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  • WSOU, Spotify team up

    Representatives of Spotify, a digital music service, recently visited campus to meet with students involved in its Campus Rep pro- gram and University officials. Spotify program manager Luke Moseley said Spotify has 14 “influences” who work as representatives promoting their plat- form peers on campus.

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    Color-coded hallways to help residents ‘find their way’

    If you’ve ever visited a friend in Aquinas Hall and ended up lost in a maze of dim hallways and white walls, you’ll be pleased to know with the renovations comes color-coded wings or “way finding.” The University understands the confusion of walking through this particular dormitory, so next year doors and door frames will be different colors -- blue, red or green -- for different sections, according to Dennis Garbini, vice president of administrations, and John Signorello, associate vice president of facilities and operations.

  • Keynote speaker chosen for graduation

    Is food the “new sex?” Is Eminem “right”? Mary Tedeschi Ebersadt, author and this year’s commencement keynote speaker, wrote essays that answer those questions and more. Eberstadt has written several books in the fields of philosophy, religion and American culture, according to an announcement sent by the University.

  • Hit the books

    Students want longer library hours

    Although the library will extend its hours the week before finals, students still struggle with the current year-round schedule. According to the assistant dean for Learning and Service Outreach, Dr. Naomi Gold, the library will extend its hours from Sunday, April 27 through Tuesday, May 13 to accommodate students.

  • SHUFly asks for feedback

    SHUFly satisfaction surveys are being distributed through email to the Seton Hall community. According to Parking Service Manager Ann Szipszky, these surveys have been going out every two years since SHUFly’s inception in 2005. Szipszky said the school passes along feedback from the surveys and then they work together to improve the shuttle service.

  • Greek Life Update

    New sorority to host information session next week

    The Greek Community will welcome two new sororities to campus next year. The process of introducing the newest sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, will begin next week at an information session in the Faculty Lounge on Thursday, May 1. Zeta Tau Alpha has also been chosen through the College Panhellenic Council recruitment process to colonize and join Seton Hall’s Greek Community for spring 2015.

  • Hippies, streaker hallmark of '70s style

    A dress code is typically associated with Catholic schools, but Seton Hall and its students aren’t faced with this problem today, although this wasn’t always the case. According to Dr. Chrysanthy Grieco, associate professor of English, an informal dress code at Seton Hall was actually a common thing for many years in the 1960s when she was teaching at SHU.

  • Provost continues to add Centers of Excellence

    Three departments from the College of Arts and Sciences have been designated as Centers of Excellence by the Office of the Provost.  Chemistry and biochemistry, communication and the arts, and history were awarded the status as part of Seton Hall University’s ongoing strategic plan “From Strength to Strength,” which “calls for selective investment in high-performing and high-potential academic programs,” Executive Vice President Larry Robinson said in his announcement.

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    Seton Hall snowboarders meet Olympians

    Members of the Snowboarding Club mingled with Olympians while volunteering at the Burton U.S. Snowboarding Open in Colorado recently. Junior Sarah Pinsky, along with Caroline Pinsky and Adriano Polimeni, worked 12-hour shifts at the slopes from March 5 to March 8, promoting the event and helping to ensure that the trials were running smoothly.

  • Student creates blog after Haiti trips

    A fellow Pirate assisted those in Haiti twice during her time at Seton Hall. Julia Nobrega Langone, a junior, blogged about her experiences in Haiti. The blog was originally an article for The Envoy newspaper. Michelle Peterson from the DOVE Office decided to put it up in the DOVE Newsletter.

  • Successful Health Fair educates students

    The slogan of this year’s Health Fair, which ran from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, was “Just for the Health of it!” Students were able to spread awareness about the event using the hashtag “#gotshuhealth” on social media sites. Kelly Fristensky, president of the Student Nursing Association, said the main mission of the fair is always to promote health and well-being to the entire Seton Hall community.

  • Provost announces 2014 commencement speaker

    The 2014 commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient is Mary Tedeschi Eberstadt, author and senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as announced by the Provost in an email sent on Friday, April 11 at 5:21 p.m. The email stated Eberstadt is the author of Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution; The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death and Atheism; How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization; and Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs and Other Parent Substitutes.

  • Program connects residents

    Sophomore Discovery Program had a chance to connect with fellow residents before the move-in date during a special meet-and-greet event. SDP is part of the Living Learning Community, a set of residence halls for students who wish to live in a specialized community.

  • Brazil showcased at SHU event

    For the past 14 years, Lambda Theta Alpha has chosen one Latin American country to bring to Seton Hall University through music and food. This year they chose to bring Brazilian traditions to the campus, on Wednesday, April 9, with the hopes of raising $300 for St.

  • Commuters may get resident privileges

    A program that will make it easier for commuters to enter residence halls is in the works. Housing and Residence Life and the Student Government Association are crafting a plan whose projected pilot date is fall 2014, according to SGA treasurer and leader of this initiative Ashley Jefferson.

  • SHU discredits review's poor ranking of school

    The University finds little stock in a survey ranking schools with the “worst reputation,” which Seton Hall topped. “The Top 50 Colleges with the Worst Reputation” was originally posted on a website called Students Review and was reposted on universityprimetime.

  • Trauma drama

    Disaster drill tests nursing major

    Blood flowed freely at the field house on Tuesday as nursing students worked to treat injuries in the midst of chaos. The “victims” were volunteers participating in the nursing emergency drill, gathered by the healthcare staff, which was staged from 5 to 9 p.

  • Laundry costs will not be added to room fees

    Doing laundry will remain a “pay as you go” setup, rather than incorporating laundry facilities into student fees, according to John Signorello, associate vice president of facilities and operations. The expiration date of the laundry contract for residential students will come to a close this summer which presented the question of whether or not students would be charged the cost of laundry in their room fees, a proposal discussed last year for the 2014-15 year.

  • SGA inaugurates new members

    In his nine-minute inaugural address, the incoming student government president reaffirmed his promise to address student concerns during an induction ceremony. “We have many goals for the coming year,” Tim Hoffman said on Monday. “And as president, I will work closely with our administration to ensure that the concerns of students are attended to and that we reach compromises that benefit the entire University community as a whole.

  • Students suggest locker improvements

    Student opinions are divided in response to the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center’s new locker rooms. Those that are pleased with the recent renovations offer a few recommendations that could make these new locker rooms even better. “The lockers are efficient for a student wishing to lock away a few items,” freshman Emily Kincaid said.

  • Parking deck, Stafford to be done in fall

    The big trucks carrying slabs of concrete for the parking deck construction will be gone by the end of the week, according to University officials. Vice president of Administrations Dennis Garbini and associate vice president of Facilities and Operations John Signorello in addition, said the parking deck is still on schedule to be finished by the fall 2014 semester, adding 566 new spaces.

  • Students attempt to outsmart exams

    Smartphones used to cheat on tests

      Smartphone technology has taken cheating to the next level. Students across campus admit to using smartphones to Google test answers, take pictures of class notes and message friends for answers during tests. While Seton Hall University has policies governing academic integrity, they do not deter some students.

  • Hoffman wins

    New SGA president elected in record-high voter turnout

    After a hard-fought campaign, sophomore Timothy Hoffman has been elected as Student Government Association president for the 2014-2015 academic year. Hoffman, who also ran successfully for the Hackensack Board of Education, won the race by a slim 29-vote margin, earning 51 percent of the vote over opponent Ashley Jefferson.

  • Off-campus shooter convicted in student's murder

    With the conviction of the man who murdered Jessica Moore her family can finally start to heal, three years after she was shot to death at an off-campus party. On Monday 29-year-old Nicholas Welch was convicted of the murder of student Jessica Moore, who was shot at a party in East Orange Sept.

  • Media misrepresentation central topic at SHU Speaks

    Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom spoke at the 2014 SHU Speaks event on Wednesday, Mar. 26. Newsom talked about her documentary, “Miss Representation,” a film showing how women are portrayed to audiences misrepresented in the media. Newsom is a filmmaker, actress, mother and wife.

  • Sundance film director visits SHU

    Wednesday night award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom spoke to students about the negative effects that mainstream media has on women and their image to the public. The Student Activities Board arranged for the visit at this year’s SHU Speaks event which was launched last night in the Jubilee Auditorium.

  • Student Twitter accounts target SHUfly

    Seton Hall students have launched a petition asking Public Safety to deal with the SHUfly driver who has been accused of leaving the SHUfly unattended with passengers on board, talking on a cell phone and drinking and driving. Assistant Vice President/Director of Public Safety Patrick Linfante said he has looked into the petition but noted that the document is anonymous, “making it impossible to check on the validity of these claims.

  • Alumni Relations team expands staff, adds six new clubs

    The Alumni Relations team is trying to strengthen the relationship between the alumni and the Seton Hall Community by expanding its staff. Staffing changes include hiring new full- time staff members last year for the following positions: associate director of alumni clubs, associate director of campus partnerships, associate director of regional alumni engagement and assistant director of student and young alumni programs.

  • Security ensures student safety at GrooveBoston

    GrooveBoston’s revamped security procedures created one of the most “successful” events to date, according to Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Security Patrick Linfante. “This year we added a staging area at the entrance to the event,” Linfante said.

  • SXSW student winner to speak on campus

    Senior Taseen Peterson and winner of the South by Southwest Student Startup Championship will speak at Epsilon Nu Tau’s National Conference on campus Saturday, April 12. Epsilon Nu Tau is the campus’ academic entrepreneurship fraternity.   Peterson entered his business, Notefuly Inc.

  • Off-campus housing prices, quality compared

    Across the University, residents and commuters alike debate the convenience, price, and quality of living off campus as compared to living on campus. Students like sophomore Mike McKenna believe that off campus living is the easiest option for upperclassmen.

  • Officials get few complaints

    The trucks transporting building material for the parking deck have received little negative feedback, according to Vice President of Administrations Dennis Garbini and Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operations John Signorello. They said the trucks start around 7 a.

  • Commuters react to truck traffic

    Student commuters have had different experiences with trucks that have been delivering slabs for the parking deck. Sophomore Ciarra Hayes said, “I come in through the main entrance, so I really don’t see any trucks or construction.” Sophomore Jeanette Alvarez, who commutes from Staten Island every day, said the trucks affect her.

  • Nurse talks viruses

    Seton Hall has been plagued with various cases of vomiting and nausea. “GII.4 Sydney,” a new strain of the norovirus or the “winter vomiting virus,” is a contagious illness and is currently the leading cause of norovirus outbreaks in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

  • SetonCAT online search made easy

    The beta version of the new library catalog, WorldCat Local, went online on March 17 and includes several new features that increase the ease and efficiency of library searches. According to Dean of Libraries Dr. John Buschman, in a message from Provost: “The system underlying WorldCat has been developed by the Online Computer Center, a nonprofit organization that provides services to thousands of libraries internationally.

  • Students share feelings on post-break midterms

    After the stress of classes, clubs, jobs and internships, spring break was the light at the end of the tunnel for many students at Seton Hall University. This year some students found themselves less able to enjoy spring break due to midterm exams scheduled after break.

  • Clinicals shape aspiring nurses' careers

    Rocking a baby to sleep, offering comfort to a woman in pain or inserting a catheter: these are all experiences that could never occur inside a classroom. These unique experiences happen to nursing students in clinicals, where upperclassmen nursing students have the opportunity to attend a two-and-half-hour lecture one week, then work in the hospital for six hours the next week to solidify their lesson from the previous week.

  • Top female scholars to host third annual lecture

    The Sister Rose Thering Fund will be hosting its third annual Robbin Wilf Lecture on Sunday, March 23rd at 2 pm. The event will held in the Jubilee auditorium where a discussion will be led on Jewish-Christian relations. Sister Mary Boys and Blu Greenberg are two of the “top women scholars in the country,” said Laurie Pine, director of media relations.

  • Students use Pirate’s Gold for cigarettes in bookstore

    The population of cigarette smokers on campus is noticeable, but something that isn’t so noticeable is the amount of students that buy those cigarettes with Pirate’s Gold. The bookstore accepts Pirate’s Gold for any purchase, which means students can buy cigarettes from the store while on campus.

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    'We battled hard'

    Men’s make Big East semifinal for first time since 2001

    The men’s basketball team’s run for a Big East Championship came to a halt on Friday night, as the eighth-seeded Pirates fell to the fourth-seeded Providence Friars, 80-74. “I wish we could have pulled through with the win,” senior co-captain Fuquan Edwin said.

  • Candidates start the race for SGA presidency

    Just as the campus starts to thaw after months of ice cold weather, the Student Government elections start to heat up. The most notable position up for grabs, in fact the only contested seat, is president. The incumbent president, Joseph Donato, will be graduating after a two-year stint as head of SGA, creating an opening for a pair of hopeful successors Finance Committee Chair Timothy Hoffman and Treasurer Ashley Jefferson will be running for the position.

  • Students testify in Moore murder trial

    Three years after the death of Jessica Moore in an off-campus shooting, the incident was brought back into light as Nicholas Welch faces murder charges in an eighth-floor room of the Newark courthouse. The trial began with Seton Hall student witnesses who are challenged with the task of recalling details of events that happened three years ago, in hopes of finally putting the tragedy behind them and bringing peace to the Moore family.

  • Traffic replaced, walk-in gates stay closed

    The yield sign, among others, located at the main gate of the University seems to have been invisible to most people until it was recently replaced. Over winter break, the yield sign in front of the sharp turn near Farinella Gate was replaced after being knocked over.

  • Food claim clarified by student

    On March 4, student Kayelyn Dyson told the Setonian she and her friend allegedly found what she described as a “worm” in the broccoli she was eating in the Dining Hall cafeteria. According to Provost and Executive Vice President Dennis Garbini, Dyson was not the student who reported the worm to Gourmet Dining Services.

  • Police: anonymous threat not validated

    The South Orange Police Department released a statement late Tuesday afternoon that their investigation on Tuesday was “unable to substantiate” an anonymous phone threat Public Safety received that morning. SOPD and members of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office reported to campus shortly before noon to investigate the threat, according to a Pirate Alert sent around 11:45 a. 1 comment

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    Worm or fiction?

    Student allegedly found worm in broccoli

    A student is claiming that she found an unpleasant surprise in her dinner Monday night.  On March 4, student Kayelyn Dyson told The Setonian she and her friend allegedly found what she described as a “worm” in the broccoli she was eating in the Dining Hall.

  • Grad credits education for his success

    Brandon Caroprese wants to serve as an example for others. Seton Hall students who follow his example may very well end up as he did, “with two great jobs right out of college.” A 2010 graduate, Caroprese majored in accounting and minored in Italian studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.

  • Pay it forward

    Alum establishes student scholarship

    Nicholas Scalera graduated in 1963, but he’s still paying tuition. However, now he is paying other students’ tuition, through the Nicholas R. Scalera Scholarship Fund he established in 2010. Scholarships totaling nearly $24,000 have been awarded to nine students in the Educational Opportunity Program.

  • Activist/journalist speaks about Pussy Riot

    Noted Russian-American journalist and activist Masha Gessen came to Seton Hall Wednesday to discuss the history and current status of Russian punk-rebel group, Pussy Riot. Gessen, writer of the national best-selling novel, “The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin” talked about her most recent book, “Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot.

  • Living the dream

    Intern forms friendships worldwide

    Senior Louis Mitchell was given the opportunity to combine a fun and informative experience into his internship, a college student’s dream. Mitchell, who had never travelled outside the country before, decided to try something new. He booked a 35 day trip around Europe with EF College Break, a travel agency that caters specifically to college students.

  • SHU gets green light to march in parade

    Seton Hall University students, faculty and friends will parade their Pirate pride in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. Students who wish to represent Seton Hall in the event must register to march by Friday. Students can register at www.

  • Student interns behind the scenes at SNL

    Jess Wolk spends each week this semester working behind the scenes for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Wolk is a junior broadcasting, visual and interactive media student, concentrating in TV production. She interns with the set design department and said she is amazed at the preparation involved in creating a show that lasts for only an hour.

  • Employees complete questionnaires, win free iPads

    Seton Hall University gave employees the chance to win an iPad by taking part in completing a few quizzes. University officials designed the contest in order to have the faculty and staff focus on financial planning and retirement. The University teamed up with its financial services provider, TIAA-CREF, which stands for Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund, to try to engage the faculty and staff in managing their retirement and financial goals.

  • Yoga provides 'balance' when working out

    The Recreational Center offers a variety fitness classes from dance infusion to kick boxing to yoga. Yoga has not been popular among male students. “Yoga is fairly new,” said graduate student Lauren Cicale, who works at the gym. “We only started about two weeks ago, and we only got maybe one or two guys signed up for the class.

  • SAVE tackles 'taboo' topics with April events

    The Sexual Assault and Violence Education will kick off two events this spring to educate the Seton Hall community on intimate partner violence. “Take Back the Night” and “Men’s Campaign” are events geared toward empowering women and challenging the socialization of men.

  • SHUfly will not adjust to traffic issues

    The parking deck addition construction has started which mandates the need for supply deliveries to campus. The University sent out an email warning all campus drivers about the delays around the parking deck that will continue through the beginning of April.

  • Vehicle stolen

    Group steals car in Turrell lot

    A Turrell Manor resident’s vehicle was stolen Sunday at 5:50 a.m. by a group of individuals who entered the parking lot at 525 South Orange Ave. and broke into the vehicle, presumably forcing open a locked door, according to Assistant Director of Public Safety and Security Gary Christie.

  • Gym official responds to locker complaints

    Complaints that the new lockers in the Richie Regan Recreational Center are too small are being addressed, according to Patrick Lyons, the director of athletics and recreational services. According to Lyons, “a couple” of faculty emailed him with their complaints.

  • Greek Life growing

    The University is studying how the addition of another sorority would accommodate for its growing Greek Life community. In order to do this, Seton Hall University has established an Ex- tension Committee to expand the National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus.

  • Lulu app scores with users on campus

    Want to know if he is a good guy? There’s an app for that. Lulu is a mobile application that allows women to evaluate men from the user’s Facebook friend list. The app takes all the anonymous reviews submitted for a specific guy, averages them and creates a rating from 1-through-10.

  • Alum ‘confident leader’ at NFL Network as assignment editor

    Working for the NFL Network has been a dream come true for Seton Hall alumnus Samuel Gardner III (2011). Gardner, who has just completed his second season with the NFL Network, is an assignment editor and the futures coverage planner. As an assignment editor, Gardner works with reporters daily serving as the liaison between the network and the public relations department for all 32 NFL teams.

  • SHUFLY service expands on Sundays

    Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, vice president of Student Services, recently approved the expansion of the SHUFLY shuttle service to add another shuttle on Sunday afternoons. According to the Parking Services Facebook page, the change happened Feb. 16. Two shuttles are scheduled between 12:30 p.

  • Intern helps manage Panamanian ships

    When junior diplomacy major Ariadna Padron Di Bello stepped inside the Panama Maritime Authority headquarters in Panama City, she hoped to step out with her very first internship, and she did. The Panama Maritime Authority is a government-based organization that registers ships before they go out to sea.

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    Withdrawal period extended after snow closes University

    Due to the snowstorms, Senior Associate Provost Joan Guetti said, there was a need for an ex- tension to the withdrawal period that must include a professor or dean’s signature.  “The Office of the Provost moved the date for withdrawal from classes with the professor’s/ dean’s signature from March 7 to March 21,” Guetti said.

  • Salt supply, construction and gym roof OK after snow

    A late morning-closing of the gym on Friday, after the delayed opening at 9 a.m., was a cautionary act in part because of the snow, according to Dennis Garbini, vice president of administrations, and John Signorello, associate vice president of facilities and operations.

  • SHU helps student after devastating house fire

    The Seton Hall Community has been eager to help out a student who was affected by a deadly fire that left almost 70 people homeless in Union City on Jan. 23. Stephanie Vargas and her family lived two houses down from the apartment complex where the fire originated.

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    Moore murder trial set

    Family seeking justice for student’s 2010 death

    The current student body may not remember the news from Sept. 25, 2010, of the murder of then 19-year-old Seton Hall University sophomore Jessica Moore. Part of the reason is because it has taken three years to bring the suspect to trial. Jury selection began Wednesday for the trial of Nicholas Welch, who was arrested on Sept.

  • Stillman School to be represented in research challenge

    A team of five Stillman School of Business students are going to New York City to represent Seton Hall University in the Charter Financial Analysts Institute Research Challenge Local Final Four on Thursday, Feb. 20. The team advanced after competing against 18 schools in the New York region, including Rutgers University, Montclair State University, Fordham University and The College of New Jersey.

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    Jury selection begins in trial for 2010 murder of Seton Hall University student Jessica Moore

    Jury selection began today for the trial of Nicholas Welch, who was arrested on Sept. 27, 2010 and charged with the murder of then 19-year-old Seton Hall University sophomore Jessica Moore, according to Katherine Carter, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office press agent.

  • Law school alum brings ideas to Statehouse

    Call him Senator O’Toole. The state senator serving the 40th Legislative District is Kevin O’Toole, a Seton Hall (1986) and Seton Hall Law (1989) alumnus. Although he is a representative of the district, which encompasses parts of Bergen, Essex and Passaic counties, O’Toole said he also provides services to those outside his jurisdiction.

  • Spin bikes hot commodity

    Students and faculty can participate in the team fitness workouts offered in spin classes. There is no pre-registration for the classes, so they often fill up an hour before the session starts. Also known as RPM classes, these team fitness classes are offered 20 times a week and offer an intense indoor cycling workout.

  • Free weights deemed a danger

    The fitness center, the newest addition to SHU’s Richie Regan Recreation Center, boasts more than 100 new pieces of equipment and offers an expanded schedule for classes, but students say they are unhappy with the omission of bench presses and squat racks the gym had before its renovation.

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    Students struggle with second semester slump

    There are two types of students: those that enjoy returning to campus after a break and those who do not. As the semester goes on the line between these two types starts to blur. Even the most sprightly morning people start to oversleep. The most punctual start arriving to classes late or skipping them entirely.

  • Storms bury students in pile of work

    Snow forced cancellation of classes two days last week and with winter not over yet, wreaking havoc on many course schedules. Professors consider the snow days an inconvenience and are concerned about how the rest of the semester will be affected. “Unfortunately, I have not figured out how to control the weather yet,” professor Thomas Rondinella said.

  • Where to live?

    Honors students to get new AQ rooms

    The new floors in Aquinas Hall is on schedule to open for fall 2014. Director of Housing and Residence Life Tara Hart said students can look forward to a number of upgrades. “There will be approximately 175 additional bed spaces and lounge areas as well at the incorporation of ADA-compliant bathrooms, new windows and elevator service to all four floors,” Hart said.

  • Greek housing coming to Ora

    A Greek Life living and learning community is in the works for Ora Manor. The Housing and Residence Hall director of the off-campus area met with the Greek Municipal Assembly Wednesday to introduce the idea and encourage students to apply. According to the director, Brian O’Malley, this new concept is aimed at strengthening the Greek community.

  • Seton Hall Young Alumni Club elects first female president

    Cristin Johnson (2009) is the first female president of Seton Hall’s Young Alumni Club. As a founding member, Johnson was voted in as president after former president, Chris Sprague served his term. Johnson oversees  the Young Alumni Club’s operations and planning.

  • Construction to start on parking deck, U-Center expected in a year

    Construction on the parking deck will begin at the end of February and is scheduled to be finished by August if everything goes as planned, according to Vice President of Administrations Dennis Garbini and Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operations John Signorello.

  • Popmoney events come to campus

    Seton Hall students are all familiar with the sight of blue, and most would like to see a little more green in their bank accounts. This month Popmoney is coming to campus with the goal of making Seton Hall a little more orange. Popmoney is a website and mobile app that allows users to send payments and receive money with the click of a button anytime, anywhere.

  • Student cast in Super Bowl halftime show

    Senior Alyssa Warren cheered on Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers up close and personal at the Super Bowl. Warren said she was cast as a fan in the Super Bowl halftime show after her volleyball coach at Seton Hall forwarded her an email sent from the casting director.

  • Investors foundation grants $10,000

    The University accepted $10,000 from Investors Foundation, which will support the Non-profit Sector Research Institute, a branch of the Center for Public Service. Audrey Winkler, who was recently named director of the Institute, said the Institute appreciates the “continuing friendship” of the Investors Foundation.

  • Snow doubt about it

    Week's second snow day causes frustrating cancellations

    Two snow days in a week are making a mess of student schedules and University maintenance. Students enrolled in courses that meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, as well as those in night classes, have now missed a full week. Sophomore Tyler Goodhue, who has four such classes, said that although it is nice to be able to have a day off, sometimes the weather is more problematic.

  • Students flock to nugget line

    You hurry, hoping to beat the 12:15 lunch rush. Turning the corner in the Caf, you see it and your heart drops. The chicken nugget line is long, as usual, and you fall into the line dejectedly, with what seems like every other student on campus. The Caf serves chicken nuggets for lunch on Tuesdays, and they are, by far, the most popular item on the menu.

  • Diplo dean discusses Basque country future

    Diplomacy School Dean Dr. Andrea Bartoli attended a meeting recently in New York to discuss the Basque Peace and Coexistence plan and the future of Basque country. Basque, located in northern Spain on the border with France, is working to improve its relations with the neighboring states with the help of Seton Hall University and Columbia University.

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    Fraps whip up controversy in Cove

    Gourmet Dining Services’ recent addition of Starbucks frappuccinos to the Cove’s menu has students excited, but some employees seem to resent having to make the new beverage. Senior criminal justice major Joey Chapman said that she has had different experiences while ordering a frappuccino, both positive and negative.

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    Students still salty about snow removal

    After several snowstorms, students are complaining about the condition of the side- walks and roads on campus. Several commuter students said that although it is apparent the university plows, they don’t salt as much as they should. “I’m definitely not a fan of how they (Seton Hall) have been taking care of things,” senior Lauren Saches said.

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    Club ventures to Vermont to ski, snowboard

    Seton Hall’s Ski and Snow- board Club ventured to Killington Mountain Resort in Vermont recently on their first excursion. Club membership consists of all skill levels and grades, ranging from freshmen to graduate students. It was founded just last year by sophomores Adriano Polimeni and Caroline Pinsky, who is the president.

  • Illegally parked cars get the boot

    Students’ cars are getting “the boot.” Literally. The reason cars are being booted is straightforward, according to Don Tauriello, associate director of Public Safety. “Vehicles are booted when they have multiple tickets and there is no record of ownership, or the vehicle as has no authorized parking permit, or displays an altered or defaced permit,” Tauriello said.

  • Will you be mine?

    In lieu of Valentine’s Day, professor talks college dating

    The college dating scene has taken a dramatic turn in the past few years and according to sociologists, school may not be the best place to find a spouse, based on dating trends. According to sociology professor Dr. Leslie Bunnage, college has traditionally been the place for students to discover themselves.

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    SAB reveals GrooveBoston is back

    After months of uncertainty about the return of GrooveBoston, the Student Activities Board announced that the event will be held on Friday, March 21 in the Field House for the fourth time in recent years. SAB made the announcement Tuesday night by projecting the GrooveBoston logo on Jubilee Hall in an effort to start promoting the event.

  • SHUFLY reloaded

    Shuttle increases scheduled stops

    SHUFLY’s schedule has changed for Spring 2014, and an addition shuttle bus has been added during heavy travel periods. According to Parking Services manager Ann Szipszky, the changes will make the service more convenient for the Seton Hall community.

  • Stillman student competes for $3,000 video prize

    A business student has been selected as a finalist in the New York Federal Reserve Bank’s Savvy Credit Video Contest for his video on how to improve your credit score. Shamir Goicochea’s video made it to the second round, and he faces 19 other contestants.

  • Fire alarm in snowstorm not planned

    “I love having fire drills that make us go out in the snow….@ CanSHUNot,” @courtneyk018 tweeted. “@CanSHUNot have a fire drill in a blizzard?!” @mary_herc wrote. The tweets came after a fire alarm was pulled in Boland Hall at 2 p.m. on Tuesday because of the smell of gasoline coming from the machines.

  • Professor agrees with new law on kids left in cars

    The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, has ruled  that leaving a small child alone in a vehicle for any amount of time is now considered abuse.   The judge panel and the Department of Children and Families ruled against a mother who left her 19-month-old child in an unattended car while she went food shopping.

  • Super Bowl security keeps intern busy

    Anne Chavez spent last semester and part of this semester preparing for one of the nation’s biggest nights: the Super Bowl. Her internship is with S.A.F.E Management, a Florida-based security company that works with a number of NFL teams. “I have been part of the security check in for the Super Bowl,” said Chavez, who is a sports management and marketing major.

  • Nursing alum pursues her passion for aiding others

    Kaitlyn Reper (2010) is the most recent recipient of Seton Hall College of Nursing’s Nelson J. Aquino Humanitarian Award. Reper, a registered nurse at Hunterdon Endosurgery Center, said the award is presented to an alumnus from the College of Nursing who has contributed significantly to the nursing profession.

  • Christie storms into office

    Republican governor enters his second term in midst of scandal

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sworn in for a second term Wednesday as heavy snow battered the state and scandal continued to swirl around his administration. Christie and his staff have come under fire over the past two weeks after e-mails emerged connecting the governor’s office to the closure of two lanes from Fort Lee to the George Washington Bridge, reportedly as a retaliatory political stunt against the town’s mayor for not endorsing Christie during his re-election campaign.

  • Theft in UCenter caught on camera

    No arrests have been made in a theft that occurred the afternoon of Jan. 9 in the University Center, according to Patrick Linfante, assistant vice president and director of Public Safety. A Pirate Alert was sent Jan. 10 along with a photo of the suspect, who allegedly took an iPod from a table and a wallet from an unattended purse in an office on the second floor of the University Center.

  • Some fall grades posted late

    Professors are supposed to post final grades 48 hours after the final exam, but not all professors met the deadline. According to Director of Enrollment Services and University Registrar Mary Ellen Farrell, it is important for grades to be on time because “departmental and deans’ offices need this information in conjunction with advisement, determination of the status of students on probation.

  • Students stay over break

    More than 250 students spent some or all of winter break in campus housing, according to Director of Housing and Residence Life Tara Hart. The total number, 254, is more than the 144 students who received housing over Thanksgiving break. However, this does not represent the number of students that stayed on campus throughout the breaks, Hart added.

  • Couples move in before vows

    Cohabitation is an increasingly popular social trend among young adults everywhere. Dr. Leslie Bunnage, a Seton Hall sociology professor, describes cohabitation as “living with somebody,” but the word is most often interpreted as romantic couples living together without getting married.

  • Former ambassador, dean of Diplomacy School dies after battling cancer

    Ambassador Thomas Melady, former interim dean of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, died on Jan. 6 at his home in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Melady graduated from Duquesne University after serving in the Army and later earned a degree from the Catholic University of America.

  • Alumnus designs synthetic bone

    Seton Hall alumnus Kirk Mutafopulos ’11 designed a synthetic bone graft substitute that prevents the loss of strength and stiffness during bone remodeling. Mutafopulos discovered the design of the bone graft substitute alongside his design project teammates at Cornell University in early 2012.

