MAC celebrates 2nd annual event with international holiday customs
Dec07

MAC celebrates 2nd annual event with international holiday customs

Seton Hall’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) hosted its second annual holiday celebration in the Main Lounge on Dec. 5. The event, called “In the Americas,” was co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs and focused on the different holiday cultures of North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands. Chinez Madueke, advisor for MAC and assistant director for Leadership Development, said that the idea for the...

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Muslim students get a prayer room in Serra Hall
Dec07

Muslim students get a prayer room in Serra Hall

Muslim students finally have a proper prayer space on campus after months of lobbying for one. The Setonian previously reported on the lack of a suitable prayer room for Muslim students at SHU. The prayer room provided in the Walsh Library was too small for proper use. “I do not use the prayer room in the library because it is quite small,” senior biology major, Aamna Aamir, wrote in an email. “The space in the library, unfortunately,...

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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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Visit to September 11 Memorial & Museum inspires Seton Hall
Dec06

Visit to September 11 Memorial & Museum inspires Seton Hall

A firetruck stands in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, crushed and mangled. On it reads the words “Ladder Co. 3” for the group of firefighters that manned it. The entire Seton Hall men’s basketball team gathered around the crushed truck on Nov. 27 during a visit to the museum, listening to the words of the lone survivor whose crew rode on the truck on Sept. 11, 2001. “Ladder 3 had great comradery,” Bill Spade, a 1981...

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SHU chooses cheaper laptop option
Nov30

SHU chooses cheaper laptop option

Seton Hall faculty and students were issued 2017 Lenovo ThinkPad and Yoga laptops this semester. Opinions of the laptops’ performance vary, as some people find them to be more efficient than others. Student Government Association (SGA) Senator Marlene Da Cruz, a sophomore political science major, attended an SGA meeting on Oct. 23 where she addressed student concerns about why the University chose Lenovo laptops as opposed to Apple...

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Disabled students battle unemployment
Nov30

Disabled students battle unemployment

In 2015, the American Community Survey found that 64.8 percent of Americans with disabilities aged 21 to 64 were unemployed. The survey was based on responses from 198,395 participants and included disabilities ranging from hearing and vision difficulties, to independent living difficulties. Comparatively, the unemployment rate for adults in the same age range without a disability was 21.7 percent. According to Angela Millman,...

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Majority of SHU Full-Time Faculty White
Nov30

Majority of SHU Full-Time Faculty White

In today’s political climate, diversity is one of the most talked about topics of conversation in government, institutions of higher learning, film and television, among others. According to Seton Hall’s 2015-2016 Fact Book, of the 467 full-time faculty members in the fall of 2015, 366 were white, or 78 percent. In 2001, of the 381 full-time faculty members, 307 were white, or 80 percent. This means that in roughly 15 years, the...

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From struggle to stardom: Jordan Theodore’s European journey
Nov29

From struggle to stardom: Jordan Theodore’s European journey

Jordan Theodore is five years removed from his days of playing college basketball for Seton Hall. The 6-foot point guard has made the jump that many talented college players attempt in playing overseas. Unlike the majority, Theodore stuck the landing, as he has become one of the most renowned and recognized basketball players in all of Europe. This rise to the top, however, was not achieved without its fair share of scrapes and...

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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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Jazz ‘n the Hall pays tribute to veterans
Nov16

Jazz ‘n the Hall pays tribute to veterans

In a dimly lit theater, the stage was illuminating purple and pinkish hues, casting its light on a piano, a drum set and three microphones standing in a row. Walking across the stage as the lights above the audience dimmed to black, Dr. Gloria Thurmond, director of the Jazz ‘n the Hall concert series, broke the silence with an opening speech. On the night of Nov. 7, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), the diverse crowd...

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Three games aren’t enough to judge Carrington at point guard
Nov15

Three games aren’t enough to judge Carrington at point guard

Going into the 2017-18 season, one of the biggest question marks surrounding the Seton Hall men’s basketball team was how senior Khadeen Carrington would adjust to the full-time point guard role with Madison Jones gone. Three games into the season, Carrington has put up a total of 15 assists and has shot 45 percent from the field. He totaled six assists in the season opener against Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 10 on Sunday against...

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