Accounting major opens successful biking business
Nov30

Accounting major opens successful biking business

Deniz Yalcin, a senior accounting major and student entrepreneur, opened his own business, American Electric Cycle, this past summer in Brigantine, N.J. His business partner saw similar bikes down in Florida and together they came up with the idea to bring the concept up to New Jersey and sell them by the beach. Yalcin commented on the success of the business in its first month of operation. “We made 30 grand in the first month so it...

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Stillman student offered scholarship, job and Oxford admission
Nov30

Stillman student offered scholarship, job and Oxford admission

Approximately 8,000 miles from Seton Hall University, Dominique Fortes reminisces on how her life motto guided her to teach in Taiwan: “why not?” Fortes, a ’17 SHU graduate from the Stillman School of Business, followed this motto throughout her time at Seton Hall, pushing herself to take advantage of various opportunities on campus and beyond. Because of this, she had a decision to make: attend the University of Oxford for graduate...

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Student presents paper at philosophy conference
Nov30

Student presents paper at philosophy conference

In October, sophomore philosophy major Felipe Pereira was selected to present his research paper, “Libertarianism and a Counterfactual Account of Freedom” at the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Southern Illinois University. In the paper, Pereira argued that we all have free will. The paper began as just an assignment for his meta-physics class, but Pereira later found himself editing the paper multiple times with feedback from...

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Professors discuss connecting with students
Nov30

Professors discuss connecting with students

On Nov. 21, the Center for Faculty Development sponsored a session aimed at suggesting ways faculty can facilitate the conversation with students about current events in their classes. The event, titled “Teaching after Charlottesville,” featured a panel of Seton Hall faculty from various departments speaking about different approaches they take when discussing emotionally-charged subjects. The panel consisted of Dr. W. King Mott,...

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Students have high hopes for Christmas Cabaret
Nov30

Students have high hopes for Christmas Cabaret

Seton Hall Theatre is putting on the student written production “A Christmas Cabaret,” in the Theater-in-the-Round from Dec. 7 through 9 at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Students highlighted how they have grown closer in preparation for the event. The show was written and directed by Melanie Weir, a senior creative writing and theater major. Jordan Green, a sophomore music education and theater major, is the musical director. Tia...

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Grubert and Simpson shine in double fourth-place finish for swim and dive
Nov20

Grubert and Simpson shine in double fourth-place finish for swim and dive

Sydney Simpson finished first in the 100-meter butterfly as she led the Seton Hall women’s swimming and diving team to a fourth overall finish in the Patriot Invitational, held at George Mason University. Meanwhile, Tyler Yanchulis, Tyler Kauth, John Redoutey and Dakota Williams finished second out of 14 teams with a time of 1:22.44 in the 200-meter freestyle relay as they led the men’s team to a similar fourth-place finish. Although...

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Seniors say goodbye as cross-country season comes to a close in Regional Championship
Nov18

Seniors say goodbye as cross-country season comes to a close in Regional Championship

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the 2017 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Championship which took place in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. The meet represented the last competition for both teams of the season, and the final race in the careers of several Pirate runners. The women’s team finished with a total time of 1:38:12.30, two seconds ahead of New Jersey rivals Monmouth. The time was good enough...

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Letter to the Editor

By her own calculations, the taxes of a Rutgers University-Newark graduate student in biological sciences will go up from $2,824 last year to $5,174 under the new Republican tax-reform plan in the House of Representatives. According to a recent article in “The Verge” reporting on the new tax bill, this student went on to say that as a result she might have to drop out of her program, thereby losing four years’ worth of education. In...

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‘What! Still Alive?!’”: Professor writes book about Holocaust survivors
Nov16

‘What! Still Alive?!’”: Professor writes book about Holocaust survivors

Dr. Monika Rice, adjunct professor of Catholic Studies and Jewish-Christian Studies, published her first book “‘What! Still Alive?!’: Jewish Survivors in Poland and Israel Remember Homecoming.” Rice earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, and her M.A. and B.A. in cultural anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland. An expert in the field of Jewish studies, Rice has received multiple...

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Freshmen mentors honored with role model distinction
Nov16

Freshmen mentors honored with role model distinction

Seton Hall recently became a member of Minority Access, Inc., which is an organization that recognizes and supports underrepresented students for their academic and social contributions. Minority Access implements and administers programs and services that advance the recruitment, retention and enhancement of minority populations, to improve diversity in higher education, scholarships and employment. The Freshman Studies Department at...

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GroupMe chat designed to feed the hungry shut down
Nov16

GroupMe chat designed to feed the hungry shut down

Violet Reed, the vice president of the Student Government Association created the GroupMe chat, “Free Food at SHU.” The groupchat was created to help alleviate food waste on campus while also feeding hungry students. However, the GroupMe was terminated shortly after its creation. Many clubs and organizations throw away good food after an event was hosted because they do not know what else to do with the leftovers. Reed, and other...

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Seton Hall ranked 24th in financial mobility
Nov16

Seton Hall ranked 24th in financial mobility

Seton Hall University ranked in the top 25 among private, non-profit, four-year institutions nationwide in a study published last month by the Chronicle of Higher Education for colleges, with the highest financial mobility rates for students. According to The Chronicle, the mobility rate is the “measure of the percentage of all students in a birth cohort at a particular college whose parents were in the bottom 20 percent for household...

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