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Suffolk Journal Issue 2_1

Suffolk Journal Issue 2_1

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"Making college moreaffordable is essential"pg. 15
Inside the Journal
"SLI Involvement fair asuccess!" pg. 2
"Suffolk student survivesshipwreck" pg. 6
"A look at Suffolk's per-forming arts" pg. 8
"Men's basketball player records amazing feat"pg. 20
Day One 
President McCarthy
takes ofce
Today marks the begin-ning of a new era at Suf-folk as the university’sninth president, JamesMcCarthy, takes oce.“I have the utmostcondence in McCarthy,”said Provost Barry Brown.“He is a person who will
 Jeff Fish
Journal Staff 
 build on our progress be-cause of his understand-ing of urban universities.”McCarthy had already begun working remotelyfrom New York, where hespent his nal days as Pro-vost at Baruch College.“I have been on the phone,
see MCCARTHY page 2
Boston remembersFmr. Mayor White 
Today, a funeral proces-sion will pass right in frontof Suolk University beforethe aernoon, honoring thelife and legacy of Boston’slegendary Mayor Kevin H.White, a man who, in a timeof turmoil and ignorance,spread a message of equalityand hope in New England’slargest segregated city. Aerliving with Alzheimer’s Dis-ease for about nine years, theformer politician died last Fri-day in Beacon Hill surround-ed by family and friends.Mayor White’s legacywas due mostly to his ad-ministration’s focus on is-sues which, while key at thattime, are still important top-ics today. These include ra-cial inequality, decentralizedgovernment, and rent control.Born in 1929, White grad-uated Boston College Law in1955 before aending the Har-vard Graduate School of Pub
Ethan M. Long
Journal Staff 
see WHITE page 5
Here We Go Again!
Buckner. Bias.Boone. Grady Lit-tle...Ouch. Whetherit’s been the 80’s,90’s, or even early2000’s, Boston teamshave put their fansthrough unbearable,unthinkable andunimaginable situa-tions. With arguably the mostheartbreaking moments inprofessional sports history,Boston teams are experts atknowing how to raise theirfans blood pressure.Then came Tom Brady. In2001, the luck of Boston fansin every sport seemed to takean improbable swing towardsgreatness.
 Athanasios Armenis
Journal Staff 
see BRADY page 18
Photo courtesy of Suffolk UniversityPhoto courtesy of City of Boston ArchivesPhoto courtesy of Jeffrey Beall
PAGE 2February 1, 2012
 Wednesday, January 25
7:59 p.m.Law School
Report of a visitor at 120 Tremont St.complaining about the sign in proce-dure. Report led.
Thursday, January 26
9:52 a.m.10 Somerset
Wellness check at 10 Somerset St. Reportled.
Friday, January 27
2:20 p.m.Donahue building
Larceny at 41 Temple Street. Reportled. Case open.
10:17 p.m.10 West
Report of a smell of maruana at 10West Street. Report led.
Saturday, January 28
12:59 a.m.Law School
Vandalism report at 120 Tremont St. Re-port led.
3:05 p.m.10 West
Drug and alcohol conscation at 10 WestSt. Report led
Sunday, January 29
12:44 a.m.10 West
Report of trespasser at 10 West St. Re-port led. Case closed.
1:45 p.m.10 West
Water leak at 10 West Street. Reportled.
Monday, January 30
1:25 a.m.150 Tremont
Harassment report at 150 Tremont St.Report led.
2:54 a.m.Archer Building
Larceny at 20 Derne Street. Report led.
on email non-stop since theappointment was made,”on January 18, said McCar-thy, who was managing twoBlackberries—one for Suolkand one for Baruch—whenhe spoke with
The Journal
onFriday in a phone interview.He read up extensively onSuolk and began seing upmeetings with student groups,faculty, deans, and vice presi-dents for his rst days in of-ce, all while tending to hisresponsibilities at Baruch.It was “like having a duelpersonality almost,” said Mc-Carthy, who had to “switchfrom one job to another onshort notice. It’s been a jug-gling act. I’ve been spendinga lot of time with the interimprovost [to help] make surehe’s as up to speed as he can befor when he starts next week.”McCarthy has alsospent a lot of time talkingto Brown, the man who forthe past 15 months has ledthe university in the wake ofDavid Sargent’s retirement.The two have spoken“regularly, almost on a daily basis, reviewing reports andmaterials,” said Brown. “[I’mtrying to] give him a sense ofwhere we are. He has beeneager to be immersed in ev-erything that’s occurred inthe last year-and-a-half.”Brown, who becameSuolk’s provost in 2008,took on the role of actingpresident when Sargent re-tired in October 2010, so heis also familiar with hav-ing duel job responsibilities.“The president is the chiefexecutive ocer of the uni-versity,” he said. “[The presi-dent] articulates the direc-tion of the university, helpsit ourish, connects withalumni, the outside world,the press. [The president is]the voice of the universityinternally and externally.”The role of provost ismore of an internal one,dealing with budgets, man-aging the rest of the seniorsta and making sure facultyhave the resources they need.“The most reward-ing aspect [of being act-ing president] was to in-crease dialogue betweenfaculty members in the dif-ferent schools,” said Brown.