SHU urges Trump to work on climate change
Dec07

SHU urges Trump to work on climate change

Seton Hall has joined a global effort of more than 150 Catholic universities and organizations who have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump and members of Congress to act on climate change. Interim President Dr. Mary Meehan signed the letter on behalf of the University. She wrote in an email that she “received a request to sign the letter” by the Catholic Climate Covenant “and did so after carefully reflecting on our call to...

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Seniors surveyed about what to change about graduation
Oct05

Seniors surveyed about what to change about graduation

Seton Hall emailed seniors a two-question survey on Sept. 19 about the 2018 commencement, which gave the graduating class an opportunity to voice their opinions. The survey asked seniors what they thought should be eliminated for the sake of time. The choices were to get rid of a commencement speaker, the procession, or the reading of each individual name. There was also an option to keep everything. Co-chairs of the Commencement...

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Sexual assault policy may change across nation’s colleges
Sep14

Sexual assault policy may change across nation’s colleges

Colleges across the country could potentially see policy changes in how sexual assault cases are handled. This comes after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she intends to rescind Title IX sexual assault guidelines. The President’s Office sent out an email on Sept. 13 regarding nondiscrimination and Title IX. The email included SHU’s Title IX statement and outlined what is prohibited under it. In the email, Interim President Dr....

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CAPS & DSS help students navigate college stressors

About 26 percent of Americans ages 18 and older live with a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to Active Minds. A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, Active Minds’ website said that in comparison to older adults, those from 18 through 24 have the lowest rate of seeking help. While some may not find it easy to ask for help, Seton Hall has resources on campus to aid...

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University explains why students charged for dorm damage
Apr26

University explains why students charged for dorm damage

Students are often charged for dorm damages but are unaware of why they are charged a specific amount and what they are paying to fix. Zohar Suslovich, a junior computer science major, experienced dorm charges firsthand. When he was a freshman living in Xavier Hall he said he was charged $200 “for allegedly causing damage to the walls” in his dorm. The report against Suslovich said that a wall had a hole and the letters “B O O” were...

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SHU teaches responsible drinking through education
Apr19

SHU teaches responsible drinking through education

While April is Alcohol Awareness Month, students can educate themselves about the topic throughout the school year by signing up for alcohol education programs offered by Seton Hall. Programs offered include Anatomy of the Red Cup, How to Help a Friend and Drink Like a Lady, Act Like a Woman, according to SHU’s website. SHU has programs entitled Seton Hall University’s Guide to Hosting Safe Parties, Alcohol Use and Sexual Assault, and...

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Opinion: ‘We need a free press’
Mar02

Opinion: ‘We need a free press’

Most times when people ask me what my major is I’m met with an array of reactions about how journalists and the media are liars and cannot be trusted. While there are journalists and reporters who plagiarize, I believe the goal of most is to inform and educate the public while spreading the truth. That is the type of reporter I want to be and have prided myself on being at The Setonian.   Being a journalism major can be...

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Seniors rejoice at graduation venue change
Mar01

Seniors rejoice at graduation venue change

The decision to move commencement from campus to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel has sparked mixed reactions among the graduating class. According to Bernadette McVey, director of Academic Events, Initiatives and Planning, Seton Hall has been talking to the PNC Bank Arts Center about hosting graduation there since last Wednesday, Feb. 22. When asked how SHU decided upon PNC, McVey said via email, “The main factors were...

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Living in Ivy: Some students living in Ivy Hill worry about area crime
Mar01

Living in Ivy: Some students living in Ivy Hill worry about area crime

Walking back to their apartments in Newark-based Ivy Hill, some students find themselves looking over their shoulders for possible nearby danger. This poses the question of how often students experience crime in the surrounding area. According to Commanding Officer Captain Derek Glenn of the Newark Police Department, there was one murder, two rapes and seven robberies in and around the Ivy Hill Park Apartments in 2016. There were also...

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HRL expects housing selection to be smooth sailing this year
Feb22

HRL expects housing selection to be smooth sailing this year

With the deadline for submitting housing deposits approaching on Feb. 28, students have been wondering if they will get housing or not next year. Tara Hart, the director of Housing and Residence Life, discussed the number of deposits submitted by students. She said that this number changes hourly as students make their housing deposits throughout the month. “As we did last year, students are made aware that after we receive 1,200...

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Seton Hall triplets divided, will graduate in three different commencement ceremonies
Feb15

Seton Hall triplets divided, will graduate in three different commencement ceremonies

While separate graduation ceremonies this year pose a difficulty or annoyance to some seniors, graduation will pose a unique hardship for one set of triplets who will be graduating in three different ceremonies. With the University’s plans to hold commencement on campus, dividing graduates into three different groups that will receive their diplomas at three different times, Adrianna, Anthony and Leo Bertoldi will be walking in three...

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SGA votes to petition SHU to protect DACA students
Feb08

SGA votes to petition SHU to protect DACA students

The Student Government Association (SGA) has approved a resolution in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. President Dr. A Gabriel Esteban and SHU have promised to protect DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students, but have not declared any sort of formal plans. The resolution seeks that a plan be put in place. The resolution was spearheaded by Adrian Orozco, a sophomore political science major and...

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