Tentative Letter for Dr. Capra
May03

Tentative Letter for Dr. Capra

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for the College of Arts and Sciences.  In fact, it’s been a tumultuous few years.  But still, deciding four years ago to major in Classical Studies has been the best decision of my life.  I grew academically and personally under the intellectually demanding but endlessly supportive faculty of the Classical Studies program. I was privileged to be challenged by the demands of the...

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Hats off to Shah-Mabalatan, but let’s do better
Apr03

Hats off to Shah-Mabalatan, but let’s do better

Congratulations to the Shah-Mabalatan ticket for winning this year’s Student Government Association (SGA) election! You guys deserve it and we at The Setonian know that you will do everything in your collective ability to serve the student body during the 2019-2020 academic year. We wish you nothing but the best. To the elected at-large senators, and all the other senators who were elected this past Tuesday, congratulations to you as...

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Letter to the Editor
Feb20

Letter to the Editor

Photo via Flickr -Jacob Anikulapo To The Editor: It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true “socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism, “the means of production” are owned and controlled by all of the people. In other words, in true Socialism all of the workplaces and businesses are owned, controlled and run by all of the people for the good and...

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In response to “SHU removes anti-gay organization from website”
Feb06

In response to “SHU removes anti-gay organization from website”

Regarding the recent article entitled, “SHU removes anti-gay organization from website” which was published on Jan. 31, I would like to clarify certain points about “Courage International” and the Catholic identity of our University that have been smeared because of the emotional frustration of a few. “Courage International” is a Catholic organization that exists to help those who suffer from unwanted same sex attraction in order to...

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SGA creates environmental commission
Jan30

SGA creates environmental commission

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Fellow Pirates: We are excited to formally introduce a Student Government Association Senate bill, which creates the executive agency, Environmental Protection and Conservation Commission (EPACC). This executive agency will henceforth act as the overarching agency regarding environmental concerns on campus. This agency will neither hinder nor end the efforts of the campus-wide initiative Blue Goes Green....

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Letter to the Editor:
Dec06

Letter to the Editor:

On November 14th, the Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) held its first speaker event of the academic year. The Honorable Patricia K. Costello gave a lecture on “The Role of a Chief Judge: Managing Crises and Improving the System.” Judge Costello discussed a range of issues spanning her 25-year career within the Judiciary as a superior court judge, including the last decade as the Assignment Judge in Essex County. Over 100...

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Letter to the Editor:
Nov15

Letter to the Editor:

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Stop blaming guns for the actions of criminals. All American can agree on at least one thing: A world with less violence is a good thing. Notice I did not say gun violence, domestic violence, or hate-crime based violence. All violence is an issue, and those who commit those acts should be punished. The nature of criminals is that they do not follow laws. Writing more restrictions into law...

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Letter to the editor
Sep26

Letter to the editor

Thanks for doing a story on Criminal Justice in the last issue of The Setonian. After reading it, I wanted to reach out to CJ students and augment some of the information contained there. I took over as Interim Chair on July 1, 2018, and in mid-July I introduced myself to CJ students by email. At that time, we were in the process of hiring a new faculty member, and we completed that process in time for the start of the Fall semester....

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Interim President Meehan to the class of 2022
Jun17

Interim President Meehan to the class of 2022

I am very pleased to welcome you to Seton Hall! You have chosen a University that stands on 162 years of educating students in mind, heart and spirit. As a member of our community, you will have the opportunity to achieve your academic, personal and professional goals. You will learn to engage the world as a servant leader, and to use your knowledge and skills to benefit the human family. Like you, I was once a new Setonian. I was...

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Letter to the Editor
May13

Letter to the Editor

Many college students in the twenty first century come to a university with the idea of learning a specific skill. Perhaps the student wants to become a doctor, a pharmacist, a teacher, a computer specialist, or a journalist, a diplomat, a financial analyst. With a little luck these students will achieve their ultimate goal. The road to that goal is sometimes a straight line. However, just as often the route is circuitous. On May 20,...

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Letter to the editor
May02

Letter to the editor

In Thomas Schwartz’s article “’Rumored’ Criminal Justice Curriculum Changes Worry Students” (4/11/2018), he reported that I had engaged in a “questionable” practice of selling a textbook that required students to pay me $20., but he failed to report that I did not require students to buy this casebook, but only to read the legal cases in it. I informed them that they could obtain these cases, listed in my course syllabus, free online....

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Letter to the editor
May02

Letter to the editor

This spring we have had a number of campus conversations around issues of diversity, both in and out of the classroom. The Executive Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty wanted to take this opportunity to express our commitment to principles of academic freedom in the classroom and on campus. We maintain a strong commitment to principles of critical and independent thinking, which are the very core of a liberal arts...

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