“[We’ve] become moreopen, more communicative,more honest with each other. Icouldn’t really undertake theprocess until I assumed therole of acting president,” cre-ating “wonderful momentumfor Jim McCarthy,” he said.But Brown is eager to re-turn to the sole role of pro-vost. “It’s a big university andhaving one person manage allthat is not an easy process.”One of the biggest chal-lenges for Brown camewhen the university laid o20 employees in Septem- ber in an eort to cut costs.It was “very dicult forme personally and the uni-versity in general,” hesaid. “[This] period ofrecession has been astruggle for studentsand their families. Ilie awake at night,”thinking about the dif-cult decisions he hashad to make and howto make sure Suolkperforms at its best.Before that,Brown worked on“maintaining thestability of the uni-versity aer the res-ignation of Sargent.”Sargent’s res-ignation followeda period of contro-versy and negativepress for the school concern-ing his salary. Brown wouldnot comment specically onthe issue, saying it was “be-tween the president and the board of trustees,” who ne-gotiate the president’s salary.“My job was to makesure the university was run-ning smoothly,” he said, in-stead oering kind wordsfor Sargent, who served aspresident for more than 20years and the university formore than 50 years. “DavidSargent was a remarkableleader who caused the uni-versity to grow its populationof students and its physicalfootprint. You need a DavidSargent before you can go tothe stage that we’re in now.”McCarthy’s salary will be “well within the rangeof what’s appropriate,” saidBoard of Trustees ChairmanAndrew Meyer, who could notdisclose the specic amount because it is a private contract.His salary will be re-leased this spring as partof a tax from that all non-prot organizations haveto ll out, said Meyer.McCarthy acknowledgedthat he will probably need toaddress some sort of contro-versial issue at some point.“I think that some-thing will arise, no questionabout that. I hope to be herea long time, so somethingwill arise,” he said. “Whensomething comes up, it’svery important to address itthoughtfully and as quick-ly as possible. I don’t shyaway from dicult issues.”For now, McCarthy willhave to spend his time geingacquainted with Suolk—thestudents, faculty and sta, the buildings, and a pile of pa-perwork waiting on his desk.He is already planningto aend an event tomor-row kicking o Black HistoryMonth and has planned atown hall meeting for the Suf-folk community on Tuesday at1 p.m. in the C. Walsh Theatre.The meeting could berescheduled if a possible Pa-triots parade conicted withit, though plans are to moveforward with the meetingas of now, said Interim VicePresident of Marketing andCommunication Greg Gatlin.Brown said that McCar-thy has arrived at the perfecttime to lead the university’snext chapter. “I and otheradministrative folks will be there to support him sohe can develop his sense ofwhere to go in the future.”
McCarthy arrives
from MCCARTHY page 1
Photo courtesy of Suffolk University
PAGE 3February 1, 2012
At this year’s annual Mar-tin Luther King Jr. luncheonwhich took place January 19at the Holiday Inn Boston atBeacon Hill, Suolk govern-ment professor Allan Towwas awarded Suolk’s leg-endary ‘Creating the Dream’award.Starting in 2005, the Cre-ating the Dream award has been given to an individualor organization at Suolkthat has shown eort in cre-ating a safe environment forpeople of the AHANA (Afri-can American Hispanic AsianAmerican and Native Ameri-can) community.From the moment Towreceived his award he was
Photo courtesy of Suffolk University
 Alison Melillo
Journal Staff 
Tow receives 'Dream' award
greatly surprised and hon-ored. Since aending previ-ously every year and never re-ceiving anything in the past,he did not expect anythingdierent this time around.“It was so embarrassing,”said Tow. “I was just siingthere eating my chicken and Ialmost choked.”Born and raised in Mel-rose, Tow has lived aroundBoston all his life. He re-ceived his bachelors degreeat Brandeis University, wherehe studied anthropology. Hethen went on to Boston Col-lege Law School, receiving hislaw degree. Now a certiedlawyer, he continues to teachat four dierent schools. Towstarted at Suolk Law Schoolin 1982 and then moved toHarvard. One he arrived atHarvard, he realized it wasnot everything he had expect-ed.Now a Government pro-fessor at Suolk, he teachers aBachelors program of appliedlegal studies. He is also theFaculty Advisor for the AsianAmerican Student Organiza-tion, a position he’s held forthe past 15 years. During thistime, he has come to realizethat Suolk has the nicest stu-dents. “They are respectful,they challenge you, they haveno aitude, and are a realpleasure to have,” said Tow.“I don’t think of it as workor supervising—it’s fun,” saidTow. He nds that it is impor-tant for young adults at Suf-folk to have a good role mod-el that can always oer advicewhen needed or if they justneed a quiet spot to stop andcomplete their homework.

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