Mind Body Spirit Fest brings miniature horses to campus
Apr25

Mind Body Spirit Fest brings miniature horses to campus

Health Services held its second annual “Mind Body Spirit Fest” in the Living Room on April 25. Students received tips on how to de-stress before final exams and interacted with two miniature horses that came to visit. Health Services director Diane Lynch said in an email that the departments held this event last spring as a way to offer students the opportunity to have fun while picking up valuable tips on stress management and...

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Criminal justice forum draws mixed reviews
Apr18

Criminal justice forum draws mixed reviews

On April 12, a forum was held for criminal justice majors to voice their concerns about the department and the rumored changes with its curriculum. Some issues that were addressed were concerns about the rigor of the curriculum, lack of stability within the faculty and lack of adequate funding for the department. The forum was moderated by political science and film professor Jeffrey Togman. He began by asking the students in...

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Seton Hall to stop funding medical school
Apr18

Seton Hall to stop funding medical school

On July 1, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) will assume full financial responsibility of Seton Hall’s new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Interim president Dr. Mary Meehan shared in an email that this agreement between the university and HMH was made to lower the financial burden imposed upon SHU. However, the change does not affect the College of Nursing or School of Health and Medical Sciences. When asked why this decision...

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Versatile Hood filling in the gaps for Pirates
Apr18

Versatile Hood filling in the gaps for Pirates

Every baseball team needs a utility man, someone who can step in to any position seamlessly. For the Seton Hall Pirates, that man is Connor Hood, a sophomore from Glen Rock, Pa. Hood has broken out at first base this season, even though he was primarily a shortstop in high school. Hood has showed the glove and arm to play just about any position in the infield. Those diverse skills are what drew the Seton Hall coaching staff to Hood...

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SHU theatre visits Victorian Era
Apr18

SHU theatre visits Victorian Era

The College of Communication and the Arts’ theatre program is getting ready to perform their rendition of Anne Croswell’s play, “Ernest in Love,” at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). “Ernest in Love” is the Seton Hall Theatre Department’s annual spring musical. It is set to premiere run April 19 and will perform through Sunday, April 21. This production is a musical comedy about love, rules, high society, mistaken...

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Class of 2018 gets a commencement speaker
Apr11

Class of 2018 gets a commencement speaker

The Office of the Provost announced via email on April 6 that  the United States Treasurer, Jovita Carranza, will deliver the keynote address at Seton Hall’s baccalaureate commencement ceremony on May 21. Dr. Karen Boroff, the interim provost of Seton Hall, said that the administration wanted to make sure that this year’s graduation had a keynote speaker after last year’s graduating class voiced a strong interest in having one. Boroff...

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Fr. talks religion’s role in immigration
Apr11

Fr. talks religion’s role in immigration

Fr. Timothy Graff recalled a desperate plea from an immigrant Ecuadorian couple, Simon and Ligia, who had not seen their two teenage children in five years. Simon, a glassworker, immigrated to the U.S. with his wife due to a lack of employment in his home country. The children had to be left behind. They asked Graff to visit their children on a trip he was taking to Ecuador. The five years that kept the family apart culminated into...

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New SGA E-board talks plans for future
Apr05

New SGA E-board talks plans for future

Rishi Shah, a sophomore finance and economics major and current treasurer of the Student Government Association (SGA), was elected as the organization’s president. His ticket won the election, with everyone on it being elected to the Executive Board. Shah shared his thoughts via email on his and his ticket’s win. “I think the level of student response to our platform contributed to our win,” he said. “We advocated for issues such as...

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‘Rumored’ criminal justice curriculum changes worry students
Apr05

‘Rumored’ criminal justice curriculum changes worry students

On March 19, criminal justice majors met with the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Peter Shoemaker, and Christopher Kaiser, the associate dean for Undergraduate Student Services and Enrollment Management, to discuss a plethora of issues within the criminal justice department. According to Christina Pepe, a senior criminal justice major who attended the meeting, many concerned students voiced numerous issues about the...

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Seton Hall establishing eSports team under Big East
Apr04

Seton Hall establishing eSports team under Big East

Starting in fall 2018, the Big East Conference and its member schools will expand its horizons to competitive video games, hosting its first-ever Big East eSports Invitational. While this is the first time Seton Hall has officially sponsored an eSports team, competitive gaming has been popular on the South Orange campus for quite some time. Gaming Sector, Seton Hall’s on-campus video game club, currently has about 100 members, many of...

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Elfo farm teaches students lessons in service
Apr04

Elfo farm teaches students lessons in service

Stacie Elfo, a senior psychology major, has an interesting home life: She lives on a goat farm. The farm is located in Hillsborough, N.J., and the Elfo family has operated it since 1924. The property itself dates back to the 1720s. An immigrant Dutch Family first owned it and currently the Elfo’s raise livestock, but in the past, it harvested crops such as corn, hay, and tomatoes. John Elfo, Stacie’s father, explained the history of...

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Shah-Debonis ticket wins SGA election
Mar28

Shah-Debonis ticket wins SGA election

The Shah-Debonis ticket swept the 2018-2019 Student Government Association (SGA) elections, with all four members of their ticket claiming the executive board positions. Rishi Shah, the outgoing SGA Treasurer, will be serving as president for the 2018-2019 school year along with Darby Debonis as vice president, Amanda Giang as secretary, and Divine Tanamal as treasurer. Student Services sent out an email with the names of the...

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