Suffolk University

Deja vu at Suffolk U

A correction was added to this story clarifying that the Suffolk trustees sent a letter to the Suffolk community Thursday evening. That letter said McKenna had been terminated but did not explain why. Suffolk University’s trustees voted to fire President Margaret McKenna and her chief of staff on Thursday, but they bungled her removal just(...)

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Suffolk settlement a big win for McKenna and university

Suffolk settlement a big win for McKenna and university

Week of conflict ends with school finally on solid course

ON FRIDAY, AFTER a week of growing conflict between Suffolk University’s board of trustees on one side, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni who supported President Margaret McKenna on the other, the trustees agreed to a settlement: Trustees chairman Andrew Meyer would leave the board at the end of his current term this May. The(...)

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McKenna’s marketing deal with the Globe

As the Suffolk University soap opera heads toward some resolution today, one storyline hasn’t received much attention — the decision by President Margaret McKenna to enter into a $670,000 advertising and marketing agreement with the Boston Globe. The advertising deal came up last weekend when Suffolk board chairman Andrew Meyer and three other trustees told(...)

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Suffolk’s McKenna gaining upper hand

Suffolk University President Margaret McKenna met for four hours on Wednesday with her nemesis on the board of trustees, a sign that some resolution of the ugly public fight over McKenna’s tenure is in the offing. The board is scheduled to meet to fire McKenna on Friday, but her powwow with board chairman Andrew Meyer(...)

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Suffolk-cating presidents

Suffolk University is in a constant identity crisis. Of course, when you have five presidents in six years, that’s bound to happen. And, if the university’s board of trustees has its way, the downtown school may be making yet another change at the top. But this time, it’s not happening without a fight. Reports began circulating last(...)

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Why Suffolk community stands behind Margaret McKenna

Why Suffolk community stands behind Margaret McKenna

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are weary of trustees' micromanagement

MARGARET MCKENNA IS the fifth president Suffolk University has had since 2010; now, seven months into her first term, the chairman of Suffolk’s board of trustees wants to fire her. That’s really all you need to know to understand the outpouring of support for McKenna from Suffolk students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We have seen(...)

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