Panel of media experts will discuss storytelling
Dec06

Panel of media experts will discuss storytelling

The College of Communication and the Arts is hosting a third installment of its sports media roundtable speaker series, “The Book on Storytelling, Writing, and Publishing” on Dec. 6. The panel is to be moderated by Seton Hall University’s Professional-in-Residence in the College of Communication and the Arts, B.J. Schecter. The upcoming roundtable’s panelists will be New York Times bestselling author Jeff Benedict and a Sports...

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‘Pasta’bilities are endless
Dec06

‘Pasta’bilities are endless

This school year, the Gourmet Dining Services (GDS) at Seton Hall University have made many upgrades to the cafeteria, as well as the commuter cafeteria, and the brand new café in Jubilee. On Nov. 26, Student Life Chair Michelle Pan, a senior marketing and management major, announced at a Student Government Association (SGA) meeting that there will be another new upgrade: a pasta station coming to the dining hall in the 2019 spring...

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Medical emergency draws police presence to campus
Dec06

Medical emergency draws police presence to campus

On Nov. 27, at 1:11 pm, there was a medical emergency on Seton Hall University’s campus. The incident took place in the pathway between Jubilee Hall and McNulty Hall. In addition to emergency medical services (EMS), a South Orange police department (SOPD) car was called to handle the situation. According to Pat Linfante, associate vice president for Public Safety, and Sergio Oliva, associate director, this is not unusual. The SOPD...

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Concerned 44 provides update on negotiations
Dec06

Concerned 44 provides update on negotiations

The on-campus student activist group the Concerned 44 released a new statement on Nov. 19 providing an update on the state of negotiations between Seton Hall University Administration and the group’s list of five demands. The nine-page statement expressed numerous grievances with the current state of negotiations and the current state of their demands, namely “vague” and “non-committal” responses from University administrations rather...

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Campus group aims to establish tuition cap
Dec06

Campus group aims to establish tuition cap

The Seton Hall Young Democratic Socialists of America (SHYDSA) have started a Change.org petition aiming to cap Seton Hall’s tuition increases at a maximum of 2.5 percent per year, according to a Facebook post from the group’s president, Adam Varoqua. In addition to establishing a tuition cap, the petition aims to establish a more “transparent view” of expenses and how students’ tuition is being allocated. Last April, Seton Hall’s...

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Faculty members to teach seminar on racism
Nov29

Faculty members to teach seminar on racism

Seton Hall faculty members will host a weekly, two hour seminar about racism for faculty members next semester. The seminar will be held every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jan. 22 through April 30, and will be taught by Drs. Mary Balkun, Anthony Haynor, and Anthony Ziccardi. Racism is the notion that members of certain social groups, who share physical and ethnic characteristics, are innately inferior to the those of other groups....

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College of Arts and Sciences to host MLK Day symposium
Nov29

College of Arts and Sciences to host MLK Day symposium

On Jan. 21, the College of Arts and Sciences will host a special one-credit symposium on Martin Luther King, Jr. All Seton Hall University undergraduates and alumni as well as community members from the tri-state area and high school seniors will have the opportunity to attend this event. Dr. Peter Shoemaker, the Dean of Seton Hall’s College of Arts and Sciences, explained why the college is hosting the program. “The College of Arts...

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Senator aims to create ethics committee
Nov29

Senator aims to create ethics committee

Seton Hall Student Government Association at-large senator, Ronald Babiak announced that he is currently attempting to amend the SGA constitution to add an Ethics Committee. According to the sophomore from there the committee would inquire about possible breaches of the code by SGA senators and executive board members. The Ethics Committee will also recommend to the Senate Speaker a directive of rectification, which is a suggestion...

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SGA pushes for feminine hygiene products in bathrooms
Nov29

SGA pushes for feminine hygiene products in bathrooms

There is a push at Seton Hall University for an initiative that would put feminine hygiene products in the women’s bathrooms on campus. Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Secretary Alyssa Futa, a sophomore studying diplomacy and international relations and modern languages, said, “There are a number of social movements that are targeted at providing free feminine hygiene products in public places. While Seton Hall University...

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SGA pushes textbook affordability initiative
Nov15

SGA pushes textbook affordability initiative

Student Government Association’s Academic Affairs Committee Chair Emma Murphy and SGA Senator Arthur Adriano are currently working on a campus-wide “Textbook Affordability and Transparency Initiative” to evaluate textbook relevance in the classroom, as well as to gauge the average dollar amount students spend each semester on required texts. Emma Murphy, a junior Secondary Education major and Arthur Adriano, a sophomore History major,...

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SGA urges students to vote in midterm elections
Nov15

SGA urges students to vote in midterm elections

On Nov. 5, 2018, Student Government Association (SGA) President Rishi Shah and Senate Secretary Alyssa Futa signed a proclamation into effect. The purpose of this proclamation was simple: to encourage Seton Hall University students to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. Futa, a sophomore Diplomacy and International Relations and Modern Languages major, said via email that, “I signed this proclamation because I really believe that...

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Concerned 44 sit-in comes to a close
Nov08

Concerned 44 sit-in comes to a close

After nine days of occupying Presidents Hall, the Concerned 44 student activist group abruptly ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed to return to the negotiating table to work together on fulfilling their demands. Interim President Mary Meehan announced the end of the sit-in in a campus-wide email in which she reaffirmed the University’s commitment to continuing the “ongoing dialogue” and promised...

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