Letter to the Editor

By her own calculations, the taxes of a Rutgers University-Newark graduate student in biological sciences will go up from $2,824 last year to $5,174 under the new Republican tax-reform plan in the House of Representatives. According to a recent article in “The Verge” reporting on the new tax bill, this student went on to say that as a result she might have to drop out of her program, thereby losing four years’ worth of education. In...

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Letter to the Editor
Oct23

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter in response to an article featured in The Setonian under the Through Our Eyes section regarding the coverage of the Jemele Hill controversy at ESPN. The article written through the worldview of one individual fails to understand the viewpoints of others. The author quickly admonishes the action a black woman, but fails to do the same with President Trump, a white man. The President has espoused claims that are...

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Letter to the Editor
Sep22

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter so that the coverage in The Setonian of the A&S Faculty’s vote of no confidence in Interim Provost Boroff can be more accurate than the article on September 14th may have led people to comprehend. Because the meeting was closed, it is understandable, but there were dissenting views in that meeting and the A&S faculty was far from unanimous. Similarly, Professors Goedert and Mirabella do not speak for...

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Letter: SHU’s helping hand
Apr27

Letter: SHU’s helping hand

Dear Editor, When you open the Seton Hall University website, a large tab off to the right-center of the screen reads “Catholic Mission.” Under that tab a “values and tradition” page explains all the ways our campus provides a helping hand while embodying the Catholic message to assist. I’ve been on this campus for four years. I’ve met a lot of people who represent those values. But none have been better, or more helpful, than...

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Letter: Failure to LEED
Apr27

Letter: Failure to LEED

To the Editor, I read with great interest the recent article about the construction progress of the new Welcome Center at the Main Gate. (April 20, 2017). There was no mention, however, of it being built according to LEED standards, that is, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. These standards have been well-established for many years by the U.S. Green Building Council and provide for the designation of a building as...

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Letter: SGA senator reacts
Mar23

Letter: SGA senator reacts

Letter to the Editor To the Editor, On Feb. 13, the Editorial Board of The Diplomatic Envoy published an opinion piece criticizing the SGA Diplomacy Senators’ decision to abstain from a bill on undocumented immigrants. The Diplomatic Envoy had every right to criticize their elected senators with regards to this bill brought before the SGA senate. For the sake of transparency, let me tell you why I am writing to you today. The two and...

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Letter: Boycotting Black History Month
Feb16

Letter: Boycotting Black History Month

Letter to the Editor To the Editor, I cannot in good conscience, nor will I, celebrate Black History Month. I am saddened by the fact that the recognition of the contributions of African-Americans (and multiple other ethnic groups) are reduced to a single month. The implicit statement that is made by such an assignment is that the rest of the year is reserved for the celebration of some other demographic, which has presumably added...

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Letter: Offering Hope to Animals
Feb02

Letter: Offering Hope to Animals

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, We are honored to operate a “shelter of last resort” and provide a merciful end to suffering for cats and dogs who are beyond hope of rehabilitation and who would otherwise face cruel and painful fates. We take in dogs who have been chained 24/7 for their entire lives and are suffering from congestive heart failure from advanced heartworm disease; feral cats who are ravaged by feline immunodeficiency...

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Letter to the Editor: Giving Back
Dec08

Letter to the Editor: Giving Back

Letter to the Editor   Dear Editor, I am writing in response to your editorial “Seton Hall asks students for too much on Giving Tuesday.” I am disappointed for a variety of reasons. As a student who gives back to Seton Hall in a number of ways I fail to see how “greedy” could possibly be used to refer to this great institution. Seton Hall is tuition-driven and yes, the rates are high, but we are far from the only school with...

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Letter to the Editor: Voicing Opinions
Nov03

Letter to the Editor: Voicing Opinions

Letter to the Editor I commend you all for making the decision last week to endorse a presidential candidate in the upcoming national election. You revealed your collective opinions, independent of the University’s, whichever it may be, on a topic that affects your readers — the student body. I first saw the editorial on your Facebook page. Not surprisingly, the comment section quickly became a volatile area of people arguing politics...

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Letter to the Editor: First Amendment
Nov03

Letter to the Editor: First Amendment

Letter to the Editor Whether my support of The Setonian’s endorsement of Secretary Clinton is in a minority or otherwise, I commend the editors for exercising their right in a democracy and in accordance with the First Amendment guaranteed by the Constitution. You have clearly stated the process, fairly assessed each candidate’s shortcomings, and made it clear in the last statement of the article whose opinions the votes represented....

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Letter to the Editor: Supports Johnson
Nov03

Letter to the Editor: Supports Johnson

Letter to the Editor With all due respect the editors of this newspaper, I feel it necessary to respond to a grievous mis-characterization of one of the major presidential candidates in your Oct. 27 editorial in which your newspaper endorsed Hillary Clinton. Gary Johnson is not inept, and your brief and pointed judgment of him as such indicates either the bias or ignorance of the editorial staff. Everyone, including the editors of...

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