  • Intern sees top book editors in their element

    When well-known author Adam Gidwitz stopped by the offices of Penguin Publishing, English major Rachel Wease got to sit with him as he signed books “and talk about books all day.” Wease said that the author of “A Tale Dark and Grimm,” “In a Glass Grimmly,” and “The Grimm Conclusion” gave her valuable insight into the other side of the publishing industry.

  • Work study students get boost pay

    Students in the work study program will benefit from New Jersey’s minimum wage increase, which went into effect Jan 1. In November, voters approved raising the minimum wage a dollar, up from the previous rate of $7.25. Students will be paid the new rate immediately, according to Javonda Asante, director of financial aid.

  • Sister Rose Thering Fund declares Kristnallnacht Week

    The Sister Rose Thering Fund chose to honor Kristallnacht by declaring the Nov. 9-17as Kristallnacht Week. Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” occurred Nov. 9-10, 1938, when violent anti-Jewish protests broke out across the German Reich. Hundreds of windows broke due to the chaos, causing the ground to look as if it was covered in crystals.

  • University teams up with student to create '12 Acts of Kindness'

    Seton Hall is initiating a “12 Acts of Christmas Kindness” pledge inspired by senior nursing student Hillary Sadlon. Sadlon performed 22 acts of kindness over the summer for her 22nd birthday, so the University decided to team up with her to create a campaign that encourages everyone in the Seton Hall community to pledge to perform their own acts of kindness.

  • University VP discusses ROTC, Catholic mission

    Seton Hall has been home to the ROTC Pirate Battalion since 1893 and has a “mutually beneficial relationship,” Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tracy Gottlieb said. “The presence of the Army on our campus is a help to us,” she said. “They provide us with the American symbol that we’re looking for at important formal events.

  • Cryptolocker virus attacks computers on campus

    Computer files are encrypted and held for “ransom” after the Cryptolocker, a new malware, gains control of your documents. The virus displays a pop-up screen that demands the computer user pay a fee ranging from $200-$2,000. Once the fee is paid, users will receive the encryption key to free their documents.

  • Pirate alum experiences Red Sox success

    Seton Hall alumnus David Lewis (2012) got to witness the victorious season of the Red Sox while working as an inside sales representative for the Red Sox Front Office. Lewis reaches out to Red Sox fans and offers them different ticket opportunities at the park.

  • Students prepare for 2-day final exam periods

    Students who are in classes that meet twice a week and start after 4:30 p.m. will have finals in a two-day period. The fall 2013 final exam schedule states, “Final exams for undergraduate courses that begin 4:30 p.m. or later and for those which meet on Saturdays are to be given during the regular class periods from Dec.

  • Intern rubs elbows with celebrities

    Emily Yates does the same work as the any typical intern; she files paperwork, runs around town picking up papers, and has coffee runs… for Sting. Yates, a senior broadcasting major, is currently at Telsey & Co., a casting agency that has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and London.

  • Explicit pics raise concerns

    University administrators have spoken out against sexually explicit images that have been posted and distributed digitally by Seton Hall students. According to Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, vice president of student services, Seton Hall’s current moral dilemma is comparable to the Tyler Clementi case at neighboring Rutgers, as well as the scandal Penn State faced two years ago.

  • Minimum passing grade raised for nursing courses

    The passing grade for nursing courses and some science courses required for nursing students was raised from a 73 to a 77 for all students. That change went into effect this summer, according to Phyllis Hansell, dean of the College of Nursing. The GPA requirement for nursing students to be considered in good standing was changed to 2.

  • Town Hall announces campus charging stations, addresses smoking policy

    Mobile electronic device charging stations will be installed on campus, it was announced at the Student Government Association town hall meeting on Tuesday. Speaker Drew Holden revealed to a packed Chancellor’s suite of about 100 students and administrators that a station compatible with the iPhone 4s, 5s and Android devices has been confirmed for the Living Room near the printer.

  • Students give perspective on off-campus safety

    With the recent Pirate Alerts about off-campus robberies, students interviewed say they don’t feel safe leaving campus. Sophomore Ryan Stetz said he is more uncomfortable about leaving campus now than ever. “It doesn’t stop me from getting where I need to be, but it makes me (wary),” Stetz said.

  • Patrols increase after additional robberies

    Additional patrols near Ora Manor by the South Orange police and Seton Hall’s Public Safety staff are stationed due to recent robberies in the area, according to Patrick Linfante, assistant vice president of the Department of Public Safety. “SHU Public Safety has increased our inspections of Ora Manor and has repositioned some of our closed-circuit cameras to face Valley Street,” Linfante said.

  • Chilly weather leaves students cold

    As the weather gets colder, students report spending more time in their rooms and skip classes more frequently. Students interviewed said that they are not fans of colder weather and have changed daily routine as a result. “I hate the cold and definitely try to stay inside as much as possible,” senior Ibukun Adedeji said.

  • Notary service available at HR

    Students can now get legal documents notarized on campus at the Human Resources office. According to Diane Russo, an employment specialist, this service is available to everyone in the Seton Hall University community. Russo was formally sworn in by Essex County as the official notary on campus.

  • Prof: minority studies 'underrepresented' at SHU

    The gay community considers the recent legalization of same-sex marriage an important step in achieving equality for gay couples. Dr. W.K. Mott, associate professor of political science who has taught a course that examines the issue, said that a large number of students are in the dark on issues of sexual orientation.

  • TLTC touts latest in sharing technology

    One of the latest technological features being offered to Seton Hall students is the SkyDrive Pro share drive. SkyDrive Pro started in late June and was offered to students beginning in early September, according to Riad Twal, instructional designer at the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center.

  • Graduate reconnects, heads Alumni Board

    Seton Hall University alumnus William Staats reconnected with the University’s community 27 years after he graduated and now serves as president of the Alumni Board of Directors. According to Staats, he has “made friends with hundreds of other alumni who are just as committed” as he is to serving the Seton Hall community.

  • Global Brigade chapter provides care

    Twenty Seton Hall students traveled to Honduras to provide 750 people with medical care this past summer through the Global Brigades. According to the Global Brigade Facebook page, this organization works with medical professionals to serve communities with limited healthcare resources.

  • Smokers beware

    SGA pushes for restrictive smoking policy

    The Student Government Association is trying to get smoking banned within 25 feet of all campus buildings. “Currently, only Housing and Residence Life and the Walsh Library have policies banning smoking 25 feet from buildings; this does not include the University,” SGA Chief of Staff Ryan Kane said.

  • SafeRide extends hours

    SafeRide hours have been extended, and the service will run from 5 p.m. until 3 a.m., effective Nov. 7. “Until last week, the SafeRide hours were always 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.,” Patrick Linfante, director of Public Safety, said in an email. “The hours were changed as a result of a student’s suggestion.

  • WSOU gets its ‘Buzz’ on

    One of Seton Hall’s very own, Samantha Nakhoul, won the award for specialty mu- sic director of the year for her outstanding work at WSOU. As the promotions director and a DJ at the university’s radio station, Samantha holds responsibilities from basic DJing to ticket giveaways.

  • Students assist at Safe Surrender event

    Seton Hall students interested in criminal justice will have the opportunity to volunteer for the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program from Nov. 6-9 in Jersey City. The program allows fugitives from across the state to turn themselves in if they have warrants out for their arrest on minor crimes.

  • ROTC cadets travel abroad, gain cultural understanding

    ROTC cadets can travel abroad to experience the lifestyles of other countries through programs such as “Project Global Officer” and “Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency,” which help cadets develop an international outlook for future military or professional goals, according to cadets who participated this summer.

  • Peer Review Writing Project gives freshmen extra help

    Although freshmen can go to their professors and tutors available at the Writing Center for extra help, the formal setting can make intimidate students said Dr. Kelly Shea, director of the Writing Center. Shea, Dr. Ed Jones, director of basic skills and assessment, and Dr.

  • Students with illegal downloads run risk of disciplinary action

    The University follows a strict policy when it comes to illegal downloads on the Seton Hall laptops, according to Associate Chief Information Officer Paul Fisher. Two bills have been introduced in Congress that tackle the issues of pirated copyrighted material, including music and movies.

  • No rule set against costumes in class

    Halloween at Seton Hall seems to be an open-ended question when it comes to students dressing up for classes. According to Winston Roberts, dean of students, the University does not have any “set- in-stone” sanctions against Halloween costumes “As far as I am aware, there is no written policy,” he said.

  • Haunted halls? Scary stories revealed

    Some students are wondering if construction at Aquinas and Stafford halls has conjured up spooky occurrences. Freshman Angelica Contino said that she refuses to stay in her room in Aquinas alone, and she even feels uncomfortable being the last of her roommates awake at night.

  • Dormers, commuters adjust differently

    An important part of the college experience at Seton Hall for many students is leaving home and dorming on campus. Freshman diplomacy majors Zoe Sellers and Emily Green said that is definitely the case for them. Coming from Florida, Sellers said living in a dorm helped her meet new people.

  • Dean says collection of books growing

    Ebooks will not replace hard copies

    The hard copy book collection at SHU is close to 750,000 to 800,000 volumes and is only getting bigger, said Dr. John Buschman, dean of University Libraries. According to Buschman, the university purchases anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 books a year and that does not include any donations or gifts to the library.

  • Students’ smoke travels

    Although Seton Hall University is not a smoke-free campus, some students have been reported violating the smoking and fire safety rules. According to the University’s Fire Safety Booklet, smoking is not permitted in any housing facility or within 25 feet of a building entrance.

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    ROTC trains at South Mountain

    The ROTC program held its semesterly field training exercise (FTX) at South Mountain Reservation over the weekend. The two day exercise allowed cadets to participate in activities designed to build soldiering skills and develop unity within the battalion.

  • Website offers courses from across the country

    It is now possible for students to take courses offered by the University of Notre Dame without leaving South Orange. A new website, Semester Online, allows students to take online courses from a variety of institutions such as the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Boston College and Washington University in St.

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    PNC explains issues with ATM machine

    Some students are complaining that the Xavier dormitory ATM machine often does not work. Freshman Nicole Rapaglia said she went to it to take out money a few times and it would not dispense the money. “I also couldn’t put in my checks, and I have a PNC account,” Repaglia said.

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    Pirates talk their way to victory

    The Pirates took home 35 awards, a team championship and 10 first place wins. The victories continued a winning tradition for Seton Hall’s Brownson Speech Team. The team consists of 10 SHU students who travel all over the country to compete in forensics.

  • 'Makeouts' Twitter creates controversy

    Pictures of Seton Hall students “hooking up” on and off campus are the focus of an anonymous Twitter account, @SHUMakeouts1, but its troubles extend beyond issues of taste. The University has ordered @ SHUMakeouts1 to take down the Pirate logo from the account in its Twitter avatar.

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    Pedal freely

    Students license bikes on campus at no cost

    With parking woes creating major congestion on campus, some students are taking advantage of other modes of transportation, including riding bikes to campus. In March, Parking Services implemented a bike permit system which allows students to park their bikes on campus.

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    Interning with the stars

    Brittany Jackson spent last semester on the red carpet, covering the entertainment scene. The senior’s internship at, covering entertainment news and beauty, put her at the edge of the spotlight. The opportunity came about after one of her sorority sisters in Alpha Kappa Alpha passed her resume on to a friend, who is a publicist for the site.

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    Multiple personalities

    Twins, triplets attend SHU together

    It is hard enough to make a name for yourself in college. Now imagine having your look-alike in the same grade at the same university. Veronica and Fatima Grupico are fraternal twins and first-year grad students at Seton Hall. They both finished their undergraduate work at SHU in May.

  • Cafeteria changes coffee vendor

    Seton Hall’s dining management company, Gourmet Dining, has partnered with local coffee roasters at Coffee Afficionado to bring new flavor to the morning pick-me-up. The University cafeteria will no longer serve Green Mountain Coffee. This year, Gourmet Dining wanted to work with an environmentally friendly coffee provider with a Rainforest Alliance certification, according to Alfred Frungillo, chairman of Gourmet Dining.

  • Residence Life can help with self-harm situations

    If you feel as if your roommate or a resident on your floor was a danger to himself, herself or others, you shouldn’t be afraid to speak up. “There are many ways in which a student who is concerned about their roommate (or any other student for that matter) can seek assistance,” Director of Residence Life Tara Hart said.

  • Illness springs from fall

    Students across campus are already feeling the effects of the change in weather, and flu season is just getting started. “Flu season runs from October to May, with peak months usually seen in January and February,” said Health and Services’ nurse practitioner Mary Elizabeth Costello.

  • Temporary IDs do not allow for meal swipes

    Students who are issued temporary IDs after 5 p.m. cannot use them to swipe into the Caf for meals, and some students say this has created a hardship for them. According to Campus ID Office Manager Ibiyemi Adesanya, Public Safety and Security only has access to Lenel, which is one of the two systems students’ ID cards use on campus.

  • Students say Galleon parking lot is 'pointless'

    While students and faculty agree that the parking situation needs to be addressed, students who were interviewed said they do not support the construction of the new faculty parking lot on the Galleon lawn.   “When I discovered (the parking lot) I was very surprised, but not in a good way,” sophomore Steven Varsanyi said.

  • Students prefer to have control over heating in dorms

    Seton Hall’s dorm halls are the home to thousands of students during their time at the University, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will be housed in a comfortable temperature. Residence halls are meant to comfort the students in their time at SHU but temperature control doesn’t always come with the luxury of the room.

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    Students sacrifice sleep for studying

    With midterms right around the corner, students will miss out on sleep during the coming weeks. More than 25 percent of Americans have trouble developing healthy sleeping patterns, and these problems can be caused by any form of stress or emotional anxiety, according to Seton Hall’s office of Counseling and Psychological Services.

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    Week honors physician assistants

    Seton Hall University is highlighting the physician assistant program and its students. “Physician Assistant Week is a time to celebrate PAs for all that they do as a valuable member of the healthcare team,” Elizabeth Davison, president of the PASSSHU organization and third-year PA student said.

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    Student lives film ‘The Intern’ for a week

    Google flies econ major to California headquarters

    Sophomore economics major Briana Glass knows all about the inner workings of Google. Glass was one of 35 participants selected to attend a week- long, all-expense-paid exposure program at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., where she explored various business sectors within the company, she said.

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    Guarding a tradition

    Peer adviser warns against stepping on the seal

    Every student who attends Seton Hall learns never to step on the seal if he or she wants to graduate. Some members of the SHU family don’t take the legend seriously, but one specifically finds it an essential part of SHU tradition. Francis Ahmed, a physician’s assistant student and peer adviser, has known about the seal since she visited during her senior year in high school.

  • Student connects with family in Syria

    “There’s a song that is played a lot on the Arabic channels and radio stations my parents listen to,” junior Ebla Moussa said. “It pretty much says when you kill, you kill your brother. We all want everyone to realize what they are doing and who is being hurt at the end of it all.

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    New SafeRide shuttle revealed

    The new SafeRide shuttle was revealed by Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tracy Gottlieb on Thursday, Oct. 3. This shuttle will run with the current SafeRide van, making for two SafeRide vehicles, according to Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Security Patrick Linfante.

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    Career Center: Don’t limit job opportunities

    The Big East Virtual Career Fair on Nov. 14 will allow students to meet employers online, and students can register to connect with alumni from other Big East Schools. Reesa Greenwald, the director of the Career Center, suggests that students start their job hunt even before their senior year, making appointments with the Career Center and participating in career fairs to see different job options for their major.

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    Defend yourself

    Men will be a central topic at Seton Hall’s Sexual Assault and Violence Education team’s month long event “A Call to Men” in the spring. The event will address “how gender socialization contributes to dis- crimination and violence against women and men,” SAVE team member Amanda Gagne said.

  • Twitter account lets students say, ‘Can you not, Seton Hall?’

    How many times have you looked at someone (or no one at all) and said, “Can you not?” Someone familiar with Seton Hall has taken to Twitter to ex- press students’ complaints of this nature, with the Twitter handle @CanSHUNot. Tweets are submitted via Twitter or email, mainly in the format “Can SHU not…” and a complaint.

  • Changes to Clery Act require all crime reports to go online

    Public Safety will begin publishing all campus safety information on its website in the spring, including information on crimes on and near campus that the university must disclose under federal law. The University notified the Seton Hall community in an email Tuesday that the change is due to amendments to the Clery Act of 1990, which established the crime reporting regulations.

  • New facilities to open as soon as January

    It is hard not to notice all the construction on campus, but soon enough everything will be back to normal. Vice President for Administration Dennis Garbini said the projects, Aquinas Hall dormitory, the Richie Reagan Recreational Center and Stafford Hall, are in various stages of construction, from working on foundations to walls.

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    ‘Please don’t give me a ticket’

    Students park cars illegally, stalk to find spots

    Students say they have gone to extremes when trying to find a parking spot, from stalking people to parking illegally. Junior transfer student Kelsey Van Etten said she resorts to stalking people to their cars when she is looking for a parking space.

  • Visually impaired students use digital textbooks, special software

    There are students with visual impairments, three of them freshmen, living at Seton Hall, according to Director of Disability Support Services Angela Millman. These students are considered to be legally blind. “Visual disabilities run on a continuum, with some legally blind students still having partial vision while others are completely blind,” Millman said.

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    Greek Life

    Seton Hall hosts first ever hazing prevention week

    Seton Hall’s Greek organizations and athletic department are taking a stand against hazing with an entire week dedicated to hazing prevention. “Hazing isn’t just physical, it’s anything that makes someone feel uncomfortable and that can happen in all organizations,” said McKenna Ronquillo, Alpha Phi’s vice president of marketing.

  • Update woes resolved

    The introduction of Office 365 for student email has caused problems with email apps on tablets and phones, but the university has posted information on how to fix those issues. This system was an update from the old Microsoft Live@EDU system which SHU had been using since 2009.

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    Harry Potter club charms campus

    Witchcraft and wizardry have charmed the Seton Hall community. The New Jersey State Representative for the International Quidditch Association, Marina Montenegro, has joined magical forces with students Daniel Britt, Corey Kientz and Marisa Murray to run the first Harry Potter Club on campus.

  • SGA funds Alpha Phi Alpha party

    The SGA awarded $775 to Alpha Phi Alpha to fund a non-alcohol party Oct. 3 in the Main Lounge. A fraternity representative made the request at the meeting held Monday night and noted the proceeds would be donated for breast cancer research. SGA Treasurer Ashley Jefferson explained that many clubs and organizations on campus such as DOVE (Division of Volunteer Efforts) ask the SGA to co-sponsor events for them throughout the year.

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    Esteban: Freshman class second largest in 30 years

    The annual faculty convocation recognized new, recently promoted and deceased faculty members in the Jubilee auditorium Friday afternoon. The university’s executive cabinet talked about the challenges they will face in the future. This year, a heavy emphasis was placed on the role of technology in the university community and the importance of allowing faculty members to gain tenure.

  • Rumor of police using breathalyzer on students false

    A rumor that the South Orange Police Department is using breathalyzer tests this year to discourage student drinking is not true, a police sergeant said. “We only use breathalyzers in cases where there is suspicion of intoxication while driving,” Sgt.

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    Blowing smoke?

    Electronic cigarettes subject to same rules as cigarettes

    If an electronic cigarette emits water vapor in a residence hall that evaporates without a trace, does it fall under the same category as tobacco cigarettes in the housing policy? As the popularity of these tobacco-free cigarettes rises, some students aren’t aware that they are violating housing policy by smoking them in residence halls.

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    Law student goes to Gitmo

    Seton Hall Law student Jason Stern, who will graduate in May 2014, was one of 13 observers from across the U.S. to travel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a week and sit in on a pre-trial motion for three al Qaida members accused of conspiring in the Sept.

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    Campus security can’t enforce speed limits

    Public Safety employees do not have the ability to enforce traffic laws, but a Public Safety spokesman said that drivers must “proceed with caution.” “We do not have law enforcement powers,” said E. Sergio Olivia, assistant director of administrative services for Public Safety.

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    Fall Fest encourages sober entertainment

    Karmin headlines drug-free show

    The Student Activities Board kicked off the school year this weekend with Fall Fest, a concert featuring popular artists Karmin, Any Grammer and Bryce Vine. The concert encouraged a safe, sober and exciting experience for students as a response to Seton Hall’s negative publicity after 13 students were hospitalized last semester for intoxication during the 2013 Spring Fling, which featured B.

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    Shuttles may be answer to parking problem

    Seton Hall University, in conjunction with the Parking Task Force, is exploring satellite parking and gravelling the Galleon Lawn as possible temporary parking solutions. According to Dr. Tracey Gottlieb, vice president of student services, the University is hoping to reach a decision by the end of the week to help quickly alleviate some overcrowding in on-campus lots.

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    Dorm floor soaked in sewage

    Clog cleared in Aquinas

    A sewage backup flooded the first floor of Aquinas Hall for the third time this semester on Tuesday afternoon, and University housing officials asked residents not to use restrooms or running water. Residents got the all-clear at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday.

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    GrooveBoston responds to Molly

    Drug abuse causes deaths at raves

    A new drug that has been making news lately is Molly, a form of MDMA, popular with rave goers, which brings up concerns with GrooveBoston D.J.s as well. “In the wake of the tragic deaths occurring at local dance shows and festivals, GrooveBoston has recognized and addressed the concerns many colleges are having with the EDM (Electric Dance Music) scene.

  • Eric LeGrand speaks to SHU community

    Former Rutgers football player sheds light on his battle with paralysis

    When asked how Eric LeGrand, former division one football player for Rutgers University, copes with his spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down, he said: “The people I’m surrounded by. I’m humbled, I see people who are not as fortunate as me.

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    She's feeling 22

    Senior gives back on her birthday

    Instead of being showered with gifts for her 22nd birthday a Seton Hall student decided to help the community in 22 ways on July 23. Senior nursing major Hillary Sadlon said that she performed the 22 “random acts of kindness” in several New Jersey towns and Bethlehem, Pa.

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    Motivation man

    Eric LeGrand to bring insirational message to SHU

    Motivational speaker and former NCAA Division I football player for Rutgers University Eric LeGrand will speak at Seton Hall at 6 p.m. on Monday in Walsh Gymnasium about the accident that ended his football career. LeGrand, 22, was paralyzed from the shoulders down after being tackled in the fourth quarter of a game in October 2010.

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    Boland lot thief wanted

    Suspect involved in other robberies, security says

    The man who robbed a Seton Hall employee matches the description of an individual who has committed other crimes in the area, according to Director of Public Safety Patrick Linfante. The employee was robbed of her handbag on Monday around 3:30 p.m. in the Boland Hall parking lot, located off Ward Street behind Boland and McNulty halls.

  • South Orange cracks down on off-campus parking

    Red-lettered “No Parking” went up along streets in the Tuxedo Park neighborhood after the village enacted emergency measures in response to complaints about overflow parking from Seton Hall University. The Board of Trustees approved the regulations 6-0 at its meeting Monday.

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    I have class scheduled where?

    Students adjust to unusual lecture locations

    This semester some students will not have to walk far to get to class, some may even be able to stay in their dorm building. A few undergraduate and graduate classes are being held in unusual locations this semester due to space constraints resulting from campus construction.

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    Aquinas fourth floor in store for spring

    Aquinas Hall construction begins its hammering at 7 a.m. and can continue from anywhere between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to build the additional fourth floor to the residence hall. Tara Hart, director of Housing and Residence Life, said that HRL plans to allow students living in Aquinas this year to request a room on the fourth floor on a first come, first serve basis.

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    New tablet clicks with junior class

    Out-of-state students deal with delayed delivery

    The Class of 2015 juniors received their Helix Tablets this summer instead of at the end of the fall semester, as part of Seton Hall University’s mobile computing program. Students who could not pick up their laptops over the summer will receive them this Friday.

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    All decked out

    Parking expansion plan approved, but campus copes with overcrowding for now

    The parking deck expansion is a go. The South Orange Planning Board unanimously approved the project Tuesday night, according to Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, vice president of Student Services. While there is no start date for construction, Gottlieb said she thinks the University will move forward quickly because the architect plans are finished.

  • Seton Hall welcomes class of 2017

    The freshmen class of 2017 was officially welcomed into the Seton Hall community Sunday August 25 during the annual convocation ceremony in the Walsh Gymnasium. The hour-long ceremony began with the procession of the Seton Hall University bagpipers, and was lead by Master of Ceremonies Vice President of Student Services Tracy Gottlieb.

  • Seton Hall website migrates to the cloud

    As of Wednesday July 24, the University website has been moved to the cloud, according to the Director of Web and Digital Communication Michael Hyland and Marie Somers, director of Web Content Systems. “To quote Wikipedia, ‘cloud’ computing is a colloquial expression used to describe a variety of different types of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers that are connected through a real-time communication network,” Hyland said.

  • South Orange mayor talks Seton Hall construction

    Last week it was announced that the approvals for the parking garage construction have been delayed by the South Orange Board of Adjustment, according to Vice President of Administration Dennis Garbini. Although the necessary approvals have not been accepted by the Board, South Orange Mayor Alex Torpey said this is not something to worry about.

  • Summer construction continues at Seton Hall

    Campus construction continues with full force during the summer at Seton Hall, preparing for the return of students. Emails were sent to the SHU community stating that walkways and roadways would be blocked due to the construction of the recreation center, starting in June.

  • School of Diplomacy announces new dean

    Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Larry A. Robinson announced on Monday the new dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations will be Dr. Andrea Bartoli. He sent out an email to the Seton Hall Community that said, “Dr. Bartoli is a highly accomplished scholar with an illustrious career in academia, higher education administration, diplomacy and international conflict resolution.

  • Police arrest suspect in Grove Terrace shooting

    Newark resident, 24-year-old Kaiyri Bennett was arrested on Thurs. June 13 in regards to the shooting and assault that occurred on May 8, 2012 at the Seton Hall Grove Terrace apartments, according to the South Orange police blotter. It read that the suspect was arrested “after detectives determined through their investigation that he was one of the actors involved in the robbery and firearm assault of a Seton Hall University student.

  • Seton Hall graduate and former board member George M. Ring passes away

    George Michael Ring, a Seton Hall graduate and former member of the board of regents, passed away on Friday, June 7. Ring earned his B.S. in finance from Seton Hall University in 1965 and later his M.B.A. in 1971.  As a student, he was a member of the Finance Association, the Booster Club, the Scholarship Club, the Gaelic Society and the Pershing Rifles.

  • John C. Whitehead requests to have name removed from diplomacy school

    The Provost Office sent an email out to the Seton Hall community on Friday June 14, announcing that the Whitehead School of Diplomacy will be undergoing a name change due to the request of John C. Whitehead to have his name removed. “The University will be removing John C.

  • Joseph Unanue, funder of Unanue Institute, passes away

    Joseph Unanue, former member of the Board of Regents, philanthropist, funder of the Joseph A. Unanue Institute for Latin American Studies at Seton Hall University and supporter of the entire community passed away. Mr. Unanue and his wife Carmen Ana Casal de Unanue started the Unanue Institute after a large donation they made through the C&J Foundation, which was also established by them, according to an email sent out by University President A.

  • New freshman roommate selection process comes to SHU

    Eligible freshmen will now be able to choose their own roommates through a new roommate selection process for the 2013-2014 school year. The first 850 freshmen to pay their housing deposit will receive “preferred housing status” and can then select a roommate via Piratenet any time before June 26.

  • Commencement tradition continues with class of 2017

    The class of 2017 will come together at the annual New Student Convocation on August 25 at 4 p.m. to celebrate a new beginning as students at Seton Hall. According to Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, this ceremony “is as much a tradition as commencement” and happens the day before school starts in August as part of orientation weekend.

  • SGA engages SHU community and its leaders

    Having served Seton Hall’s students and faculty for over 25 years, the Student Government Association is in charge of most of the student-run clubs and organizations on campus, according to SGA Vice President Mario Costa. “The SGA is the voice of the student,” Costa said.

  • Students set sail as Seton Hall’s newest alumni

    More than 1,000 Seton Hall graduates received degrees and took the next steps to starting their future on May 20 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 2013 graduation marked the 156th Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony which turned 1,080 Seton Hall students into alumni.

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    Bomb threat shuts down Seton Hall University campus

    A bomb threat caused the evacuation of Seton Hall University’s main campus by the South Orange Police Department due to “an unverified threat” around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday May 30, according to a Pirate Alert sent around 3:50 p.m. This afternoon the University was notified by SOPD of an online Facebook posting of a potential bomb threat to campus, according to Dan Kalmanson, associate vice president for public relations and marketing.

  • National Council of Negro Women returns to Seton Hall

      After a period of decline when it nearly disappeared, the Imani Chapter of The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) of Seton Hall University has returned full force. During this academic year, membership has grown from five, not including the reconstituted executive board, to more than 25.

  • Ivy Hill tenants do not mind Seton Hall student residents

      Ivy Hill Park Apartments, known as “Ivy Hill” or “Ivy,” have become home for many Seton Hall students over the years.  With all the things that come along with having college students as neighbors, mainly partying, ordinary tenants that live in Ivy Hill said they do not have a huge problem with some of the house parties Seton Hall students host in their apartments.

  • Summer for the Spirit comes with a 20% tuition discount

      The Office of the Provost’s Summer for the Spirit program is offering a discount on select undergraduate courses, according to the adviser to the provost, Jane Dewey. The courses include “CORE, Catholic studies, religion, philosophy and theology,” Dewey said.

  • Legislators visit SHU to support grant recipients

       State legislators attended a reception at the Faculty Lounge of the University Cen­ter to show support for Seton Hall recipients of Tuition Assistance Grants on Thursday, April 26. TAG helps more than a thousand stu­dents, and this year was its 35th anniversary, according to Associate Vice President for Alumni and Government Matthew Boro­wick.

  • Background checks revamped to include new faculty hires

      Seton Hall has recently started conducting background checks on all newly hired faculty members in an effort to increase safety and improve the quality of the on-campus experience, according to University’s website. The University has had a simi­lar policy of looking into the his­tories of non-faculty employees in place since 2008, but it was expanded to cover all prospective employees in October 2012.

  • WSOU to award scholarships to dedicated staff members

      WSOU will attempt to lighten the financial burden of college for its staff members with  a yearly scholarship awarded to upperclassmen who have demonstrated their dedication to the campus radio station.    The creation of the scholarship was announced at the station’s 65th anniversary dinner on April 13 following  months of informal talks among WSOU’s advisory board.

  • College of Nursing adopts simulation technology

      The College of Nursing has re­cently enhanced its teaching tech­niques with advanced technology. The teaching approach is fa­cilitated with medical simulation training, medical nursing videos, electronic medical records, digital textbooks and online classes.

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    Law scholar chosen as commencement speaker

    Seton Hall’s Commencement Committee has chosen Dr. Hadley P. Arkes of Amherst College to give the commencement address at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Monday, May 20. According to an email sent from the Provost’s Office, Arkes is the Edward N.

  • Exam schedule contains conflicts

       The University registrar says students with final exam conflicts should try to work them out with professors. Conflicts mainly arise with an overlap of time or space needed for final exams. Some students have to take tests in rooms other than their regular classroom, while others have to arrange alternate times to take tests due to overlap.

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    Relay for Life passes $60,000

    Relay for Life was held on Friday, April 26 in the Richie Regan Recreation Center. Doors opened for the event at 5 p.m. and closed at 9 p.m. Relay for Life lasted for 12 hours, ending at 5 a.m. Saturday morning. For 12 hours, student Relay for Life teams walked laps around the rec center.

