SHU environmental club collaborates to assess health of trees
Oct09

SHU environmental club collaborates to assess health of trees

While trees are usually not given much attention, the importance of having enough healthy trees cannot be understated. The Village of South Orange Environmental Commission and Seton Hall University’s Environmental Studies Program are collaborating to create an inventory of trees in South Orange. The Tree Identification and Inventory Project, or TIIP, hopes to determine the current state of the South Orange tree population as well as...

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After suffering from medical emergency, professor returns to class
Oct07

After suffering from medical emergency, professor returns to class

After suffering a medical emergency during class, Kwame Akonor, an associate professor of diplomacy and international relations, returned to class this week. The incident occurred last Thursday when students responded as well as Public Safety and emergency medical technicians. A faculty member since 2005, Akonor is the director of the Center for Africana Studies and the African Development Institute, a New York-based think tank,...

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TurboVote continues to partner with the University
Sep19

TurboVote continues to partner with the University

Through a partnership with TurboVote, Seton Hall University will continue its effort to encourage students to get out and vote. TurboVote, a non-partisan organization that helps students sign up to vote is meant to push students to be more politically engaged and participate in the upcoming election season. This service is especially targeted at out-of-state students, with its focus on absentee ballots. Karen Van Vorman Associate Vice...

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Double homicide rocks Maplewood, shakes Seton Hall students
Aug12

Double homicide rocks Maplewood, shakes Seton Hall students

The quiet town of Maplewood was rattled following the double homicide of Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez and David Kimowitz that occurred on August 3. According to NorthJersey.com, Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez was part of a program that placed au-pairs with families who might need the extra help with their children or around the house. She came from Colombia and helped David Kimowitz and his wife with their two children. Bermudez-Rodriguez, who...

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Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs laws protecting student borrowers
Aug02

Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs laws protecting student borrowers

Acting Governor Sheila Oliver was welcomed to Seton Hall’s South Orange campus by President Joseph Nyre on July 31 to sign two pieces of legislation into law, targeted at improving college affordability and cost transparency. Oliver and Nyre were joined by other state officials including Director of Higher Education Student Assistance Authority Executive David Socolow, Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride...

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Former Seton Hall professor deemed ‘unfit for trial’ according to prosecutors
Jul12

Former Seton Hall professor deemed ‘unfit for trial’ according to prosecutors

Prosecutors called the former Seton Hall ethics professor who schemed to burn down New York’s iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral mentally unfit for trial on Thursday morning following the results of a court ordered psychological evaluation.   The Manhattan Supreme Court judge presiding over the case, Judge Neil Ross, says he plans to commit Marc Lamparello to a mental health facility, indefinitely postponing his...

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SHU issues Pirate Alert related to SOPD investigation
Jun17

SHU issues Pirate Alert related to SOPD investigation

On June 15, a Pirate Alert went out to the Seton Hall University community notifying people of police activity in the downtown area of the Village of South Orange. Recipients of the message were urged to avoid the area. The next morning, the South Orange Police Department released a press release regarding the incident. As of this time, no victims have been identified and no arrests have been made. According to the press release, “At...

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Measles outbreak in NYC fuels debate over vaccinations
May02

Measles outbreak in NYC fuels debate over vaccinations

A disease that was considered to be eradicated in 2000 is now spreading in neighborhoods in New York City and across the country. Measles, a disease that most people are vaccinated against, has recently made a resurgence that has alarmed health care professionals across the United States. The current measles outbreak has been traced to the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area with cases first being reported in early January 2019. Cases...

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Booker  officially launches bid for POTUS
Apr25

Booker officially launches bid for POTUS

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker officially launched his presidential campaign on April 13 in Newark’s Military Park. The event in Military Park is part of his “Justice for All” campaign. It signaled the beginning of his first national tour, two weeks that will include stops in Georgia, Nevada and Iowa. Senator Booker’s event in Newark certainly did not mark his first time visiting the city. Booker, the seven-year mayor of New Jersey’s...

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Seton Hall ethics professor fired
Apr25

Seton Hall ethics professor fired

Former Seton Hall adjunct philosophy professor Marc Lamparello was arraigned in the New York Criminal Court Wednesday evening. Lamaparello charged with one felony count of attempted arson and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. If found guilty, the charges carry a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in prison. Prosecutors also recommended Lamparello be held on a bond of $500,000 and surrendering of his passport....

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NJ legislature passes bill giving sex  abuse victims more time to sue
Mar27

NJ legislature passes bill giving sex abuse victims more time to sue

On March 25, the New Jersey General Assembly passed NJ S477 (18R), a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for victims of clerical abuse in the state, following its approval in the Senate on March 14. Now it awaits Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature. He has said he would support the measure. The bill allows victims up to 37 years after they turn 18 to file. After the age of 55, they would have seven years to file suit....

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Hudson Yards opens in New York
Mar21

Hudson Yards opens in New York

Late last week the largest commercial real estate development in U.S. history, known as Hudson Yards, opened on Manhattan’s west side. The development, which was built atop the heavily active West Side Yards, has been rising at a breakneck speed over the last four years. The development is being billed as New York’s newest neighborhood and boasts multiple skyscrapers that now dominate the Midtown skyline. The development is positioned...

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