SHU alum speaks out for autism awareness
Sep22

SHU alum speaks out for autism awareness

At just 2 and a half years old, Kerry Magro said his first word. At five, he completed his first sentence. At 25, he published his first book that became a bestseller in three days. Magro, an author, professional speaker, nonprofit founder and 2011 Seton Hall alumnus, is on a mission to tell his story. He was diagnosed with autism at four, and he also aims to tell others’ stories similar to his. “The dream was just to get to college...

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Gen 1 helps students face challenges ahead
Sep22

Gen 1 helps students face challenges ahead

Cheyanne Ganpat is a first generation college student and a freshman biology major. She must face the challenges that arise with no one in her family having experienced them before. Ganpat’s parents, originally from Guyana, a small country in South America, did not get a college education. “It’s something my parents always wanted for me and I’ve always wanted for myself,” Ganpat said. Nelson Mercado, a freshman criminal justice major,...

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Live Like Kainoa: Pi Kappa Phi  holds fundraiser for brother
Sep22

Live Like Kainoa: Pi Kappa Phi holds fundraiser for brother

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will be sponsoring the “Live Like Kainoa” fundraiser on Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Green to help brother Kainoa Spenser’s family with their incurred medical expenses. Over the summer, Spenser was diagnosed with pneumonia, which led to further complications and a flesh-eating disease that attacked his limbs and the entirety of his body, according to Ravi Shah, president of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity....

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Seton Hall does its part to ‘go green’ on campus
Sep22

Seton Hall does its part to ‘go green’ on campus

On average about half a ton of recyclable materials and 100 tons of waste are hauled off campus every month, according to a school-wide business affairs email. But for the environmentally conscious, out of sight does not necessarily mean out of mind. “The less we put in landfills, the more we repurpose, the better it is for the world,” environmental studies professor, Wanda Knapik said. “But before recycling we should think more about...

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Sexual assault policy may change across nation’s colleges
Sep14

Sexual assault policy may change across nation’s colleges

Colleges across the country could potentially see policy changes in how sexual assault cases are handled. This comes after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she intends to rescind Title IX sexual assault guidelines. The President’s Office sent out an email on Sept. 13 regarding nondiscrimination and Title IX. The email included SHU’s Title IX statement and outlined what is prohibited under it. In the email, Interim President Dr....

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WSOU members named NAB Student Scholars
Sep14

WSOU members named NAB Student Scholars

Last week, four WSOU staff members traveled to Austin, Texas, where they got the opportunity to meet, connect with and learn from experienced professionals after being selected as National Association Broadcasters (NAB) Student Scholars. For any aspiring broadcaster or radio show member, this opportunity does not disappoint, according to students. The recipients of the scholarship were given the opportunity to attend the 2017 NAB...

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Simon, Rutkowski have Cross Country teams off to fast start
Sep13

Simon, Rutkowski have Cross Country teams off to fast start

The Seton Hall cross country team raised the bar in the season-opening Monmouth Kick-off, in which both teams led by Jake Simon and Christiana Rutkowski, placed second, one spot higher than their finish in the same meet last year. After Monmouth, the Pirates traveled to Stony Brook where both teams took part in the Wolfie Invitational. Again improving on last year and again led by Rutkowski and Simon, the women’s team had a...

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Analyzing Pirates’ men’s basketball schedule: A loaded non-conference slate
Sep13

Analyzing Pirates’ men’s basketball schedule: A loaded non-conference slate

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over. On Sept. 13, the Seton Hall men’s basketball schedule was released and by the looks of it, this schedule has the makings of being a good one. Starting with the non-conference schedule, Seton Hall will begin its season at the Prudential Center taking on Farleigh Dickinson on Nov. 10. Two days later, in-state rivals Monmouth will make the trip to Newark as a part of the NIT Tip-Off...

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SHU to host Hurricane Harvey fundraising intiative
Sep07

SHU to host Hurricane Harvey fundraising intiative

Seton Hall will host a Go Blue Hurricane Relief event on Sept. 13. The event is a multi-organization initiative planned to provide care and relief to those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Michelle Peterson, director of the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), said the day will serve as an expression of solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Peterson is asking that students participate in the day’s unifying message by...

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Professor turned MS diagnosis into motivation
Sep07

Professor turned MS diagnosis into motivation

Bruce Freeman, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and marketing at Seton Hall, is a syndicated columnist for the Tribune News Service, an author and a motivational speaker, according to Freeman’s speaker profile. He founded Proline Communications, a marketing and public relations service, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. Freeman was diagnosed with...

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Campus groups offer support for disabled students
Sep07

Campus groups offer support for disabled students

Disability Support Services (DSS) at Seton Hall provides students with the ability to acclimate themselves to campus, offering thorough care in the form of follow-ups with students. DSS works closely with academic departments and student affairs to ensure students’ unique needs are met. Kyle Dailey, a senior social and behavioral sciences major shared his experience with DSS. “I have a specific learning disability classified as...

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Softball pitcher Strunk finds passion in special education teaching
Sep07

Softball pitcher Strunk finds passion in special education teaching

Softball pitcher Madison Strunk is, in ways, following the career path of her mom, even though her mom did not always want it that way. Strunk’s mother, Paige Sharp, is now a realtor, but when Strunk was growing up, her mom was a teacher of special needs children. Now, about eight years later, Strunk wants to teach special needs children as well. “I would always spend time [in her classes]. She would teach summer school and I’d always...

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