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    Zeta Psi raises over $2,000 for cancer

    Seton Hall’s chapter of the Zeta Psi fraternity raised more than $2,000 through its hair shav­ing event on April 29. About 20 people lined up to get their hair cut at noon while 50 to 100 were expected to show be­fore 3:30 p.m. “We shave our heads because if kids with cancer go bald, we should go bald as well,” freshman marketing major and organizer of the event Brent Ciccarino said.

  • Seniors prepare for debt after graduation

      Seton Hall students pay $1,028 per credit, which translates to $33,740 per year just in tuition. Many students resort to taking out loans in order to pay for school, something many graduating seniors are about to face. Students are usually expected to start paying them back within six months of graduating.

  • Blackboard to get boost on May 19

      The latest release of the Blackboard Learn Suite, Blackboard 9.1, will take place on Sunday, May 19 and include upgrades and a few changes based on the feedback provided by nearly 1,200 students and educators at 640 schools. The upgrade will take place during the University’s normal maintenance window from 12:01 a.

  • New Jersey commissioner of Corrections visits SHU

      Dr. John Paitakes’ Community Corrections, Probation and Parole class will host a guest speaker today. Paitakes, a retired New Jersey probation officer and former state Parole Board member, teaches multiple classes at Seton Hall and said this isn’t the first time Gary Lanigan has come to speak.

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    Education professor up for national recognition

    Seton Hall University has recently nominated Dr. Roberta Devlin-Scherer of the College of Education and Human Servies for the U.S. Professor of the Year. Courses she has taught include Instructional Theory and Practice. According to Dr. Greg Burton of the Provost’s Office, nominations are solicited from various places; however, any member of the Seton Hall community has the opportunity to send in nominations.

  • High schoolers visit for Athletic Training Day

      Students from Clifton and Roxbury, N.J., high schools were invited to Seton Hall Uni­versity for Seton Hall Athletic Training Day and joined “Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer” in honor of National Athletic Train­ing Month. This day is planned and organized by stu­dents in the athletic training program.

  • WSOU inducts 2 Hall of Famers

       WSOU celebrated its 65th an­niversary with an alumni dinner where two members were indcut­ed into its Hall of Fame on April 13. Robert Windrem ‘68 and Glenn Schuck ’85 became the 10th and 11th members of the WSOU Hall of Fame. WSOU General Manager Mark Maben was one of the many staff members present at the an­niversary dinner, which saw both Windrem and Schuck accept their induction.

  • How to drink responsibly

       Every April the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to educate the public about the danger of overconsumption and provide support for affected families and individuals. “It’s a challenge for college-aged students to party without drinking, but there are many strategies that they can employ to do it without using alcohol or drugs,” Assistant Director of Public Safety and Security Gary Christie said.

  • Petersheim keynote speaker: Celebrate student curiosity

      The 17th Annual Petersheim Academic Exposition “Share, Honor, Unite” this week recognized student achievements. The annual event was established in 1996 by Dr. Matthew Petersheim, a chemistry professor who died in 1998. “The Petersheim Academic Exposition is about honoring our students,” Petersheim Academic Exposition Co-chair Dr.

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    Aquinas residents deal with bedbug infestation

    A bedbug infestation in a suite on the second floor of Aquinas Hall was reported to the office of Housing and Residence Life in late March. Since then, residents in other rooms also complained about bedbugs. HRL Director Tara Hart said that her department was notified and immediately responded by following a set process to address the issue.

  • Building plans approved, remodeling to begin

      The South Orange Planning Board approved the renovation plans for Aquinas and Stafford halls which means construction can start, on April 10. Both buildings will be completed in fall of 2014, according to Vice President of Administration Dennis Garbini and Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operations John Signorello.

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    Gentlemen of the Hall sing B.O.B. hit a cappella

    The Student Activities Board partnered with the new all-male a cappella group The Gentlemen of the Hall, at 4 p.m. on Monday on the Green to promote the Spring Fling concert. The Gentlemen sang an arranged version of B.O.B’s “Magic” with an audience of more than 50 people.

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    New laptop for mobile computing project receives positive feedback

    Students eligible for the junior technology refresh who have heard the news of the new laptop initiative said they are looking forward to the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix next year, which upperclassmen and incoming freshmen will receive instead of this year’s Samsung technology.

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    Accreditation recommended for 2 communication majors

      An American Communica­tion Association team has rec­ommended full accreditation for the communication studies and the public relations and journal­ism majors, according to Dr. Jon Radwan, associate professor in the department of communication and the arts.

  • Rutgers staff visits the Hall to discuss WWII archives

    Seton Hall University hosted a presentation on April 2 about eyewitness testimonies describing what life was like in both Italy and New Jersey during World War II. There was a discussion and presentation of the resources in Seton Hall’s Valente Collection, located in Walsh Library.

  • Students ‘Move their Phi’t’

      Alpha Phi Sorority will kick off Seton Hall’s Greek Week with a 5k walk/run to benefit women’s heart health on the University Green this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The event, Move Your Phi’t, is held annually across the country by many of the sorority’s chapters to support the Alpha Phi Founda­tion.

  • Young alum honored with SHU ROPE award

      Seton Hall’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Soci­ety of America will present the “ROPE in Success Award” for ex­emplary mentoring skills on April 18. The award will be presented to Ashley Manz of Beckerman Public Relations during the 2013 ROPE in Success event in the Chancellor’s Suite of the Univer­sity Center at 6:30 p.

  • Seton Hall comes together for week of achievements and ideas

      The Petersheim Academic Exposition will host its opening reception for the 17th year on Monday, April 22 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite of the University Center. This year’s theme will continue to be “Share, Honor, Unite,” a newly defined acronym for “SHU.

  • Spring Fling concert, GrooveBoston combined

      Seton Hall will be combining the Spring Fling Concert with GrooveBoston on May 4. When the concert begins at 10 p.m. with Grammy-nominated artist B.O.B taking the stage, doors will close and students not yet inside will be unable to attend the GrooveBoston afterparty.

  • SNA event promotes community and health

      The Seton Hall Student Nurs­ing Association hosted its annual Health Fair and Blood Drive on the Green on April 16. Students from the SNA edu­cated others about topics such as breast cancer, sexually transmit­ted diseases, stress, high blood pressure and CPR.

  • New laptop agreement eliminates slate and UltraBook

      Chief Information Officer Dr. Stephen Landry announced the finalization of the laptop selection for Mobile Computing 2013 as the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, instead of the slate or Samsung Ultrabook from this year. The idea to change to the Lenovo ThinkPad came from Student Government Association Sen.

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    Mock crisis set up for nursing majors

    In a disaster drill, a major water main broke on South Orange Avenue, causing a series of gas lines and pipes to burst at Seton Hall University where at least 15 students and faculty members suffered serious injuries. The Leaders in Healthcare club sponsored a disaster simulation in the Schwartz Nursing Building for both undergraduate and graduate nursing students on Tuesday.

  • Proficiency requirements in effect for class of 2014

      In the 2010 catalog, graduation requirements mandate that students now need to complete 10 proficiency courses before they graduate. The requirement is part of the university core and applies to every undergraduate student in the University. Proficiencies Co-Chair of the Core Curriculum Dr.

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    'It’s your Green, let’s keep it clean'

    Administrators collect trash left behind by students

      Last week’s warm temperatures led to students gathering on the Green, and they left litter behind. Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tracy Gottlieb said she was displeased with the condition of the Green. “I was here late Tuesday night last week and I was startled,” Gottlieb said.

  • Petition aims to stop plan for U-Center

      A petition signed by South Orange residents was started to stop Seton Hall from expanding the University Center. The petition, on started by John Gay, states that the new University Center will have two-lane, 25-foot-wide service road that runs parallel to South Orange Avenue, a 100-foot-wide truck turning circle and loading dock to handle trash.

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    Boston Marathon affects Pirates personally

    A Seton Hall alumni proudly crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in two hours, 59 minutes and 31 seconds on Monday. An hour and a half later, the first of two bombs that would kill three and injure more than 170 people detonated. Andrew Felbinger ’12 ran his first marathon in March 2011, and qualified for the Boston Marathon in upstate New York in December 2012.

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    Seton Hall students enjoy mock seder

        Seton Hall University’s Jewish Student Union enjoyed a mock Passover Seder on Wednesday, April 10, according to JSU President Amalia Williams. Attendees consisted of students, faculty and community members within Seton Hall and South Orange. Rabbi Yitzchok Bogomilsky instructed the attendees about the rituals step by step although the attendees only performed the main points of the celebration.

  • PepsiCo Senior Director shares experiences

      Seton Hall’s Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute and the Stillman School of Business presented “A Converstion with Javier Farfán” on Wednesday, April 17. Students and faculty gathered in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium to hear about a more nuanced approach to marketing.

  • SHU stacks up at ROTC challenge

      Seton Hall’s ROTC program joined five other schools to hone their combat skills in the Joint Task Force Exercise at Fort Dix last weekend. The JFTX is an annual event that brings together hundreds of cadets to train outside their com­fort zone in a more authentic en­vironment.

  • Philanthropy Committee aims to keep students connected

      The Class of 2013 has recently created the Philanthropy Committee in hopes of keeping students connected after leaving Seton Hall University. The committee was created to help students stay engaged and involved after graduation, mainly by encouraging dona­tions that help the continued improvement of Seton Hall.

  • Gun supporter defends stance

      Seton Hall’s Students For Liberty hosted a presentation on gun control with guest speaker Trevor Burrus, a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies, on Tuesday. The presentation discussed both sides of the debate on guns and why people are for or against them.

  • SGA president talks about 2013-14 plans

      Current Student Government Association President Joe Donato has been re-elected for his second term and said he plans to continue his work for the University. SGA Vice President Mario Costa and Treasurer Ashley Jef­ferson have also been re-elected for their second terms and Sec­retary Dolores Bujnowski for her third term.

  • Evironmental Studies panel: global warming is real threat

    Experts discuss reasons, solutions

      The co-director of the En­vironmental Studies program organized a panel on climate change and environmental ethics in hopes of raising awareness of current ecological issues. The goal of professor Judith Stark’s panel was to inform the audience that climate change is occurring as a result of a well-dis­cussed phenomena called global warming.

  • Education reform inspires professor’s book

      Assistant professor of education administration Dr. Christopher Tienken is co-author of “The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth, and Lies,” published on Feb 22. In addition to being a Seton Hall professor and co-writing a book with Donald Orlich, Tienken is the editor of the American Association of School Administrators Journal of Scholarship and the Kappa Delta Pi Record.

  • Black Student Union open to all

      An increasing number of stu­dents have been participating in the Black Student Union meet­ings. Started in 1967 by African- American students, the BSU was originally called the Black Stu­dent League. It’s one of the old­est organizations on campus.

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    Professor’s fellowship to foster research

      Dr. James Kimble, an associ­ate professor in the department of communication and the arts, has been named a Senior Fellow by the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. According to an announce­ment on March 20 by Rockwell Center curator Dr.

  • Trip to Rio de Janiero inspires growth in faith

      Campus Ministry will sponsor 25 Seton Hall students on a trip to Rio de Janiero for World Youth Day this summer. The ministry has hosted meetings preparing the program’s travelers for the event. According to its website, WYD is “a worldwide encounter with the pope” that is open to all young people wanting to take part in the festivities centered on Jesus Christ and organized by the Catholic Church.

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    Alpha Sigma Tau rocks for charity

      The Alpha Sigma Tau sorority hosted local bands at its first “Rock-A-Thon” benefit concert in the Main Lounge of the University Center on Sunday. The concert began at 5:30 p.m. Several bands from the Seton Hall community were featured, including the Joe Mifsud Band, the Far West Outfit and the Company Kept.

  • Public Safety warns of solicitors on campus

      Recent reports of sales people starting to solicit for used text books on campus illegally have been made to the head of the Department of Public Safety and Security, Gary Christie. Christie said he first heard of this happening when an email was sent out to the Seton Hall community on Monday from one of these solicitors.

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    Student pictures show off school spirit

    Seton Hall has raided social media sites in search of students with Pirate pride. Photos of students at school events showing spirit are gathered and posted on the school’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages. The person with best picture each week receives a Pirate magnet, according to Director of Web and Digital Communications Michael Hyland.

  • New university assesment coming to Walsh Library

      The Office of the Provost has been working to establishing a new University Assessment Center, to be located in the Walsh Library. According to the SHU website, the new center will “help academic and administrative units to create and implement assessment plans.

  • Free Flick Fridays initiated to keep students at SHU

      Seton Hall’s Student Activities Board launched an event at the beginning of the spring semester: a series of monthly movie screenings called “Free Flick Fridays.” The SAB’s mid-year survey results revealed an interest in film screenings on campus, according to SAB Vice President Brittany Nilsen.

  • Small SGA turnover expected

      The Student Government Association held the “Meet the Candidates” event on Tuesday night to introduce students running for positions for the 2013- 14 academic year. SGA’s current executive board, including President Joseph Donato and Vice President Mario Costa, are running unopposed for their second term.

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    Competition spurs friendly rivalry

      As the first rays of sunlight shone through the still lowered blinds of most students’ dorm rooms last Friday morning, eight teams of two members each from Seton Hall’s ROTC program were busy duking it out around the South Orange area in the Pirate Battalion’s first Best Cadet Com­petition.

  • Pirate’s Gold payment option for takeout allows Seton Hall students to order food online from 15 local restaurants using cash, debit and credit cards and now Pirate’s Gold. Kenneth Cucchia, a 2010 graduate of the Stillman School of Business, founded the company and has been working on this initiative for the last 16 months.

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    Parking garage extension up for approval

    An extension will be added to the parking garage, once plans are approved, to create 500 extra parking spaces, according to Vice President of Administration Dennis Garbini and Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operations John Signorello. “We now submitted plans for the extension of the parking garage,” Garbini said, “to alleviate stress on the current parking lots, as well as stress on students looking for a spot.

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    University libraries to upgrade printing system

    Eighty percent of the University’s print jobs are processed through Walsh Library’s four printers. The printers, which date back to 2008 and 2009, have printed more than 1 million pieces of paper each – one printer has exceeded 3 million prints, according to John Bushman, dean of University libraries.

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    Latino insight given on new pope

      The recent selection of the Latin American-born pope has caused much discussion in the Catholic community and at Seton Hall. After Pope Benedict XVI ended his papacy in February, the church began its search for a new pope. On March 13, the cardinals elected Argentinian-born Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th pope of the Catholic Church.

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    Experts address immigration reforms

    Seton Hall’s department of communication and the arts fa­cilitated a panel discussion, “Un­derstanding the U.S. Immigration Reform Debate,” on Tuesday. Each of the panelists brought a unique perspective on both state and national immigration and the expected impact it will continue to have throughout the debate.

  • Honors students included in humanities campaign

    Students in Seton Hall’s Honors program were interviewed for and included in a local nonprofit organization video campaign promoting the highlights of the importance of humanities. “This project shows the value of discussing humanities for both students’ personal and professional life and development, especially how (the humanities) promote civic engagement and thoughtful citizens,” Associate Director for the University Honors Program Dr.

  • Resident Assistants host suicide awareness program

      Several Resident Assistants hosted a mock birthday party for the “Happy Birthday: Make a Wish” event to advocate suicide awareness in Aquinas Hall on March 25. The event which was part of five other events from March 15 to 25consisted of a talk about suicide.

  • Student is first to graduate new Doctorate of Nursing program

      Seton Hall has introduced a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice to its the College of Nursing this past year.  The DNP is a graduate level degree that focuses on the clinical aspects of nursing. Diane McClure will be the first to graduate from this program in the spring.

  • Seton Hall alumnae share experiences with human trafficking

      The “Just Talk” Series continued with an event this past Thursday that brought back two Seton Hall alumnae to share their experiences with human trafficking. SHU alumnae Ingrid Johnson and Keyla M. Munoz opened up with the community about their experiences with human trafficking.

  • Weekly Crime Log

    Week ending March 27, 2013

      3/21/13--Theft--A professor in the Arts and Science building reported the theft of a laptop computer from his open office. 3/22/13--Assault--The guest of a Boland Hall resident was assaulted by a SHU student when he tried to break up a fight outside of the building.

  • Spring Fling performer announced

    B.o.B to perform in May

      Seton Hall’s Student Activities Board announced on Saturday at the Blast from the Past Party that Grammy nominated hip-hop artist B.o.B will be performing at the Spring Fling concert on May 4. According to SAB co-advisor and Assistant Dean of Students for Student Activities Mariel Pagán, the artist was chosen based on survey results.

  • SGA survey works to bring airport shuttle to residents

      A survey was emailed to residents re­garding the possibility of a shuttle service from campus to Newark Liberty Interna­tional Airport. The survey asked residents if they use the Newark Liberty International Airport to fly home, if they would use a shuttle service, how much money they are willing to pay and how early they are willing to arrive before their flight.

  • Stillman offers free trip to port terminals

      Stillman School of Business undergraduate and graduate stu­dents toured and explored the workings of a major supply chain in February. The students visited Maher Terminals in Elizabeth, N.J., as a requirement of the Logistics and Operations in Supply Chain Man­agement course taught by the as­sociate professor of computing and decision sciences Dr.

  • Specialist says laughs are best way to relieve stress easily

      Certified laugh specialist Mi­chele B. Granberg revealed the physical and emotional benefits of laughter as medicine during a Leaders in Healthcare meeting on Tuesday. Granberg, director of the Cen­ter for Relaxation and Healing in Plainsboro, N.J.

  • Students reveal love secrets on Facebook

      A new craze on Facebook has persuaded Seton Hall students to anonymously reveal personal crushes on fellow students. “SHU Crushes,” a Facebook page created for the Seton Hall University student body, is an online spot for campus crushers wanting to voice their admiration for someone at SHU in an unconventional and unrevealing way.

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    Gaming Sector founded after months of preparation

    The new Gaming Sector Club doesn’t just take on console gaming; it includes video games, board games and outdoor-based activities. It took about four monthsto get the Gaming Sector started. The idea to start the SHU Gaming Sector was a collaborative effort among Chris Miklius, Kevin Manas, Chris Gbogi (who is the President of the Anime Club), Raphael Glazov and Mike Sobczak.

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    ROTC stands out in memorial march

    Seven members of Seton Hall’s ROTC program fought through 26.2 miles of sand, mountains and terrain in 80-degree New Mexico weather on St. Patrick’s Day. This is the first time that SHU ROTC managed to send competitive teams to the Bataan Memorial Death March, according to Cadet Peter Guarraci, 29, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran of Elizabeth, N.

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    Website created to find baby sitting jobs

      The days of asking friends for information about baby sitters may soon be over for many parents, replaced with a modern baby sitters club that allows families and sitters to be matched with a click of a button. Seton Student Sitter, a website created by recent Seton Hall graduate Maura Kolkmeyer, pairs local families in need of a baby sitter with college students interested in baby sitting jobs.

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    Professors are researchers of the year

    Dr. Tin-Chun Chu and Dr. Kurt Rotthoff received the Seton Hall University Researcher of the Year Award in February for the research they have done over the last academic year. Chu, assistant professor of biological studies, focused on ge­nome projects, studies of physi­ological response of stress factors on bacteria, and a novel approach to fighting diseases using natural products.

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    Two young Seton Hall females recognized by 2013 Women's Conference

    The On the Shoulders We Stand Award will be presented to two female students at the 2013 Women’s Conference on Friday. Sophomore diplomacy and international relations major Amanda Gagne and graduate student and candidate for the master of science in nursing Samantha Singh are being honored for their commitment to being women leaders in the Seton Hall community.

  • Woman of the Year award honors two Seton Hall leaders

    The 2013 Woman of the Year Award has two recipients this year, professor Marta Deyrup and dean’s secretary of Arts & Sciences Brenda Knight, the awards will be presented at the Women’s Conference on Friday. The two women received many nominations from community members.

  • News outlets confuse Seton Hill with Seton Hall

    A false rumor that the Seton Hall women’s lacrosse team was involved in a fatal bus accident spread around campus early last week. The accident happened on March 16 and occurred on the way to a game, killing the coach and seriously injuring three players.

  • Holy hour for the Pope

      The Seton Hall community united in song and prayer  in support of the Catholic church, Benedict XVI and the papal office on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the University’s Main Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. The Holy Hour, an hour spent in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, finds its roots in the Gospel of Matthew.

  • Students take tenth annual DOVE trip to El Salvador

      Fifteen Seton Hall students along with five chaperones ven­tured to El Salvador during Spring Break for the 10th annual service trip with the Division of Volunteer Efforts. Among those on the trip were DOVE Director Michelle Peterson and the Rev. Joe Chapel, who has gone on the first trip and every one since then.

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    Bike policy revised; new registration needed

    A new bike policy was announced on Monday by Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tracy Gottlieb. Under the policy, bikes must be registered at Parking Services in Duffy Hall, according to Gottlieb. The registration is free. “Student Services consulted with your Student Government Association to create a policy that meets the needs of our students and the safety of our greater community,” Gottlieb wrote in the announcement.

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    Thering Fund celebrates Jewish-Catholic relations

    As part of Seton Hall’s year-long celebration of Building Bridges: 60 Years of Jewish-Christian Dialogue, the Sister Rose Thering Fund held its annual Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf lecture on Sunday featuring opinions on Nostra Aetate and its effects on Jewish-Catholic relations.

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    Catholic community welcomes Pope Francis

    The bells on campus rang for an hour Wednesday to celebrate the election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope Francis around 2 p.m. EST, after the Conclave was in session for just two days. A prayer was offered for the new Pope Francis at 5 p.

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    Public Relations department accredited with certification

      In the fall, the Public Relations department was accredited the Certification in Education for Public Relations. Dr. Kathleen Rennie, head of the program, said she worked diligently all summer with the help of faculty and students to earn the CEPR, but this was only the first step.

  • SHU designates programs as Centers of Excellence

      Progress has been made on Seton Hall’s Strategic Plan, From Strength to Strength, which calls for selective investment in high-performing and high-potential academic programs, according to an email sent out by Dr. Larry Robinson, Provost and Executive Vice President.

  • Stillman students to compete in CFA Institute Research Challenge

      A group of students from the Stillman School of Business will be competing against other universities in the CFA Institute Research Challenge on Monday, March 4. Team Stillman will take on teams from Fordham University, Montclair State University and Pace University.

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    LEAP has successful anti-bullying celebration

    Leap on Bullying Day was held on Saturday to celebrate the work the student run anti-bullying group, LEAP, did this past week to advocate awareness on bullying at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, according to a press release sent out by LEAP member Sabrina Browne.

  • Crime log for 2/21-2/26

      2/19/13 – Theft – A SHU community member reported the windshield wiper was stolen from his vehicle while parked under Xavier Hall 2/22/13 – Theft – A SHU student reported the theft of an unattended iPod from the Field House at the Recreation Center 2/24/13 – Theft – A SHU student reported the theft of a black light from an event in the Main Lounge at the University Center 2/25/13 – Criminal Mischief – Facilities Engineering reported that someone damaged a newly installed bench in the middle of the Green Area 2/25/13 – Harassment – Several SHU students reported individuals shouting racial epithets at them from the window of a residence in Xavier Hall.

  • Nursing course revamps curriculum to focus on medical safety

      Nursing professor Maureen Byrnes’ Group Dynamics course curriculum received a facelift after the spring 2012 semester when a group of five nursing students made a presentation on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. The QSEN project was started in 2005 and aims “to address the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems in which they work,” according to QSEN.

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    Students raise money for children's cancer organization at PirateThon

    Students raised more than $26,000 at Seton Hall’s first annual 18-hour dance marathon, PirateThon on Saturday, Feb. 23. More than 350 people danced, or at least stood, for 18 hours in the Main Lounge in order to raise awareness and money to the Valerie Fund, a local, not-for-profit organization that supports children with blood disorders and cancer.

  • Career fair brings over 100 employers to campus

      Over 100 employers filled the field house in the Richie Regan rec center this past Wednesday for this year’s largest career event on campus, according to Assistant Director of the Career Center Sandra Maloney. Maloney said the Career Center organized the fair this year as opportunities for jobs, internships and networking for students of all years and majors.

  • Survey by SAB provides students chance to be heard

      Students will have the chance to make their voices heard and shape the who, what where and when of all Student Activities Board events by taking a survey next se­mester, according to the assistant dean of student activities, Mariel Pagan. Next semester, SAB will have a mar­keting committee, a group of students spe­cifically focused on promotion of what the SAB offers.

  • Conference highlights women’s achievements

      Seton Hall’s 19th annual National Women’s Conference will be held on March 22 in honor of Women’s History Month. According to Rosario Reyes, assistant dean of the Community Development, the theme of the event is careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Investors Foundation awards SHU $10,000

      Seton Hall University has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Investors Foundation, which provides funding to organizations that enrich the communities served by Investors Bank, according to a press release sent by Investors Foundation. This funding will go toward the University’s Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute, according to Investors Foundation.

  • Lower enrollment to be expected, despite more peer advisors

      With more peer advisors being employed for next year paired with the expansions on campus leads to the question, will the University higher the enrollment count for Fall? The vice president of enrollment management, Dr. Alyssa McCloud, said no. “The University is looking to bring in a smaller class than last fall,” McCloud said.

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    PR majors take LEAP against bullying

    Seton Hall has entered the National Bateman Case Study Competition for public relations majors, and with this year’s focus is on the prevention of bullying. Senior Sabrina Browne said she is working on a team with three other students, called “HallStars.

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    Aquinas Hall no longer for freshmen

      Due to the large size of the freshman class and a lack of space in Boland Hall, this year Aqui­nas was solely freshmen housing. Next year, since Aquinas will be under construction, upperclass­men will be living there. This raises the question: where will the freshmen be placed if they do not fit in Boland? Vice President of Student Ser­vices Dr.

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    EOF to phase out certain scholarships due to cuts in state funding

    Due to cutbacks, the Educa­tional Opportunity Fund has re­cently considered phasing out medical, dental, and law scholar­ships to students. Because the EOF is funded by the state, the state budget plays the leading role in determining how much money the EOF is given to continue its work.

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    Reaction to no meat on Lent varies

      In accordance with Catholic traditions, Seton Hall University’s food service provider, Gourmet Dining Services, will not be serving meat on Fridays during Lent. Dunkin’ Donuts, the newest part of GDS’ dining facilities, will take all meat items off of its menu on Fridays, as well. 1 comment

  • Holy Hour on campus as pope steps down

    On Thursday, February 28, at 2 p.m. there will be a Holy Hour cele­brated on campus for Pope Bene­dict XVI as he steps down for the next pope. The Mass will be cel­ebrated at the Immaculate Con­ception Chapel and is sponsored by Campus Ministry.

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    WSOU up for mtvU’s Woodie award again

      Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio, 89.5 FM WSOU, has been nominated for an mtvU’s College Radio Woodie Award for the second year in a row. The award-winning station is up against several other college stations across for the award, a category introduced to the annual mtvU’s Woodie Awards in 2004.

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    Housing considers new laundry initiative

    In summer of 2014, Seton Hall may include it as part of the overall housing rate

    The contract for laundry at Seton Hall’s dormitories will be up for renewal in summer 2014 and the option for including it in the room rates will be discussed. The University is currently under contract with ASI Campus Laundry Solutions and Coinmarch for the laundry services, according to Director of Housing and Residence Life Tara Hart.

  • Final exam schedule changed for spring

      The final exam schedule was late coming out this year because of complications with the new class schedule, according to Mary Ellen Farrell, University Registrar. Farrell said work had to be done so that the University could provide rooms for every course.

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    Eden Gourmet sold; new 7-11 to open soon

    Eden Gourmet will be changing ownership and name, and a 7-Eleven will be opening on Valley Street within the next few months. Eden Gourmet’s Eden Marketplace is located on South Orange Ave. by the train station. South Orange President Alex Torpey confirmed that the new owners will be Ashley Supermarket, which has another location in Hoboken.

  • Moore’s alleged shooters to court Monday

      The two men arrested in the September 2010 shooting that resulted in the death of Seton Hall sophomore Jessica Moore will be in court Monday pretrial motions before New Jersey Superior Court Judge Peter Ryan on Monday. Nicholas Welch, alleged gunman, and Marcus Bascus, his alleged accomplice, were arrested the week of Sept.

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    Catholics focus on future of the papacy

    Hall community reacts, reflects following Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation

    As the College of Cardinals prepares to travel to Rome for Conclave in light of the first resignation of the papacy since 1415, much of the world will be watching. Members of the Catholic community at Seton Hall expressed gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI and offered predictions for the uncertain future of The Vatican.

  • Scoreboard to be installed this week at Owen T. Carroll

       A reminder was sent out to students on Wednesday about the installation of the new Owen T. Carroll Field scoreboard from Facilities and Operations. The installation will start on today and will continue on Friday. There will be a break over the weekend and the scoreboard is scheduled to be finished on Monday.

  • Nonrefundable housing deposits start this semester

      Seton Hall University released a reminder Jan. 30, stating that housing deposits for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year are due by Feb. 28 and are nonrefundable. This change in policy is a fair solution to past issues with housing deposits, according to Cheryl Janus, assistant director of housing operations and marketing.

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    Rwandan genocide survivor speech is ‘not to be missed'

      Seton Hall will host an event about the Rwandan genocide with a guest speaker at 4:30 p.m on March 13 in the Jubilee Hall. New York Times best-selling author Immaculee Illibagiza was invited to return to Seton Hall to speak after student Wallace Weaver reached out to professor Nancy Enright, asking her to invite Illibagiza.

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    Men express frustration with lack of locker room

      The construction at the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center has presented conflicts with the men’s changing room, forcing its users to find new places to change. Student Dan McCormick said that the cold weather has caused him to cut down his gym time from six times a week to only four.

  • SGA discusses upcoming changes

      The Student Government Association discussed the possibility of keeping the library open for 24 hours during midterms and creating small committees throughout campus on Monday. The top concern addressed was the hours of the Walsh Library during the midterm month.

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    University introduces new layout for website

      The Seton Hall Advancement Department launched the redesigned school website on Feb. 8. The University’s website has not been changed for seven years. The homepage launch kicked off the 12-to-18 month redesign for Seton Hall’s entire website, according to the project’s leader, Michael Hyland, director of web and digital communications.

  • Award-winning physics majors to attend research conference

      Two physics majors were awarded the American Physical Society Future of Physics Day March Meeting Student Travel Awards, making it possible for them to attend and present re­search at one of the largest inter­national physics conferences in the world.

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    Upperclassmen who choose AQ to get discount

      Because Aquinas Hall will be under construction next year due to renovations, upperclassmen are being asked to apply to live there for a 20 percent housing discount, according to Vice President of Student Services Tracy Gottlieb. Gottlieb added that residents can reserve a new third-floor dorm room once they are finished for the second half of the semester.

  • Institue of Judaeo-Christian Studies is ‘building bridges’

    Recognized for interfaith efforts on campus

      Seton Hall University cel­ebrated the inauguration of Build­ing Bridges as part of 60 years of Jewish-Christian dialogue through the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies on Wednesday, Jan. 30. This event was held in Jubilee Hall and included a video presen­tation titled “The Life and Legacy of Monsignor John M.

