Seton Hall professor arrested for attempted arson at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Apr18

Seton Hall professor arrested for attempted arson at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

**This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.** Seton Hall adjunct philosophy professor Marc Lamparello was taken into custody by NYPD counterterrorism officers yesterday evening after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gasoline cans. The incident occurred just two days after the devastating blaze that nearly destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, New York....

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SHU students earn investments at Pirates Pitch
Apr11

SHU students earn investments at Pirates Pitch

Seton Hall held its ninth annual Pirates Pitch Competition on April 3 in the Jubilee Auditorium. Pirates Pitch is a competition for students who want to pitch their own start-up business idea or have already started their own business. This year, there were four judges, all Seton Hall alumni, who each had $4,000 to invest into the teams. After each of the four teams presented their ideas, there was a period of questions from the...

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HRL revises housing  policies, eliminating bed retain
Apr10

HRL revises housing policies, eliminating bed retain

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) has updated housing policies for room selection causing a stir. In the policy update, HRL has eliminated the ability to select a bed retain for on-campus residents for this semester, instead implementing a “suite retain” policy that will require students to completely fill a suite in order for them to retain it for next year. Timothy Moran, director of Housing and Residence Life, explained the changes...

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Faculty Senate objects to provost
Apr10

Faculty Senate objects to provost

In a private executive session last Friday, Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate voted on an emergency motion disapproving of Interim Provost Karen Boroff’s reappointment to her position and calling on President-Elect Nyre and Interim President Mary Meehan to consult with faculty on other candidates to fill the position, a move that stopped just short of a vote of no-confidence. Boroff’s reappointment enraged senators after they were informed...

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Texas Tech vs. Virginia title game saved March Madness
Apr10

Texas Tech vs. Virginia title game saved March Madness

Every March, college basketball fans sit glued to the television for hours at a time to watch their favorite team, on top of other countless great teams, in the NCAA Tournament. Each tournament, there are upsets, buzzer beaters, and moments that define the “Big Dance.” For some reason, however, the 2019 version just did not seem the same. The first round might be part of this. No team higher than a 13-seed won its Round of 64 matchup,...

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Is Willard on his way out?
Apr03

Is Willard on his way out?

Virginia Tech eyeing Seton Hall head coach to fill vacancy Following arguably his most impressive coaching job in nine years at Seton Hall, Kevin Willard is finally garnering attention for Power 5 head coaching vacancies. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Virginia Tech is eyeing Willard to replace Buzz Williams, who bolted for Texas A&M after leading the Hokies to a Sweet 16 appearance this past season. Kevin Willard has...

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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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Governor reveals new plan for higher  education
Apr03

Governor reveals new plan for higher education

Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith-Ellis went to Rutgers-Newark last Tuesday to announce a new state plan for higher education in New Jersey, the first in nearly 13 years. Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Smith Ellis announced a plan for advancing higher education in New Jersey in Newark on March 26. Edwin J. Torres/Governor’s Office Billed by the Governor as a “student-centered...

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LGBTQ students voice their frustration with SHU
Apr03

LGBTQ students voice their frustration with SHU

Seton Hall students, faculty and staff gathered on March 28 to address concerns of the LGBTQ community on campus. The panel featured students Emani Miles, Laura Mendez, Essence Williams and Adam Varoqua and Professors Judith Stark and Richard Blissett. (From left to right) Judith Stark, Laura Mendez, Adam Varoqua, Essence Williams, Emani Miles and Richard Blissett addressed the issues that LGBTQ students face on campus. Mackenzie...

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SHU students spend spring break building houses
Mar28

SHU students spend spring break building houses

The Habitat for Humanity student organization at Seton Hall spent their spring break building houses in Oklahoma City with the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity. Gregg Quackenbush, a sophomore biology and physical therapy major, explained that the collegiate challenge chair, Dennis Schuck, picked Oklahoma because it allowed him to offer 24 people the opportunity to participate in the service trip. Quackenbush said other locations...

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Bittersweet end for a Seton Hall swimming success
Mar27

Bittersweet end for a Seton Hall swimming success

Courtney McCardle has enjoyed a decorated four-year career at Seton Hall and finished her last races for the Pirates’ swimming and diving team with her named etched in the record books. A New York State Section IX 100-breast champion and record holder coming out of high school, McCardle loved the proximity of Seton Hall to her hometown of Hurley, New York. Crediting her family for being there for all her home swim meets, she used the...

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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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