College graduation, never thought I’d see the day

Senior Column: As college graduation approaches and I look at how far I have come, I am almost in disbelief that I will really be receiving my diploma, the golden ticket out of school I’ve been waiting for. It has been a long time since I failed sixth-grade math and had to go to summer school. It has been a long time since I told myself, “Just make it to 16 and legally you can drop out.” I hate school. I’ve always hated school. But...

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2015 Editor in Chief parts ways with 90 years

As I look back on the past year as Editor in Chief, I am proud of what the paper has accomplished. Everyone on The Setonian has honed their skills to write, report and find stories. We have veered away from student gossip and complaint and published a paper that is factual and balanced. I could not have imagined a better year to wrap up the Setonian’s 90th anniversary. It is amazing to think of the Setonian being around for 90 years,...

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Former professor struck by train, faced harassment complaint
Apr22

Former professor struck by train, faced harassment complaint

Frantz Merisier, the 34 year old former Seton Hall adjunct professor and graduate student who was fatally hit by a train in South Orange on April 14, was dismissed last semester after a student filed a sexual harassment complaint against him, according to his attorney Nathaniel Davis.

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Man fatally hit by train
Apr15

Man fatally hit by train

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Editor’s Letter: New chief, new challenges
Apr08

Editor’s Letter: New chief, new challenges

I am pleased to announce that Mary Marshall has been elected Editor in Chief of The Setonian for the 2015-16 academic year. I have worked with Mary since she joined the news team as a freshman staff writer when I was a sophomore editor, so I know firsthand how talented, dedicated and ambitious she is. While I was News Editor that first year, Mary volunteered for every last-minute story we needed covered by a staff writer. I can...

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Government insists on sexual assault awareness survey

The Campus Climate Survey has been recently circulating to Seton Hall students via e-mail and at first glance, readers may not realize how important a topic it is. The survey is part of a government initiative to get colleges and universities talking about sexual assault and violence on campus. “The federal government has really insisted that we have the conversation and we think it is an important conversation for us to...

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Rutger’s medical school not seen as competition

A look into Christie’s bill in light of new proposal

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Greek Life: Don’t ‘rush’ a financial decision

If you are someone who joined Greek life with the notion that a $200 fee would be the only payment you would need to make throughout the semester, you may have been taken aback by hidden fees and fines. The official semester fee typically covers dues, chapter fees, administrative fees, nonresident/house parlor fees, a one-time pledging and initiation fee, a pin (to be worn at meetings) and a letter jacket, according to an article in...

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Public safety and Housing assures alarms are for safety

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, someone tampered with a fire alarm in Aquinas Hall dormitory, adding to the slew of activations this semester. In an email sent to Aquinas residents, Residence Hall Director Josh Reda stated that an alarm on the third floor (in the Yellow Section) was tampered with by burning some of the plastic on the device in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Nov. 5. The area was blocked off and will remain off limits...

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Yearly report should be used as guideline

The 2014 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report was released on Oct. 1 includes several new definitions that make interpreting the statistics somewhat more difficult, and breaks down the new numbers for students. For one, definitions of sexual assault have changed. The report stated, “For years 2013 and later the following Uniform Crime Report (UCR) definition of rape has been adopted.” The report includes new definitions...

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New Campus Security and Safety report released

The latest Campus Security and Safety report came out on Wednesday Oct. 1. While there were no reports of rape, fondling or statutory rape reported for the 2013 calendar year, it is important to understand the act only records assaults that have been reported to the Department of Public Safety and that occur within the limited vicinity of campus, as was reported previously by the Setonian. The 2012 report stated three forcible...

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More changes, different changes’ on campus

The Seton Hall bells ring with change and improvement and John Signorello, associate vice president of Facilities and Operations, and Michael Garcia, director of Internal Audit, shed some light on why some of these changes were made and how they are holding up. The first changes that were discussed were those that came to the University Center. Signorello said the University expanded the cafeteria, took out some counters on the...

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