Finalists for A&S Professor of the Year announced
Apr27

Finalists for A&S Professor of the Year announced

The nominations are in, the students have been heard. The finalists for the 2015-16 College of Arts and Sciences Professor of the Year Award were announced on April 25. According to an email sent out by the college, the finalists are Dr. Allan Blake, biological sciences associate professor; Dr. Wyatt Murphy, chemistry and biochemistry professor; and Dr. John Pai takes, senior faculty associate in the criminal justice department. The...

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Some SHU students not open to closed primaries
Apr27

Some SHU students not open to closed primaries

Seton Hall students from New Jersey have until May 17 to register for the upcoming primary election, according to NJ.com. New Jersey voters will take to the ballots on June 7. The registration process for New Jersey is simple for students who are not registered but wish to vote in the primary. The requirements to register are as follows: the potential voter must be a U.S. citizen, live for at least 30 days in the county in which they...

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Student vandalizes off-campus property
Apr27

Student vandalizes off-campus property

A Boland Hall resident was arrested for vandalism on Ward Place last week, according to The Department of Public Safety’s crime log. The crime log stated, “SOPD (South Orange Police Department) arrested a Boland Hall resident after a group of students ran onto campus after vandalizing signs and equipment on Ward Pl. near South Orange Ave.” Public Safety Assistant Director Gary Christie said the student was taken to police headquarters...

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SGA aims to turn SO into a college town
Apr27

SGA aims to turn SO into a college town

South Orange is undergoing the process of becoming a college town, according to the Student Government Association. SGA Village Relations Chairman Ravi Shah, a sophomore political science and philosophy major, said his personal goal is to make South Orange a more enjoyable town for college students. Shah’s plan includes improving student life outside of campus, specifically Irvington Avenue. Shah said he hopes to accomplish this goal...

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Petersheim highlights colors of the University catalog: SHU presents research from all departments at annual academic exposition
Apr27

Petersheim highlights colors of the University catalog: SHU presents research from all departments at annual academic exposition

Research may sound like a term reserved for science students only, but the annual Petersheim Academic Exposition encourages students to break with that mindset and present their findings in whatever discipline they may perform research in. This year’s “Share, Honor, Unite” Academic Exposition began on Monday, April 18, with an opening ceremony in the Main Lounge, and concluded on Saturday, April 23. According to the SHU website, the...

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Evening of Roses to honor fund namesake
Apr27

Evening of Roses to honor fund namesake

The 23rd annual “Evening of Roses” fundraising event of The Sister Rose Thering Fund will be held on May 1 in the Jubilee Auditorium. While teaching Jewish-Christian studies full time at Seton Hall University starting in 1968, Sister Rose Thering realized that professors participating in summer programs should be granted academic credit, which would further advance their own personal studies, according to the SHU website. The Sister...

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Ecology Club gets Earth festivities started at Seton Hall
Apr21

Ecology Club gets Earth festivities started at Seton Hall

Warm temperatures led students to fill the green as the Ecology Club kicked off Earth Week with an opening ceremony on April 18. The Ecology Club celebrates its second annual Eco-Fest event in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Dr. Judith Stark, director of the Environmental Studies Program, emphasized the importance of raising awareness and addressing climate change. At the April 18 event on the University Green at 11:30 a.m.,...

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New York primary elections see rise in voter turnout
Apr20

New York primary elections see rise in voter turnout

With New York Democrats and Republicans having voted for their preferred presidential candidates on Tuesday, Seton Hall students are looking forward to casting their votes during the New Jersey primary elections, set to take place on June 7. More than 850,000 Republicans and 1.8 million Democrats turned out in New York, surpassing the 2008 and 2012 turnout. Donald Trump won on the Republican side with 60.4 percent of the vote, and...

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Charter Day celebrates 155 years of state recognition
Apr20

Charter Day celebrates 155 years of state recognition

April 20 marked the 155th anniversary since Seton Hall University received its official charter from the New Jersey State Legislature. The annual Charter Day Convocation celebrated 160 years since Seton Hall was founded in 1856, 155 years since SHU was officially recognized by the state, 195 years since the death of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, and 65 years since Seton Hall was granted University status. At the convocation, President...

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Closing the door on room selection for 2016-17
Apr20

Closing the door on room selection for 2016-17

Wrapping up the campus room selection process on April 22, Cheryl McCloskey, assistant director of Housing Operations & Marketing, shared new plans for Serra, Aquinas and Boland Halls to prepare students for the 2016-17 year. “Forty percent of students are from out-of-state in last year’s incoming freshman class,” McCloskey said. “So it’s not that we are giving more beds to more freshmen, it’s that there’s more freshmen who...

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Storage options available for distant SHU students
Apr20

Storage options available for distant SHU students

With the end of the semester approaching quickly, students will have to move their belongings out of their dorms and find storage space. Aidan Dion, a freshman diplomacy major from Massachusetts, said that his parents will drive to Seton Hall and pack their car with his things before driving back home for the summer. Kevin Walsh, a sophomore nursing major from Chicago, was faced with the challenge of moving his belongings last spring...

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Paid parking for parents of graduating seniors a ‘worry’ for some
Apr20

Paid parking for parents of graduating seniors a ‘worry’ for some

The Class of 2016 has less than one month left until graduation, which means out-of-town parents need to make arrangements for attending the Commencement Ceremony at the Prudential Center on Monday, May 16. According to an email sent to students by the Office of the Provost, Seton Hall is providing bus transportation to seniors who need it. The bus will leave SHU at 7:45 a.m. and leave the Prudential Center after the ceremony at 11:30...

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