SHU administration talks further action after race forum
Feb17

SHU administration talks further action after race forum

On Jan. 30, a “Real Talk on Race” was held at Seton Hall. According to an email from Tracy Gottlieb, the vice president of Student Services, more than 600 people attended the event. She shared that the results of the survey that Student Services sent out on Feb. 2 asking the student body for their opinion on the event was 65 percent positive. Gottlieb also shared a few things that the university is doing to further the discussion. “We...

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Seton Hall adds new programs to curriculum
Feb17

Seton Hall adds new programs to curriculum

Seton Hall administrators are focusing their attention on raising awareness for new programs on campus. Recently, three new programs were added to the university curriculum: a minor in Irish literature, a minor in medieval and renaissance studies, and a certificate program in cybersecurity. The Office of the Provost annually updates the University Catalog and promotes the new programs through academic advisors that share information...

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SHU students hit hard with the flu
Feb17

SHU students hit hard with the flu

The flu has hit Seton Hall University hard with several students contracting the illness. Although flu season has been in effect for several months, a number of students who went through sorority recruitment the weekend of Feb. 2 came down with the flu. Erin Hoffman, a junior business major who received a flu shot, shared that many of her sisters in the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority have contracted the flu. “After last weekend, which was...

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Unranked and unraveling
Feb14

Unranked and unraveling

Seton Hall’s fall from grace has been a tumble, as the team has slid from the upper half of the AP Top-25 to sixth in the Big East. The Pirates are not living up to expectations of a Preseason Coaches’ Poll that chose them to finish second in the conference, ahead of a No. 4 Xavier that is on its way to a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. As much as fans want to blame it on free throw shooting, that excuse fails to tell the...

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Application required to demonstrate on campus
Feb11

Application required to demonstrate on campus

It is common knowledge among the American people that freedom of speech and the right to assembly are protected under the first amendment. However, some may be surprised to learn that students at Seton Hall University and other colleges around the country are required to apply to the University administration to be allowed to protest. Enacted on Aug. 21, 2017, the Student Protest Policy requires a student planning a demonstration or...

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“Steel Magnolias” cast preps for show by embodying characters
Feb08

“Steel Magnolias” cast preps for show by embodying characters

The Seton Hall Theatre Department will be staging its production of “Steel Magnolias” at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Feb. 22-24 at 8:00 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2:00 p.m. The cast said they are working hard and getting very excited to bring this story about love and friendship to life for the SHU community. Chair of the Theatre Department, Peter Reader, said he knew SOPAC would be the perfect venue for the show, because...

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Students call senators to show support of DACA
Feb08

Students call senators to show support of DACA

On Feb. 1, universities across the nation designated the day as National Dreamer Call-In Day. The day expressed solidarity with college students who might be affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Seton Hall was on a list of participating schools including Fordham University, Kean University, Duke University and others. Students were able to visit the Student Government Association (SGA) office on Thursday and...

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Diversity category added to college core
Feb07

Diversity category added to college core

In today’s political climate, many issues raise much contention and division, particularly, race. Seton Hall’s climate is no different. Just last year, the Core Curriculum Committee for the college of Arts and Sciences passed a motion calling for a three-credit diversity category to be instituted for all majors. According to a section of the minutes taken from the meeting last year, it is the intention of the committee that every...

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Eagles’ players skipping White House visit serves as latest Trump boycott
Feb07

Eagles’ players skipping White House visit serves as latest Trump boycott

For years, visiting the White House after winning the Super Bowl has been a tradition. However, certain Philadelphia Eagles players will not be taking part in the team’s visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. after their championship win this year. Since Donald Trump took office as president last January, the president and NFL players have not necessarily seen eye to eye. While players knelt during the national anthem to protest police...

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SHU marches for women’s rights
Feb01

SHU marches for women’s rights

Men, women and children gathered around the country on Jan. 20 to express their support for women and displeasure with the president. In New York City, more than 200,000 protesters gathered to demonstrate unity and march for a better future. Among the protesters there were SHU students rallying their support. Samantha Dyar, a sophomore theater major, went with her friends. “Before we even got on the train we were in the village...

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Preliminary med school site plan approved
Feb01

Preliminary med school site plan approved

The Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine unanimously passed a preliminary site plan resolution from the Nutley Planning Board. According to tapinto.net, the plan includes 465 permanent parking spaces, 55 on-site on-street spaces, with 196 temporary parking spots in Nutley. Seton Hall Interim President, Dr. Mary Meehan, described in an email the site plan’s approval process as “long and complex.” Nevertheless, she stated...

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Race forum receives mixed reviews
Feb01

Race forum receives mixed reviews

On Jan. 30 in the Main Lounge, a forum entitled “Real Talk on Race at Seton Hall” was held. The Setonian previously reported that this forum was organized by Seton Hall’s administration in response to racist incidents that occurred on campus last fall. Hundreds of students attended the forum, which started with a series of poll questions that attendants could answer. The questions started off simply, with the moderators asking...

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