Halloween is not an excuse to be insensitive to others
Oct02

Halloween is not an excuse to be insensitive to others

Halloween is this month and I wanted to take the time to remind everyone to avoid cultural appropriation. I love Halloween as much as the next person, but it’s important to remember that someone else’s culture should be not be your go-to choice for a Halloween costume. Photo via Flickr According to the Cambridge dictionary, cultural appropriation is “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially...

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Student government swears in new senators
Oct02

Student government swears in new senators

A new batch of Student Government Association senators were recently sworn in. They include three Freshman senators, one Communication and the Arts senator, and two senators for Arts and Sciences. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor Frank Mabalatan, a junior majoring in management and political science commented his opinion on the newly sworn in senators. “The newly sworn in senators share a keen sense [of] empathy for their fellow...

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Seton Hall announces new Title IX measures following  investigation
Sep25

Seton Hall announces new Title IX measures following investigation

On Sept. 13, the Office of the President at Seton Hall University sent out an email to the community regarding its Title IX policies and the changes to be made following the investigation into Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. File photo The email began by acknowledging the recent events stating, “last month, you received an update on the independent review of sexual harassment allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the former...

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Provost updates campus on  diversity and inclusion
Sep19

Provost updates campus on diversity and inclusion

Interim Provost Karen Boroff sent out an email to the University community on Sept. 9 updating students and faculty on Seton Hall’s attempts to address diversity and inclusion initiatives in the months since the initial Concerned 44 protests. File photo A few of the changes include the hiring of Kelly Harris, Ph.D., who joined Seton Hall as the director of the Africana Studies program, as well as the hiring of a full-time faculty...

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Double homicide rocks Maplewood, shakes Seton Hall students
Aug12

Double homicide rocks Maplewood, shakes Seton Hall students

The quiet town of Maplewood was rattled following the double homicide of Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez and David Kimowitz that occurred on August 3. According to NorthJersey.com, Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez was part of a program that placed au-pairs with families who might need the extra help with their children or around the house. She came from Colombia and helped David Kimowitz and his wife with their two children. Bermudez-Rodriguez, who...

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Boland Hall residents charged individually for damage to exit signs
Jun17

Boland Hall residents charged individually for damage to exit signs

At the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, Boland Hall residents found an additional one-dollar charge on their Bursar accounts which Boland Hall resident director Mark Dadetto said was for the damage caused to the exit signs in that were vandalized in the dorm.   A letter was sent out to students highlighting what had occurred and the reason behind the additional charge. Dadetto shared with The Setonian that, “over the course of...

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SHU issues Pirate Alert related to SOPD investigation
Jun17

SHU issues Pirate Alert related to SOPD investigation

On June 15, a Pirate Alert went out to the Seton Hall University community notifying people of police activity in the downtown area of the Village of South Orange. Recipients of the message were urged to avoid the area. The next morning, the South Orange Police Department released a press release regarding the incident. As of this time, no victims have been identified and no arrests have been made. According to the press release, “At...

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Former New Jersey governor visits Seton Hall
May01

Former New Jersey governor visits Seton Hall

Former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey visited the Seton Hall University campus on April 23 to discuss the importance of mental health and wellness within our community. The former governor and his wife established The Codey Fund for Mental Health. According to their website, the fund’s mission is “to ensure that compassionate, quality mental healthcare is accessible to everyone and that the stigma associated with mental illness is...

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Rate My Professor: Are female educators being targeted?
Apr24

Rate My Professor: Are female educators being targeted?

A Seton Hall student found in her research project potential evidence of gender bias toward female professors on Rate My Professor. Elizaveta Sidorova, a senior psychology major with a certificate in data analysis and visualization, gave a presentation on the sexism of the website at a session on women in STEM during the Conference on Women and Gender on March 29. Sidorova presented her research at the Conference on Women and Gender...

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Shah wins second term
Apr03

Shah wins second term

Shah-Mabalatan ticket sweeps SGA election The results for the Student Government Association elections are in for the 2019-2020 school year and the Shah-Mabalatan ticket won. Election polls opened on Monday at 6 a.m. and closed the followeing day at 3 p.m. Shah’s ticket (above) swept the SGA executive board this election, though all seats with the exception of the presidency were unopposed. Photo courtesy of Rishi Shah As previously...

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Muslim Student Association holds Islamic Awareness Week
Mar27

Muslim Student Association holds Islamic Awareness Week

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Seton Hall University hosted Islamic Awareness Week (IAW) this week. Events included “Ask a Muslim: Dawah Table,” a “Love in Islam” discussion, a speaker on “Mental Health in Islam,” a “Hijabathon” and a “United Jummah” to close in the week off. The events are meant to foster discussion and unite the University community to come together. Guest speaker Amina Saad talks about mental health in...

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As SGA elections kick off, campaign rhetoric heats up
Mar21

As SGA elections kick off, campaign rhetoric heats up

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Seton Hall University kicked off their election season on March 18 with juniors Rishi Shah and Anthony Chen running for the top job of SGA President. Shah, a junior with a major in management and philosophy and the current SGA president, said that it was his time serving in SGA that inspired him to run for re-election this year. “I believe that the changes we’ve made to the budget policy,...

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