PR classhas been a great opportunity.We really try to work withanother club or organizationon campus for each event.”The students in the PRclass have helped the orga-nization put together post-ers and advertisements forthe events to increase stu-dent understanding of thecauses that Mirembe takes on.“Mirembe feels it’s impor-tant to promote around cam-pus and make people awareof how many homeless peoplethere are, within our Suolkcommunity and along Bos-ton too,” said Alexis Eliopou-lus, one of the PR students.The organization is plan-ning a few more events beforethe close of the semester, in-cluding an event centered onthe emerging right to accesssafe and aordable drinkingwater for health and well- being, as well as equitablesharing of water resources.Weekly meet-ings are held on Tuesdaysat 1 p.m. in Sawyer 133.
from MIREMBE page 1
Organization promotes human rights, justice, and peace 
In a recent email to theentire university, Suolk’ssearch for a replacementpresident has moved forward by selecting a Search Consul-tant company to aid in theSearch Commiee’s eorts.“Given the important roleSearch Consultants play insuch a selection process, ourCommiee considered veand interviewed four consul-tants,” stated the email fromTrustee and Search Commit-tee Chair Dennis M. Duggan, Jr. “We unanimously choseGreenwood/Asher & Associ-ates, a woman-owned inter-national search rm with 30consultants and aliates.”The women heading thecompany, Dr. Jan Greenwoodand Dr. Bey Asher, were stat-ed in the email to have both been university presidentsin the past. Their team hasalso been stated to have com-pleted over 1,000 searches.“With Greenwood/Ash-er’s assistance and guidancewe are planning the searchprocess,” the email went on tosay. “We will be placing an ad-vertisement in the Chronicleof Higher Education and oth-er publications and are devel-oping a position descriptionfor use in candidate solicita-tion, review and interviews.”In eorts of nding ex-President Sargent’s replace-ment, there will be “townmeeting” type forums for uni-versity constituents to com-municate challenges, changesto be made, success opportu-nities, etc. This is to enableparticipation from anyonewishing to be involved andvoice thoughts or concerns.A website is currently be-ing created to track SearchCommiee progress. “In themeantime,” stated the email,“Search Commiee Mem- bers welcome your input."
Presidential search update 

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