  • Earn iPhone fame for acting foolish

      A Seton Hall alumnus co-founded the iPhone app (iACTa­FOOL) that launched on Dec. 16. Ibrahim Khaddash said the idea for the app came from the Draw Something app. He was sending pictures back and forth with a friend when he noticed some of the features were lim­iting.

  • Pipe bursts near Arts & Sciences

      Construction going on next to the Arts & Sciences building, alongside the back entrance to the cafeteria. John Signorello, associate vice president of facilities and op­erations this was because a pipe sprung a leak, according to him. He said he had been keeping particular watch on this pipe be­cause it was “presumed to go.

  • Alumna selected for Boston tutor position

       A class of 2011 alumna was selected from a pool of 2,500 recent college graduates to be a private tutor for Match Corps in Massachusetts. at Lawrence Pub­lic High School. “Lawrence Public High School is one of the lowest per­forming schools in Massachusetts and Match wanted to bring their personal tutors to the students,” alumna Stephanie Cortes said.

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    Facilities renovation plan continues

      The campus is undergoing significant changes with renovations planned for the Richie Regan Recreational Center, Stafford Hall and Aquinas Hall. According to Vice President of Administration Dennis Garbini and Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operations John Signorello, the Stafford Hall building is going to be replaced, the Cricklewood building has been renovated and the Aquinas Hall residence hall is being updated to meet the changing needs of the University.

  • Dunkin’ worker arrested

      An Orange resident was arrested last week and charged with stealing a credit card number while employed at Seton Hall’s Dunkin’ Donuts, according to the South Orange Police Department. Detectives determined that 25-year-old Danielle Frazier “was using one person’s credit card and used it at two fast food restaurants in town,” Police Chief Jim Chelel said.

  • SGA wants to restrict where smokers light up

      The SGA’s Student Life Committee that is set on Monday to propose a piece of legislation which will alter Seton Hall’s smoking policy on Monday, Feb. 11. If approved, the legislation will create designated smoking areas around campus, according to the Student Life Committee Chairman Wesley Satterwhite said “Students are tired of walking to class and having someone blowing smoke next to them the whole way,” Satterwhite said.

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    SAVE team works to prevent sexual assaults

      Violence Education team is collaborating with the ‘JUST TALK’ series and Women for Women International on the issue of human trafficking this semester. The SAVE team, comprised of four administrators and six students, seeks to raise awareness through outreach and education and dedicate their time and efforts as advocates, according to Dean Rosario Reyes, who oversees the SAVE team at Seton Hall.

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    Male student says limiting RAD classes to women is unfair

      A male student is upset about not being allowed to take the free Rape Aggression Defense cours­es, as they are limited to female students. “Self-defense I believe is a basic right for all human beings,” senior Cornelius Horgan said. “I don’t think it is right to choose whom the ability to defend oneself is taught to based on their gender and that particular gender’s involvement in a given criminal of­fense.

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    CAPS expands initiatives to reach students

      In addition to the programs Counseling and Psychological Services has provided in the past, it continues to expand its resourc­es by developing other ways to reach out and help members of the campus community. The CAPS center is a part Stu­dent Affairs and has been acces­sible for decades, with its mission to “foster the psychological health and well-being of our students in order to enable them to thrive, de­velop and achieve academic suc­cess.

  • Team wins AHA walk for the second year

      A group representing Seton Hall recently won the American Heart Association Heart Walk fundraiser for the second year in a row. The team, captained by senior Sean Riordan, officially consisted of six members though it had a great deal of support from the members of the Alpha Sigma Phi and Alpha Phi Omega fraternities and the Alpha Phi sorority.

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    Pulitzer Prize winner gives students literary advice

      As part of the spring semes­ter’s Poetry-in-the-Round series, Pulitzer Prize winning and best­selling novelist Jennifer Egan vis­ited Seton Hall. The Poetry-in-the-Round is the literary branch of the Seton Hall Arts Council. As director of PiTR, Nathan Oates invites com­pelling and celebrated writers to Seton Hall University each year to read and discuss their works with students and community members.

  • Mental health certificate earned for first time

         The College of Nursing announced its first group of students certified in Mental Health First Aid earlier this month. These students are to be the first of hopefully many said professor Leah Johnston-Rowbotham, M.S., A.P.R.N., B.C., Rowbotham, a nurse practitioner in behavior health was the clinical instructor for the group of students and organized the groups’ certification courses.

  • Series challenges students to understand themselves

      The “JUST TALK” series began as an idea for students to gain a deeper un­derstanding of themselves and the world around them, and has grown into a multi-departmental collaboration recognized by the office of the Attorney General. The Center for Multiculturalism & Civic Engagement, has developed a se­ries of discussions on Catholic Social Jus­tice Issues/teachings.

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    Brother inspires student to be nurse

      When nursing student Allison Ruggiero’s brother Evan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in October 2009, she said it was not only a shock that shook her world but one that solidified her desire to become a nurse. Osteosarcoma is a rare bone cancer that generally affects males between the ages of 12 and 18, Ruggiero said.

  • SGA plans for future

      The Student Government Association is discussing new innovative ideas that would hopefully kick-off in the fall semester of 2013. The student life meeting was closed to the public. SGA Academic Affairs Chairman Drew Holden said they “kicked around mostly plans for the next semester.

  • Continued technology push gets mixed response

       As technology continues to be integrated into Seton Hall, profes­sors and students alike have vari­ous opinions about the new surge of electronics being introduced into the University’s academics. Since the fall semester, Seton Hall has tried to improve its tech­nological equipment for its stu­dents and faculty.

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    Senior helping senior featured on CBS News

      A Seton Hall senior was featured on CBS’ evening news segment “On the Road” on Jan. 18 for her unusual friendship. History major Allison Eyres was highlighted for recovering stolen war medals for her friend and coworker, Jack Morris, a veteran of World War II.

  • Library acquires two new E-Book licenses

      The Seton Hall library announced its acquisition of two new E-Book licenses, which will allow a multitude of new research information to reach students and faculty this semester. After reviewing the two databases, E-brary Academic Complete E-Books Database and EBSCO E-Books Academic Collection, based on criteria including type of license, amount of content, accessibility and price, library officials said they agreed these two programs would best fit student and faculty needs.

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    Dunkin’ opens door to library

      For months students and employees have had to walk from the Dunkin’ Donuts to the entrance of Walsh Library in order to go between the two. Now they don’t have to since the door to the library has been opened inside the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant located on the second floor.

  • University prepares Crickwood building

      The building across the street from the Farinella Gate looks to have been recently acquired by Seton Hall but it has been owned by the University for about seven years, according to the vice president for administration, Dennis Garbini. Next to Turrell Manor and across the street from Health Services, the Crickwood building now has a sign posted on the side of it identifying it as property of Seton Hall.

  • Students and staff adjust to new schedule

      Some of the 8 a.m. classes were canceled this semester due to lack of student enrollment, according to University Registrar Mary Ellen Farrell. Farrell said “a number of” Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. courses were canceled; however, the exact number was unknown to her.

  • Students subject to expulsion or probation with false reports

      A recent Pirate Alert was sent out saying that the robbery that occurred last week was a false crime report. Patrick Linfante, director of Public Safety, said that this is one of three false crimes reported in the past two years. Linfante said he has no idea why a student would falsely report a crime.

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    Task force tackles parking issue

      A Parking Task Force has been created by Dean Tracy Gottlieb in order to look at creative ways to approach the parking crunch for students and employees on campus. “I was concerned before the beginning of the semester about the ability for everyone to park on campus,” Gottlieb said of why she created the task force.

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    Lions Club starts on campus

      Seton Hall’s Lions Club celebrated its charter night on Sunday, Dec. 22 in the Main Lounge with a fundraising dinner with family, friends and special guests. “I am proud to welcome these Seton Hall students into Lions Club,” said South Orange Village President Alex Torpey.

  • Student fights off robber and flees

      A Seton Hall student was robbed on Tuesday at 9 p.m. while walking on South Orange Avenue, according to a Public Safety Alert that was sent out via email to all SHU students. The alert said that the student was approached from behind and an object was placed against his head.

  • Mixed reviews for Dunkin’

      While Seton Hall runs on Dunkin’, students are divided about whether they do the same. The eatery has been open for a semester, the lines are long and service is slow at Dunkin’ Donuts located on the second floor of the Walsh Library. While some students have had negative experiences at the busy establishment, some are happy with the service.

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    Seton Hall to finalize updated bike policy Friday; new racks put up

      In response to the growing number of students who make their way to and around Seton Hall on bicycles, school administration and the Student Government Association will implement a new bike policy on Friday. Despite the below-freezing temperatures, there are plenty of students whose bikes are their preferred mode of transportation, particularly if they live on or close to campus.

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    Anime Club finally brought to light

      Members of Seton Hall’s Anime Club are not only interested in Japanese cartoons. President Chris Gbogi said he plays video games such as massive multiplayer online role playing games when he isn’t running the Anime Club. He said he likes these types of games because he can “level up” and also “level grind.

  • Alpha Phi Omega to host service award

      The Alpha Phi Omega fraternity will be hosting the President’s Volunteer Service Award for the fourth year at Seton Hall University in February. The award is given by the federal government to those between the ages of 15 and 25 years old who complete a specific number of volunteer service hours in 2012, according to the president of APO, Moira Kelly.

  • Students discuss civil rights on live television

      The director of the Martin Lu­ther King Leadership Program, the Rev. Dr. Forrest Pritchett, and two students discussed the prog­ress of civil rights in America spanning the last 50 years on Jan. 18 on live TV. Wallace Weaver, president of Seton Hall’s Martin Luther King Scholarship Association, Chris­tian Powe, a senior member of the association, and Pritchett spoke on “EBRU Today” about the stan­dards upheld by MLKSA, rap cul­ture’s negative influence on public perception of African-Americans and the social improvements that still must be made 50 years after King’s death.

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    Midwest alumni reconnect with SHU

    Met with current students in their home states

      Over winter break as the Mid­west alumni group and current students came together to col­lectively cheer on Seton Hall at the basketball games at DePaul University and the University of Notre Dame. Other events in Midwest states such as Illinois, Indiana and Ne­braska brought Seton Hall stu­dents and alumni together create a school-spirited hot spot miles away from campus.

  • Prize money doubled for 2013 Pirate’s Pitch

      The third annual Seton Hall University Venture Fund Compe­tition, Pirates Pitch 2013, is back and prize money is double this year, according to the Director for Entrepreneurial Studies Susan Scherrik. Scherrik said this year winners will receive $10,000 for the most innovative business ideas.

  • Judeo-Christian program celebrates 60th anniversary

      Seton Hall University will kick off its yearlong commemoration “Building Bridges: Sixty Years of Jewish-Christian Dialogue on Wednesday. This will be the first of several events celebrating the work of Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher, among others, and their involvement with the Church’s relationship with the Jewish community.

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    Truck stuffed by students after Sandy

      Nearly a ton of non-perishable foods was donated by Pirates at the “Stuff the Truck” event on Jan. 14. With the donations going to those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, Seton Hall students contributed 1,966 pounds of food and $450 in cash, checks and Pirates Gold, according to Adam Warner, the director of the Market Research Center at the Stillman School of Business.

  • Cryan's closes after 30 years

    As Seton Hall students return from break, the news is spreading that on Jan. 1, 2013, the local South Orange bar Cryan’s Beef and Ale House permanently closed its doors. The Alternative Press of South Orange wrote about the closing that the Cryan’s Facebook page said the bar would be shut down after 30 years of business due to the recession and the poor economy.

  • SHU alum donates poetry collection to Walsh Library

      Seton Hall Alumni and famous poet, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, recently donated 386 new books of poetry to the circulating collection at the Walsh library this Dec. Dr. Marta Deyrup said all of the books in the donation are American poetry ranging from 2010-2012, and are from major publishers.

  • WSOU DJ wins national radio award

    If you are a fan of WSOU, you may have heard the name “Type A” or DJ Angie Szani, who now is the winner of The International Radio Festival (IRF) 2012 “Best US College DJ.” As her prize, Szani will be traveling to Cannes, France in Jan. 2013 to attend the longest running global music event: Midem, according to a press release sent out by MJ Global Communications.

  • wiggio-the-setonian-12.7.12 makes it easier for students to work in groups

    Seton Hall Public Relations and Marketing students have created an easy way for students to work in groups through the free online workshop, according to one of the creators and junior Meagan Cunningham. “Wiggio was created by students for students,” Cunningham said.

  • Online classes possible solution to lack of space

      Due to a lack of classroom space, the University has recently been advocating for students to take online courses, according to the Provost Office. A survey was sent out by the Provost Office asking students how interested they were in taking some classes online.

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    Students for Liberty protest on and off campus

      Founder and President of Students for Liberty Belal Bahader said last Thursday’s demonstration to raise awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was great. Bahader said the group started handing out papers in the middle of the Green at 2:25 p.

  • Students plan long trip home

      Although many students look forward to school breaks as a reprieve from cafeteria food, dorm rooms and stressful schoolwork, many Seton Hall students have no choice but to stay on campus. According to the website, Seton Hall prides itself on enrolling students from “50 states and 54 countries,” but coming from all corners of the U.

  • Activities for break mapped out

      The holiday break is just around the corner and Seton Hall students are buzzing about the plans they have made for the break. With a month away from school, some students have already made plans. Sophomore Raphael Galzov said he will be bringing a new meaning to the word “Mordor” by painting a mural dedicated to J.

  • Anti-violence panel remembers Moore

      The Educational Opportunity Program’s Student Organization held a program called “No Moore Evidence” on Tuesday that aimed to enlighten students about the different cases of violence that occur on various college campuses and the importance of on-and-off-campus safety.

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    Junior earned Novartis grant for research

       Junior chemistry major Shannon Dugan is one of eight students in New Jersey to have recently won a Novartis Science Scholarship. Dugan, of Medford, N.J., won the grant for her research on chemicals that have a wide potential in medical applications.

  • “First timers” program offers two free tickets

      Seton Hall basketball fans will now get the chance to root for the Pirates for free thanks to the “First Timers” program. All that is needed for this pro­gram for fans to present a valid New Jersey driver’s license and fans get two free tickets for a one time deal.

  • Town Hall “big success”

      Parking issues and pricey laundry loads were discussed at the Student Government Associa­tion’s holiday Town Hall meeting on Monday in the University Cen­ter. The SGA set up the Faculty Lounge with festive free food, holiday-decorated tables and open doors.

  • Library starts 24/7 early; adjusts hours for spring

      As of next semester, Walsh Library will open at 8 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. and will close at 2 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday, a change announced by John Buschman, dean of University libraries. According to Bushman, the 24/7 period for final exams which already started this week, will begin one week earlier in the spring on April 21 instead of April 28.

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    New scoreboard coming to athletic field by March

      Owen T. Carroll Field will have a look this baseball season as a state-of-the-art scoreboard will be up and running by March. It will replace the old ones, which were installed in 1974. Also, now there will be only one scoreboard at the field used for both sports instead of separate ones for baseball and soccer.

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    Christmas tree lighting brings out large crowd despite cold weather

    As the lamp posts were lit with holiday lights and a light layer of snow covered the University Green, friends and family of the Seton Hall community huddled around SHU’s annual Christmas tree, waiting for its luminous glow. The tree lighting ceremony started tonight with a performance by the Seminary Choir at 6 p.

  • Advent retreat planned to touch soul, nourish faith

      Seton Hall’s Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and the Cen­ter of Prayerfully Speaking will host the Advent Day Eyewitnesses to His Majesty Retreat on Saturday, at Lewis Hall to instill holiday cheer on campus. Widely known as “those four weeks be­fore Christmas,” Advent can be overshad­owed by Black Friday door busters and Christmas Day for many people.

  • Passage of Public Question No. 1 could benefit Seton Hall

      The “Building Our Future” bond act, commonly known as Public Question No. 1, was passed on Nov. 6, $750 million to be distributed among public and private uni­versities in the state. Funds granted must be used to construct or renovate academic and research facilities, according to Matthew Borowick, associate vice president of alumni and government relations.

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    Model students to light tree

    Senior and freshman chosen say they are excited

    Seton Hall will be welcoming new tradition with the third an­nual tree lighting as two students were selected to light the tree on Thursday, at 5:45 p.m. on the Green. Senior Veronica Grupico and freshman Charlene Oselador were chosen by the Office of the Presi­dent to participate in the ceremony this year.

  • Are three finals too many for students to handle a day?

    The rumor about the Univer­sity not being allowed to schedule a student for three exams in one day is false. Sophomore Nicolle Segarra said she heard the rumor about fi­nals scheduling but was upset to find out it was not true. “I thought that the University couldn’t schedule more than two exams in a day for a student but I looked at my finals schedule and found out I actually had three fi­nals in one day,” she said.

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    Administrator: Exam schedule very efficient

    As finals approach the ques­tion posed is: why are final exams not given on a day class usually meets? Senior Associate Provost Dr. Joan Guetti said that scheduling the exams this way has proven to be very efficient. “The exam schedule must pro­vide for room assignments that avoid conflicts between classes that meet consecutively in the same room during the semester,” she said.

  • Students feel effects of missed week of class

    The delayed registration and missed week of classes affected students differently. Alyssa Lysenko, a junior busi­ness major, said she has had a stressful history with the registra­tion process. “In my specific case, registra­tion from semester to semester has been awful,” Lysenko said.

  • Advisers give PINs, expertise to personalize registration process

    Advisers and students braved the post sandy condensed Spring 2013 online registration period Nov. 12-23 in order to make their schedules for next semester. Registration is an intimate process at Seton Hall in which men­tors and advisers work directly with students, planning classes and giving them a “PIN” number.

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    SGA discusses plans for upcoming holiday

    The Student Government Association discussed holiday celebrations, cafeteria food, a possible shuttle service to the airport and the upcoming Seton Hall Town Meeting during its meeting on Monday. One of the first topics to be brought up was the Seton Hall holiday celebration.

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    SHU fifth most connected school

      With the help of the new AT&T Inc. Mobile Computing Program on campus, Seton Hall was named the fifth most connected college in the country by the U.S. News & World Report. Seton Hall University went through various steps to achieve this honor, according to Dr.

  • Students left ‘stranded’ at hospital

      When a student has to be transported to the hospital the ambulance comes and takes them away, but no one really ever wonders how these students get back to campus. Students who were transported said they had to pay for a taxi to get back to campus, once released, including sophomore Jeff Ehalt and junior Jon Meisterling.

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    Demonstration aims to raise awareness of Gaza-Israel conflict

      Seton Hall’s Students for Liberty will plan a demonstration to create awareness among students about the recent conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians at 2 p.m. on Thursday on the Green, according to SFL’s President and founder Belal Behader.

  • Visiting Fulbright scholar to speak on Bosnia-Herzegovina

      A Visiting Fulbright visiting scholar will speak about Bosnia-Herzegovina on Nov. 27 Dr. Vladimir Turjacanin will be hosted by the Russian and Eastern Eu­ropean Studies Department. Turjacanin is from the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Ca­lif.

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    Discipline policy applies even to students who live in off-campus housing

      Seton Hall students who live off-campus may be surprised to find out that the University Com­munity Standards still apply to them wherever they live. A misconception that students may have is that community stan­dards do not follow them once they leave the Seton Hall gates or move into housing not affiliated with SHU.

  • Honorary degree awarded by SHU

      Most Reverend Savio Hon Tai-Fai delivered his conferral speech after being awarded a doctorate in theology on Friday. The Reverend’s speech, titled “Love and Wisdom: Cardinal Constantini’s Experience in China,” highlighted the life of Monsignor Celso Benigno Luigi Constantini of Italy and his dedication to the evangelization of China and the adaptation of its culture into European Catholicism.

  • Four students volunteer as EMTs

    Volunteers help South Orange as rescue squad members in their spare time

      Unlike many students who spend their free time, sleeping or hanging out with friends, four Seton Hall students choose to give their time and efforts to those who need it by volunteering with the South Orange Rescue Squad. Sarah Nocito, Joseph Zujkowski, Megan Furlong and Matthew Askin have recently been spending their free hours, volunteering with SORS.

  • SGA goal to increase presence on campus

      At the Student Government Association general session on Monday night, members discussed how best to move the organization forward and to develop its individual com­mittees. During the two-hour meeting, the SGA representatives discussed ways in which the organization could increase its presence on campus.

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    Local power outages affect students

     Off-campus students said they felt that they were literally kept in the dark about when things would return to normal following Hurricane Sandy. The storm struck the shores of New Jersey on Oct. 29 leaving widespread power outages in its wake. Although Seton Hall weathered the storm unharmed, South Orange was among the towns that lost power for up to 13 days.

  • System crashes delay registration for upperclassmen

      On the first day of senior registration, Monday, the server crashed as soon as registration opened at 9 a.m. and again on Wednesday when juniors tried to register. Students said they think the crashes are happening because all students in one class are registering at the same time.

  • Some commuters critical of storm housing policies

      The recent superstorm Hurricane Sandy left many commuter students without power in their homes while Seton Hall maintained power, so they came to the University during the storm in the hopes of finding a place to stay. Many desperate commuters came back to campus for a warm shower and a place to do their homework, however most were not allowed to be let in while the storm was actually in full force.

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    Cafeteria food put to the test

      Coliform bacteria was found in a croissant from Seton Hall’s cafeteria by students conducting an experiment for a class in October. Junior physician’s assistant major Ashlie Verano conducted a microbiology experiment titled “food and milk microbiology” with fellow classmates.

  • Parking sticker rules eased, carpooling resources created

      The Provost’s Office made some changes to University policy during the aftermath of Sandy, see related story on p. 5. The Provost announced parking services will be lenient about letting students drive cars without parking stickers because that may be the only car with gas.

  • Registration starts Monday, priority system discarded

      Student registration has been pushed back again, to Monday, Nov. 12. According to an email from the Provost, the Spring 2013 course listing will go online on Thursday afternoon, although some departments still may need to make changes to their listings.

  • Seton Hall offers shelter to community

    In the midst of Hurricane Sandy wreaking havoc across the tri-state area, Seton Hall University upheld power and invited struggling commuters and community members to stay on campus. Sandy struck South Orange and surrounding areas with hurricane- force winds.

  • Greek Leadership conference held for the first time at SHU

      The New Jersey Undergraduate Greek Leadership Convention was held for the first on Oct. 27, bringing together young leaders from various universities throughout the area for a day of development and collaboration. “The main goal of the New Jersey Undergraduate Greek Leadership Convention was to foster the community among fraternity and sorority members while engaging in leadership development,” Colleen Dallavalle, assistant director for leadership development, said.

  • Middle States helps University attain funds

      Seton Hall University is undergoing the process of self-study under the Middle States review to promote excellence in higher education.  The Middle States self-study review process is being led by Drs. Theresa Bartolotta and Susan Nolan. They oversaw the process of the University aligning itself in all aspects, including academics, faculty and resources, with 14 standards set by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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    Student helps Staten Island try to recover from the 'Frankenstorm'

      Members of the Seton Hall community are lending a hand to help others in the wake of last week’s storm. Journalism major John Lopiano, of Staten Island, is among those devastated by the hurricane Sandy. Lopiano said, there were more than 23 reported deaths on the island and hundreds of people left homeless.

  • Seton Hall goes to the polls

    First time voters weigh in on election

    Check out The Setonian's video to hear Seton Hall students sound off on the Presidential Election.

  • Storm photo

    Hurricane Sandy causes week-long closure at Seton Hall

    South Orange experiencing power outages, University did not

    Since Hurricane Sandy struck most of the east coast on Monday, most of the University community and the South Orange community have undoubtedly been affected. In light of this matter, the University has been closed this week and will resume business Monday, Nov.

  • Campus Ministry will host viewing of ten-part 'Catholicism' series

    The Campus Ministry Lounge is hosting viewings of the ten-part television series, “Catholicism” to celebrate internalization month at Seton Hall. The Rev. Robert Barron, both face and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, is the mastermind behind this series, which received rave reviews from publications such as Canada’s Salt and Light television network, America, the National Catholic Weekly and the Catholic News Service.

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    MLKSA will host fundraiser for children's hospital

      The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Association will host a full evening of entertainment in the “Is it in You?” fundraiser to raise money for the Children’s Specialized Hospital in the University Center at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8.  The theme of the event, Finding Your Inner Child, was chosen to help people remember their youth.

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    Career Center encourages scheduling appointments

      The Career Center staff has recently been stressing the importance of visiting the Career Center in person before accessing the online job database known as Navigator. Not only will failure to schedule an appointment at the Career Center before using Navigator result in being locked out of the database, but it will also diminish a student’s chances of finding a quality internship.

  • South Orange parking leaves students frustrated

      Confusion over parking in South Orange has recently left Seton Hall students with tickets and fines, therefore causing conflict with local Parking Authority. South Orange Parking Authority did not respond to a request for comment when contacted last week.

  • Future college funding act relies on N.J. voters

      New Jersey voters will decide on Election Day whether or not the state will grant colleges extra funding. The state would grant $750 million to institutions of higher education through the Building our Future project if the Public Question 1 is passed on Nov 6.

  • Nine freshmen prepped for medical, dental school during summer

      Seton Hall’s Pre-Medical/Pre- Dental Plus Program enrolled nine students for summer 2012. The primary goal of PMPDPP is to keep a supportive environment that will allow students to thrive academically, according to Dr. Hasani Carter, director of the program.

  • Class registration for spring delayed

      The starting date for undergraduate registration for spring 2013 courses has been pushed back to Nov. 8.  Students interviewed were unaware of this change and said they have not heard when registration will take place. Registration will continue until Nov.

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    University in 'good financial health'

      While the “public tuition rate” was heavily advertised to in- coming students, only 90 of this year’s 1,450 freshmen were admitted through the program, ac- cording to Dr. Alyssa McCloud, vice president of enrollment management. Along with the PTR, Seton Hall has increased financial aid to students due to the rise in revenue from tuition, according to McCloud and Stephen A.

  • Amnesty International advocates taking action

      The theme behind Amnesty International’s documentary screening of “Shift” on Oct. 16 in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium was changing the views of western countries, according to Secretary Amanda Gagne. “It is definitely going to engage people, especially since there is a shift going on in North Korea,” Gagne said.

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    Students want 24/5 library hours

      For students wondering when library hours will be permanently extended to a 24/5 schedule, SGA said it is working to do this, according to SGA President Joseph Donato. “The policy of SGA is to expand services, and we will continue to advocate for a 24/5 library,” he said.

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    Aspiring Kindness continues yearly fundraising with Halloween event

      A Halloween fundraiser will be hosted by the Aspiring Kindness Foundation in New York City on Oct. 27. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation and aid them in reaching their goal of raising $50,000 for St. Barnabas Medical Center. The foundation is hosting an open bar at The Speakeasy Room in the Gin Mill, located at 442 Amsterdam Ave.

  • Bolted doors can lead to $250 fine

      Complex residents have experienced a lot of confusion regarding the bolted door policy in the few past weeks. Residents have received emails regarding an increase in bolted- door violations. The emails warn that violators could be fined up to $250 and encourage students to be more diligent in keeping their keys with them.

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    WSOU featured on mtvU

      MtvU recently featured WSOU on its College Radio Countdown. Being recognized by a major music television channel broadcast to more than 750 campuses came as no surprise to station general manager Mark Maben. “Given our national profile and influence within college radio and the music industry, it is not surprising that we would catch mtvU’s attention,” he said.

  • College of Nursing marks ‘Diamond Anniversary'

      Home of New Jersey’s first baccalaure­ate nursing program and the first Catholic collegiate nursing program in the north­east, Seton Hall’s College of Nursing is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary this year. It’s been 75 years since the College of Nursing first began in Newark in 1937.

  • October features International Celebration

      October is international celebration month at Seton Hall, and the Office of International Programs has a packed schedule of events for students. Activities include a film series, meet and greets with international students, Irish dance lessons, calligraphy workshops and a three-part series called “Music from the World.

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    Students take ‘It Can Wait’ pledge to not text and drive

    The Student Government Association partnered with AT&T to host an “It Can Wait” table designed to prevent texting while driving at University Weekend on Saturday. Students and their families were able to look at statistics on texting-related accidents and pledge to not text while driving.

  • Cupcake sale will donate profits to cancer research

    Buying a cupcake at Monday, Nov. 5’s bake sale in the cafeteria will not only satisfy a sweet tooth but it will also go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Team in Training will donate all proceeds to the foundation.

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    Coaches not concerned by preseason rankings

    Coaches and players through­out the Big East were surprised at the preseason poll released at the conference’s media day on Wednesday. “Preseason polls are tough,” said Kevin Willard, head coach of the 14th-ranked Pirates. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a team picked high and we always finish better than what we’re picked.

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    SGA gets students to Rock the Vote

    The Student Government Association sponsored a “Rock the Vote” initiative this year to get students ready for the upcoming election. SGA has hosted voter registration and debate viewing parties as a part of the initiative. On Oct. 16, SGA hosted a viewing party in the Cove of the presidential debate.

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    Commuter cafeteria hours cut back

    Commuter cafeteria hours have changed this year to close at an earlier time due to the opening of the 24-hour Dunkin’ Donuts, and hungry Seton Hall students are starting to take notice. The commuter caf is open until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 5 p.

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    NBC foreign correspondent meets with Hall students

    NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel, came to speak to selected diplomacy and journalism  students on Wednesday in McQuaid Hall. NBC’s Robert Windrem  (‘68) set up the meeting as a casual conver- sation for students to interact with Engel and learn more about foreign relations and journalism.

  • Nokia cell phones will now be available to upperclassmen

      The new smart phones issued to freshmen this semester are becoming available to upperclassmen as well. The Teaching, Learning and Technology Center approved eight to nine proposals for mobile grants that would integrate the use of smart phones into learning, Chair of the Faculty Senate IT Committee and associate professor Dr.

  • New spring schedule set

      The final spring 2013 course schedule was released by the Provost Office on Oct. 3 that reinstated classes that run for 75 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays, with some restrictions. An earlier version of the schedule was revamped by a task force appointed by the Provost’s Office.

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    GrooveBoston ‘successful’ despite trips to hospital, arrest

      GrooveBoston ended with a few transports to the hospital and an arrest, but according to Assistant Director of Public Safety Patrick Linfante, the event is still seen as a success. Linfante said there were six students taken to the hospital for intoxication with one other arrested.

  • Faculty get new technology

      Faculty members were given the op­portunity to upgrade their computers to the new slates in advance of their scheduled technology renewal. Faculty and staff of business, science, and honors programs, who usually refresh their laptops every three years, were the recipients of the new slates, according to Dr.

  • Tribunal in New York encourages students to become modern VIPs

      Seton Hall students headed into New York City for the Russell Tribunal about the Palestine last weekend, the fourth installment of a five-part series of tribunals aiming to raise public awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Other installments took place in London, Barcelona, and Cape Town.

  • Blackboard revamped

    New rubric upgraded for professors and students

      The Teaching and Learning Technology Center upgraded Blackboard on Sunday, Oct. 7 allowing faculty members enhance learning for students by incorporating grading rubrics into assignments on the website. Access to grading rubrics allows students to see the scales on which their professors will be grading their work.

