Seton Hall finally has a president
Feb06

Seton Hall finally has a president

In an email to the student body on Monday, Chairman of the Board of Regents Patrick Murray announced that the board had appointed Dr. Joseph Nyre of Iona College to lead the University. The position has been filled in the interim by Dr. Mary Meehan, who assumed the role of Interim University President following the departure of Dr. Gabriel Esteban to DePaul University in July 2017. Nyre will officially assume the position on Aug. 1....

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Minimum wage hike means higher pay for student workers
Jan30

Minimum wage hike means higher pay for student workers

Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) and New Jersey state lawmakers reached an agreement on Jan. 17 to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour, fulfilling a key campaign promise made by Murphy to voters in 2017 while running for the office. In a joint announcement with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex), Murphy called the agreement a historic step on behalf of more than one...

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Now is the time to act on climate change, or else
Jan30

Now is the time to act on climate change, or else

When I was born in 1999 in a small town just across the river from Philadelphia, it must’ve seemed to my family that I had a bright future ahead of me. I was being brought into a new millennium propelled by unprecedented economic growth, ever-advancing technology, and a new era of peace ushered in by the end of the Cold War. Americans, by and large, were closing out an era of rapid positive change, eager to see what the year 2000 and...

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Government shutdown stretches into 34th day
Jan23

Government shutdown stretches into 34th day

The United States partial government shutdown continues into its 34th day today, leaving more than 800,000 federal employees furloughed or working without pay and making it the longest shutdown in history. Public Domain File President Donald Trump made a new offer to Democrats on Saturday in an effort to ramp up pressure on Congress to end the shutdown and meet his demand for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall on the US-Mexico...

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Concerned 44 provides update on negotiations
Dec06

Concerned 44 provides update on negotiations

The on-campus student activist group the Concerned 44 released a new statement on Nov. 19 providing an update on the state of negotiations between Seton Hall University Administration and the group’s list of five demands. The nine-page statement expressed numerous grievances with the current state of negotiations and the current state of their demands, namely “vague” and “non-committal” responses from University administrations rather...

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Surprise winter storm cripples North Jersey
Nov29

Surprise winter storm cripples North Jersey

North Jersey found itself paralyzed on Nov. 15 following a winter storm that hit the Northeast region much harder than officials had initially predicted. The storm dropped between six to eight inches of snow across northern New Jersey, according to NJ.com. The winter weather resulted in severe traffic along major and local roads during rush-hour and ignited a backlash against state and local officials for their lack of preparation for...

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Concerned 44 sit-in comes to a close
Nov08

Concerned 44 sit-in comes to a close

After nine days of occupying Presidents Hall, the Concerned 44 student activist group abruptly ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed to return to the negotiating table to work together on fulfilling their demands. Interim President Mary Meehan announced the end of the sit-in in a campus-wide email in which she reaffirmed the University’s commitment to continuing the “ongoing dialogue” and promised...

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Concerned 44 continues to protest at SHU
Nov01

Concerned 44 continues to protest at SHU

Seton Hall University Interim President Mary Meehan announced a revised set of responses to the Concerned 44’s demands on Tuesday afternoon after the University’s initial offers were rejected by the activist group over the weekend. The new response included “a commitment to search for a full-time English faculty member specializing in Latin American, Latino/a literature” as well as a pledge to hire a director for Africana studies,...

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Concerned 44 delivers new demands to provost
Oct24

Concerned 44 delivers new demands to provost

Seton Hall’s Concerned 44, an activist group made up of students on campus, delivered a list of five demands to University Provost Karen Boroff on Tuesday morning. The list of demands included sections targeted at restoring the Africana studies program to its former department status, a student review board for Africana studies professors, a mass overhaul of the Latino Studies and Latin American Studies Program and earmarked...

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