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Suffolk Journal Issue 9_14

Suffolk Journal Issue 9_14

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VOLUME 72, NUMBER 2WWW.SUFFOLKJOURNAL.NETSeptember 14, 2011
THE AWARD-WINNING STUDENT NEWSPAPER OFSUFFOLK UNIVERSITY • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
nsideournal
t     h     e
 News
"Hit law school faster withthe Three'Three programt'pg. 2
Opinion
"Target paints a target inFilenes" pg.16
Arts
"A small slice of Italy" pg.10
Sports
"Former Suffolk goalie signspro hockey contract" pg.20
International
"Plane crash leave Russiagrieving" pg. 6
A relatively small groupof about 50 Suolk studentsand faculty gathered Mon-day on the fourth oor ofthe Donahue building to ac-knowledge the 10-year an-niversary of September 11.The memorial was hosted by the Interfaith Center andReverend Amy L. Fisher.Acting President andProvost Barry Brown openedthe memorial ceremony.
Suffolk remembers, ten years later 
Soleil Barros
Journal Staff 
Photo by Ethan Long
“If each of us recognizeswe can play a part, we willhonor the spirit [of those whodied],” he said. “We honorthose who have suered withcompassion, kindness, andcourage.” He said the goalis to bring people together“with education, not terror.”Students who aendedthe event mingled before thememorial began and sharedtheir memories from the dayof the aack as well as the daysfollowing. With most beingonly in elementary school, the9/11 terrorist aacks le anenormous impact on the livesof many Suolk students.“I was young, in elementa-ry school. I just remember dur-ing class the phone kept ring-ing to the point where it wasdistracting the teacher, andkids were being called out ofclass,” explained sophomoreSelena Jakupovic. “WhenI took the bus home fromschool that day, my motherwas waiting for me at the busstop. My parents preparedme by explaining and tell-ing me what happened. Theyexplained that we had to bestrong and move on. Everyonewearing ags the followingday to represent unity mademe proud,” said Jakupovic.“I remember my teachertelling the class during socialstudies,” said junior KarenLadany. Once I went homeaer the school day I realizedhow many people were aect-ed. Everything changed for meonce I actually met people thatwere severely eected by theterrorist aack,” said Ladany.Reverend Fisher said shewas in Donahue’s InterfaithCenter writing a paper onthe scroll of Ester when thetelephone rang that Tuesdaymorning with the news thatthe Twin Towers had been at-tacked. “I then came downto the fourth oor of the Do-nahue building where ev-eryone was gathered in com-munity,” she said.Following an a cappellamusical interlude, Sco Za-latoris of the College Re-publicans spoke, making apoint toward the eect the at-tacks had on our community.As we grow each day fromSuolk University hasrecently received a gener-ous gi which will expandits horizons: the donationof spacious riverfront prop-erty on the Penobscot Riverin Passadumkeag, Maine.The property, whichspans more than 1,000 feetof the Penobscot River andconsists of 86 acres of farm-land and forest, will serve asan area for scientic researchand other academic and pro-fessional activities, accordingto a statement from Suolk.Included with the prop-erty is a $3.5 million inlandriverfront facility contain-
Land donation expands horizons
University receives Maine riverfront property
Bianca Saunders
Journal Staff 
ing residential buildingsand spaces for academicstudy that was developedin 2004, said the statement.The gi, which providesa pristine location for wild-life exploration and otherenvironmental and biologi-
see 9/11 page 5see LAND page 4
cal research, will supplementthe scientic study taking
Photo courtesy of Greg Gatlin
 
