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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Dear freshmen: A letter from President Esteban
Jun21

Dear freshmen: A letter from President Esteban

A very warm Pirate welcome to Seton Hall University! Whether you are a member of our freshman class of 2020 or a transfer student whose college journey has brought you to South Orange, I hope your time at Seton Hall is filled with exploration, growth, knowledge and spirituality. During your time at Seton Hall you will hear the terms Catholic values and servant leadership as they relate to our mission and goals. We refer to our...

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SHU professor reflects on the late Darryl Dawkins
Sep09

SHU professor reflects on the late Darryl Dawkins

The year was 1984. The protocol for patient visitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) in Newark was to register and wait for visitor’s pass. Traditional accompaniments during a visitation could include reading materials, flowers, candy or some other delicate dainty. However, on this particular visit the request was for 20 pieces of Popeyes Fried Chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes, rice and more. This request might...

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SHUFLY driver congratulates Class of 2015
May21

SHUFLY driver congratulates Class of 2015

  To the Students and Faculty members of Seton Hall University, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Class of 2015. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of your life these past eight months.  All of you have made me think about what I took for granted when I was in high school, especially what a degree means to you.  To the returning students, hope to see you soon in September.  Also to the new...

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Professor shares first semester experience
May12

Professor shares first semester experience

According to Confucius, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Now as we wrap up the semester, the first one for me at Seton Hall University, I am certain that I most certainly will not have to work a single day teaching at Seton Hall University. I will simply be enjoying the process of educating my students and sharing my culture with them. As I began my career here at the Department of...

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Letter to the Editor: Community shares thoughts on commencement

Michael R. Martino

Life is marked with moments of notable transition. Some leave a lasting impression, some pass without notice. For the college senior and their supportive families, the pomp and circumstance of graduation marks a significant launching point. Traditionally the graduation day includes a passionate address of wisdom and encouragement delivered by a respected, accomplished and thoughtful orator. Universities generally give great thought to...

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