College sexual assault still shrouded in misunderstanding
Apr27

College sexual assault still shrouded in misunderstanding

By now many news organizations, including The Setonian, have investigated and discussed the shocking statistic revealed by the Association of American Universities that one in five women will be sexually assaulted during their undergraduate college career. Celebrities like Lady Gaga, who drew necessary attention to the issue of sexual assault with a breathtaking tribute to survivors at the Oscars, and lawmakers like Vice President Joe...

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Students petition for keynote graduation speaker
Feb24

Students petition for keynote graduation speaker

A petition on change.org requesting that the University reconsider its decision to forgo a keynote speaker for commencement this year has accumulated well over 600 signatures since it was created last week. The petition was put together by a group called the Senior Student Union, or SSU, according to Sam Matino, senior diplomacy major and member of the union. Matino said that within 24 hours the petition had almost 400 signatures, and...

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No keynote speaker for 2016, disappointing some students
Feb17

No keynote speaker for 2016, disappointing some students

For the second year in a row there will be no featured guest keynote speaker at the Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony. The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016, which will be held again at the Prudential Center in Newark, will instead focus on student speakers, according to Dr. Joan Guetti, senior associate provost. Guetti added in an email interview that the comments that came to the provost’s office after last year’s...

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University president ranks among state’s top business figures
Jan28

University president ranks among state’s top business figures

President A. Gabriel Esteban has placed in the top 75 of NJBIZ’s Power 100 for the second year in a row. The University president ranked 64 among “the state’s most influential people in business,” according to NJBIZ.com. The Power 100 is selected based on who NJBIZ considers the most important, influential, successful and impactful players in New Jersey according to recommendations and a series of formal and informal interviews,...

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President weighs in on ‘Strategic Plan’
Jan13

President weighs in on ‘Strategic Plan’

In 2010, the University released a new strategic plan, “From Strength to Strength,” aimed at placing Seton Hall within the top 10 Catholic and top 100 national universities in the country. Now in 2016, the University is undertaking what President A. Gabriel Esteban calls a “little more aggressive” goal of being placed within the top 5 Catholic universities and top 75 nationwide. In a wide ranging interview with The Setonian, Esteban...

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SHU remains peaceful amid national college activism
Dec02

SHU remains peaceful amid national college activism

A wave of student activism has swept college campuses across the country. The movement first hit mainstream news when students at the University of Missouri took action to end an alleged atmosphere of campus racism, which resulted in the University’s president stepping down. The activism continued as students joined forces nationwide at universities such as Yale, Ithaca, Brown and Princeton to combat issues of racism and sexism, and...

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Obama in Newark calls for reforms
Nov04

Obama in Newark calls for reforms

“I’m taking action to ban the box—” A crowd of New Jersey policymakers, community members and educators erupted in applause, tearing through the persistent, respectful silence that began as soon as President Barack Obama took to the podium in Newark and started to speak. Obama continued his statement, “—for the most competitive jobs at federal agencies.” This was one of two executive orders announced at Rutgers-Newark Center for Law...

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SOPD statistics reveal local crime hot spots
Oct21

SOPD statistics reveal local crime hot spots

One Pirate Alert can set a campus into motion. Within seconds of an alert students might warn friends to stay away from a recently reported crime, take extra precautions while traveling or even avoid certain areas altogether. But what if this cycle could begin before the alert is even issued? Crime can happen anywhere, anytime, or so it seems. What students might not realize is that, according to data from the South Orange Police...

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College Scorecard data reveals new stats on salaries
Sep23

College Scorecard data reveals new stats on salaries

A study released by the U.S. Department of Education this earlier this month added even more information to the ever-growing list of college rankings. But this new measure, called the College Scorecard Data, reveals a bit of information that could end up being the deciding factor for prospective college students nationwide: earnings after graduation. According to the Scorecard, 77 percent of students who attend Seton Hall will, on...

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SHU moves up in US News & World Report rankings
Sep10

SHU moves up in US News & World Report rankings

The 2016 results of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges released this week revealed a three-rank rise for Seton Hall from #126 to #123, but what is more significant is the ranking change the University has seen over the past five years. Seton Hall has climbed 13 spots since 2011 in the annual report that attributes their methodology to a two-pillar system. This system includes school reputation, selectivity, faculty...

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Students encouraged to use ‘common sense’ in light of off-campus murder
Aug20

Students encouraged to use ‘common sense’ in light of off-campus murder

The Department of Public Safety issued a Pirate Alert Thursday morning warning of a reported murder that occurred off campus in Ivy Hill Park. A deceased individual was found on the east side of the property at approximately 5 a.m. on Aug. 20. The victim was male, and appeared to have suffered from gunshot wounds, Assistant Vice President and Director of Public Safety Patrick Linfante said in an email. The victim is not a Seton Hall...

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Eco-Fest encourages students to go green

The Seton Hall Ecology Club, along with the Student Government Association, held ECO-Fest on-campus on Earth Day, April 22, to raise awareness about staying eco-friendly on-campus. Andriana Fragola, the ecology club co-president, said other organizations such as the Holistic Health and Yoga Club, and even the Office of Housing and Residence Life, participated in the all-day event, which went from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on The Campus Green....

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