English club helps SHU community open their hearts
Feb01

English club helps SHU community open their hearts

The English Club recently initiated a new campus-wide movement called “Open Doors, Open Hearts,” which raises student awareness about various professors who have designated offices as safe havens–a space in which they can discuss any personal issues. Emily Parise, President of the English Club, shared that Dr. Angela Weisl, one of the club’s academic advisors, first conceived this idea in November 2016. It was not until this semester...

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Preliminary med school site plan approved
Feb01

Preliminary med school site plan approved

The Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine unanimously passed a preliminary site plan resolution from the Nutley Planning Board. According to tapinto.net, the plan includes 465 permanent parking spaces, 55 on-site on-street spaces, with 196 temporary parking spots in Nutley. Seton Hall Interim President, Dr. Mary Meehan, described in an email the site plan’s approval process as “long and complex.” Nevertheless, she stated...

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SHU requires professors to confirm attendance for students’ aid
Feb01

SHU requires professors to confirm attendance for students’ aid

Seton Hall’s Financial Aid Office instituted a new policy for the 2018 spring semester. Professors are now required to confirm student attendance as opposed to previous semesters, in which students confirmed their attendance. Director of Financial Aid, Javonda Asante wrote in an email explaining why the office semester implemented the change this semester. Asante stated the department wanted “to align our policy more closely with...

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Race forum receives mixed reviews
Feb01

Race forum receives mixed reviews

On Jan. 30 in the Main Lounge, a forum entitled “Real Talk on Race at Seton Hall” was held. The Setonian previously reported that this forum was organized by Seton Hall’s administration in response to racist incidents that occurred on campus last fall. Hundreds of students attended the forum, which started with a series of poll questions that attendants could answer. The questions started off simply, with the moderators asking...

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SHU professor recognized as a top national scholar and influencer
Jan25

SHU professor recognized as a top national scholar and influencer

Assistant professor Robert Kelchen has been recognized in Education Week (No. 54 out of 200) as a top national educational scholar and public influencer for 2018. Frederick M. Hess, the American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies amassed the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Kelchen teaches in the higher education administration masters and doctoral programs at Seton Hall. His research prepares him to...

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Seton Hall featured in Food Recovery annual report
Jan25

Seton Hall featured in Food Recovery annual report

Since the Food Network Recovery Network’s Seton Hall chapter was established in Feb. 2017, the organization became New Jersey’s top chapter in food donations. As of the most recent update, the organization has collected 1,522 pounds of food, according to the Food Recovery Network’s website. Food Recovery Network President, sophomore and marketing and economics major, Divina Tanamal, has been a member of the chapter ever since the...

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Seton Hall’s Welcome Center close to completion
Jan25

Seton Hall’s Welcome Center close to completion

While the semester has just started, construction of Seton Hall’s newest building and Welcome Center, Bethany Hall, is nearly complete. John Signorello, associate vice president of Facilities Engineering and Business Affairs, wrote in an email that Bethany Hall is open and already being used. Signorello added that Admissions moved into Bethany Hall and operates there now. Admissions was previously located in Bayley Hall and at 525...

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Matusevich published in literary magazines
Jan25

Matusevich published in literary magazines

Dr. Maxim Matusevich, a Seton Hall professor and director of the Russian and East European Studies program, recently had his narrative, The Road to Battambang published in the nationally acclaimed literary magazines the New England Review and The Kenyon Review. The Road to Battambang centers around a French-Cambodian woman whose comfortable life dramatically changes when she returns to her country of origin, Cambodia. She reencounters...

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Mass held on the 18th anniversary of Boland fire
Jan25

Mass held on the 18th anniversary of Boland fire

On Jan. 18, 2000, a disastrous fire broke out in Seton Hall’s Boland Hall dormitory. Officials stated that the fire began at 4:30 a.m. Residents confronted horror as they attempted to flee the burning building. The fire took the lives of three freshmen: Frank S. Caltabilota, John N. Giunta and Aaron C. Karol. This year marked the 18th anniversary of the fire. A memorial mass was held in remembrance of the young men. Around 50 people...

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SGA stands with victims of sexual assault
Jan25

SGA stands with victims of sexual assault

The Student Government Association (SGA) approved a resolution at their meeting on Jan. 22 to stand in solidarity with those who fall victim to sexual harassment and assault. The resolution reads that SHU’s SGA “proclaims its intention to support all those victimized, objectified, or have been in any other way subject to sexual harassment and assault through intimidation, coercion, or violence.” It also states that SGA “condemns the...

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Students protest racial concerns at SHU
Jan25

Students protest racial concerns at SHU

A group of about 30 students gathered on the Green on Jan. 18 at noon to protest what they feel is the unjust treatment of students of color and a disregard for the Africana Studies program at Seton Hall. The protest was sparked when the contract of Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll, a former adjunct professor of Africana Studies, wasn’t renewed, according to Aleessa Akegnan, a junior biology major who helped to organize the protest. Akegnan...

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Journalism professor article published in WaPo
Dec07

Journalism professor article published in WaPo

Dr. Matthew Pressman, an assistant professor of Journalism in the College of Communication and the Arts, recently had his article about the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner published in The Washington Post. In his piece entitled “The Justice Department’s move to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger sweeps aside centuries of government policy,” Pressman explains that the United States Department of Justice sued...

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