SGA plans to promote awareness on student elections
Nov15

SGA plans to promote awareness on student elections

Vice President of the Student Government Association Frank Mabalatan is beginning a new initiative with the SGA Senate Elections Committee this semester to promote awareness and encourage competition by bolstering participation in SGA elections to ensure the best leaders are representing the Seton Hall community. Mabalatan is the chair of the SGA Elections Committee, who are defining this as a marketing initiative rather than a way to...

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Inclusion Alliance teaches freshmen lessons on  diversity
Nov07

Inclusion Alliance teaches freshmen lessons on diversity

Members of the Inclusion Alliance visited freshmen students in their University Life classes for the second consecutive year in a row to facilite discussions on diversity this week. File photo The Inclusion Alliance members acted as guest speakers to teach the students more about inclusion and diversity at Seton Hall University. Robin Cunningham, the dean of freshman studies and special academic programs, commented on the discussions....

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Seton Hall expert on terrorism weighs in on death of Islamic State leader
Nov07

Seton Hall expert on terrorism weighs in on death of Islamic State leader

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, killed himself on Oct. 25 using a suicide vest after being cornered in a dead-end tunnel during an American military raid, according to The New York Times. Since his death, the Islamic State (IS) has named a new leader, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that Turkish forces have captured the wife of the late leader. Markela...

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SHU asks community to host international students for holiday
Nov07

SHU asks community to host international students for holiday

The Office of the Provost sent out an email on Oct. 28 asking students and their families to host international students and scholars for Thanksgiving this year as a continuation of the annual tradition. Adrian Chavez/Staff photographer Seton Hall international students discussed their opinions on the matter, and talked about whether they ever considered attending a hosted Thanksgiving dinner. Ishani Sachdev, a junior economics major...

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African Student Association hosts food event
Nov07

African Student Association hosts food event

The African Student Association’s annual Taste of Africa event was held on Oct. 29 in the Beck Rooms of the Walsh Library. File photo Nnamdi Ene, president of the African student association, stated that the main purpose of this event is to “bring African culture to the Seton Hall population through food and show them a side of Africa that they might not get to experience otherwise.” The event took approximately three weeks to plan....

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Willard suspended
Oct31

Willard suspended

The Seton Hall Men’s Basketball Head Coach has been hit with a two-game suspension amid transfer tampering probe When Seton Hall begins its most anticipated basketball season in decades next Tuesday, coach Kevin Willard will not be on the sideline. Willard was hit with a two-game, University-imposed suspension in response to an NCAA investigation into Seton Hall and allegations of transfer tampering. Willard served the first game of...

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SHU kicks off strategic planning process with town hall
Oct31

SHU kicks off strategic planning process with town hall

Keeling and Associates, a higher education consulting firm, is currently spearheading the University’s strategic planning process, which will aim to facilitate a thorough, iterative information-gathering process whereby leading to an “overarching institutional direction,” according to the firm’s mission statement. According to Dr. Alyssa McCloud, senior vice president of Enrollment Management and a co-chair of the Strategic Planning...

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Period Movement Organization starts chapter at Seton Hall
Oct31

Period Movement Organization starts chapter at Seton Hall

A chapter of the Period Movement—a global youth advocacy group fighting to end period poverty and period stigma through “service, education, and advocacy,” according to their website—has been established at Seton Hall University. The organization’s mission is to distribute tampons, pads and menstrual cups, run educational workshops, educate people about menstruation and work towards systemic change and equality. Shimoli Parikh, a...

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University members gathered for SGA Town Hall
Oct31

University members gathered for SGA Town Hall

Students, faculty members, and administrators alike gathered to discuss the issues facing Seton Hall University at the Student Government Association (SGA)’s annual ‘Town Hall’ meeting on Monday, Oct. 28. The town hall is held so that students can express their concerns and wishes to the administration of the school in a public, formalized setting. Issues of affordability, accessibility, and diversity were frequently brought up by...

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SHU celebrates transfers
Oct31

SHU celebrates transfers

Seton Hall commemorated National Transfer Student week from Oct. 21 – 25 by hosting various events for and about transfer students, past and present. This week of celebration was started by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. Seton Hall is part of this national movement. The Dean of the Transfer Center, Hezal Patel, described how the center either highlighted the “transfer story” of a Seton Hall employee...

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SGA passes bill to honor native lands at the start of meetings
Oct24

SGA passes bill to honor native lands at the start of meetings

After a series of debates, SGA votes to amend their agenda to recognize the native lands SHU was built on The Student Government Association (SGA) passed their first bill of this legislative session on Monday night – an addition to their agenda to include the reading of a statement at every meeting recognizing the native peoples who occupied the land Seton Hall stands on, known as the Land Recognition Bill, following the invocation...

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Student Life Committee investigates parking prices
Oct24

Student Life Committee investigates parking prices

The Student Government Association (SGA)’s Student Life Committee is beginning to compile data on parking prices at other universities in order to determine if the cost of a parking permit could be lowered at Seton Hall. File photo An academic year parking pass for a commuter at Seton Hall costs $327.42, while a resident pass costs $350. The SGA initiative was formed amid complaints by many students that parking costs at Seton Hall...

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