PAGE 2September 14, 2011
POLICE BLOTTER
 Wednesday, September 7
11:30 a.m.Sawyer Building
Elevator entrapment in the Sawyer Build-ing. Report led. Case closed..
Friday, September 9
5:09 a.m.Public
A passerby reported an unarmed robberyin the Boston Common. Report led. Caseclosed.
Saturday, September 10
2:03 a.m.Public
Passerby was assaulted by a cab driver infront of 150 Tremont, Report led. Caseclosed.
6:00 p.m.150 Tremont
Water leak in the 150 Tremont Cafeteria. Re-port led/investigation.
Sunday, September 11
11:06 p.m.10 Somerset
Report of a suicidal gesture at 10 Somerset.Report led. Case open.
5:57 p.m.150 Tremont
Alcohol violation at 150 Tremont.Report led. Case closed.
Monday, September 12
4:31 p.m.Public
Fire alarm at 73 Tremont Street, Boston FireDepartment and Suolk University Policeresponded. Case closed.
12:17 a.m.150 Tremont
Units 22 & 74 responded to a medical assistat 150 Tremont. Report led. Case closed.
Hit law school faster with  the "Three-Three" program 
If there was a way tograduate with a Bachelor ofArts or a Bachelor of Scienceon top of geing a Juris Doc-tor at Suolk Law School insix years instead of seven,would it be worth it? Sayhello to the “Three-Three”program, a University op-tion that will shave a fullyear from a student’s journeyto and through law school.“This is a mechanism forstudents commied to goingto law school,” said Gail Ellis,the dean of admissions at Suf-folk Law School. “What it doesis it allows students to com-plete their undergrad studiesin three years.” Students thengo straight to Suolk Law af-ter their junior year, said Ellis.The program, whichhas “been around for quitesome time,” according to El-lis, is a dicult one, requir-ing students to retain a 3.4GPA or higher throughouttheir undergrad studies.They also must complete allthe requirements of their un-dergraduate degree beforethey can start working ontheir law degree, said Ellis.“There aren’t that manypeople who do it,” said El-lis, who was been at the lawschool for 20 years, “It’s avery demanding propositionand it requires students tomaintain a very high GPA.”Although the path isdicult and not for every-one, Ellis urges those in-terested in a future in law.“I would encourage stu-dents who want to pursue alegal occupation. They shouldinvestigate the program ifthey’re interested,” she said.The “Three-Three” pro-gram is not major specic.Anyone at Suolk may ap-ply, but they should beworking with a pre-law ad-visor to help develop thenecessary skills for lawschool, according to Ellis.Students who are look-ing into the program mustenter the university as afreshmen and “must com-plete 96 semester hours to-ward the bachelor’s degree”they are pursuing, accordingto the University website.“This credit must includeall required courses for theparticular degree and ma- jor that the student selects,with the exception that therst full year of law study issubstituted for major coursesand electives that are nor-mally taken in the senioryear,” continued the release.A student must also takethe Law School AdmissionTest (LSAT) and meet Suf-folk Law’s median, whichtends to change each year. Ifinterested, students shouldcontact the law school to in-quire the median as wellas let the department chairknow of their intention by theend of their sophomore year.Although accelerated andintense, the “Three-Three”program saves participantsa full year, both in time andtuition. If students feel theycan handle the heat, they’reencouraged to go for it.The pre-law advisingat Suolk has recently beenre-vamped as well, accord-ing to Ellis. It is specicallydesigned to help guide stu-dents for the three years thatthey are working on theirundergraduate studies. Theadvisors will help cra aplan for specic courses thatstudents should take to bet-ter prepare themselves fortheir law studies, she said.“We welcome [students]to come visit the law schoolto schedule and talk aboutthe application process,how it works and what weexpect,” said Ellis. “Theycan even sit in on classes aslong as it’s pre-arranged.”
Derek Anderson
Journal Staff 
 
