University launches new institute
Nov08

University launches new institute

The Buccino Leadership Institute, a “first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary program designed to develop undergraduates from a wide array of academic majors to become the next generation of leaders,” officially launched this fall, according to an email from the Office of the Provost. The Institute has chosen “83 high-caliber students from around the globe … for the inaugural class,” said the Office of the Provost. These students come from...

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Newly formed computer committee addresses concerns
Nov01

Newly formed computer committee addresses concerns

Seton Hall University Interim Provost Karen Boroff, along with the help of the Student Government Association (SGA), has recently established “The Mobile Computing Task Force” in order to address the issues involving the computer program at Seton Hall. The committee is commissioned by Karen Boroff. SGA President Rishi Shah, a junior with a major in finance, economics, and philosophy, has stated that there have been a number of...

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Syrian refugee dinner builds bridges on campus
Nov01

Syrian refugee dinner builds bridges on campus

On Monday Oct. 29, the Syrian Supper Club held an event called “Breaking Bread and Building Bridges” that hosted recently settled Syrian refugees. The event was part of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) week at Seton Hall University. The week’s events were organized by the Middle Eastern Studies Interdisciplinary Program. It was sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the Departments of History and...

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Concerned 44 continues to protest at SHU
Nov01

Concerned 44 continues to protest at SHU

Seton Hall University Interim President Mary Meehan announced a revised set of responses to the Concerned 44’s demands on Tuesday afternoon after the University’s initial offers were rejected by the activist group over the weekend. The new response included “a commitment to search for a full-time English faculty member specializing in Latin American, Latino/a literature” as well as a pledge to hire a director for Africana studies,...

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Seminarians harassed on campus causes concern
Oct25

Seminarians harassed on campus causes concern

On Oct. 15, interim president Dr. Mary Meehan sent an email to the University explaining her “office has been informed of several instances of foul language and incivility being aimed at members of our Immaculate Conception Seminary.” She wrote in an email to The Setonian that since learning about the incident through the Division of Student Affairs, “we will continue to encourage people to become more engaged and building the kind of...

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Concerned 44 delivers new demands to provost
Oct24

Concerned 44 delivers new demands to provost

Seton Hall’s Concerned 44, an activist group made up of students on campus, delivered a list of five demands to University Provost Karen Boroff on Tuesday morning. The list of demands included sections targeted at restoring the Africana studies program to its former department status, a student review board for Africana studies professors, a mass overhaul of the Latino Studies and Latin American Studies Program and earmarked...

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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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