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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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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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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Commencement sparks concern for handicapped relatives
Feb15

Commencement sparks concern for handicapped relatives

For some seniors, the announcement from the University that there would be three separate commencement ceremonies on May 15 in the Richard and Sheila Regan Fieldhouse and the Walsh Gymnasium sparked outrage. But the announcement has left others worrying about how their handicapped relatives will manage to get around. According to University officials, there will be handicap accessible parking and seating in both the fieldhouse and...

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Students rush to find housing for the fall semester
Feb15

Students rush to find housing for the fall semester

Emails for housing deposits were sent out last week, signaling that the mad rush for housing both on and off campus has begun. Over the last few years more and more students are choosing to come to Seton Hall. In 2015, SHU saw an incoming enrollment of 1,408 students, which caused a strain on housing and forced students to seek temporary accommodations on the Rutgers University – Newark campus. This year, 34 percent of the...

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LGBTQ community weighs in on Trump’s choice to keep workplace  protection order
Feb09

LGBTQ community weighs in on Trump’s choice to keep workplace protection order

On Jan. 30, 2017, the White House said that President Donald J. Trump plans to leave in place an Obama administration order protecting LGBTQ citizens in the workplace, according to The New York Times. Many LGBTQ citizens throughout the country are afraid of a Trump presidency, especially considering Vice President Mike Pence’s stance opposing gay marriage when he was governor of Indiana. Despite the recent White House statement, LGBTQ...

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South Orange businesses seek to employ Pirates
Feb08

South Orange businesses seek to employ Pirates

One Student Government Association (SGA) member has been creating a list of job openings in South Orange for Seton Hall students. Ravi Shah, a junior political science major and at-large senator, has been working since last November to compile a list of several local businesses looking to hire SHU students. This initiative was brought to Shah’s attention by his fellow senator in SGA, Kristin Donadio. A senior nursing major, Donadio...

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Black History Month draws Black Panther speaker
Feb08

Black History Month draws Black Panther speaker

February is Black History Month and Seton Hall is hosting numerous events including the Seton Hall Black History Inaugural Lecture, which was held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium. The theme of Black History Month this year is “The Crisis in Black Education.” The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Association (MLKSA) hosted Kathleen Cleaver, currently a senior lecturer in law at Emory University and a...

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SGA to add clubs tab on PirateNet
Feb08

SGA to add clubs tab on PirateNet

The Student Government Association (SGA) is developing a new club tab on PirateNet to help clubs reach out to students and update them on ways to get involved. The idea came from SGA representatives Christina Simon, Josie Martinez, Gabby Beard and Sean Bolduc. Simon, a sophomore English and psychology major and SGA secretary, she said the team of SGA representatives had listened to clubs voice their concerns about recruiting students...

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Student Government Association addressing issues with Muslim prayer space on campus
Feb08

Student Government Association addressing issues with Muslim prayer space on campus

The Student Government Association (SGA) said that it is close to finding a new, more suitable space on campus for Muslim students to pray. Aamna Aamir, a junior biology major and president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), said that Muslim students at Seton Hall have had complaints about the prayer space in Walsh Library provided by the University. The main issue that many Muslim students have had about the space is its size...

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Students with food allergies struggle to eat on campus
Feb08

Students with food allergies struggle to eat on campus

Students with food allergies can look to Disability Support Services (DSS) to help them find food that is safe for them to eat on campus. According to Angela Millman, the director of DSS, no one is required to register with DSS. However, if a student does register, DSS can then communicate with Gourmet Dining Services (GDS) about the student’s food restrictions. Millman said GDS can then suggest to students what to eat or provide...

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