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    Valuables stolen in Boland Hall

      The third floor of Boland Hall had an outbreak of five thefts, yet the culprits are unknown. They occurred between Thursday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 29, reported Public Safety. Three of the five thefts happened in a suite on the third floor north corridor of Boland Hall, according to the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety, Patrick Linfante.

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    PR program receives international accreditation

      Seton Hall University’s public relations program will receive Certification in Education for Public Relations accreditation on Oct. 13, 2012.         The accreditation is internationally esteemed and will elevate the degrees of Seton Hall PR pro- gram graduates.

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    Student indie band comes to Cryan’s

    Cryan’s will be opening its doors to all Seton Hall students on Sunday, Oct. 14, no matter the age, as a way to end the festivities of University Weekend with food and live music. Cryan’s will be hosting Seton Hall’s own indie-rock band, The Company Kept, as part of the band’s month-long run playing Sundays at the bar.

  • Students start to prepare for midterm success

      Students all over campus will be starting to cram for their upcoming midterms. The freshly sharpened pencils have dulled along with that initial beginning-of-the-school- year adrenaline rush, leaving a necessary sense of urgency to kick the semester into full gear with these tests.

  • Students weigh Dunkin’ against Cove

      With all the hype about Dunkin’ Donuts being open 24/5, there are still students who favor The Cove for coffee. Certain students said that they prefer The Cove and commuter cafeteria be open later along with Dunkin’ so they can have more options. Some upperclassmen said they prefer the Cove coffee over Dunkin’ Donuts, but because of its convenience, still go to Dunkin’.

  • Students struggle to find open tables in the cafeteria

      The Pirate Dining Room has always been short on seating during peak hours, but students noticed this year that open tables are even harder to find than in previous years. The main cafeteria’s weekday rush hour, between 5 and 6 p.m., sees a flood of students on their way to late classes, often making it impossible for people to find a place to eat.

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    Residence halls redone

        Students living in Xavier Hall and the Complex came back from summer vacation to find renovations made to their buildings. According to Director of Housing and Residence Life Albert Cardona, there were many basic repairs in the four buildings. In the Complex, the roofs were replaced, the bathrooms were all redone, the outside of the buildings were recaulked, everything was repainted and the carpets were replaced, according to Cardona.

  • SHU looks to increase school spirit on campus

    The pairing of Midnight Madness and GrooveBoston into one big event is aiming to amp up school spirit on campus, according to Assistant Dean of Students for Students Activities Board Mariel Pagan. On Oct. 12, the Richie Regan Recreation Center Field House will be transformed into a concert- like atmosphere to accommodate the GrooveBoston Viceral Tour as a part of University Weekend.

  • Student teachers put iPads to work in class

      Two Seton Hall senior education majors examined the use of the iPad 2 in the classroom during their internship as student teachers in November 2011. Kerri Rogers and Kelly Joao said they used the tablet devices for innovative learning. Using an online blog, they documented the process.

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    ROTC fights to win the Jersey Cup

      After a month of hard training, the Seton Hall ROTC Ranger Challenge team will battle 41 battalion teams and three service academies in the annual Ranger Challenge. The teams will compete at Fort Dix, N.J., during the first weekend of October in the Ranger Challenge.

  • Veteran educator promoted to dean of college

      The College of Education and Human Services appointed a new dean this fall. Longtime Seton Hall faculty member, Dr. Grace Mest May moved to her new position as dean at the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester. May has been with the University since 1989.

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    Seton Hall museum mysteries revealed

      Although B8 is the basement of Fahy Hall, students wouldn’t expect to find the remnants of an archeological dig there. But think again because the basement is home to a mini museum known as the Seton Hall University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology.

  • As Aquinas residents settle in, power goes out

      Over the last month, students living in Aquinas Residence Hall have reported several incidents of electrical issues disrupting their daily routines. “One time I was in the bathroom and the power went out,” freshman Melissa Tapper said. “It was pitch black.

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    Election year motivates student groups

    College Republicans and Democrats consider planning student debates

      With the presidential election quickly approaching, Seton Hall’s political organizations look to increase both membership and political awareness on campus. Interest on campus has increased with the upcoming election, and Seton Hall’s College Republicans are trying to use it to their advantage, said Christian Warneke, executive director of the club.

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    Getting to know Dean Zavada

    Among the newly appointed officials on campus is the new Dean of the Arts and Sciences who is an evolutionary biologist and wants to bring consistency and fairness to the office. Dr. Michael S. Zavada also wants to move the college forward, delivering good student services and paying attention to what is important to build a good reputation for Seton Hall.

  • Sophomore publishes second book, completing two-part series

      A Seton Hall University soph­omore published his second novel last month which was picked up by Barnes&Noble, among other major distribu­tors. Luke LaChac, of Sparta, N.J., finished the novel last year. The book, “17: Sky’s Limit,” is the second book in a two-part series.

  • Nursing numbers at record high

      Enrollment in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall is at a re­cord high this year with nearly 1,000 students. Dean Phyllis Hansell has been the Dean of the College of Nursing since 2000. She has seen its prosperity within the last 12 years and accredits its success to the hard work and determination of the faculty who have brought the college to where it is today.

  • Quick fix to co-ed suitemate mix-up before move-in

      A few Seton Hall freshmen found moving in difficult in August when they discovered that their suitemates were of the opposite gender. The mix-up occurred in two suites in Boland Hall after some students had started mov­ing in. Housing was informed of the error during early-arrival check-in.

  • Work Studies’ student paychecks arrive after delay

      Office of Student Employment has experienced a change in required federal paperwork for student employment and loans this year, causing confusion over late paychecks for employees, according to Assistant Director of Financial Aid Darlene Robinson. Students have reported receiving late paychecks with amounts that do not match up with the hours they thought they had worked that pay period.

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    No guests allowed at GrooveBoston

    Pirates who planned to bring friends to this year’s GrooveBoston may be disappointed to find out that is not allowed this year. Last year, Community Development opened the music event to non-SHU students for a $5 fee. However, this year the rules have changed.

  • Students 'seal the deal' to bring new dean of University Libraries to SHU

      The freshmen are not the only new faces on campus. This semester brought a large influx of new faculty as well, including the new dean of University Libraries Dr. John Buschman.   Buschman, who received his interdisciplinary Ph.D. at Georgetown University, is the chief academic officer of the library.

  • Grad abroad as Fulbright

      Rachel Rosenstock, who won her Fulbright Scholarship last year, is the 12th SHU student to receive the award.  The Fulbright Scholarship award is a U.S government sponsored scholarship to teach English or conduct research abroad.  The application process is grueling, and the scholarship is highly competitive.

  • SHU club attends global development conference

    The Social Good Summit focused on how technology has emerged as important assets to global development and was held on Sept. 22-24 at 92Y, a community center in Manhattan. The Summit, held during the United Nations General Assembly week, united a community of global leaders to discuss the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges.

  • ‘Nunchuck Kid’ swings through campus

      A new light emerges on the mysterious “nunchuck kid” as he gains attention for cruising on his skateboard while simultaneously swinging his nunchucks around campus, never sticking to a single location. Questions still surround the “nunchuck kid,” with safety concerns at the forefront, but many do not know who he is, as he seems to come out at different times, adding to his allure.

  • Train yourself in social media with new certificate program

      The Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies will be offering a series of workshops dedicated to social media at Seton Hall starting Saturday, Sept. 22. The course, “Mastering Your Professional Social Network Presence,” consists of five 3-hour sessions focusing on communicating via social media outlets such as blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and others, according to the Dean of Continuing Education and Professional Studies Dr.

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    NJSNA holds town meeting at Seton Hall

    Provides unique opportunity for nursing students and community

    The New Jersey State Nursing Association will hold a town meeting, which Seton Hall nursing majors are invited to attend addressing New Jersey health care access issues in the Chancellor’s Suite on Sept. 27. The NJSNA has formed a steering group for this event to help bring awareness to Ad­vanced Practice Nurses, Reg­istered Nurses and citizens about how New Jersey is ful­filling the responsibilities the Institute of Medicine asks of health care professionals.

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    Pirates come back after 50 years for ‘Golden’ Reunion

      he class of 1962 returned to campus to be inducted as Gold­en Pirates during a reunion hosted by the Alumni Associa­tion on Sunday, Sept. 16. Golden Pirates are alumni who graduated from Seton Hall 50 years ago, retired faculty, staff, and members of the priest community.

  • Hall mourns loss of Dean DePierro

      Seton Hall lost a longtime friend when Dr. Joseph DePierro passed away on Monday, Sept. 17. The Dean Emeritus of the College of Education and Human Services, DePi­erro has worn many hats at Seton Hall University. He studied here as an un­dergraduate student, a faculty member, program director and department chair.

  • Fraternities help fight against cancer

      Fraternities Alpha Sigma Pi and Alpha Phi teamed up last week to raise money to help fight childhood cancer.  On Tuesday Sept. 11 and Wednesday Sept. 12, the two organizations ran a lemonade stand, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, on the campus green.   According to Alex’s lemonade stand’s website, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation started with a 4-year- old cancer patient, Alexandra Scott.

  • Still moving in

      The third week of school has arrived and most students are settled into their daily routines by now, however some students are still moving into campus housing.   Some concern arose with this when residents of campus housing were getting new roommates and not being notified of their arrival in advance.

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    Faculty Convocation recognizes accreditation

      Seton Hall’s annual faculty convocation, is designed to welcome new faculty members and to celebrate the accomplishments of tenured members of the community, was held on Friday, Sept. 14 in the Jubilee Auditorium. This year’s convocation recognized the strides the University has made toward once again attaining accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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    Seton Hall used as a ‘guinea pig’ for AT&T research

      Seton Hall University has officially made plans to team up with Newark Technology High School in a “program funded by AT&T Inc. aimed at preparing the youth for the tech-savvy real world while bettering the community,” Seton Hall’s president Dr. A.

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    Some juniors ask why new tablets are necessary

      This year for the junior computer refresh, the university gave 400 Lenovo ThinkPad tablets to science and honors majors in place of an upgraded computer. Juniors of these majors wondered why they could not opt out of receiving a tablet if they wished to have a computer instead.

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    Students skate into new semester

    New trends emerge and develop everywhere, and this year skateboarding seems to be the leading trend at Seton Hall. In the past, skateboarders could occasionally be seen circling the Green or carrying a board to class. This year, the sightings of skaters have become more frequent on and off campus.

  • Five new fellows teaching Journey courses

    There are now five teaching fellows taking over Journey of Transformation and Christianity and Culture in Dialogue, each teaching three sections of Core as of this academic year, according to the director of core curriculum Dr. Anthony Sciglitano. The Teaching Fellows program at Seton Hall began in the 2011-2012 academic year when the university hired three fellows to specialize in teaching Core.

  • Task force out to work with Provost on schedule changes

      The Office of the Provost has formed the Block Scheduling Committee, a faculty, student and administration collective assigned to negotiate alternatives to the recently published spring 2013 schedule revisions. According to an email sent to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday, Sept.

  • Access codes add to textbook costs

      One of the latest trends for course work in education technology is access codes, and this year at Seton Hall they are becoming even more popular among science and nursing majors.   However, this trend has recently been causing confusion for students and costing them more money.

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    Local charity hosts Community Health Fair in South Orange

      The Aspiring Kindness Foundation, a non-profit charity, sponsored a blood drive at the sixth annual free South Orange Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the South Orange Fire Department.  Created in 2010 in the memory of a founder’s high school friend, Aaron Karol, who died in the January 2000 Boland Hall fire, Aspiring Kindness was one of the many groups at the Health Fair promoting fire safety and healthy living.

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    Red Bull aviation competition gives wings to Hall students

    A Seton Hall graduate student will be participating in this year’s Red Bull Flugtag event on Sept. 15 in Penn’s Landing, Pa., in which he will launch a homemade, amateur flying apparatus into the Delaware River.   Sean Loges, a fourth year graduate student in the Physical Therapy program and teammate Ariel Castro are representing Seton Hall in this year’s competition.

  • Weekend blues start with an email blackout for Seton Hall faculty

      This past weekend proved to be quite the headache for most faculty members who experienced an email blackout.  Although the email is running again the system has not fully recovered, according to Chief Information Officer Dr. Stephen Landry.  Landry said some faculty members are still missing emails from Wednesday Sept.

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    Prayer service and candlelight vigil held in honor of 9/11 victims

      Twenty-two candles lit up the 9/11 memorial outside of Boland Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in remembrance of those who lost their lives 11 years ago. Students gathered in the Boland Chapel for a prayer service at 8:30 p.m. followed by a ceremony out- side of Campus Ministry offices.

  • New bookstore database causes confusion and order conflicts

      Seton Hall’s bookstore has implemented a new system for ordering textbooks this semester which is meant to increase the availability of books for students.  Follet Higher Education Group, the company which supplies the bookstore with textbooks, has created a new backup sys- tem which makes available the inventories of over 900 bookstores nationwide in order to minimize out-of-stock scenarios for students, according to Follet’s Seton Hall campus representative, Elio Distaola.

  • Freshmen housing assignments spread through all residence halls

      More than 950 have moved onto campus, and volunteers from throughout the Seton Hall community came out to help them move in and start their first year away from home. “I was nervous at first, but seeing the Seton Hall community gather around to help any­one in need, I was reassured and ready for the new year,” freshmen Richie Ricciardelli said.

  • academy-street-the-setonian-9.6.12

    Student lies about mugging, triggers first false Pirate Alert

    After reporting an attempted assault on August 25, a student admitted he lied about the assault in order to cover up a fight he was in. This original claim by the student trig­gered the first pirate alert of the year, sending the Seton Hall community into a frenzy that it had occurred so early on in the semester.

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    Warning to commuters: ‘Do not pass up the first parking space you see’

    Seton Hall is warning students that parking will be tight this semester and students should plan ahead to ensure they will find a parking spot on campus. Parking Service Manager Ann Szipszky said students should remember that having a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space on campus.

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    Seton Hall students caught up in Labor Day weekend check points

    The South Orange Police Department set up check points on the night of Aug. 30 where people driving past were stopped and told to take a breathalyzer test. Some Seton Hall students who had to drive through these check points were confused as to what was going on.

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    Freshmen use new technology while juniors await refresh

    Connection with Windows 8 slow for some

      The class of 2016 arrived on campus well equipped with cutting-edge technology distributed during the students’ respective Pirate Adventures. Chief Information Officer of IT Services Stephen Landry said the students in the honors, science or business programs received the Samsung Slate PC, while other freshman received the Samsung Series 5 UltraBook laptop.

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    Seton Hall is now running on Dunkin’

      Just off the second floor promenade at the Walsh library sits one of Seton Hall’s tastiest new arrivals on campus. On August 22, as the gates of Seton Hall University opened, so did the doors of the on-campus Dunkin Donuts. From day one Dunkin became an instant campus hot spot as students flocked from all over to grab some iced coffee, or just hang out with friends.

  • It pays to transfer

    Seton Hall University has re­cently become a more transfer-friendly school by matching the New Jersey STARS II grant start­ing this fall. Three transfer students have al­ready received what the school is calling the New Jersey STARS II Match. “The state of New Jersey just ex­tended NJ STARS II to be avail­able for private schools, but not to the same extent to public schools.

  • Provost mandates new schedule with time and classroom restrictions

    Classroom scheduling guide­lines have been published fol­lowing a decision by the Office of the Provost to alter the spring 2013 course schedule that will in­troduce Friday courses into many students’ schedules, largely elimi­nating the previous 75-minute Monday and Wednesday courses.

  • SHUmobile helps bring students latest technology

      President Esteban announced to Seton Hall’s community and friends on Wednesday July 25 that the university has launched SHUmobile which includes new partnerships with Nokia, AT&T and Microsoft that will bring advanced technology to students.   Esteban said in his email that the university will be publicly announcing this initiative on Thursday July 26.

  • SHU Venture Crew fundraise to help school in Honduras

    One of Seton Hall’s missions has always been to give to less fortunate people and places through community service and this past spring semester through summer the SHU Venture Crew fundraised for a special school in Honduras. The reason this school is special is because a former SHU alumni works at the school.

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    Frequently asked questions for incoming freshman

    Q: How often does Safe Ride run? A: Safe Ride vans are available from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. every night and only operate on routes the SHUFly does not cover within an approximate one-mile range. Q: How do you sign in overnight guests? A: Overnight guests must have photo ID that has an expiration date: driver’s licenses are best.

  • class-2016-the-setonian-6.28.12

    Class of 2016 setting record with enrollment topping 1,500

    The fall semester welcomes the eager new faces of the freshmen class, and this year there will be more faces than usual. Seton Hall has accepted 1,590 students into the freshmen class of 2016. This could affect all aspects of the University such as Freshman Studies, class size, student housing and the peer adviser program.

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    Seton Hall alumni honored at Many Are One awards

    Dedicated alumni were honored at the Many Are One awards for Seton Hall on Friday June 8 at the Hyatt Regency hotel located in Jersey City. The evening started at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction, held on the ninth floor of the hotel, which helped to raise scholarships for two students to attend Seton Hall this 2012-2013 year.

  • 'The journey is yours': Class of 2012 graduates

    If the saying "every drop of rain is good luck" holds true, the Seton Hall University class of 2012 graduates are bound to lead extraordinary lives. The 155th Baccalaureate Commencement ceremony was held on May 21 at the Izod Center amid an angry spring storm.

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    One Seton Hall University student shot, one assaulted at Grove Terrace apartments

    Suspects have 'escaped apprehension'

    UPDATE 1:30 P.M.: Two male Seton Hall University students were assaulted with a handgun, one suffering a bullet wound in the arm and the other pistol whipped in the head around 8:00 p.m. last night at a second floor Grove Terrace apartment residence in South Orange, according to South Orange Police Chief James M.

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    Drama hits Theatre Council

    Student members and faculty clash over new leadership proposition

    Theatre Council students are fighting to retain their e-board leadership after a series of events implying that their roles and responsibilities may be taken away. Theatre Council adviser Deirdre Yates sent an email to council members on Monday which said, “The Department is creating a stipend position, the ‘Theatre Council Student Producer,’ who will work with advisors, Professors Yates and Reader, to coordinate all the Theatre Council events.

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    Seniors plan for the future, reflect on experiences

    ‘I will be forever grateful’

      With the Class of 2012 graduating in close to three weeks, students have a mutual excitement to take what they’ve learned and apply it to the “real world.” “I am very, very excited to apply everything I have learned at The College of Nursing to my professional career as a nurse,” nursing major Sonia Louis said.

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    Team motivator chosen as commencement speaker

      Seton Hall University graduate,  92’, and executive director of Raise Hope Foundation Scott Chesney will be the keynote speaker for the University’s 155th undergraduate commencement ceremony at the Izod Center in East Rutherford on May 21. The official announcement came from a broadcast email sent out by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President on April 30.

  • Bill proposed to change SGA meeting structure

      A bill was proposed to change the time and frequency of the Student Government Association, in addition to several clubs appealing their budgets at the weekly SGA meeting on Monday night. The General Session Adjustment Bill proposes SGA to meet biweekly, instead of their current weekly meeting.

  • Over 2,000 guests attend open house

      Seton Hall hosted a spring open house geared toward juniors and seniors in high school, a half-day full of information and tours for prospective students for the first time in years this past weekend According to Alyssa McCloud, vice president of enrollment management, the event was very well attended, with over 2,000 guests.

  • Final exam time slot policy questioned

      According to University policy, it’s manda­tory for professors to hold class on the date of their final exam time even if they are not issuing an exam, which, according to some students, is irritating. Sophomore education major Nicole Paluzzi called the set final schedule “a pain in the neck.

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    Seniors ‘terrified’ over college loan debt

    Obama, Congressional efforts seen as mere Band-Aid to dire situation

    Student loans and debt have moved to the foreground of the nation’s political consciousness recently, but some Seton Hall se­niors feel that not enough atten­tion is being paid to the source of the problem, the cost of higher education. On April 24, President Obama appeared on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” where he ‘slow-jammed the news,’ or spoke about the interest rates of federal student Stafford loans while Late Night backing band The Roots played sultry music and Fallon interjected such lines as “You should listen to the President – or, as I like to call him, the Preezy of the United Steezy.

  • hp-library-the-setonian-5.2.12

    Muggles in trouble?

      This quote from Harry Pot­ter and the Chamber of Secrets, “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened - enemies of the heir be­ware,” was seen written in blue and pink chalk by an entrance to the Walsh Library on Tuesday. The statement was washed off by Wednesday morning.

  • Universities raise tuition for demanding majors

      As tuition costs are already high, many universities are starting to charge students more money per credit for more difficult majors such as science, math and business. According to research from Cornell’s Higher Education Research Institute, more than 140 public universities now use “dif­ferential tuition” plans for different degree programs.

  • Class president chosen from 10 finalists as graduation speaker

      The senior class president was chosen last week by a selection committee to speak at Commencement. Audra Quintin was chosen from 10 finalists who went through tryouts after roughly 40 people applied. “I tried out and was very confident,” Quintin said.

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    Brewery club plans to grow on campus next semester

      Students are looking to start a brewery club next year as the result of a class project.   Juniors Matthew Curreri and James Moorehead started the idea after growing hops, the plant used to grow beer, in the school garden as part of their permaculture class.

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    Class of '92 alumnus Scott Chesney name as 2012 Seton Hall Commencement speaker

    1992 Seton Hall University graduate and executive director of Raise Hope Foundation Scott Chesney will be the keynote speaker for the University’s 155th undergraduate commencement ceremony at the Izod Center in East Rutherford on May 21. The official announcement came from a broadcast email sent out by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President this morning.

  • Student organizes March of Dimes charity event

      A Seton Hall freshman is hosting a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, an organization to help pregnant women have healthy, full-term pregnancies, at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Liberty Lounge and Grill in Hoboken, N.J. The event, Fernando Uribe is Saving Babies, is named after Uribe, for his attempts to aid pregnant women.

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    Annual Charter Day recognizes students, faculty and alumni

      The annual Charter Day Convocation took place April 19 and honored members of the Seton Hall community that work to fulfill the University’s Catholic mission dai­ly. Among those honored was Rev. Monsignor James M. Cafone ‘61, Mary Levante Gross ‘00 and Dr.

  • General Studies program offers guidance, new approach

      Most of Seton Hall’s faculty and students have heard about the General Studies (GENS) program, but have yet to understand what exactly it offers. According to Tracy Gottlieb, dean of Freshman Studies and vice president of Student Servic­es, GENS is a transformation from the usual Seton Summer Scholars program to more of a support pro­gram for students who need extra help.

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    Sabbatical leave: Anything but a time to rest

    Professors from all departments take one or two semesters to go on sabbatical leave, during which they pursue projects concerning their fields of study. Dr. Patrick Fisher, associate professor of political science, and Dr. James Kimble, associate professor of communications were each on sabbatical leave for this past school year.

  • Graduating students confused with computer release process

      Graduating students will receive an email with detailed information regarding the paperwork needed to take ownership of their laptops after some seniors expressed confusion about the process, according to PC support services. John D. Fernandes, director of PCSS, said an email will be sent to graduating students in the first week of May, as planned.

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    Athletes team up to give local kids tips for success

      On a typical April day in Walsh Gymnasium, there are no basketballs being dribbled, passed or shot. There may be a lone player shooting the ball around, or a random student or two playing ball in the field house, but more than likely the gym will be empty.

  • President reminds SGA to work as ‘one unit, not two’

      A change of leadership occurred at the SGA meeting on Monday as outgoing senators said their goodbyes and the incoming senators took first actions in their new positions. Senator Joe Donato, incoming president, reminded members to work as a unit. He commented, “[The SGA] is one student government, not two, and it needs to function and act that way.

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    Environmental awards involve students for first time in five years

    The New Jersey Environmental Lobby Awards took place on Monday in the Faculty Lounge and involved students in the ceremony for the first time in five years. Senior Christian Pons-Seres De Brouwer, junior Mathew Curreri and junior James Moorehead had posters set up outside of the lounge to demonstrate different aspects of environmental protection with which they are currently involved.

  • job forecast worries some, relieves others

      A list of 200 jobs published on released last week is leaving some students feeling nervous in their choice of major. The list ranks jobs based on work environment, stress level, physical demands and hiring outlook, which are all rated on a 50-point scale.

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    Good behavior allows inmates to teach life lessons

    The week of April 22 is National Crime Week and to kick it off, John Paitakes, Ph.D. reached out to Project Pride to have four inmates from two local State Correction Prisons come speak to his criminal justice class on Wednesday. The lecture was located in the Arts and Sciences building and was open to all students who wished to attend.

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    President, dean panel celebrate academic excellence through Petersheim expo

      The opening reception of the 16 Annual Petersheim Academic Exposition was held on Tuesday in the Chancellor’s Suite with the theme of “Share, Honor, Unite.” At the Opening Ceremony, six University deans offered their insights on “Strength to Strength” from an Academic Perspective.

  • Theatre Council request questioned at SGA meeting

      The Student Government Association rewarded the Theatre Council with $500 for their annual Golden Babies ceremony at SGA’s weekly meeting on Monday despite concerns from their advisor. The eboard of Theatre Council came before the SGA to ask for a co-sponsorship for their Golden Babies event, according to representative Allyson Horn.

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    Undergraduates present in Chicago after accepting assistant positions last summer

    Research grant sends students across state lines

    Two Seton Hall students attended the National Science Foundation in Chicago because of a research grant given to professor Martin S. Edwards, Ph.D., a professor of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Junior Cassie Denbow and se­nior Yasmin Elkarrimy worked as research assistants for Edwards over the summer, where they stud­ied and built a model of transpar­ent countries.

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    New library research tool allows full database access

      On Wednesday morning, the University unveiled a new re­search tool, the “Discovery Lay­er,” which will allow students to search almost all of the hundreds of databases of Seton Hall at once. The tool will aide students in searching the Seton Hall databas­es for academic resources, accord­ing to Professor Beth Bloom.

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    Clothing drive gives dresses and hope to girls in need

    Alpha Phi Omega and Kappa Delta Pi will be holding their 3rd Annual Dress Drive on Sun. April 22. This year, local middle school and high school girls from South Orange, Maplewood, Irvington and Newark are invited to shop for free prom dresses, shoes and accessories that are donated from Cache, Designer Loft, Just “B” and Fashion to Figure.

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    Graduate student with autism spreads message that 'anything is possible'

    Inspired by his own accomplishments after growing up with autism, graduate student Kerry Magro was actively involved in Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and continuously works with Autism Speaks and the NBA to raise awareness for a cure. Magro said he decided to raise autism awareness because he wanted to show children affected by autism that "anything is possible.

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    Undergrad couples plan their wedding prior to graduation

    While most students will walk to receive their diploma’s before they walk down the aisle to wed, some are heading towards matri­mony before the end of their col­lege careers. Sophomore Tyler Lee and junior Terry Kipp who met the summer before college will marry on June 9, 2012 after being engaged for over a year.

  • 'Bold' campaign earned votes and win for new SGA president

      Seton Hall students know Joseph Donato as the new SGA president who made his way around every corner of campus to hand out fly­ers and inform students about his campaign during elections. Donato said he will continue to show commitment toward the university as the newly appointed president.

  • Transfer students to take part in Pirate Preview for first time

    Seton Hall’s annual Pirate Preview for accepted students will take place on Sun­day in the Field House, and this year there are approximately 1,450 students expected to show up. Students will be able to walk a day in the life of a pirate and if they like it, they will be able to submit their deposit on that day and become part of Seton Hall’s class of 2016.

  • J. Cole spring concert tickets hit box office

    Almost 1,000 sold to date

      Tickets for the J. Cole concert, the first major musical event the University has had since 2006, went on sale on April 4 for $5 and are limited only to students. According to Mariel Pagan, as­sistant dean of students for student activities, the event is not open to members of the general public or guests of students because with security and other safety concerns around such a large-scale event on campus, guests greatly increase the cost.

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    University beginning campus-wide renovations in summer 2012

      Starting this summer, the University will undergo a two year construction process to upgrade multiple buildings on campus, according to Vice President of Finance and Technology Dennis Garbini. “As a component of the University’s Strategic Plan, ‘From Strength to Strength’, Seton Hall leadership is proud to highlight a series of facilities enhancements, renovations and upgrades that will begin this summer…,” Garbini said in a press release.

  • Crime Log: Week ending April 3, 2012

      Weekly Crime Log  Week ending April 3, 2012   Date of Report   Incident   Summary   3/29/12   Theft   A student reported the theft of an unattended backpack containing a laptop computer from the softball field in Ivy Hill Park.   4/2/12   Crim

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    Nurses Association holds free student health clinic

      The Student Nurses Association held a completely free health fair, in which students could receive basic medical check-ups, such as glucose screening, blood pressure checks, eye and ear screenings and more on Monday.  Many health organizations came out to support and educate students at the annual health fair.

  • Top executives discuss life after college athletics

      The Seton Hall Department of Athletics hosted the first ever student athlete leader­ship forum on March 22 in Walsh Gymna­sium to discuss life after college for junior and senior student atheletes. Athletic Director Pat Lyons invited New Jersey’s top executives in the sports world to speak with student.

  • Safety top priority for SGA candidates in presidential race

      New and better cafeteria options, increased off-campus safety precautions, enhanced housing quality and fulltime library hours are a few changes promised by the Student Gov­ernment Association’s two presidential hope­fuls. Next week big name politicians like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will take a back­seat here at Seton Hall as the student popula­tion prepares to elect a new leader.

  • Guidelines created for A&S core curriculum

      The newly formed ad hoc committee met several times recently to create guidelines on how courses should be reviewed before added to the Arts & Sciences core curriculum; however, the committee has not reviewed any courses for submission to date. According to communications professor Jon Radwan, Ph.

  • Off-campus robbery prompts full search of University grounds

      An armed robbery in close proximity to the University caused the first Pirate Alert of the spring semester to be sent at 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 23. The suspects approached the Wilden Place gate around 10:45 p.m., after committing the robbery by Ward Place and Irvington Avenue, according to the alert.

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    Foundation honors local firefighters for rescue efforts in Boland Hall fire

    The Aspiring Kindness foundation, founded in 2010, made its way to The South Orange Fire Department on Sunday, March 25, to give back to the fire fighters who risked their lives in the Boland Hall fire in 2000, and who continually risk their lives every day.

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    University enforcing no alcohol on Green

      As a mild winter turns into an unseasonably warm spring, students have gathered on the green with Frisbees, footballs and blankets. Occasionally, some attempt to bring alcohol as well. According to the University alcohol policy, it is a violation to have open containers of alcohol outside on campus grounds at any time, regardless of age.

  • Police investigating armed robbery on Irvington Avenue

    Authorities recover handgun

    Update: (12:11 a.m.): Police have completed their search and did not locate the suspects, and the campus is clear, according to a second Pirate Alert text message.  An armed robbery occurred near the Wilden Place gate at around 10:45 p.

  • Dunkin' Donuts to open at Walsh Library next fall

    Dunkin’ Donuts will no longer be a walk into town. Seton Hall University announced Monday that a Dunkin’ Donuts will be opening on campus for the fall 2012 semester. “The rumors are true: we are getting a Dunkin’’ Donut franchise on campus,” Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Karen Van Norman said Monday at the Student Government Association meeting.

