Class of 2018 gets a commencement speaker
Apr11

Class of 2018 gets a commencement speaker

The Office of the Provost announced via email on April 6 that  the United States Treasurer, Jovita Carranza, will deliver the keynote address at Seton Hall’s baccalaureate commencement ceremony on May 21. Dr. Karen Boroff, the interim provost of Seton Hall, said that the administration wanted to make sure that this year’s graduation had a keynote speaker after last year’s graduating class voiced a strong interest in having one. Boroff...

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Shah-Debonis ticket wins SGA election
Mar28

Shah-Debonis ticket wins SGA election

The Shah-Debonis ticket swept the 2018-2019 Student Government Association (SGA) elections, with all four members of their ticket claiming the executive board positions. Rishi Shah, the outgoing SGA Treasurer, will be serving as president for the 2018-2019 school year along with Darby Debonis as vice president, Amanda Giang as secretary, and Divine Tanamal as treasurer. Student Services sent out an email with the names of the...

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School of Medicine now accepting applications
Mar27

School of Medicine now accepting applications

On March 23, Seton Hall’s School of Medicine announced via email that it will now be accepting applications for its inaugural class in light of the school recently receiving preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME). The email also stated that along with the opening of the School of Medicine, Seton Hall’s College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences will be moving “to create a...

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SHU’s president no longer required to be ordained
Mar17

SHU’s president no longer required to be ordained

On Feb. 27, Seton Hall’s Board of Trustees decided to amend the University bylaws in order to expand the search for Seton Hall’s next president beyond members of the clergy to include Roman Catholic lay-persons. This decision is contrary to a former statement released by the Board of Trustees in April 2017 stating that the president of Seton Hall will in fact, “always be a Roman Catholic priest.” In an email sent to the University...

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Student Services gives safety tips in wake of Fla. shooting
Mar11

Student Services gives safety tips in wake of Fla. shooting

Student Services sent out an emergency preparedness reminder to the University community on Feb. 16. The reminder was sent out after the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14, according to Tracy Gottlieb, vice president of Student Services. “The tragedy in Florida reminded me that it was time to again send out that reminder,” Gottlieb wrote in an email. “We try to do...

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Diversity category to stay in place for fall semester
Mar01

Diversity category to stay in place for fall semester

The diversity category that the College of Arts and Sciences decided to implement into their college core will continue as planned after a vote that was taken on Friday, Feb. 23 at an Arts and Sciences faculty meeting. The Setonian previously reported that the Core Curriculum Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences voted on a diversity category being added to their college core just last year. The requirement will be instituted...

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Car ignites in the parking deck
Feb21

Car ignites in the parking deck

A car caught fire in the Seton Hall University parking deck on Feb. 20 at 9:31 a.m., according to an email from Laurie Pine, director of Media Relations. Pine said that no one was injured in the fire and the blaze was tamed by Public Safety with fire extinguishers until the South Orange Fire Department (SOFD) arrived and fully extinguished it. According to an article on NJ.com’s website, two cars were damaged by the fire when the...

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SHU administration talks further action after race forum
Feb17

SHU administration talks further action after race forum

On Jan. 30, a “Real Talk on Race” was held at Seton Hall. According to an email from Tracy Gottlieb, the vice president of Student Services, more than 600 people attended the event. She shared that the results of the survey that Student Services sent out on Feb. 2 asking the student body for their opinion on the event was 65 percent positive. Gottlieb also shared a few things that the university is doing to further the discussion. “We...

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SHU students hit hard with the flu
Feb17

SHU students hit hard with the flu

The flu has hit Seton Hall University hard with several students contracting the illness. Although flu season has been in effect for several months, a number of students who went through sorority recruitment the weekend of Feb. 2 came down with the flu. Erin Hoffman, a junior business major who received a flu shot, shared that many of her sisters in the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority have contracted the flu. “After last weekend, which was...

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Race forum receives mixed reviews
Feb01

Race forum receives mixed reviews

On Jan. 30 in the Main Lounge, a forum entitled “Real Talk on Race at Seton Hall” was held. The Setonian previously reported that this forum was organized by Seton Hall’s administration in response to racist incidents that occurred on campus last fall. Hundreds of students attended the forum, which started with a series of poll questions that attendants could answer. The questions started off simply, with the moderators asking...

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Students protest racial concerns at SHU
Jan25

Students protest racial concerns at SHU

A group of about 30 students gathered on the Green on Jan. 18 at noon to protest what they feel is the unjust treatment of students of color and a disregard for the Africana Studies program at Seton Hall. The protest was sparked when the contract of Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll, a former adjunct professor of Africana Studies, wasn’t renewed, according to Aleessa Akegnan, a junior biology major who helped to organize the protest. Akegnan...

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March for Life flyers torn down across campus
Nov30

March for Life flyers torn down across campus

The Seton Hall Pirates for Life club reported to Student Services that several of their flyers advertising their trip to Washington D.C. to participate in the March for Life were torn down around campus, according to an email sent to the student body on Nov. 29. Tracy Gottlieb, vice president of Student Services, said in the email that students are “prohibited from tearing down the flyers of other groups.” The situation is currently...

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