Bookstore will no longer sell cigarettes
Oct18

Bookstore will no longer sell cigarettes

Students who were concerned about the sale of cigarettes at the Seton Hall University bookstore will soon get their wish: as of November 1, 2018, the bookstore will no longer sell cigarettes. There is more than one reason for this change in policy. Director of Business Affairs Peter Trunk said via email that “cigarettes are not a very popular item.” “It makes sense to me that the store would end the sales, not just because of...

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Student government creates Presidential Cabinet
Oct18

Student government creates Presidential Cabinet

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Seton Hall University recently accepted applications for their Presidential Cabinet comprised of students who would assist SGA President Rishi Shah in understanding student concerns and working with students to create more transparency between SGA and the student body. Emma Murphy, a junior education major and an SGA Education Senator and the Academic Affairs Committee Chair, shared her...

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Green initiative draws mixed reviews
Oct03

Green initiative draws mixed reviews

Seton Hall University started the 2018 Fall semester with a sustainable course of action to utilize paper straws instead of plastic straws. This decision was to further reduce Seton Hall’s carbon footprint. This initiative started last year as a part of the Blue Goes Green campaign, which focused on positive environmental changes on campus. Violet Reed, a senior with a major in English and minor in Environmental Science, was very...

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Comm Arts searches for student reps
Oct03

Comm Arts searches for student reps

The Communication and the Arts Student Board was formed to bring all the student groups together to collaborate and encourage communication. The College of Communication and the Arts is currently looking for new members for their student board. They are looking for student organization leaders and they want all organizations within the school to have a voice. Associate Dean Thomas Rondinella explained where the idea for the board...

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Psychoanalytic theorist to discuss alt-right and political correctness
Sep26

Psychoanalytic theorist to discuss alt-right and political correctness

Seton Hall’s Poetry-in-the-Round will host Slavoj Žižek, author of “The Sublime Object of Ideology and Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow Dialectical Materialism,” for a special presentation titled “Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction; or, What Can Beckett Tell Us about the Alt-Right and Political Correctness?” The event is scheduled for Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jubilee Hall auditorium. Žižek has written...

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Students petition the Talent of Inclusion initiative
Sep19

Students petition the Talent of Inclusion initiative

Seton Hall’s Black Caucus, which is comprised of the 14 African Cultural Organizations on campus, has started a petition to express their discontent with the Talent of Inclusion Initiative launched earlier this semester. The petition also calls for more “hands-on” initiatives regarding inclusion at SHU. As previously reported by The Setonian, the Talent of Inclusion Initiative calls on Seton Hall’s students to reward each other with...

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Seton Hall flags display new slogan
Sep12

Seton Hall flags display new slogan

During your first couple of weeks back on the campus grounds, you might have noticed the various “What Great Minds Can Do” signs placed all around, and you may have wondered about the significance or purpose of the signs. In hopes of attracting more undergraduate and graduate students who are driven and excel academically, while competing with other universities nationwide, the Office of Public Relations and Marketing has developed...

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Class of 2022 breaks records
Sep12

Class of 2022 breaks records

Seton Hall’s class of 2022 broke three different records going into the new school year. The milestones achieved, which are receiving the most applicants, largest class, and highest average SAT scores, indicate that Seton Hall’s overall progress is at an all-time high. Seton Hall received over 19,200 applicants for the class of 2022, which would end up surpassing last year’s number by about 2,500 students. Out of all these applicants,...

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SGA receives new budget for 2018-19 year
Sep12

SGA receives new budget for 2018-19 year

The Student Government Association has received a $20,000 budget increase for this academic year, bringing the total budget to $170,000. This is following the change in leadership and budget formula this year. The budget given out for organizations last year was constructed around the formula based on spending and fundraising. This method of budgeting for organizations and clubs on campus was not well received. The discontent with the...

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Seton Hall still not a smoke-free zone
Sep12

Seton Hall still not a smoke-free zone

The Seton Hall bookstore sells cigarettes, despite the health risk that they present, and as a result students on campus are asking why. The CDC published a study on June 22, 2018 which states, “Each year in the United States, cigarette smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths, including approximately 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adults. Smoke-free policies protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke...

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McNulty renovations receive positive reviews
Sep06

McNulty renovations receive positive reviews

This summer, the Helen Lerner Amphitheater in McNulty Hall underwent renovations. The amphitheater now features designs compatible for meeting the learning styles and needs of all students who take classes in it. Michael Marconi, project manager for Facilities Engineering, explained in an email what the renovations entailed. “The finishes for the entire amphitheater were updated with new carpet, new fabric wrapped panels along the...

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Petitions to lower IHS/Nutley parking permit price, negotiations underway
Aug19

Petitions to lower IHS/Nutley parking permit price, negotiations underway

The parking permit for students who will be attending the Seton Hall University Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus (IHS) in Nutley this year is set for $485 plus tax, however, negotiations are underway by the administration. The price of this permit led one student to begin a petition to lower the permit price and it has surpassed its goal of 1,000 signatures. The petition, “Reduce Seton Hall IHS Parking Fees,” can be found on...

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