Students demonstrate to commemorate 55th anniversary of Setonian’s suspension
Mar06

Students demonstrate to commemorate 55th anniversary of Setonian’s suspension

The Seton Hall chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (SHYDSA) held a demonstration on the University Green last Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of a 700 student protest on Seton Hall’s campus 55 years ago. The protest was sparked by outrage over the suspension of The Setonian by then University president Rev. John J. Dougherty. Dougherty accused the paper of abusing “freedom of expression” after printing...

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President Nyre comes to SHU
Feb28

President Nyre comes to SHU

Recently named Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre made his first official public visit to Seton Hall’s South Orange campus on Feb. 22 with his wife, Kelli, and three of their four children. Nyre also visited Seton Hall Law School and Interprofessional Health Sciences campuses located in Newark and Nutley, respectively. Each campus hosted a welcome reception to help introduce him to faculty and students and to celebrate of Nyre’s...

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Student workers now eligible to receive paid sick leave thanks to new law
Feb21

Student workers now eligible to receive paid sick leave thanks to new law

Legislation signed into law last May will finally have an impact next week when student workers across New Jersey will become eligible to utilize paid sick leave for the first time in the state. Marie Leone/ Staff Photographer The New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Act will make New Jersey the 10th state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, which will require employers to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to...

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Concerned 44 raises new concerns about diversity core
Feb21

Concerned 44 raises new concerns about diversity core

On Feb. 14, the on-campus student activist group the Concerned 44 released a statement on social media accusing Seton Hall administrators of failing to enact the University’s new diversity core properly. The core, which is now a requirement for all incoming Arts and Sciences students, was expected to begin implementation this semester after being approved by the Arts and Sciences faculty in February 2018. According to the video...

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NJ Attorney General rebuffs proposed Title IX changes
Feb13

NJ Attorney General rebuffs proposed Title IX changes

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis submitted a formal opposition to the U.S. Department of Education over new proposed Title IX guidelines for colleges and universities putting New Jersey in the ranks of 19 other states with attorneys general opposing the rules. Photo via NJ.gov The proposal, which was put forth by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last November, would...

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SGA bill aims to launch environmental commission
Feb06

SGA bill aims to launch environmental commission

Two SGA senators have introduced legislation that would amend the by-laws of the Seton Hall Student Government Administration and would establish a new student-run environmental commission. According to the bill, the Environmental Protection and Conservation Commission (EPACC) would be “dedicated to bringing the Seton Hall University undergraduate student community together to bring about worthwhile change in the environmental...

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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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