  • College of Arts & Sciences chooses Zavada as dean

        “Among all places I applied, when I walked away, I thought ‘that’s the place I wanted to go.’ This is very important to me,” said Michael Zavada, Ph.D, who was announced the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences last week. According to Zavada, he was impressed with Seton Hall im­mediately upon when he arrived on campus for his interview.

  • Laptop refresh on hold for sophomores

          Sophomores will no longer receive their laptop refresh this spring and the delay has created mixed responses on campus. Broadcasting major Tim Cullen said that he is “pretty bummed” that the refresh date has been pushed back. “I have had many problems with my laptop in the past including faulty hard drives and drained batteries,” Cullen said.

  • Sophomore summer course discount confirmed

    Seton Hall is promoting two summer deals for students,“Work on your degree and live rent free” and the “take two” spe­cial. The take two promotion allows students who need to fulfill their Christi­anity and Culture in Dialogue re­quirement to take the class, as well as one other three-credit summer course and to receive a 50 percent discount.

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    South Orange a top college town for adults to live

    MSN ranks Village 9 of 10

    The Village of South Orange ranked No. 9 on MSN’s real estate’s list of top 10 college towns. The compiled list features the top 10 college town best suited for adults. Senior Marcy Gimenez said she agreed that South Orange is a well suited college town for adults to move to because Seton Hall is a pretty quiet school.

  • Significance of Dean's List honor varies across campus

      For students and administration alike, the meaning and celebration of academic honors such as the Dean’s List brings about a variety of responses. For Joyce Strawser, dean of the Stillman School of Business, stu­dents who make the Dean’s List represent “talent and drive.

  • Strawser officially named as dean of Stillman School

      After serving time as acting dean, Joyce Strawser Ph.D. was named the official dean of the Stillman School of Business in a broadcast email on Wednesday, March 14. Strawser said she was very excited and surprised at how fast the selection process took, after narrowing the search to the four final candidates.

  • College of Arts & Sciences selects new dean

    Dr. Michael S. Zavada appointed

    Dr. Michael S. Zavada has officially been appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, according to a broadcast email sent at approximately 3:15 p.m. Zavada will commence his first term in July, according to the email.   The email states that Zavada plans to support the University's Catholic mission in addition to enhancing academic achievement, teaching, research, funding, programming, entrepreneurship and service.

  • Seton Hall Crime Log: Week ending March 7, 2012

      3/2/12   Trespassing   Criminal complaints were signed against a persona non grata who was found at a campus residence hall   3/4/12   Assault   A SHU student reported that she was assaulted by another student in the G

  • Campus organization takes part in 'Get Real Barbie' campaign for better body image

    Alpha Phi Omega will head the event as a part of National Eating Disorders Awareness week

    Alpha Phi Omega will table through this afternoon for their "Get Real Barbie" campaign as part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Freshman Maggie McNair, who is heading the campaign for the fraternity said the organization will share information about what Barbie would look like if she were a real human being.

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    Campus Ministry trip to France offered at bargain price of $2,000

    The Brothers of St. John and Campus Ministry are giving 14 Seton Hall students the opportu­nity to go on an 11-day pilgrim­age to France this summer for a low price. According to Campus Minister The Rev. Gabriel Mary, the minis­try managed to get a group rate for plane tickets, which equals about $950 per student.

  • Half-price sophomore core class available this summer

    As part of a new initiative, sophomores can take two classes over the summer and get one of those two classes for half the price as long as one is Christianity and Cul­ture in Dialogue, according to Brian Fucci, Student Government Association vice presi­dent.

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    'Notehall' website allows students to exchange course materials for a small price

     Four college graduates have started a website that focuses on academic success through sharing course materials in an online mar­ketplace. The website,, is a place where students can purchase credits to access course notes and study guides posted by other students.

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    Students and faculty choose long commute for ‘experience’

    To Hall and back

    While most students choose to commute for convenience, others endure the long, difficult and sometimes illegal commute. Senior Marek Szwast commutes from Metuchen, N.J., and aside from the typically impossible task of finding a spot; he said his commute is illegal.

  • Professor awarded grant to write novel

    A Seton Hall professor is writing a novel titled, "The Free Country." Nathan Oates, assistant professor of English, said the novel is set in a Central American country and focuses on an American aid worker who moves to a remote mountain village to establish a women's center.

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    Campus statues receive pirate makeover for game

    In the midst of Pirate Pandemo­nium, a group of five Seton Hall students transformed various cam­pus statues into pirates. An member of the group said that of the six statues, five were given blue bandannas and black eye patches. The group of stu­dents decorated St.

  • nj-braniest-people-huang-setonian-2.29.12

    Website names Hall professors to list of brainiest people in N.J.

    Seton Hall University is home to many brilliant minds, but two faculty members were recognized by the state of New Jer­sey for being particularly brainy. created a list of the top 20 braini­est people in New Jersey, and two of the geniuses who made the list are professors at Seton Hall.

  • Gourmet Dining Services worker ‘pissed’ by condition of Caf

    Gourmet Dining Services has launched a program encouraging students to bus their own tables after growing concerns from the Student Government Association and Housing and Residence Life, according to a Feb. 16 article in The Setonian. Despite the posters in the cafeteria, some students still leave their dishes and cups on their tables.

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    South Orange Police Department strengthens presence on campus

     A decline in muggings and criminal activity in Seton Hall's direct vicinity may be due to the use of marked police cars and officers outside of the University's gates, according to South Orange Police Chief James Chelel. Seton Hall's Department of Public Safety hired off-duty South Orange police officers to patrol the pedestrian gates around the University shortly after the fall semester began, according to Pat Linfante, assistant vice president for public safety and security. 1 comment

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    Advertisement for spring musical, 'Baby,' stolen

    ‘The stork flew the coop’

    A large stork sign rented to advertise for the upcoming production of the musical "Baby" is missing from its perch in front of Fahy Hall as of Sunday morning. The sign, measuring about 7 feet tall, was placed in front of the cafeteria entrance by Boland Hall during the week of Feb.

  • SGA successfully negotiates lower ID replacement fee

    The Student Government Association discussed funding for campus ministry, changes in fees for replacement IDs, the University's "From Strength to Strength" resolution and electronic voting for the upcoming SGA elections at its weekly Monday meeting. Student Life Committee Chairman Joseph Donato updated the Senate on a change made by the Campus ID Office.

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    Students help sell out Senior Night

      First came the Cameron Crazies, and then came the Oakland Zoo. Now Pirate Nation is the latest college student section to receive national attention. During Tuesday night's Pirate upset over No. 8 Georgetown, the student section "rocked the Rock.

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    Fieldhouse to receive night club makeover

    Dance club provider GrooveBos­ton to host event

    Dance club experience provider GrooveBos­ton will host a party at Seton Hall's fieldhouse on March 30. Student Activities Board adviser Mariel Pa­gan said "this will be the party of the year" and "students will be provided the fun and energy of a dance club in a safe environment right here on campus.

  • Strategic Plan key in reaccreditation

     Seton Hall recently released its third strategic plan ahead of the upcoming accreditation visit in 2014, according to Associate Provost Dr. Greg Burton. Burton, who also serves as dean for research and graduate studies, said the previous two strategic plans at Seton Hall were created and published in 1996 and 2006.

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    Contract snag derails Good Old War concert

      An anticipated performance by indie band Good Old War, sponsored by the ONE campaign, will not take place due to insurance payment issues between the band's management and University representatives. Two seniors worked from September up until this past Monday to have Good Old War perform but hit several roadblocks along the way, according to senior and concert coordinator Pat Daley.

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    ROTC to rappel from top of Rock

    Three ROTC members will rappel from the top of the Prudential Center for the highly anticipated men's basketball game against Rutgers on Saturday. According to Seton Hall ROTC Cadet Capt. Dan Knox, three cadets will be rappelling from the top of the Prudential Center before the national anthem is sung on Saturday.

  • Freshman Studies to 'beef up' alcohol education program

      Reacting to the increase in alco­hol related hospital transports last semester, the Freshman Studies department at Seton Hall is work­ing to continue educating students on alcohol abuse and providing alternative activities for the week­ends.

  • One year later, students find ZipCars beneficial

      It has been nearly a year since the University made ZipCars available on campus, and students are generally positive about them. The two ZipCars on campus are available to be rented for a day. Senior diplomacy major Legna Perez said having ZipCars avail­able to students can be beneficial.

  • HRL alters housing fee after University reactions

      The Department of Housing and Resi­dence Life announced last Friday that the $325 housing deposit will now be refund­able until the first day of room selection, March 28, according to a status update on the HRL Facebook page. A broadcast email later sent confirmed the announcement.

  • birth-control-the-setonian-2.22.12

    University addresses birth control controversy

    A fierce lobbying effort on the part of Catholic and other reli­gious institutions led President Obama to compromise on a pre­ventative care insurance mandate. Insurance companies will pay for contraceptive coverage for women working at Catholic institutions, such as Seton Hall University, as of Aug.

  • j-cole-seton-hall-concert-setonian-2.23.12

    J. Cole to headline Seton Hall concert

      2012 Grammy nominee J. Cole will perform in the fieldhouse on May 4, as the main act for the spring concert. The Student Activities Board is expecting to fill the fieldhouse with J. Cole and opening act hip- hop artist Big K.R.I.T., according to the announcement.

  • renovation-trees-the-setonian-2.15.12

    Replanting initiative will repair storm damages

    The Department of Facilities and Operations will implement a replanting program to repair damages from severe weather last semester. John Signorello, associate vice president of facilities and operations, said the program will replace trees damaged by Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm.

  • Sexual Assault Response Team seeks to strengthen presence with students

      Seton Hall's Sexual Assault Response Team is implementing some changes to become better known around campus. The assistant director of Public Safety and founder of Rape Aggression Defense, Gary Christie, said SART is a very strong program but is always accepting new volunteers.

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    Meatless Monday gets mixed reviews

    Students are giving different reviews of Gourmet Dining Service's "Meatless Mondays" plan, which aims to offer more vegetarian meals in the cafeteria. Sophomore Doug Tatz said the initiative would be better suited for a different day of the week that coincides with Catholic traditions.

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    Standing room only during library peak hours

      In 2010, the Walsh Library went from being the campus' only building open 24 hours a day to closing at around 1 a.m. Monday through Friday with fewer hours on the weekend. Despite the cutbacks, the facility has remained a favorite spot for students on campus, according to 12-year catalog coordinator Marta Deyrup.

  • SGA seeking to change GDS Box Meal Program

      The Student Government Association will investigate lowering the 24-hour wait time for students of Gourmet Dining Services Box Meal Program at its weekly meeting on Monday. President Derel Stroud said the program was first created for students going to internships, so the hours were not a problem, since students would know when they needed the meal to be ready.

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    Passaic County Prosecutor announced as 2012 Women's Conference speaker

    The first Latina prosecutor in New Jersey will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Women's Conference. Passaic County Prosecutor, the first lead prosecutor of Dominican ancestry in the United States, and Seton Hall alumnae Camelia M. Valdes will be the speaker for the conference event on March 30 at 10 am.

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    Three-quarters of trips to ER were freshman

    Nearly half of hospital transports in the fall semester were alcohol related

    Seton Hall's Department of Housing and Resident Life is working to implement safety awareness among students after a total of 66 hospital transports occurred during the fall semester, including 28 alcohol-related cases. Albert Cardona, associate director of HRL, said the amount of alcohol-related transports last semester is alarming, since it has nearly doubled from last year's total of 15 for the academic year (both fall and spring semesters).

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    Chemist honored after 50 years with University

    Seton Hall recently honored chemist and professor Robert L. Augustine, Ph.D., with a sympo­sium and celebration to mark his 50-year anniversary at the Univer­sity. After four years of teaching chemistry at the University of Texas in Austin, Augustine came to Seton Hall in 1961.

  • College of Education and Human Services dean to return to faculty after sabbatical

      The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President an­nounced last week that the dean of the College of Education and Human Services will step down from his position at the end of this academic year. Dr. Joseph DePierro will have been the dean for the college for about 11 years when he steps down this summer to take a sab­batical, he said.

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    Downtown liason: Stony's restaurant markets to students with weekend breakfast, TVs

    Located just a few minutes from campus, Stony's Restaurant offers not only an inexpensive alternative to cafeteria food, but also works closely with University clubs and organizations. Kelsey Coolidge, a senior diplomacy major and chair of Village Liaisons, said Stony's is great about representing Seton Hall in their business.

  • University Center renovation sparks SGA discussion

    A Seton Hall student voiced his concerns at this weeks Student Government Association meet­ing about the strategic plan to expand the University Center and Mooney Hall the University re­cently released. Graduate student David Cas­trillon said he supports the plans but is looking to draft a resolution about the University's plan asking them to implement deadlines.

  • Petition prompts SallieMae to change student loan rules

     An online petition started by the website caused loan service SallieMae to change the conditions on college loan fees last week. According to 23-year-old Stef Gray, an unemployed Hunter Col­lege graduate who was behind the petition, she's only getting started.

  • PR students implement plan to battle childhood obesity

    The National Bateman Public Relations Campaign Case Study Competition is focusing, this year, on raising awareness about child­hood obesity. Two teams of University stu­dents have entered the competi­tion. The teams will campaign this month in the South Orange and Maplewood school district, ac­cording to team member Amanda Monteleone.

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    Dean to step down after 11 years

    The dean of the College of Education and Human Services will take a leave of absence at the end of this academic year, according to a broadcast email sent by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. Dr. Joseph DePierro, after stepping down as dean, will take a sabbatical and then return to the faculty in the College of Education and Human Services, the email said.

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    Pro-life program sparks controversey

    Serra Hall event highlights lives of unborn children

     A residence hall event honor­ing the lives of unborn children held in Serra Hall on Jan. 31 has sparked controversy. Megan Jones, resident assis­tant on the second floor of Serra Hall, titled the event "Happy Birthday… Make A Wish.

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    Strategic plan calls for new student center

    Plans are being made to renovate the Bishop Dougherty University Center, the University announced Tuesday. The strategic plan, "Strength to Strength," was approved by the Seton Hall University Board of Regents in addition to calling for Seton Hall to become a top-100 national and top-10 Catholic university.

  • University's reputation motivates professor to apply for lead role

      Seton Hall University has "a great deal of potential," a candi­date for the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences said. Edward Jarroll, Ph.D., dean of the College of Natural and So­cial Sciences at Lehman College CUNY, spoke to faculty and stu­dents on Jan 26 about himself and outlined what his goals are for the University.

  • Servant leadership major focus for Arts & Sciences dean applicant

      "I would first buy season basket­ball tickets and show my pride," Michael Zavada, Ph.D., said, if he were selected as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Zavada, chairman of biologi­cal sciences at Eastern Tennessee State University, visited Seton Hall on Jan.

  • Candidate says Hall could rank in top 100 nationally

      College of Arts and Sciences dean candidate John Kiss, Ph.D., proposes bringing Seton Hall into the top 100 universities in the country. Kiss, chairman of the botany department at Miami University (Ohio), was the last of four can­didates to visit the University.

  • School of Nursing requiring e-book software

      In an effort to be more innovative, Seton Hall now requires all nursing majors to buy nursing e-book's instead of standard hardcover textbooks. The e-book program gives students access to all nursing textbooks they need while at Seton Hall. Students said they paid a little over $300 for the program.

  • MTV seeks underclassmen for trivia game show

      An ambush-style game show on MTV is looking to recruit Seton Hall freshmen and sophomores for a local casting call this month. According to a news release, "The Substitute," preparing to film its second season, shows a substitute teacher taking over a classroom to "test students on things they should and shouldn't know.

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    UPDATE: Housing and Residence Life announces refunds available until Mar. 28

    HRL had previously said there would be no deposit refunds this year

    The 2012-2013 housing deposit is now refundable up until the first day of room selection, Mar. 28, according to a status update on the Housing and Residence Life Facebook page at 4:27 p.m. today. A broadcast email announcing the new available time period for refunds was sent to students at 4:43 p.

  • SGA to address cafeteria cleanliness

    The Student Government Association discussed the condition of tables in the cafeteria at their weekly Monday meeting. According to President Derel Stroud, Housing and Residence Life contacted the SGA to discuss the problem with the bussing of the tables in the cafeteria by students.

  • 'Meatless Monday' initiative increases vegetarian options

      Gourmet Dining Services announced its "Meatless Monday" initiative that will offer an increased amount of vegetarian meals every Monday at Seton Hall University, according to a news release from the Humane Society of the United States. GDS has partnered with the Humane Society to provide students, faculty and staff with healthy and sustainable food in the caf, according to the release.

  • lambda-pi-the-setonian-2.1.12

    Communication honors society makes comeback

    Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association's honor society at four-year colleges and universities, is making an attempt to return to Seton Hall's campus. Senior Lauren Linzenberg is leading the efforts in the chapter's reactivation on campus.

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    Business aptitude test offered

    Seton Hall University is one of the first universities in the coun­try selected to allow students to participate in a new aptitude test developed by the Bloomberg In­stitute, named the Bloomberg As­sessment Test. The BAT is geared towards stu­dents in finance and related busi­ness majors, and will allow stu­dents to showcase their abilities in economics and analytical rea­soning, situational judgment, and verbal skills to major institutions around the world, according to the Bloomberg Institute.

  • mcnulty-hall-setonian-2.1.12

    Lab entry may switch to card swipe

    Could curb thefts from McNulty

    To prevent unauthorized entry and theft, a swipe-only entry to classrooms and/or the building may be implemented in McNulty Hall. Stephen Kelty, Ph.D., chair of chemistry and biochemistry, said he is not aware of any unauthorized entries occurring, but added there has been an issue regarding theft.

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    WSOU added to iHeartRadio stream

    Seton Hall's college radio station, 89.5 FM WSOU, has teamed up with iHeartRadio to create a WSOU app for mobile listening. iHeartRadio allows people to listen to their favorite radio stations online for free, according to iHeartRadio's website. Channel Media and Entertainment is adding college campus radio stations to its list of stations to be broadcast online through iHeartRadio.

  • Arts and Sciences Committee eyes core alteration guidelines

    Following a Dec. 2 faculty meeting, the College of Arts & Sciences elected a committee to create guidelines that will review the existing core curriculum as well as the process of new courses, according to Dr. Mary Balkun. According to Thomas Rondinella, chair of the department of communication and the arts, at the last faculty meeting the College of Arts & Sciences voted to add five classes in the aesthetics and eight in the humanities from the department.

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    College of Arts & Sciences narrows dean selection

    Avalos first candidate to visit Seton Hall

      The University is searching for a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Manuel Avalos, Ph.D., director of research partnership and innovation at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is one of four finalists for the position. Avalos said he wants to make Seton Hall one of the top 10 Catholic universities in the United States.

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    WSOU added to iHeartRadio stream

    Seton Hall's college radio station, 89.5 FM WSOU, has teamed up with iHeartRadio to create a WSOU app for mobile listening. iHeartRadio allows people to listen to their favorite radio stations online for free, according to iHeartRadio's website. Channel Media and Entertainment is adding college campus radio stations to its list of stations to be broadcast online through iHeartRadio.

  • Campus security promotes public education program

      The Department of Public Safety and Security has made improvements in distributing information to the University community to promote its public education program for safety awareness. As part of the Code Blue emergency preparedness campaign, about 5,000 2 GB computer flash drives were given to students and faculty, according to Thomas Giordano of the Office of Emergency Management.

  • gabriel-esteban-seton-hall-setonian-1.26.12

    Esteban and South Orange Village president arrange monthly meetings

    South Orange President Alex Torpey and Seton Hall President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban have met several times to ensure Seton Hall and the Village are on the same page when making decisions that will impact both communities, ac­cording to Torpey. Torpey said his goal is to meet with Esteban once a month, al­though the pair has not been able to stick to that schedule yet.

  • Stillman program No. 44 in international ranking

      Eduniversal, a French consulting compa­ny and rating agency, ranked the Stillman School's MBA with a sports management specialization as one of the top 50 pro­grams worldwide last week, according to a news release by Seton Hall. The rankings are listed on the website, best-masters.

  • relay-talent-the-setonian-1.25.12

    Talent show to kick-off Relay for Life season

    Seton Hall University's Colleges Against Cancer chapter will hold its second annual SHU Away Cancer talent show at 9 tonight in the Main Lounge. According to Relay for Life co-Chair and Talent Show Coordinator Melissa Bon­amici, the goal of the talent show is to raise awareness and money for the upcoming Relay for Life event that will take place on April 13-14 from 5 p.

  • jill-kleiner-nj-public-relations-setonian-1.26.12

    SHU alumna named vice president of N.J. public relations group

    Graduate is from Long Hill

    A Seton Hall Univer­sity graduate from Long Hill Town­ship, N.J. was recently named the vice president of the New Jersey chapter of Public Re­lations Society of America. Jill Kleiner, class of 2003, was voted vice president, effective Jan.

  • Career Center redesigns annual job fair

    The Career Center plans to host its big­gest career fair event to date from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.on Feb. 23 in the Field House. Approximately 100 employers will be in attendance. Students, graduate students and alumni can socialize with the employ­ers, which could result in receiving con­tact information, internships and jobs.

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    Seton Hall cheerleader nominated for annual title

    Senior 1 of 6 up for top honor of cheerleader of the year

    After being named American Cheerleader Magazine's De­cember 2011 Cheerleader of the Month, a Seton Hall senior is in the running for the publication's Cheerleader of the Year title. According to Christine De La Rosa, she sent information for an open call last year advertised through the magazine's Twitter account, and after a month ACM contacted her asking for further information.

  • Five senators quit SGA

      Five Student Government Asso­ciation senators have resigned in the past two weeks. "Some of them really had legiti­mate reasons," said Elizabeth Ga­briel, Senate secretary. According to Speaker of the Senate Elizabeth Dudley, the res­ignations will require the SGA to restructure the organization's sub-committees.

  • gottlieb-the-setonian-1.25.12

    Gottlieb promoted to student life Vice President job

    Tracy Gottlieb, Ph.D., dean of Freshman Studies, has been appointed as vice president of Student Services. This is a new division in the University that brings together Freshman Studies, Special Academic Programs, which focus on academic success, and Student Affairs, which focuses on educating the whole person.

  • readership-the-setonian-1.25.12

    Collegiate Readership Program starts trial run

    The Collegiate Readership Program has launched on campus and provides students with free local and national newspapers. Student Government Association Chief of Staff and diplomacy and international relations major Grant McIntire said that the program offers copies of USA Today, New York Times and Star-Ledger to students by the entrance of the cafeteria, outside of the Pirate's Cove and on the second floor of Jubilee Hall.

  • Seton Hall nursing students present at Kentucky male nursing conference

    Two Seton Hall students presented their research paper "The Barriers to Men in Nursing" at a male nursing conference in Lexington, KY. Nursing major, Eddie Cuza, and former nursing major Matt Power interviewed four male nurses with 15 years of experience.

  • boland-hall-fire-seton-hall-setonian-1.19.12

    Annual Mass to be held tonight in remembrance of Boland Hall fire

    A Mass will be held tonight to mark the 12th anniversary of the Boland Hall fire at 5 p.m. in the University Chapel of Immaculate Conception. According to a broadcast email from the Office of Mission and Ministry, all members of the University community are invited to "gather in prayerful remembrance and hope" for those affected by the tragedy, including those who perished that day.

  • President of College Republicans predicts Romney as party nominee

     "(Romney) will have a good chance to defeat President Obama," said Rickey Santosusso, chairman of Seton Hall University's College Republicans. Santosusso said the group has been working hard to educate students about the candidates and the election process through its meetings and events in preparation for the November presidential election.

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    Study may reveal gender gap in faculty pay

    The provost has begun working with the Faculty Welfare and Compensation Committee of the Faculty Senate to see whether Seton Hall faculty are paid less than faculty at other, similar institutions and to see whether female faculty are paid less at Seton Hall than male faculty, according to Dr.

  • Eco-friendly efforts 'headed in right direction' on campus

      Seton Hall University has joined the "go green" movement by re­ducing its printing, planting an organic garden and serving "free-range" meat in the Caf, among other initiatives. According to Marian Glenn, Ph.D., who served on a digital sus­tainability committee last spring, there is still room for improve­ment. 1 comment

  • Takeout option returns to cafeteria

      The Student Government Association is promoting the student lunchbox program, which allows students to pre-order meals 24 hours in advance. The program began last year under previous SGA President Melissa Boege but did not immediately continue in the fall 2011 semester.

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    Women's basketball team to help local charity at upcoming game

    Coach Anne Donovan and the Seton Hall women's basketball team will be adding players and granting wishes for their game against DePaul. On Jan. 28, Donovan and the Pirates will help several young women an opportunity that they would not often dream of – the chance to be Pirates for a day.

  • Catholic studies Department to host annual dramatic reading workshop

      Seton Hall University's Saints and Sleuths VI, a mini-series of dramatic readings, will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and will continue for three non-consecutive nights in the Theatre-In-The-Round. According to a press release, the four readings are focused on and include G.

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    Mission trip to El Salvador opens students' eyes

    A group of students spent the tail end of their break in El Salvador last week with the Division of Volunteer Efforts. The trip was specifically headed by graduate assistant Mark Cantine. The students stayed in two houses, one for the boys and the other for the girls, which are owned by a family who has long since been friends with DOVE and the campus ministry.

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    Top 10 news stories at Seton Hall in 2011

    The Setonian counts down the most important news events of the year

    10. Pro-Life banner hangs at campus entry A banner with a picture of a mother kissing a newborn baby and the words "choose life" followed by a phone number for a pro-life help hot line was placed on the entrance to Seton Hall to celebrate Respect for Life month.

  • Seton Hall appoints Dr. Tracy Gottlieb VP of Student Services

    Dean of Freshman Studies to replace outgoing vice president

    Dr. Tracy Gottlieb can now add the title VP of Student Services to the long list of positions she has held at Seton Hall University. The University announced the appointment of Gottlieb this afternoon as the new vice president of Student Services through a broadcast e-mail from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr.

  • Seton Hall crime log for week of December, 13, 2011

    Seton Hall Crime log Week ending Dec. 13, 2011 12/7/11: Theft - A SHU student reported his car was broken into while parked in a lot across from Turrell Manor and personal items were taken. 12/1211: Theft - A SHU student reported

  • Seton Hall VP for student affairs to leave, headed to Northeastern

    Will fill same position at university in Boston

    Dr. Laura A. Wankel, vice president for student affairs at Seton Hall University, will be leaving her position to become Vice President for Student Affairs at Northeastern University, according to a broadcast email sent by the Office of the Provost. "I felt as though it was time for a new adventure so when approached about the opportunity at Northeastern I decided it had an interesting mix of new experiences for me," Wankel said.

  • Budding entrepreneurs can pitch for prizes

      An aspiring entrepreneur can win $3,500 to launch a business in the Pirate's Pitch Contest, spon­sored by the Center for Entrepre­neurial Studies. This year the contest will be open to all full-time students, both un­dergraduate and graduate.

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    National nursing academy elects Seton Hall profesor to post

     A Seton Hall nursing professor has been elected to serve as a commissioner of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners certification program. Mary Ellen E. Roberts, doctor of nursing practice and an assistant professor of adult nursing, will now have an influence on the national certifying exam for nurse practitioners.

  • Ladies shell out big bucks for hot dates for diabetes

      Bachelors were auctioned off to female students Tuesday by Seton Hall's Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, raising more than $1,000 for Juvenile Diabetes and setting up more than nine potential relationships. Date for Diabetes was held at 9 p.m. in the University Center, where the highest bidders won gift baskets and dates with contestants at a dessert social.

  • Cultural opportunities await students who study abroad

      As another semester draws to a close, students are considering studying abroad as an option both to fulfill requirements and experience a different culture. Kirk Rawn, the associate provost for International Programs, said all students can benefit from studying abroad, regardless of their major.

  • SGA presses for lower ID fees

      The Student Government As­sociation is lobbying against the decision to raise fees for replace­ment IDs. The senators wrote a letter to the Campus ID office expressing their disappointment with the increased fees. The initiative is headed by Senator Joseph Donato and Parlia­mentarian Annelie Roding.

  • Student leaders strive for club recognition on campus

      Members of the National Resi­dence Hall Honorary club find themselves frustrated at the end of this semester due to lack of ac­knowledgement from the Univer­sity community. According to senior and Vice President of Recognition, Joseph Pastino, the 23-member club is a national organization that recog­nizes the top 1 percent of student leaders living on campus.

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    Whitehead School of Diplomacy honors Global Citizen

    The Whitehead School of Diplo­macy and International Relations presented the Global Citizen of the Year Award to Susan K. Neely of the American Beverage Asso­ciation on Dec. 1, at the Global Leadership Gala, held at the New York Public Library.

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    Swimmers bare all for game against Auburn

    "Unbelievable." That's how sophomore forward Patrik Auda described Friday night's student section. The sold-out section was the rowdiest the Prudential Center has seen all season. With blown-up cardboard faces of head coach Kevin Willard, seniors Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope, and former Auburn football star Cam Newton - with dollar signs replacing his eyes - the students played their part as the sixth man in the 81-59 win over Auburn.

  • Pope leads Hall past Auburn

    In front of a sold out student section, the Seton Hall men's basketball team jumped out to an 11 point lead in the first eight minutes of the game and never looked back, eventually winning 81-59 in the 2011 installment of the Big East/SEC Challenge. "We took what we practiced and put it on the court," head coach Kevin Willard said.

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    SHU's Christmas tree lighting becomes an annual tradition

    The second annual Seton Hall Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place at 6 p.m. on the campus green in front of Presidents Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1. The event was co-hosted by Winston Roberts, assistant dean of students, and Mariel Pagan, assistant director for greek life, clubs & organizations.

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    University schedules holiday events

    For the second year, Seton Hall is continuing its tradition of Christmas at the Hall. Christmas at the Hall is a series of events that take place during the month of Dec., commencing the holiday season at Seton Hall. Msgr. Thomas Nydegger, associate vice president for Student Affairs, described Christmas at the Hall as "Seton Hall University's official observation of the Advent and Christmas Season.

  • Reading day guaranteed for future final exam schedules

      As finals approach, Seton Hall's faculty realizes the pressure that is put on students to do well on their exams, which is why Reading Day is given as a day away from the classroom. Students may use this time however they want, whether it be studying, catching up on homework, or simply relaxing.

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    Students join global Occupy movement

    A group of students have decided to create their own chapter in the global Occupy Movement here at Seton Hall due to their unhappiness with tuition cuts for incoming freshmen. The movement, which takes the basis for its name from the Occupy Wall Street movement, is called Occupy Seton Hall, and focuses its efforts on the cost of tuition here at Seton Hall rather than the general financial crisis in the US, according to the Media and Social Networking Manager of the group, Eli Zucker.

  • Rutgers discount proves similar to existing merit award

    Tuition cuts intend to ease calculating cost

    Following Seton Hall's Rutgers tuition initiative, which will slash tuition prices for qualified incoming freshman, there has been an approximately 50 percent increase in the amount of people attending the school's open houses, according to Alyssa McCloud, vice president of Enrollment Management.