PAGE 3September 14, 2011
This fall, Suolk Universi-ty was able to celebrate a newsuccess as its Modern Theatreresidence hall received anLEED Silver Rating as a cred-it to its ecologically soundstructure and maintenance.LEED (Leadership in En-ergy and Environmental De-sign) works in aliation withthe U.S. Green Building Coun-cil to promote improvementsmade towards more environ-mentally sustainable facilities.“Throughout the pro-cess of designing and con-structing [the Modern The-atre residence building],Suolk worked with itspartners to incorporate sus-tainable building practices,”said Erica Maison, Suf-folk University’s campussustainability coordinator.Located in Boston’s theaterdistrict on Washington Street,the Modern Theatre buildingincludes a student residencehall, theater and a gallery.Maison said some ofthe building’s recent im-provements include en-hanced energy and watereciency, material reuseand high indoor air quality.The building features
Lauren Spencer
Journal Contributor 
Modern Theatre receives LEED certification 
several environmental ele-ments that were considered by LEED when present-ing the Silver designation;among them was a restoredhistoric façade of the origi-nal Modern Theatre, whichwas formerly a movie house.The building also nowfeatures a reective whiteroof, constructed to lessen theneed for air conditioning dur-ing the year’s warmer months.Occupancy sensors were add-ed to the building’s dormitoryrooms, programmed to turno lights, as well as the heat-ing and cooling systems whenstudents are not in the rooms.Another highlight isthe building’s urban loca-tion which is convenient topublic transportation, aswell as on-site bicycle stor-age to facilitate access toalternative transportation.Water eciency was an-other remarkable elementconsidered by the LEED, andwas achieved through low-ow plumbing. The building’senergy eciency resulted incost savings of 20 percent.“We worked with ourteam to ensure recyclingfor more than 75 percentof all waste generated dur-ing demolition and con-struction,” Maison said.Throughout the construc-tion process while making therenovations, more than 81per-cent of the waste generated inthe production was divert-ed from recycled products.Maison added that resi-dents of the building are ableto contribute to the building’ssustainability by helping tominimize the environmen-tal impact of the building.They do so by reducing wasteand by taking advantageof the convenient recycling bins located on each oor.While the building’s resi-dents are able to do their part,lots of maintenance is done behind the scenes as well, inorder to uphold an environ-mentally friendly operation.The building’s cleaning com-pany contributes to healthyindoor air quality by engagingin green cleaning practices.Also highly involved inthe Modern Theatre proj-ect wereGordon King, thesenior director of facilitiesplanning and management,project architect Adrian Leb-ue, and Green BuildingConsultant Colleen Soden.As Maison and the re-mainder of the commiee areexcited to have earned such anaward, the acknowledgmentsreceived by this particularThe post oce locatedin the Massachuses StateHouse has recently come indanger of being shut down.The location serves many en-tities besides the State Houseincluding Suolk students,the McCormack Building, lo-cal businesses, and the sur-rounding neighborhood.The State House location is just one of many possiblelocations that are in dan-ger of being closed as theUnited States Postal Serivcecontinues to downsize.The demise of the StateHouse post oce would cre-ate considerable convenienceissues as the next closest oneis at least a half mile away.News of the closing has set oan unfavorable reaction as lo-cal residents have petitionedtheir Congressman to keepthe location open. And thenews is not siing well withone Suolk student. DannyNucci, a Suolk senior ma- joring in American History,was not very pleased with thesituation. “Where am I go-ing to buy my stamps? Thiscreates a giant hassle also ifI have to send out anything,say for instance, a book thatI have sold on Amazon.”Most of the post oces being shut down in Massa-chuses are located in ur- ban areas. 3,653 local oces, branches and stations werestudied by the postal service.43 of those oces were locat-ed in Massachuses. Of the43, ve locations in Bostonwere designated for a possibleshut down. The locations inBoston on the chopping blockinclude oces in Dorchesterneighborhoods of UphamsCorner and Grove Hall, MIT’s branch in Cambridge, and lo-cations at Boston College andTus University. The poten-tial closing of the oce in theState House comes becauseof the expense of having a lo-cation for just one building.In a prepared statementdated July of this year Post-master General Patrick Do-nahoe explained why somany locations are beingclosed. “Today, more than 35percent of the Postal Service’sretail revenue comes from ex-panded access locations suchas drug stores, oce supplystores, retail chains, self-ser-vice kiosks, ATMS and usps.com, open 24/7. Our custom-er’s habits have made it clearthat they no longer require aphysical post oce to conductmost of their postal business.”Many of the locations will be replaced by Village Postoces where postal serviceswill be oered in local stores,libraries and government of-ces. Donahue went on to ex-plain in his statement that theimpact these new locationswill have. “By working withthird-party retailers, we’recreating easier, more con-venient access to our prod-ucts and services when andwhere customers want them.The Village Post Oce willoer another way for us tomeet our customer’s needs.”It is not guaranteed thatif a post oce comes underreview that it will be immedi-ately shut down. In January,the USPS announced it wasreviewing 1,400 oces to beclosed. Of those, 280 were shutdown and 200 remained open.When an oce is selected forreview, the people served by that oce have 60 daysto le their comments. If theoce is closed, the decisionwill be able to be appealedto the independent PostalRegulatory Commission.Most of the sales withinthe post oce with the sell-ing of stamps, which o-cials say can easily be trans-ferred to the new VillagePost Oces. But that stilldoes not quell everyone’sconcerns, including Nucci.“Like I said, where am I go-ing to buy my stamps now?” 
State House post office, shut down?
Michael Christina
Journal Staff 
project don’t end there. Thedevelopments have earnedthe building the Paul E. Tson-gas Award from PreservationMassachuses. It will receivethe American Institute of Ar-chitects New England DesignAward on October 15, andthe Boston Preservation Alli-ance will honor the ModernTheatre developments onOctober 5, with a Preserva-tion Achievement award.
Photo courtesy of Erica Mattison
"Where am I going to buy my stamps? This createsa giant hassle also if I have to send out anythinsay for instance a book I have sold on Amazon."

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