South Orange declared a sanctuary city
Feb22

South Orange declared a sanctuary city

With concern growing over President Donald J. Trump’s aggressive immigration policies. South Orange has joined neighboring towns in becoming a sanctuary city. The town now joins municipalities like Princeton, Maplewood and Newark in putting forth a resolution outlining how they will protect immigrants. The Village President, Sheena Collum, said the resolution already reflected much of what South Orange believed and practiced; it was...

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Community protests immigration ban
Feb01

Community protests immigration ban

When President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order on immigration Jan. 27, repercussions were felt around  the world – from protesters at airports in Los Angeles, to families anxiously awaiting a new start in Syria, and even to the campus of  Seton Hall. The executive order is called “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and included banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90...

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Period problems: feminine hygiene products not offered in bathrooms
Feb01

Period problems: feminine hygiene products not offered in bathrooms

Along with cramps, bloating and mood swings, women on Seton Hall’s campus may have to face another hurdle when it comes to enduring their periods – finding a pad. There are no working feminine hygiene product dispensers in any bathroom on Seton Hall’s campus. Back in 2012, SHU made a decision to no longer provide the service of pad and tampon dispensaries in women’s bathrooms on campus. According to John Signorello, associate vice...

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Students worried about government limiting Pell Grant funding
Jan25

Students worried about government limiting Pell Grant funding

The new Trump Administration, inaugurated just last week, has Seton Hall officials concerned for the future of the Federal Pell Grant Program. The program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to postsecondary education, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s website. The grant is based on a multitude of factors, but is usually awarded to families with average incomes of $40,000 a...

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New York takes steps toward free college tuition
Jan19

New York takes steps toward free college tuition

New York has taken one step closer to passing a tuition-free college program for low and middle-income families, leaving Seton Hall students considering how this program would affect them. Tuition-free college is not new to the headlines. This movement has caught the attention of politicians, educators and students this past year. Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont focused a big part of his presidential campaign on making college...

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Friends remember Javaughni Ashley after ‘selfless’ SHU student dies
Dec21

Friends remember Javaughni Ashley after ‘selfless’ SHU student dies

Javaughni Ashley passed away on Sunday, Dec. 18. Shortly after, his friends reflected on the “energetic” Seton Hall student.

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SHU to support undocumented students
Dec07

SHU to support undocumented students

Seton Hall has joined hundreds of colleges and universities that seek to protect unauthorized immigrants by supporting the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy, issued in 2012 by President Barack Obama. The pledge by Seton Hall and the other institutions comes in response to the election of President-elect Donald Trump, who has promised in his first 100 days in office to “immediately...

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Seton Hall has history of on campus commencements
Nov30

Seton Hall has history of on campus commencements

Last week the “Seton Hall University Class of 2017” Facebook page was buzzing after the Office of the Provost sent an email announcing undergraduate commencement would take place on campus this year. While this change was a shock to many students, it is  not unprecedented. For the greater part of Seton Hall’s history, commencement on campus was a tradition. Archivist Alan Delozier took a deep dive into Seton Hall’s past to explore the...

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Seton Hall campus reacts to divisive election
Nov16

Seton Hall campus reacts to divisive election

On the day after Election Day, Thomas Golembeski, a junior diplomacy and international relations major, woke up and proudly put on his “Make America Great Again” hat and “Hillary for Prison” t-shirt. “I’ve worn this hat since March and I was not afraid to admit that I was a Trump supporter. I was very happy,” Golembeski said. At the same time, Clinton campaigner, Teagan Sebba, a senior political science major and president of the...

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S.O. not clowning around for Halloween
Oct26

S.O. not clowning around for Halloween

With Halloween approaching, officials in South Orange maintain that they are not concerned with clown-related trouble. Sightings throughout the country could have been pulled from a page out of a Stephen King novel. However, this fear is not affecting the authorities, especially with Halloween approaching. “Honestly, we don’t subscribe to this national fear of someone in a clown costume,” said South Orange Police Sgt. Adrian Acevedo....

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Seton Hall ‘disgusted’ with reported campus rapes
Oct19

Seton Hall ‘disgusted’ with reported campus rapes

The newly released Annual Security Report revealed that six rapes were reported on campus in 2015, spurring dialogue among students and leaving varying impressions on the SHU community. Each of the six rapes were reported by females, said Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Karen Van Norman. She added that the reports involved five women with one woman reporting two different assaults. Students are upset over these rapes on...

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Annual Security Report shows six rapes reported in 2015
Oct05

Annual Security Report shows six rapes reported in 2015

  Six reported rapes occurred on campus in 2015, according to Seton Hall’s Annual Security Report, which is in compliance with the Campus Security Act and was released Oct. 1. The Campus Security Act mandates universities to report all crime that has happened on university property, including crimes such as burglary, rape, fondling and stalking. It also requires all universities receiving federal student aid funds to publish an...

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