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    SHU to receive award from Investors Bank

    Seton Hall University will receive an award from Investors Bank for winning the American Heart Association University Challenge on Dec. 8 at Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center. According to junior, Mona Safar, the student leader for the campus-wide effort, Seton Hall University, along with four other local colleges were invited by Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Savings Banks of New Jersey (ISBNJ) to participate in a University Challenge to raise money for the Essex County American Heart Association 5K Walk.

  • New program recognizes leadership involvement

    A new initiative is being put into effect so that students will be able to be recognized for their leadership involvement on campus. This new initiative is called The Seton Leadership Institute and is a way for students to earn credits through a certificate program.

  • Student Government Association discusses I.D. fees, guest swipes at town hall meeting

    Senators of the Student Government Association discussed each of their initiatives at the town hall meeting on Monday night. The initiatives that were discussed the most were the ID fees, printers in the residence halls and issues with Gourmet Dining Services.

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    Flip card cheer to happen for the first time in Seton Hall history

    Student management group responsible for organizing cheer

    A Seton Hall management group is running the first flip card cheer in University history to take place at 9:00 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The cheer will be aired live on ESPNU for the men's basketball game against Auburn.  According to Junior Andrew Kriner, a member of the management team, students sitting in the student section will be given blue and white poster sized cards.

  • Safe Ride proves to be useful resource

      So far this semester the Safe Ride appears to be the most successful transportation innovation on campus, however, there have been several instances of students not understanding and abusing the privilege of the service. According to Patrick Linfante, assistant vice president for Public Safety and Security, calls have been made to the Safe Ride dispatch requesting rides from the South Orange train station or Rite Aid, which are scheduled stops on the SHUfly route.

  • New 'waiting list' registration initiative introduced

      Students will face a new system when registering for certain classes this month, as the Registrar has implemented a pilot program which seeks to simplify the wait list process for closed classes. For the spring 2012 registration, the pilot will include about 20 courses, all of which include an electronic wait list option, which allows students to sign onto the wait list when a course is closed, according to Mary Ellen Farrell from University Registrar.

  • SGA donates to upcoming DOVE trips

    Online Exclusive

      The Student Government Association has donated a sum of $11,130 to representatives from DOVE for the upcoming Haiti and El Salvador. For each of the 58 students attending the four trips, $195 will be allotted in costs.  "My hope for this year is that everyone on all of the trips will come back with that fire for service," representative Kayleigh Ellison said .

  • Holiday event inspires community service fair

      Chi Upsilon Sigma is hosting a "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the Main Lounge to jumpstart the holiday season. According to Chi Upsilon Sigma president, Oriana Luquetta, the event is being hosted to bring the campus community together towards service in an enjoyable way.

  • Fraternity hosts annual fundraiser for Autism

      Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity is hosting their yearly "Win a Date with a Pirate" fundraiser event at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 18th in the Main Lounge, according to the event's press release. Derel Stroud, the fraternity's special events chair, said that a portion of the money raised will go towards Autism.

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    Final schedule subject to change for some students

    With finals just around the corner, some professors have changed the date of their finals, without much notice to students. Some students have been put in past situations where their finals were moved from the original date because of a professor's inability to make the allotted time.

  • CPR classes offered at discount

      The Biology Society offered its mem­bers a CPR class for $10 last week, which compares to the classes offered on campus by an independent contractor for approxi­mately $75. "One of our members is a certified CPR class instructor; she offered us a price of $20 per student just for the manikin rent­als and such," Faith Ikalina, president of the Biology Society said.

  • apo-nickolodeon-sectionals-nj-setonian-11.9.11

    Alpha Phi Omega to host Nickelodeon-themed conference at Seton Hall

    Brothers from fraternity to gather from all over N.J.

    Seton Hall University's Alpha Phi Omega chapter will be hosting the APO sectionals conference for New Jersey, this Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Main Lounge. Workshops associated with the conference will take place in Duffy Hall. Moira Kelly and Ricky Harzula, two brothers in the fraternity, organized the event that will be Photo courtesy of Moira Kelly APO brothers Moira Kelly and Ricky Harzula organized the event.

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    Accusations of false police report filing referred to Dean of students

    A Seton Hall University student has been charged after filing a false police report in the Municipal Court of South Orange that was reported to have happened in the early hours of Nov. 6. Taylor Bromberg, 18, a resident of Manalapan, N.J., was arrested on Nov.

  • 'Friends of the Congo' speaker addresses current tragedy

      The African Student Association hosted a guest speaker to inform the Seton Hall campus about the on-going crisis in the Congo on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Maurice Carney, co-founder of Friends of the Congo, is an expert on the topic, according to ASA member Faith Njoku.

  • South Orange looks to have traditional President for the village

      The Student Government Association dis­cussed the Collegiate Readership Program at their meeting on Monday, Nov. 7. Marc Siegel, a representative from USA Today, presented a PowerPoint explaining the mission of the program and how it would be instituted.

  • SGA continues debate over collegiate readership program

      The Student Government Association dis­cussed the Collegiate Readership Program at their meeting on Monday, Nov. 7. Marc Siegel, a representative from USA Today, presented a PowerPoint explaining the mission of the program and how it would be instituted.

  • coach-white-the-setonian-11.9.11

    Golf tournament raises money in support of Leukemia cure

    The Seton Hall men's golf coach is planning to donate over $1,600 to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. in honor of his niece. Clay White, who is in his eighth season at the Hall, raised the money through a golf tournament this fall that was sponsored by St.

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    Male students stop shaving to raise money for cancer

    Male students at Seton Hall are joining arms with men from all over the world in a global movement this November, the goal being to go completely unshaven for an entire month. The movement goes by several names, depending on the amount of facial hair one chooses to leave untouched, but is most commonly known as No Shave November.

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    SAB proposes two spring concerts

     In addition to a Spring Fling concert to take place in May, the Student Activities Board has proposed a small-scale concert to take place in March. The proposed small-scale concert would be headlined by the band Good Old War. Assistant Dean of Students for Student Activities Mariel Pagan was unable to confirm the band's performance.

  • Campus I.D. office increases fees this semester

     The campus I.D. office increased the fees for temporary and replacement I.D.'s by $15, according to Jeffrey Hurrin, assistant vice president for Student Affairs. Prior to this semester, temporary I.D.'s were $5, while replacement I.D. cards were $20, Hurrin said.

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    October snowstorm causes flurry at Seton Hall

    Seton Hall University's campus, including the garden between Xaiver Hall and the caf, was covered in approximately four inches of snow this past weekend causing several damages. As a result of the snow, the Farinella gate entrance to campus was closed on Saturday, Oct.

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    Hill Harper next in line for SAB speaker series at Seton Hall

    The Students Activities Board will be presenting an author and actor of CSI: N.Y. at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4th in the Jubilee Auditorium. Hill Harper, winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and the winner of Best Book for Young Adults 2007 by the American Library Association, will be lecturing students about issues young people face today.

  • Registration woes put students under pressure

    Some students have expressed that they are facing various ac­count and availability issues as registration for the spring 2012 semester begins. Official course registration be­gan at 12 a.m. on Nov. 3 and lasts until Nov. 21. Every year students have to meet several requirements in order to be eligible to register for the next semester, including a registration meeting with an academic advisor, relieving any holds with the bur­sar and registering within a certain time period.

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    DOVE holds post-graduate service fair

    The Division of Volunteer Efforts hosted the Post Graduate Volunteer Service Fair on Oct. 20, where students learned about options to do service after graduation. Michelle Peterson, director of DOVE, said the Volunteer Fair had a turn-out of over 60 students.

  • SHU student serves on board of ed as trustee

      A sophomore Seton Hall student is currently serving as a trustee for his local board of education. Matthew Conlon, 19, from West Milford, N.J., was the student representative to the board of education during his high school years. Conlon said he wanted to run to stop board members from hurting the public school systems in West Milford.

  • E-newsletter sent to reduce the number of broadcast emails

      Seton Hall instituted the use of an e-news­letter last week in order to cut down the number of e-mails the Seton Hall commu­nity receives. Campus Digest, the e-newsletter will be sent out twice a week and will cover news announcements and upcoming calendar events, according to Acting Associate Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing Linda T.

  • SHU professor earns outstanding nurse researcher award

      An assistant professor for the College of Nursing received the Outstanding Nurse Researcher of the Year award this past September. Dorothy Carolina received the first award of her career this fall from the Concerned Black Nurses of Newark, Inc.

  • Student victim of attempted armed robbery near Ward, Wilden Place

    A Seton Hall student was the victim of an attempted robbery at around 12:50 this morning, according to a Pirate Alert message sent to students at around 2 a.m. The attempted armed robbery took place at Ward and Wilden Place, the alert said.  According to the alert, the suspect, a black male dressed in all black, fled the scene in a black four door vehicle.

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    New ordering system implemented in cafeteria

    Gourmet Dining Services has started using a new system for taking orders in areas outside the buffet dining room such as the Cove and Leafs & Grains. Students and employees seem to agree that the change, which allows students to receive numbered receipts, is a positive one.

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    Pro-Life banner hangs at campus entry

    People entering campus through Farinella Gate may notice a new decoration on the fence around the Arts Center parking lot. A banner with a picture of a mother kissing a newborn baby and the words "choose life" followed by a phone number for a pro-life help hot line has been on the fence since last week to celebrate Respect for Life month.

  • College Republicans to travel for door-to-door campaigning

    With the presidential election approaching quickly, the College Republicans of Seton Hall are planning events and campaigns to help get their word out about the Republican party, according to the group's executive director. Sophomore Christian Warneke, executive director of the College Republicans, said that the club's efforts are geared toward the upcoming elections.

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    Princeton Review ranks Stillman Degree

    Master's of Business Administration listed in top 294

    Seton Hall University's Master's of Business Administration program has been featured in the Princeton Review's 294 Best Business Schools List. This year marks the fifth year the program has been featured on the list. The Stillman School of Business's Acting Dean, Joyce Strawser said she believes the program is notable because of the high academic quality, the program's focus on transforming concepts into practice and the community feel of the program.

  • Certificate program offers new opportunities

    The department of mathematics and computer science and the department of psychology will be offering a Data Visualization and Analysis certification program for graduates and undergraduates next fall, according to a feature on the University website.

  • SGA divides student life committee into subsections

    The Student Government Association discussed splitting the Student Life Committee into different sections at their weekly Monday evening meeting. Senator Joseph Donato proposed splitting the committee into five sub-committees of commuting and housing and residence life, gourmet dining services, safety, technology and campus outreach.

  • WSOU celebrates 25 years of metal

    Students plan concert with Starland Ballroom

    WSOU, Seton Hall's Pirate Radio, will celebrate 25 years as a metal radio station by hosting a concert on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J. The "25 Years of Metal" concert will feature prominent metal bands such as Chimaira and Unearth, with support by Skeletonwitch, Molotov Solution, Fit For An Autopsy, Thanatotic Desire and Name The Creature, according to WSOU Station Manager Omar Ahmad.

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    New campaign urges SHU community to get flu vaccine

    The "Fight the Flu at SHU"' campaign is advertising on campus to promote attendance at the flu shot fair, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Main Lounge. According to Mary Beth Costello, director of Health Services, the fair provides all members of the Seton Hall community an opportunity to receive vaccination for the influenza virus.

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    Former 'Biggest Loser' contestants visit SHU

    Two former contestants from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" spoke at an event on Wednesday sponsored by Leaders in Healthcare, which focused on obesity and the importance of physical health. Jen and Jay Jacobs, a father-daughter team which participated in the 11th season of the reality weight-loss show, were the keynote speakers at the event.

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    SHUFLY raises student concern

    In spite of a few students' complaints about the punctuality of the SHUFLY Shuttle, Parking Services Manager Ann Szipszky said that up until Tuesday morning, neither Parking Services nor Public Safety and Security had any reports from students of problems with the SHUFLY service.

  • Foundation sponsors event to honor Boland fire victim

    The Aspiring Kindness Foundation is having a Halloween event that is open to the public in The East Wing at The Stumble Inn in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. "Aspiring Kindness Foundation was created to always remember Aaron Karol and everyone involved in the Boland Hall fire by raising funds for several great causes including fire departments, EMTs, first responders, burn units, fire prevention and the Aaron Karol Memorial Scholarship," said Mike Merizio, a close friend of Karol's and one of Aspiring Kindness Foundation's founders.

  • New collegiate readership program delayed until spring

    The Collegiate Readership Program, initially slated begin as a pilot program upon the University's re-opening after fall break, has been postponed to the spring 2012 semester, according to the Student Government Association. SGA Chief of Staff, Grant McIntire, said that the postponement is due to the fact that the contract with the Collegiate Readership Program is a non-Seton Hall contract, making it subject to three period of review.

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    Pirate Blue Student Club aims to increase involvement

    The Pirate Blue Student Club is looking to make more of an influence on campus this year with new initiatives. Club president and senior Nicholas Cooley said the club had not done much in the past. The club was founded in 2008 by former Pirate Blue Athletic Fund Graduate Assistant Shane Giblin.

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    University community plans march in honor of Jessica Moore

    There will be a march protesting violence in honor of Seton Hall student Jessica Moore on Saturday Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Faculty mentor of Freshmen Studies, Rev. Dr. Forrest Pritchett, said Moore's closest friends, Delores Sarfo-Darko and Jessica Townsend, have created the event.

  • SGA adds a new member to executive board

    A new student was added to the Student Government Association's executive board during their weekly Monday meeting. Freshman Naomi Endsley was asked to join the presidential executive cabinet as director of community outreach, according to President Derel Stroud.

  • SHU students create site to save time

    New network lets peers pay others to complete tasks

    Two Seton Hall students recently created a website designed to allow students to connect and complete favors for one another. The site, called Finish My Task, was created by students John Ceniza and Michael Peralta. Students can pay others to complete tasks for them that they themselves do not wish to do.


    Seton Hall invests 20th university president

    Seton Hall University celebrated its 20th Presidential Investiture today to officially acknowledge A. Gabriel Esteban as University president. Esteban, 49, is the first Filipino-American to serve as a president of a major university, according to several speakers at the event.

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    Seton Hall student avoids Facebook scam

    A Seton Hall student was featured in an NBC broadcast last week after seeking help from their consumer reports to avoid being scammed by a Facebook contest. Sophomore Dana Spinks entered a contest on May 22 through a Facebook event advertising its main prize as a trip to the International Olympic Headquarters in Switzerland but encountered trouble once she was told that she won.

  • safety-report-the-setonian-10.12.11

    Campus Safety Report reveals crime decrease

    The 2011 Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Report was recently released by the Department of Public Safety & Security and showed a significant decrease in reported crimes. According to Vice President for Student Affairs, Laura Wankel, numbers have declined in past years.

  • SHU partners up to create Technology Learning Center

    Saint Rose of Lima Academy in Short Hills N.J. paired up with Seton Hall University to create a Technology Learning Center for students at the Academy this past summer. The center grants students access to technology enriched programs that previously were not available to them.

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    Freshman plans to run for public office

    A Seton Hall freshman intends to run for a City Council seat in Jersey City at the age of 19 next year. Freshman Demetrius Terry will be the youngest candidate in the 2013 race for Jersey City Council and will be the youngest City Council member in his city's history if elected.

  • grad-program-the-setonian-10.12.11

    SHU Graduate program shows solid enrollment

    The Seton Hall graduate programs offered by the University's colleges have seen increased enrollment as well as positive complements from graduate students. The most popular individual program overall last year was the School of Law, and the most popular on the South Orange campus were the MBA in Finance and the MA in Human Resources, Training and Development, according to Greg Burton, associate provost and dean for research and graduate services.

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    SHU's Market Research Center expands outreach

    Seton Hall's Market Research Center has shown success in student-to-business partnerships since its opening this past April. In the MRC, undergraduate and graduate business students conduct semester long projects that focus on key business issues or challenges, such as attracting more student business.

  • SHU to participate in Autism Speaks walk

    The Autism Speaks foundation is increasing awareness, and advocating for those in need and their families. Seton Hall's SDA and NCBI chapter will pair up with Autism Speaks for the North Central New Jersey, Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. A walk benefiting those who are affected by autism will occur on Oct.

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    SHU professor honored for dedication to Italian-American community

    A Seton Hall professor will be acknowledged by the Columbia Foundation with its Presidential award for his service to Italian-American people. Professor William Connell, an internationally recognized historian, history professor and holder of the Joseph M.

  • Seton Hall employee robbed near Wilden Gate

    Update: 8:04 a.m.: According to a follow-up email sent by Public Safety and Security, the employee was robbed by a black man in his 20's who was about 5 foot 8. The man approached the employee from the front, "punched her in the arm and took her purse," according to the email.

  • Gang awareness workshop scheduled for October

    The School Psychology Leadership Association will be hosting a gang awareness workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 25 to inform students on gang violence in the area. The workshop will be hosted by expert John Farrell, LCSW. Farrell is a licensed clinical social worker and an expert in his field of study.

  • SGA discusses initiating collegiate readership program

    The Student Government Association discussed a new program that will bring tri-state area newspapers to Seton Hall at its weekly meeting on Oct. 3. Chief of Staff Grant McIntire spoke about the Collegiate Readership Program that could be launched as soon as after fall break.

  • Students' opinions differ about fairness of homework assignments

    While students at Seton Hall have complained about the amount of homework assigned in their courses, a majority have said they find themselves content or underwhelmed. Freshman Kevin Serillo is among one of the only students who said he felt the homework levels are unfair to students.

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    Seton Hall students to present at national male nursing conference

    Two male Seton Hall students in the Caroline D. Schwartz College of Nursing are scheduled to present their abstract at the American Assembly of Male Nurses 36th Annual Conference in Kentucky on Oct. 21. Senior Eddie Cuza and junior Matthew Power will be presenting their research from the abstract that required them to formulate and utilize strategies to recruit men into the nursing profession, Power said.

  • Professor's research team honored earlier this month

    A biological anthropology professor at Seton Hall participated in a research team whose study was published on the front page of Nature Magazine this month. Professor Rhonda Quinn began working in the summer of 2004 with the West Turkana Archaeological Project, which has been conducting archaeological excavations of early stone tool sites for over twenty years.

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    Students unaware of updated carpool parking pass option

    Parking Services has given a new face to its carpool parking permit, an option that not many commuters know about. Parking Services' multi-car, or carpool permit, allows two or more drivers to register for one permit rather than multiple. However, only one car registered to the permit may be on campus at any given time.

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    East Orange duo plead not guilty in shooting death of Seton Hall student

      Two East Orange men pleaded not guilty on Oct. 4 for their alleged participation in the September 2010 murder of Seton Hall sophomore Jessica Moore, according to officials.   Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor's office, said Marcus Bascus, 20, and Nicholas Welch, 26, pleaded not guilty on all charges Tuesday afternoon.

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    University offers discount for eligible incoming students

    In an effort to make the growing cost of attending college more affordable, Seton Hall University has announced that tuition will be lowered by $21,000 next fall for incoming freshmen that meet certain criteria. According to a press release sent out by the University, the price cut will be available for those who have a combined SAT score of at least 1200 between the math and critical reading sections, and graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

  • montclair-dorm-the-setonian-9.28.11

    Seton Hall dorms offer similar amenities to Montclair's new housing

    Students at Montclair State University had a new dorming option this fall thanks to a public-private partnership, and while Seton Hall cannot boast a new dorm, many of the amenities found in the complex are similar to those Seton Hall residents already receive.

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    Guest parking passes causes problems for Hall students

    Students have recently been experiencing issues with fines stemming from guest's vehicles that had previously been signed in. Any vehicle signed in by a student, even if it is a guest's, remains on the student's account for the duration of their time at the Hall. 1 comment

  • SGA discusses village events for October

    The Student Government Association discussed the smoothie machines that were supposed to be implemented in the cafeteria in the past weeks at their weekly Monday meeting. According to SGA President, Derel Stroud, there was a mix up in the mail and the blenders have not gotten to the school yet.

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    Formaldehyde added to list of government carcinogens

    Substance often used in biology labs linked to cancer risks

    Formaldehyde, a common gas used in biology laboratories, has been added to a list of known human carcinogens, according to the Federal Government. According to the National Cancer Institute, formaldehyde may cause leukemia, particularly myeloid leukemia and brain cancer.

  • Freshmen react to record-low SAT scores

    The high school class of 2011 across the United States received the lowest scores on record on the reading portion of the SATs, which may impact them negatively. Only 43 percent of students scored high enough in the reading portion to be prepared for college, according to the College Board.

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    Seton Hall students to receive Lenovo tablets

    The Teaching, Learning and Technology Center has issued more than 350 Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets to students and faculty as part of a pilot project to test out the tablets this fall, according to T.L.T.C. According to Paul Fisher, associate chief information officer and director of the T.

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    Troy Davis execution prompts student group action at SHU

    Amnesty International of Seton Hall University will be holding a demonstration on Sept. 29 in response to the execution of convicted murderer Troy Davis. The organization distributed black armbands on Wednesday night which will be worn all day on Thursday as a symbol of mourning and disapproval in regards to the execution, according to Amnesty International Treasurer, Mary Beliveau.

  • Class size cut for student benefit

    Freshman enrollment for the 2011-2012 academic year is about one thousand students, approximately 300 students fewer than last year. The main reason for a lower enrollment this year is to keep the academic environment able to give more personal attention, according to Alyssa McCloud, vice president of enrollment management.

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    One year later: Seton Hall community remembers Jessica Moore

    As the one year anniversary of Jessica Moore's death approaches, the Seton Hall community is reflecting and remembering a life lost.   However, as of press time, the University does not have anything officially planned to honor Moore.   "She was taken away from us to soon, but in her memory, I do smile through the tears, or at least try," junior, Jessica Townsend said.

  • New job bill leaves some Seton Hall students worried

    President Obama's new job bill for 2012, The American Jobs Act, leaves seniors at Seton Hall wondering how it will affect them in their job search next year. One of Obama's main goals for this bill is to reduce unemployment, according to information released by the Office of the Press Secretary.

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    Seton Hall has a ‘Second Life’

    SHU looks towards interactive media as new learning initiative

    Social and interactive media can help students to learn real-world skills safely and easily through the use of virtual worlds, according to a report on social and interactive media created by Seton Hall University faculty. The report was led by Professor Anne Hewitt, director of graduate studies in the Master of Health care Administration program.

  • forrest-prichett-setonian-9.22.11

    Seton Hall freshman studies mentor named NAACP Educator of the Year

    Freshman mentor and Adjunct Professor in Africana Studies, Multicultural Studies and Religious Studies Departments, Rev. Dr. Forrest Pritchett recently was awarded a NAACP Educator of the Year Award. Pritchett graduated from Delaware State University, and has been an educator for more than 40 years.

  • tracey-gottleib-setonian-9.22.11

    Academic coaching program now available to all students

    The Academic Coaching program is a new program designed to help students succeed in academics by assigning each student with an academic coach with whom they will work closely to become stronger academically. The program, which is being managed through a joint effort by Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, is available to both students on academic probation, and those who would like to improve their academic performance.

  • pirate-bucks-meal-plan-the-setonian-9.21.11

    Hall introduces new meal plan

    Plan, available for one week, includes more Pirate Bucks

    Housing and Residence Life will be offering a new meal plan to students effective immediately this semester, according to a broadcast email from HRL. According to the email, meal plan Eight gives students 12 meals per week and 695 Pirate Bucks.   The cost of the new meal plan will be $2,223 per semester, according to the email.

  • fahy-renovations-setonian-9.22.11

    Fahy Hall renovations put off until spring

    Renovations in Fahy Hall previously scheduled for this past summer will resume in the spring, following the removal of traces of asbestos found in the building's floor tiles. According to Professor Thomas Rondinella, chair of the department of communications and the arts, Fahy Hall rooms 2 and 7 were scheduled to receive renovations this summer.

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    Campus smoking bans across New Jersey could affect school policy

     After several New Jersey campuses banned smoking, the Student Government Association is looking to change the smoking policy at Seton Hall. SGA President Derel Stroud is looking to propose a new smoking initiative at Seton Hall that will strictly enforce current policies rather than ban smoking altogether.

  • sga-cafeteria-setonian-9.15.11

    SHU SGA looks into cafeteria alternatives

    The Student Government Asso­ciation discussed instituting some new changes to Gourmet Dining Services at its weekly meeting on Monday. A vote was taken in which the SGA decided to establish a smoothie station that will be in­side the cafeteria everyday.

  • john-paitakes-setonian-9.14.11

    Criminal justice institute educates students with real life experience

    A professor in the department of criminal justice designed and administered a one week Criminal Justice Institute, for high school students interested in criminal jus­tice, over the summer. John Paitakes, Ph.D., senior fac­ulty associate in the department of criminal justice and designer of the institute, said he was approached by former Dean of Continuing Education, Phillip Disalvio, Ph.

  • Boland Hall room relocations

    Several room reassignments have occurred on the second, third and fourth floors of the south wing of Boland Hall to conserve energy in the building because of a substantial number of vacancies this semester. Affected residents were sent an e-mail from housing and residence life on Wednesday, Sept.

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    Weather delays construction on Science and Technology Center

    Despite slight delays in construction on the Science and Technology Center (formerly known as the McNulty building) due to the recent inclement weather, work is almost complete on the building. John Signorello, associate vice president of facilities and operations, said work on the roof, interior and landscaping needs to be finished.

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    Grand jury indicts duo in off-campus shooting

    East Orange men to be arraigned in October for shooting, death of Jessica Moore


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    Deals4Meals lets students order food online 24/7

    Deals4Meals, a South Orange-based website that will allow students to order food online 24/7, is set to make its debut by early October. The site,, was created by Seton Hall alum Kenneth Cucchia, who graduated in 2010 with degrees in marketing and business management, as well as a certificate in entrepreneurship.

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    Hall remembers September 11

    Seton Hall faculty offer a look back

    With the ten year anniversary of September 11th, 2001 approaching, several Seton Hall University faculty have offered their perspectives in respect to that fateful day and its aftermath. Alfred Frank, adjunct professor of English and religion, helped report the events for The Star-Ledger where he was working full-time as the Port Authority reporter at the time of the attacks.

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    SHU puts safety first

    After turbulent year, Public Safety reacts to off-campus crimes

    This fall, the University has implemented new safety measures, the University Patrol and SHU Safe Ride van, in an effort to create a safer perimeter around campus.  According to Patrick Linfante, assistant vice president of Public Safety and Security, new initiatives, which began on Aug.

  • Bookstore expands on textbook rental program

    In an effort to save students money, the bookstore teamed up with Follet Higher Education Group to expand on the rent-a-book program and to also allow students to download books digitally. Last year, the rent-a-book program saved Seton Hall students three-hundred and eighteen thousand dollars.

  • Junior takes part in Holocaust Memorial internship

    A Seton Hall student has been chosen to participate in the Lipper Internship Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, located in Lower Manhattan. Junior Emily Lake, a history major participating in a dual degree program for a Masters in Museum Professions, will join fifteen other student interns this semester.

  • SHU's Mobile Computing Program becomes topic of debate

    Seton Hall's Mobile Computing Program has become a topic of debate among students. The program, mandated for all undergraduate students, allows a student to receive a new laptop during their freshman and junior years. Students may keep the second laptop, provided they fill out paperwork with the Asset Management Office, according to the Department of Information Technology.

  • Seton Hall faculty discuss concerns about student plagiarism

    Seton Hall faculty members have exhibited concerns about the amount of plagiarism evident in student work. "In an attempt to have assignments in on time they [students] turn in something that is not their own work," Assistant Professor of History, Kirsten Schultz, said.

  • Pair of students robbed at gunpoint outside McNulty Gate

    Two Seton Hall students have been robbed at gunpoint just outside campus according to a PirateAlert that was sent out to students at approximately 2:45 a.m. According to the alert and an email sent to students around 3:30 a.m., the students, a male and female, were robbed sitting at the bus station on South Orange Avenue at approximately 12:38 this morning.

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    Damages delay semester start

    Hurricane Irene's impact cancels day classes for Monday, August 29

      Hurricane Irene passed through South Orange and the surrounding areas on August 27 and 28 resulting in damages and power outages on Seton Hall University's campus. The University canceled all day classes for Monday, August 29, according to a PirateAlert text message and email sent to all students at approximately 7:06 p.

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    Seton Hall readies campus, students and parents for Hurricane Irene

    University to shut down on Sunday

    UPDATE: 1:25 p.m., A Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect for South Orange and the surrounding areas, according to a PirateAlert text message and e-mail sent to students.  The alert told students to limit their movements outside of their residences and to "be mindful of local flooding, downed power lines, trees and other debris.

  • University cancels convocation due to hurricane

    Hurricane Irene, the storm currently ravaging the Bahamas, is expected to reach New Jersey on Sunday, leading Seton Hall to cancel all scheduled events for that day, including New Student Convocation. In a broadcast email, sent out this morning, students moving into residence halls were advised to arrive no later than 2 p.

  • New details emerge surrounding Seton Hall student assaulted on South Orange Avenue

    Patrick Linfante, assistant vice president for Public Safety and Security, confirmed Monday that the Seton Hall students, who were involved in a verbal dispute which later evolved to the physical assault of one student, were on-campus residents leaving campus on Friday, July 29.

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    Seton Hall's SAB tries new approach to student activities

    Newly added student activities fee will help fund events

    Due to the new student activities fee, included in tuition this year, the Student Activities Board will be providing students with several opportunities to go on trips, listen to guest speakers, and attend events on and off campus. "SAB is looking to change the game in our approach to student activities at SHU," Assistant Dean of Students for Student Activities, Mariel Pagán said.

  • Gas leak causes partial evacuation of campus

      Update, 3:30 p.m.: The ruptured gas line was successfully repaired this afternoon by Public Service, according to Patrick Linfante, assistant vice president of Public Safety.   At 3:15 p.m., a broadcast email was also sent to the Seton Hall community confirming the repair.

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    SHU's annual 'Hall on the Hill' celebrates school innovations in Washington, D.C.

    The eighth annual Seton Hall University Hall on the Hill event was held on July 12 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to celebrate innovations by the school both on and off campus.   According to the University website, President A. Gabriel Esteban, University staff and administrators, Congressional members and staff, alumni, parents and others attended the event in the Gold Room of the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill.

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    Seton Hall donates laptops to Newark school as a part of 3-year program

    Seton Hall's Academy for Urban School Reform recently teamed up with the Hall's Teaching Learning Technology Center to donate laptops to Newark's Dayton Street Elementary School, one of the lowest-performing schools in the state. According to Linda Karten, the director of Marketing for Seton Hall, the laptop initiative was part of a larger program wherein the Academy works with the elementary school, as well as a few other schools, for three years, to help improve its performance.

  • Quality of water to be addressed at public meeting

        The Village President and Board of Trustees of South Orange announced on June 8 that a public meeting will be held on June 16 to address a report on the quality of the water supply in South Orange, according to a press release. According to the release, sent by John Gross, a recent report states there is an elevated level of a "certain volatile organic compound" in the water supplied to South Orange by the East Orange Water Commission.

  • Annual survey data lost after Internet Explorer issue

    The annual Seton Hall Survey of Baccalaureate Graduates collected data for the Class of 2011 online after a problem with Internet Explorer at cap-and-gown pick up that caused data from graduating seniors to become lost. The survey collects data on baccalaureate graduates pertaining to career status, future employment, graduate school acceptance, satisfaction with first professional position and utilizations of The Career Center, according to Jacqueline Chaffin, Director of the Career Center.

