RAD program only offered to women on campus
Nov08

RAD program only offered to women on campus

About half of the Seton Hall community had the opportunity to learn basic self-defense techniques on Oct. 28 and 29 in a program called Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). The program was offered exclusively to female students. According to Sergio Oliva, associate director of Public Safety and Security, the course is restricted to women only in an effort to create a sense of privacy and comfort for the participants. An email from Oliva to...

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Welcome Center to be named Bethany Hall
Oct26

Welcome Center to be named Bethany Hall

The University’s newest addition, the Welcome Center, will be named Bethany Hall in honor of Msgr. Robert Sheeran ’67. In commemoration of Sheeran’s 30 years of priesthood and 15 years as University president, Board of Regents member James O’ Brien (‘82) and his wife, Judy, made the dedication possible. According to Interim President Dr. Mary Meehan, in Seton Hall’s 161-year history, there has only been one president to serve longer...

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Students’ voices to be heard by senior commencement planning committee
Oct26

Students’ voices to be heard by senior commencement planning committee

Students will be more involved this year with the commencement planning process than ever before, due in part to the formation of the student commencement committee. Bernadette McVey, director of academic events, initiatives and planning and co-chair of the Commencement Planning Committee, said that she decided to form the committee so that the University could get input directly from graduating seniors about what they hope to...

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Seton Hall does its part to ‘go green’ on campus
Sep22

Seton Hall does its part to ‘go green’ on campus

On average about half a ton of recyclable materials and 100 tons of waste are hauled off campus every month, according to a school-wide business affairs email. But for the environmentally conscious, out of sight does not necessarily mean out of mind. “The less we put in landfills, the more we repurpose, the better it is for the world,” environmental studies professor, Wanda Knapik said. “But before recycling we should think more about...

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SHU students strenghten their faith with RCIA
Sep22

SHU students strenghten their faith with RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is “a way in which people can become full, active members of the Catholic Church in adulthood, according to RCIA’s website. The program began at Seton Hall on Sunday, Sept. 17. This program gives students the opportunity to join the Catholic community through baptism or continue strengthening their Catholic beliefs through the completion of the Rites of Initiation after baptism and...

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SHU Goes Blue for hurricane relief
Sep22

SHU Goes Blue for hurricane relief

Seeing copious amounts of blue on Seton Hall’s campus is nothing out of the ordinary, but on Sept. 13, Seton Hall students, professors and alumni donned their usual Pirate blue for a cause. The Division of Volunteer Efforts [DOVE]’s Go Blue for Hurricane Relief encouraged Pirates on campus and nationwide to donate $5 and wear blue to stand in solidarity with the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Michelle Peterson, director of...

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President Trump’s DACA decision draws criticism from University administration
Sep14

President Trump’s DACA decision draws criticism from University administration

On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump made the decision to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Seton Hall administrators and students alike provided encouraging words to those potentially affected by the rescindment. DACA, a program instituted by the Obama administration, allows young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to receive a temporary reprieve from deportation. In addition, the...

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CAPS & DSS help students navigate college stressors

About 26 percent of Americans ages 18 and older live with a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to Active Minds. A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, Active Minds’ website said that in comparison to older adults, those from 18 through 24 have the lowest rate of seeking help. While some may not find it easy to ask for help, Seton Hall has resources on campus to aid...

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Old buildings pose problems for disabled students
Sep07

Old buildings pose problems for disabled students

  Though two N.J. colleges and two Big East colleges made the ranks of College Choice’s “50 Best Disability Friendly Colleges and Universities,” Seton Hall University did not. Seton Hall deals with a unique set of challenges due to the age of some buildings on campus. Some buildings pre-date the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which “prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including...

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SHU halts expansion of Beta Theta Pi fraternity
Jun19

SHU halts expansion of Beta Theta Pi fraternity

Seton Hall University has decided to delay the expansion of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity to its campus until next year. At that time, the administration will reconsider its expansion, according to Michael Davis, assistant director of Leadership Development. “Following the tragic death of Timothy Piazza at Penn State, it is prudent that we take the time to reflect on what’s best for our community,” Davis said via email. Piazza died on...

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Phi Delta Theta will colonize 70 founding fathers
Apr27

Phi Delta Theta will colonize 70 founding fathers

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity will be colonizing its nearly 70 new members at Seton Hall on April 29. Phi Delta Theta fraternity was founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The fraternity was founded on three pillars: friendship, sound learning and rectitude, according to phideltatheta.org. Phi Delta Theta’s national philanthropy is the Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) Association in honor of Lou Gehrig, Phi Delta...

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Relay for Life raises $56,000 for cancer research
Apr26

Relay for Life raises $56,000 for cancer research

In the all-night event for the annual Relay for Life held April 21, a spectrum of individuals lapped Walsh Gymnasium’s indoor track, participated in team activities,and raised money and awareness for cancer research. More than 1,200 people attended the event, according to Elizabeth Halpin, Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) advisor and associate dean of External Affairs. CAC teamed up with the American Cancer Society and Greek Life to...

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