Change of plans: Seton Hall now having commencement at PNC
Feb24

Change of plans: Seton Hall now having commencement at PNC

Seton Hall will now hold commencement at PNC Bank Arts Center.

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DACA petition still awaiting President’s approval
Feb22

DACA petition still awaiting President’s approval

The DACA petition passed by the Student Government Association (SGA) two weeks ago is awaiting a response from  President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban. The SGA voted on and approved a resolution on Feb. 6 that calls for protecting DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students at Seton Hall. The approved resolution says that President Donald J. Trump passed executive orders that targeted undocumented immigrants and incoming...

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Some students feel slighted over Esteban announcement
Feb22

Some students feel slighted over Esteban announcement

The Feb. 16 announcement that University President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban will be leaving Seton Hall to become the first non-ordained president at DePaul University left some students wishing him luck, while others felt it came at a bad time for SHU. Kimberly Liebler, a junior psychology major, said Esteban has set SHU up for continued success in the future through the many improvements the University has seen during his tenure as...

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President Esteban addresses impending departure to DePaul
Feb22

President Esteban addresses impending departure to DePaul

President Esteban sat down with The Setonian for an exclusive interview.

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University states there’s ‘no worries’ about Esteban jumping ship
Feb22

University states there’s ‘no worries’ about Esteban jumping ship

The SHU community has been in a state of shock since the unexpected announcement on Feb. 16 that President Dr. Gabriel A. Esteban will be leaving Seton Hall for DePaul University in July. The initial statement by DePaul that Esteban had accepted the position as president of the Chicago-based Catholic university, took students and faculty by  surprise.   Although emotions on the announcement are mixed, ranging from praise for...

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HRL expects housing selection to be smooth sailing this year
Feb22

HRL expects housing selection to be smooth sailing this year

With the deadline for submitting housing deposits approaching on Feb. 28, students have been wondering if they will get housing or not next year. Tara Hart, the director of Housing and Residence Life, discussed the number of deposits submitted by students. She said that this number changes hourly as students make their housing deposits throughout the month. “As we did last year, students are made aware that after we receive 1,200...

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South Orange declared a sanctuary city
Feb22

South Orange declared a sanctuary city

With concern growing over President Donald J. Trump’s aggressive immigration policies. South Orange has joined neighboring towns in becoming a sanctuary city. The town now joins municipalities like Princeton, Maplewood and Newark in putting forth a resolution outlining how they will protect immigrants. The Village President, Sheena Collum, said the resolution already reflected much of what South Orange believed and practiced; it was...

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Students flock to Career Center, prep for Career Fair
Feb22

Students flock to Career Center, prep for Career Fair

If you happen to find yourself in the Career Center this week you are likely to notice that the atmosphere is buzzing more than usual. Each office is occupied with students of all majors looking to improve their resumes, cover letters or “elevator pitches” for the upcoming spring career fair that is to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 4 to 6:15 p.m. in the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center. When asked how much work goes into...

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University Center construction has officially begun
Feb22

University Center construction has officially begun

Construction has officially begun on the University Center expansion and students are wondering how the work will affect them. John Signorello, associate vice president of Facilities Engineering and Business Affairs, said the expansion will add “a new seating area onto the existing Pirate Dining Room to accommodate students with meal plans. The construction will also be renovating the kitchen, serving areas and dining room,”...

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President Esteban leaving Seton Hall for DePaul
Feb16

President Esteban leaving Seton Hall for DePaul

Esteban will assume his new responsibilities at DePaul on July 1.

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Freshman retention rate up to 85 percent, yet 33 percent don’t graduate
Feb16

Freshman retention rate up to 85 percent, yet 33 percent don’t graduate

Seton Hall’s freshman retention rate has been steadily increasing from 2010 to 2015, with 85 percent of freshmen retained in 2015, according to College Factual’s website. But after starting strong, Seton Hall students seem to run into obstacles that keep them from finishing. According to College Factual, 66.4 percent of students graduate and 56 percent of students graduate on time, the website, said. With graduation quickly...

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Seton Hall triplets divided, will graduate in three different commencement ceremonies
Feb15

Seton Hall triplets divided, will graduate in three different commencement ceremonies

While separate graduation ceremonies this year pose a difficulty or annoyance to some seniors, graduation will pose a unique hardship for one set of triplets who will be graduating in three different ceremonies. With the University’s plans to hold commencement on campus, dividing graduates into three different groups that will receive their diplomas at three different times, Adrianna, Anthony and Leo Bertoldi will be walking in three...

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