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    SHU conducts emergency response exercise

    Seton Hall University, in accordance with emergency response agencies from the Village of South Orange and Essex County, conducted an Emergency Response Exercise, Tuesday, May 24 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. According to the coordinator for the exercise, Thomas Giordano, assistant director of Emergency Management, the exercise turned out well.

  • Hall's appeal for conversion of home denied

    Had hoped to create more office space

      The Board of Adjustment's ruling on the conversion of a home on 1 S. Centre St. was recently upheld almost a year after Seton Hall officials appealed the Board's decision to deny the University's application to convert the home, as reported by South Orange Patch in a May 19 article.

  • Emergency response exercise to be held May 24

    Seton Hall University, in accordance with emergency response agencies from the Village of South Orange and Essex County, will be conducting an Emergency Response Exercise, Tuesday May 24, according to a broadcast email sent by Student Affairs. The University community and local residents were notified to prevent worry between the hours of 8:00 a.

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    Christie's commencement speech gets mixed reactions

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave the keynote commencement address at Seton Hall University's 154th Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony on Monday at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford. Dean Patrick E. Hobbs of the School of Law introduced Christie, a 1987 graduate of the Seton Hall University School of Law.

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    Class of 2011 bids farewell to the Hall

    Seton Hall University's class of 2011 received their degrees during the school's 154th Baccalaureate Ceremony on Monday at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered the keynote address to the 2,281 graduates and their families, as well as University faculty and administration.

  • Presidential investiture to happen in October

    The University has announced the investiture of President A. Gabriel Esteban will take place on Oct. 14 according to a broadcast email sent Tuesday by Msgr. Anthony Ziccardi, secretary designee of the Board of Regents. The investiture will serve as the official installment of Esteban as Seton Hall's 20th president.

  • Arrest made in March armed robbery of Hall students

    The South Orange Police Department has announced an arrest in connection with the March 31 robbery of two Seton Hall Students that occurred on Wilden Place in South Orange, according to an email from Patrick Linfante, assistant vice president and director of Public Safety and Security.

  • Trial begins for former Seton Hall basketball player Kelly Whitney

    Kelly Whitney, a men's basketball player at Seton Hall during the 2000s, began his trial in Newark yesterday on charges of kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and weapons possession. The charges stem from an incident last March when Whitney allegedly entered an Irvington Avenue home with another former Pirate, Robert Mitchell.

  • Seton Hall student arrested

      A Seton Hall University student was arrested last Thursday after it was determined he was in possession of drug paraphernalia while on-campus, according to the South Orange Police Department blotter. Ian Duncan, 19, was arrested after an investigation by Seton Hall security personnel and South Orange detectives, according to the blotter.

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    Students show mixed reactions

    Last week's announcement that Gov. Chris Christie will serve as the 2011 Commencement keynote speaker has drawn a strong response across campus. Christie is a 1987 graduate of Seton Hall Law. The Republican governor began his term in 2010 and has spent much of his time in office focusing on the state's approach to education, even dubbing 2011 "the year of education reform" as part of the Christie Reform Agenda.

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    Facilities plans to repave parking deck

    The parking deck will be closed from May 17 to May 23 due to a repaving project, according to Ann Szipszky, manager of Parking Services. According to a broadcast email from Facilities and Engineering, the repaving project is being done in order to "repave the main travel lane on the lower level.

  • Student left homeless after violating community standards

    A Seton Hall student from China was suspended from University housing without outside living accommodations on April 21 after he violated the University's Community Standards policy. Freshman business major Sang Huem Lee, a South Korean native whose family lives in China, was removed from housing after a series of events involving him and another University student whose name is currently being withheld.

  • New minor makes students more ‘marketable’

    The Environmental Studies minor at Seton Hall has been adjusted from the current 25 credit requirement to a new, more flexible 18 credit requirement.  According to Dr. Marian Glenn, who currently co-chairs the Environmental Studies major and new minor with Dr.

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    Turrell recovers from transformer fire

    Turrell Manor has been restored to normal after a transformer fire Saturday night that affected its cable and elevator services, according to Brian Hughes, Turrell's residence hall director. "Cable service was restored Monday morning," Hughes said in an email.

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    Hall students confused about SOPAC

    Marketing students distribute survey to help improve business

    A group of five Seton Hall business students are working in connection with the South Orange Performing Arts Center, conducting a marketing survey to try and better understand students' opinions of the center. So far, junior Nicolette Romeo, a member of the group, said survey responses have indicated confusion over what SOPAC is and what services it offers.

  • Graduates anxious about jobs

    With graduation around the corner, soon-to-be alumni are getting stressed about job availability.  Reesa Greenwald, associate director of The Career Center, is noticing a lot of seniors cramming to get appointments in before graduation.  "As always, there are more seniors coming to The Career Center as we get closer to graduation," Greenwald said.

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    Fulbright Scholar to teach in Taiwan

    A senior Seton Hall student has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2011 – 2012 academic year, according to James Kimble, assistant professor in the department of communication. Meghan Dixon, an English major and journalism and public relations minor, will be traveling to Taiwan for eleven months during the 2011 – 2012 academic year, Kimble said in an email.

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    Student honored for interest in environment

    A University student became the third to be named a Morris K. Udall scholar, receiving $5,000 towards her senior year expenses for her commitment to a career in the environment, according to a news release on the Seton Hall website. Lisa Didow, an elementary/special education and environmental studies major, joins two other Seton Hall students in garnering this award.

  • Cable and elevator services in Turrell still affected after weekend transformer fire

      While other issues have been resolved, cable and elevator services in Turrell Manor have been affected by the transformer fire that occurred on Saturday night, according to an email sent to Turrell residents from Brian Hughes, Turrell's residence hall director.

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    SHU students win awards at science symposium

    Two Seton Hall students won best presentation awards at the 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences on April 16 at William Paterson University. Senior Charles Defendorf won first place for best general chemistry presentation, and sophomore Edward Twomey won second place for best biochemistry presentation.

  • Transformer fire causes Turrell evacuation

    Turrell Manor residents were evacuated from the residence hall building this evening due to a transformer fire around 10:20 p.m. According to Brian Hughes, Turrell's residence hall director, a power surge caused a transformer fire which occurred in the Turrell parking lot.

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    Controversial poster banned on-campus

    Theatre Council was instructed to remove promotional materials for "Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them," their final production of the academic year, from Seton Hall's campus, due to the risqué nature of the poster's content, according to Theatre Council President and the production's director Bryan Lucas.

  • University to increase financial aid to incoming, current students

    The University Development Team has been working with President A. Gabriel Esteban, deans and University donors to identify opportunities to create financial aid for both prospective students and current students. According to Javonda Asante, director of the Financial Aid Office, the Development Office is specifically looking to provide students with scholarship opportunities.

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    Commencement attire changes for Class of 2011

    For this year's commencement ceremony, students graduating will wear stoles of gratitude with their gowns instead of the traditional hoods, Mary Kirk Rawn, associate provost for academic services and events and co-chair of the commencement committee, said.

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    Village candidates strive for better relationship with Hall

    The University hosted a South Orange Municipal debate for the Village Board of Trustees and candidates for Village President Tuesday, in which issues concerning South Orange and Seton Hall were addressed. Presidential candidates Alex Torpey and Janine Bauer answered several prepared questions and audience questions after the current trustees Deborah Davis Ford, Mark Rosner and Howard Levison spoke.

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    Losing the ‘Florence Nightingale’ stigma

    Male nursing students hope to increase amount of men in field

    Two Seton Hall students are currently in the process of formulating an abstract that, they hope, will allow them to present at the annual conference for the American Assembly of Men in Nursing  later this year. Sophomore Matthew Power and junior Eddie Cuza are focusing on the organization's objective of utilizing strategies to "recruit men into nursing which remove barriers and facilitate male entry into the profession.

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    Faculty hope to learn from BP spill

    Members of the Seton Hall community are conducting a research project, along with two other universities, to study the ecological effects of the BP  oil spill on marine life. Carolyn Bentivegna, chair of the biology department, is working with professors from the biochemistry and chemistry department, Nicholas Snow and John Sowa, in studying oil spillcontaminated fish.

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    MLK program co-sponsors anti-violence play

    Seton Hall's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Program is co-sponsoring a production of the play "One Hour 2 Live" at East Orange Campus High School on Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m., according to a broadcast email from the Office of Mission and Ministry.

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    Stillman school of business to open market research center

    The Stillman School of Business will be hosting the grand opening of its Market Research Center, which has been in use for most of the school year, this Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Located on the sixth floor of Jubilee Hall, the MRC serves as a place for students to gain hands-on experience with both qualitative and quantitative market research for both local businesses and classroom projects, according to Adam Warner, director of the MRC and marketing professor.

  • Law School dean to chair State Commission of Investigation

    Patrick Hobbs, dean of the Seton Hall Law School, will be the next leader of the State Commission of Investigation, according to a report on The report added that Hobbs was appointed by Governor Chris Christie, officials announced today. Hobbs has been the law school dean since 1999, according to his faculty profile on the law school's website.

  • SGA allocates club budgets for 2011-2012 academic year

    The Student Government Association held its first meeting with the official 2011 - 2012 senators and chairs on Monday, holding budget appeals for several University organizations and discussing projects for next year. Six organizations individually gave five minute presentations to appeal the April 13 budget allocations made by the Finance Committee for next year .

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    Elementary and middle school students given a taste of life at SHU

    The Center for Community Research and Engagement held the event "Sailing for a Day: Adventures of a Pirate" today, inviting elementary and middle school students from Newark to be inspired by a taste of college life and the idea of continuing education.

  • Government begins sexual assault initiative

    Van Norman: University ‘already in compliance’ with required assault measures

    The U.S. Department of Education along with its Office for Civil Rights sent a letter to all college campuses earlier this month as part of their new initiative to strengthen response to sexual assaults in schools and on college campuses. The letter states "sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students' right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of sexual violence, is a crime.

  • Alpha Sigma Phi: breaking the ‘frat guy’ image

    A group of brothers from Alpha Sigma Phi recently won the Second Annual National Society of Collegiate Scholars Academic Bowl on March 31, in a double overtime battle with the Biology Society and Mock Trial, becoming the first Greek organization to ever enter the competition, let alone win.

  • GDS: Green dining services

    On-campus garden to provide organic produce for University’s food

    Seton Hall is creating a sustainable garden in between Xavier Hall and the Student Center Dining Hall that will act as a fresh air classroom while providing fresh vegetables and herbs for Gourmet Dining Services, according to a press release.  The Seton Hall garden, donated by GDS and coordinated by the Office of Sustainability and Business Affairs, will be the fourth garden in a network of campus gardens in Northern New Jersey, the press release stated.

  • Setonian sit down with outgoing SGA President Melissa Boege


    The Setonian interviewed outgoing SGA president Melissa Boege on her tenure as head of the student governing body. Watch the video to see Boege reflect on her time as president, her thoughts on what was accomplished this year, and a preview of what the next president, Derel Stroud, wants to accomplish in the upcoming year.

  • SGA elects new Senate chairs, plans for next year including budget allocation for student clubs

    The Student Government Association held its only joint meeting with incoming and outgoing senators on Monday night, electing new Senate chairs and discussing end of the year budget plans. The elections for 2011 - 2010 chairs are Michael Cruz as Senate Speaker, Annelie Roding as Senate Parliamentarian, Elizabeth Gabriel as Senate Secretary, Joe Donato as Student Life Chair, Will DeCotiis as Finance Chair, Corinne Neves as Public Relations Chair and Drew Holden will as the Academic Affairs Chair.

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    Esteban’s first Charter Day as president

    University president celebrates 150 years of chartering by honoring SHU community

    Seton Hall celebrated the 150th chartering of the University at the 2011 Elizabeth Ann Seton Charter Day Convocation on Tuesday, also honoring dedicated members of the community during the event.   During the convocation, the Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service and the President's Award for Student Service were awarded as well.

  • Cable channel options differ due to residence hall locations

    Seton Hall's residence halls have different cable packages based on whether they are on or off-campus.   According to Tara Hart, director of Housing and Residence Life, Turrell and Ora Manors are provided cable by a separate vendor because they "cannot be connected to the University network due to distance.

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    Hall off-campus housing provides safety over cost

    Seton Hall-affiliated housing options such as Ora Manor and Turrell Manor offer students an off-campus living alternative, but at a steeper cost than their village competitors, according to Housing and Residence Life.   According to Seton Hall's website, the standard double occupancy rate for an apartment in Ora Manor is $4,786 per semester per person, which is approximately $1,200 per month per person.

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    Eight final teams chosen for Pirates Pitch

    The Stillman School of Business has chosen eight teams of finalists for its new venture fund project, Pirates Pitch. According to Susan Scherreik, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, "Originally, the Stillman School received over two dozen entries and a panel of judges which include Stephen Waldis, president and CEO of Synchronoss Technologies and Robert Carr, president of Heartland Payment Systems.

  • Student robbed on South Orange Avenue

    A Seton Hall student was the victim of a robbery on South Orange Avenue between Fahy Gate and McNulty Gate on Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m. according to a broadcast email sent at around 10:00 p.m.  According to the email, the student reported being approached by two males who demanded his property.

  • Incoming SGA members discuss library hours, GDS and new smoking rules initiative

      The incoming e-board of the Student Government Association held their first town council session on Monday night, proposing new initiatives for the upcoming year. The board, who campaigned themselves as "Across the SHU-niverse," includes incoming president Derel Stroud, vice president Brian Fucci and secretary Dolores Bujnowski.

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    SHU organizations host event to raise refugee camp awareness

    Amnesty International, STAND and the ONE Campaign are co-sponsoring an event called "Refugee Campus" at 4 p.m. on April 14 on the Green, to raise awareness about refugee camps. According to STAND member, Kathleen Walsh, Carl Wilkens, the only American to remain in Kigali, Rawanda, once the 1994 genocide began, will be speaking at 8:30 p.

  • Charges against Theodore dropped

    Gun charges filed against junior Jordan Theodore, a member of the men's basketball team, have been dropped, according to a release Tuesday from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The charges stemmed from a Feb. 15 incident that allegedly involved Theodore and ex-men's basketball player Keon Lawrence in the parking lot of Xavier Hall.

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    Losing interest in the Hall?

    Fee causes drop in number of student applications

    Seton Hall admissions has reinstated a $55 application fee in order to increase the amount of students who decide to attend the University after being accepted, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Peter Nacy, assistant vice president for admissions, said that this was the first full year since 2007 that Seton Hall had an application fee.

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    Turrell lot damage angers students

    Turrell Manor has a large, dark mound of snow that has filled up almost the entire parking lot since January, which is eliciting a strong reaction from residents. While John Signorello, associate vice president of Facilities and Operations and Ann Szipszky, Parking Services manager, did not return repeated requests for comment about the situation, many residents have been angered by the lack of parking available to them.

  • Man arrested for luring on N.J. college campuses

    The University has taken precautionary measures after a Lawrence, N.J., man was barred from all New Jersey school property after being arrested on luring charges at Rider University. "We were made aware of this incident from a variety of professional and law enforcement sources but not directly by the state," Gary Christie, assistant director of Public Safety and Security, said.

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    Freshman preview offers look at University life for admitted students

    Freshman Preview for accepted students will be held on April 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rec Center. The event is held over two days so that each day can focus on different groups of majors.  Saturday, April 9, will be for declared Arts & Sciences majors and Business and Theology majors, while Sunday, April 10, is for undecided Arts & Sciences majors, Diplomacy, Nursing, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Business majors, as well as Seton Summer Scholars.

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    'Pure Progress'

    A first look at a candidate for village president.

    South Orange's next village president will have to address the village's looming budget gap for the 2012 fiscal year while promoting the development of vacant lots, filling empty storefronts and improving public safety according to candidate Janine Bauer.

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    'Rethink Leadership'

    A first look at a candidate for village president

    Alex Torpey, as a candidate for Village President, believes that public safety and property taxes are the biggest issues facing South Orange. "We have a really high residential property tax burden versus commercial tax burden. Unless we can get businesses to come here we can't improve taxes," Torpey said.

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    ‘Animal House’ ordinance deemed effective

    After 2 years in effect, the Rental Registration & Licensing ordinance, more commonly known at Seton Hall as the "Animal House" ordinance, has significantly reduced noise complaints in the Village of South Orange, according to Doug Newman, Village president.

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    Founder of Haitian orphanage visits SHU

    The founder of the Maison Fortune Orphanage in Haiti, which students have visited on the annual Division of Volunteer Efforts Haiti service trip, came to Seton Hall this week. Jean Louis was at the University for two DOVE events, and he will be visiting the United States for three weeks.

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    PCSS: Communication is ‘key’ in printer problems

    Many students have been frustrated with non-working printers throughout campus, and PC Support Services shares the same sentiment. According to PCSS staff, they are aware of the problem. Marsha Philemon, public labs manager at PCSS, said check-ups for on-campus printers are more frequent then students think.

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    New SGA president wants to improve the Hall ‘drastically’

    A new Student Government Association president was elected on March 29. Derel Stroud, who previously served as chair of the Student Life Committee, was elected as President Melissa Boege's successor. "I decided to run for president because I want to not only leave an impact, but also to see Seton Hall University improve drastically," Stroud said.

  • History of the Hall

    Archives offered in Walsh Library document University’s past

    While most archival requests come from those looking for past class descriptions, Seton Hall's Walsh Library holds a wide-ranging collection of archives that goes beyond former classes, according to Alan Delozier, University archivist. The collection ranges from books and newspapers to record albums and video tapes, according to Delozier.

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    Freshman preview offers look at University life for admitted students

    Freshman Preview for accepted students will be held on April 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rec Center. The event is held over two days so that each day can focus on different groups of majors.  Saturday, April 9, will be for declared Arts & Sciences majors and Business and Theology majors, while Sunday, April 10, is for undecided Arts & Sciences majors, Diplomacy, Nursing, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Business majors, as well as Seton Summer Scholars.

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    Gun charges against Jordan Theodore dropped

    Gun charges filed against junior Jordan Theodore, a member of the men's basketball team, have been dropped, according to a release today by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The charges stemmed from a Feb. 15 incident that allegedly involved ex-men's basketball player Keon Lawrence.

  • Arrest made in car break-ins

     Update, 1:59 p.m.: According to Christie, the stolen Jeep Cherokees have not been recovered yet.   Christie said the South Orange Police Department is "confident" the individual they arrested yesterday morning is part of the vehicle thefts and break-ins crew.

  • New details regarding Thursday night armed robbery revealed

    South Orange police, Public Safety say robbery occurred closer to Ivy Hill

      An investigation by the South Orange Police Department and the Department of Public Safety and Security has shown the armed robbery of two University students did not occur at the Wilden Gate, as previously reported. "It is now believed that the robbery occurred two blocks away on Wilden Place opposite Eder Terrace in front of the last house in South Orange before Ivy Hill," Christie said.

  • South Orange police report increase in motor vehicle-related crimes

      Update, 3:14 p.m.: According to Gary Christie, assistant director of Public Safety and Security, the two stolen Jeep Cherokees mentioned in this afternoon's PirateAlert were owned by students, one of whom lived off-campus and one who is a Turrell Manor resident who parked in the University owned lot across from Turrell.

  • Seton Hall students robbed at gunpoint

    PirateAlert warns: Stay away from Wilden Place

      Update, 3:05 p.m.: According to Gary Christie, assistant director of Public Safety and Security, the South Orange Police Department is still investigating last night's robbery, and updated information may be released soon. Christie added that until the South Orange police release further information, there is "really no additional information that we can provide.

  • Setonian takes home 12 awards in N.J. newspaper contest

    The Setonian has won 12 awards in the 2010-2011 New Jersey College Newspaper Contest, as announced on Tuesday. The awards were selected by active or former editors, writers and photographers of New Jersey Press Association member newspapers. Submissions between Mar.

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    Xavier, parking deck spaces not in compliance with municipal codes

    The University's two most frequented parking lots are in violation of South Orange municipal codes, according to an investigation by The Setonian. The Setonian measured parking space sizes around campus and reported the findings in a Feb. 24 article.

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    Summer construction for Xavier

    The tri-level of Xavier will be closed this summer for renovation work, according to Michael Marconi, project manager for Facilities Engineering.  Marconi said construction would take place on the tri-level from May 18 to mid-August, and it would be similar to the work done on Cabrini last summer.

  • Gay marriage course returns in fall 2011

    The special topics course, Politics of Gay Marriage, will be offered by the Women and Gender Studies department for the second time next semester. The course was first offered in the fall 2010 semester and taught by W.K. Mott, associate professor of political science and member of the Women and Gender Studies program.

  • Hall brings back TEDx

    Seton Hall will be holding its second annual TEDx conference on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in the Theatre-in-the-Round.   TED stands for "technology, entertainment and design" and has a website that consists of videos of people talking about various issues.

  • Alum creates internship program

    A Seton Hall alumni and member of the Board of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stillman School of Business created a new summer internship opportunity open to Seton Hall students.  Stephen Waldis, CEO and president of Synchronoss Technologies, titled the program START, which stands for Synchronoss Technologies Academic & Recruiting Training.

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    ONE Campaign sponsors awareness concert

    Seton Hall's ONE Campaign will host an awareness concert, free to Seton Hall students, headlined by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (SSLYBY) on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre-in-the-Round. According to Kathryn Leininger, the event's organizer, the extra money raised as a result of the concert and ONE campaign event on April 28 called SHU vs.

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    Blue Orange guide highlights popular town hangouts

    The Village Liaisons at Seton Hall are creating a Zagat-type guide of South Orange establishments for the fall semester's incoming freshmen. "We hope to have our guide, The Blue Orange, distributed in all of the orientation packets distributed to incoming students," Jessica Renner, a student who is organizing the guide, said.

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    Exposition marks 15 years of celebrating academic efforts

    The Annual Petersheim Academic Exposition, a commemoration of undergraduate and graduate student scholarly achievement, is celebrating its 15th year this April. The exposition will take place Tuesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 16, providing an opportunity for students to showcase their projects, research and academic work.

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    Hands-on training for high-schoolers

    SHU hosts 'Athletic Training' workshop

    High school students interested in athletic training participated in Seton Hall's Athletic Training day, a workshop organized by the Athletic Training club in order to promote March as Athletic Training month. Students from high schools in the area attended workshops from 9 a.

  • PR seniors hope for success in national competition

    Online Exclusive!

      A group of senior public relations majors were chosen to participate in the Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Competition, which began in November and will conclude in May.   Ned Hopf, Melissa Piccinich, Besi Henriquez and Lauren Cerra were all picked to be on a team to represent Seton Hall in the competition, which allows the students to use the skills they learned in the classroom to create a campaign for a national client, according to the PRSSA website.

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    Chilean Miner speaks at the Hall

    Mario Sepulveda, one of the 33 miners from Chile who were trapped underground for 69 days, spoke about his experience in the mine and how it has affected his life. "I thank God every day that I am alive," Sepulveda said. Sepulveda addressed a nearly-full Jubilee auditorium about his ordeal and the changes he has undergone since the San Jose mine, where he worked, collapsed on Aug.

  • Seton Hall continues to help Haiti recover

    Online Exclusive!

      Last semester, Hoops for Haiti, an event sponsored by Freshmen  Studies, was able to raise and donate $700 to DOVE's Haiti program.     According to Elizabeth Hoehn, a freshman studies mentor, these funds were raised in a variety of ways, which included Freshmen Students tabling in both Mooney Hall and outside the Pirate dining room.

  • Chilean miner visits Seton Hall

    Mario Sepulveda, survivor of the collapsed mine, to speak to campus community today

    Mario Sepulveda, one of 32 survivors of the collapsed Chilean mine from this fall, visited the Seton Hall campus today. He addressed members of the media during a press conference at 2 p.m. on Thursday, along with Dr. Jean-Christophe Romagnoli via Skype who assisted the miners during their entrapment and rescue and the Consul General of Chile in New York, Hon.

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    Gay student claims bias discrimination in housing

    A Seton Hall student is suing the University because he claims they removed him from his dorm room because he is gay. Junior Jesse Cruz, who is studying public relations at Seton Hall, filed a complaint against the University on March 14 in the U.S District Court of New Jersey in Newark.

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    ARC adds new subjects for tutoring help

    The Academic Resource Center has added new subjects for tutoring that include Japanese, Chinese, logic and history. According to Peter Hynes, director of the ARC, the center adds subjects based on the availability of tutors, as well as scouting for tutors based on the demand for given subjects from students and faculty.

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    ‘Nothing new’ in Bascus, Welch cases

    It has been six months since the death of Jessica Moore that resulted from an off-campus apartment shooting on South Clinton Street in East Orange on Sept. 25, yet according to authorities, there are no developments in the case. According to Katherine Carter of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, there is "is nothing new to report at this time.

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    Japan study abroad program under review due to disasters

    The Seton Hall study abroad trip to Japan, scheduled for July 15 – Aug. 20, is currently under review due to the current conditions in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, according to Mary Kirk Rawn, associate provost for International Programs and Academic Support Services.

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    Construction causes closure of McNulty atrium

    Students with classes in McNulty Hall, also known as the Science and Technology Center, were greeted with a surprise after spring break: the complete closure of the building's atrium. Over the break, walls were erected so that no students or faculty members could enter the glassed-in portion of the building, ensuring that no harm would come to anyone once construction to remove and replace the building's limestone façade began.

  • Diplo professor, undergrads to present research in Chicago

    A Seton Hall Whitehead School assistant professor will travel to the Midwest Political Science Association's annual conference in Chicago, from March 31 to April 3, with two undergraduate student researchers to present their findings funded by the National Science Foundation grant.

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    ‘Deeper understanding’ of bullying needed

    A little more than 200 students have responded to a bullying survey emailed to a random sample of students by the Office of Community standards, according to Winston Roberts, coordinator for community standards and dean for community development.  The survey was sent out in order to better understand how pervasive the issues of bullying and harassment are at the University level, specifically at Seton Hall, according to Karen Van Norman, associate vice president and dean of students.

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    Hall alum named 2011 Young PR Professional

    Seton Hall 2007 alum, Andrew Testa, was named PR Week's "Young PR Professional of the Year 2011" on March 10, according to a Coyne PR press release, where Testa is employed as an account executive. "I am so honored to have been chosen by PRWeek as Young PR Professional of the Year.

  • Email phishing scam attacks SHU accounts

    A broadcast email sent to Seton Hall community members on March 18 warned of an email phishing scam that has recently affected several people within the University.  According to the message from Daniel Svitavsky of Information Technology Services, emails with the subject "MailBox Quota Exceeded" were from an address outside the University with a link to an outside web address.

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    Costa Rican bracelets help save oceans and beaches

    A Seton Hall student is currently representing Pura Vida bracelets on-campus in order to benefit the world's oceans and beaches. Heather Sulewski is working with Pura Vida, and helps promote their sale on-campus by selling simple and colorful bracelets that are hand-made in Costa Rica.

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    Senior student, advocate for autism awareness, meets NJ senator

    On March 10, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) met with Seton Hall senior Kerry Magro to discuss ways to build Autism awareness and advance the Senator's autism legislation.  "Kerry is a wonderful advocate on behalf of people with Autism. I am privileged to consider him a friend," Menendez said of Magro, who blogs for the advocacy organization Autism Speaks.

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    'Stay away from that area'

    PirateAlert now sends crime notices via phone calls, text messages

    PirateAlert, the University's system to inform the community by phone call, text message and e-mail, is now utilized for immediate crime notifications. The system was first used after a Feb. 23 off-campus armed robbery of two students. It informed the community again late Monday night after a University contractor employee was robbed at gunpoint just a few blocks east of the main gate.

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    Mitchell, Whitney court case set to resume in April

    It is almost exactly one year ago today that ex-Pirates Robert Mitchell and Kelly Whitney were arrested for allegedly entering a South Orange home where eight Seton Hall students were robbed them at gunpoint. Both Mitchell and Whitney were indicted in June and have still not been sentenced.

  • University begins relief fund to assist Japan with recent natural disasters

    Seton Hall has started a relief fund for Japan following a disastrous earthquake and tsunami, which according to multiple news sources, has caused an unconfirmed amount of deaths and countless amounts of damage in the nation. The Office of the President sent out a broadcast e-mail Wednesday morning, stating donations for the Seton Hall University Relief Fund will be accepted for the next two weeks.

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    Seton Hall students value public service

    In its seventh year at Seton Hall, surveys show Public Service Month has both influenced and rewarded students for commitment to community service. According to Amie Donahue, chair of the Public Service Month committee, 100 percent of students surveyed indicated the programs offered by Public Service Month caused them to believe service to the community is an important part of their life's calling.

  • SGA to launch tray-less initiative on Earth Day to improve sustainability

    The Student Government Association discussed a tray-less initiative trial run beginning on Earth Day, as well as previous initiatives such as improving library services and extending the honors curriculum to other schools within the University, at their weekly meeting on March 14.

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    Virtual diplomacy?

    On-campus diplo students use Facebook, Skype to work for foreign diplomats

    The Whitehead School is launching a new program which will allow students to become "e-Interns" for diplomats in foreign countries. Working from campus, e-Interns will work for diplomacy agencies that are partnered through the U.S. Department of State's Virtual Student Foreign Service Program.

  • Village aims for student business despite vacancies

    Although storefronts in downtown South Orange have recently become vacant, Village officials maintain that Seton Hall students can make a big impact on bringing in businesses. According to Mark Rosner, a village trustee, who said that empty storefronts may still have someone paying rent, while landlords choose which businesses occupy their space, most of them realize that Seton Hall and the students will make up a "significant portion" of the clientele.

  • Campus e-book usage increases

    Students in some classes are now able to use either e-books or Kindles to access their reading materials due to increased availability from the University and its bookstore. E-books can be purchased from the bookstore and give students access to texts on their laptops while Kindles are portable reading devices, capable of holding thousands of books and are provided by the Teaching Learning &Technology Center  free of charge for the duration of time a student is required to use them for class.

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    Program pairs alum to mentor undergrads

      The Career Center is piloting a "Communication Mentor Program" that pairs 11 Seton Hall University alumni with 11 undergraduate students. According to the Associate Director of the Career Center, Reesa Greenwald, students for the pilot program were referred by their faculty.

  • University employee robbed at gunpoint

    Update, 1:02 a.m.: According to a broadcast e-mail detailing the recent crime incident, a University contractor employee was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 11:10 p.m. Monday. The location of the robbery was in South Orange, near the Newark border, at Stanley Road and South Orange Avenue.

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    Birds beware, students unaware

    Metal bird spikes effective but unacknowledged by students

    Metal spikes used in the parking deck to keep cars clean, though effective, have gone unnoticed by many students. The spikes, otherwise known as "bird spikes," are located on ledges throughout the parking deck on which birds and other animals could potentially sit.

  • Van Norman: Activities fee under consideration for fall

    Seton Hall may implement a $50-per-semester student activity fee starting in Fall 2011, according to Karen Van Norman, associate vice president and dean of students, who presented the proposal to the Student Government Association at Monday night's meeting.

  • Housing priority points requirement increased

    The Office of Housing and Resident Life has increased the required priority points needed for the room selection process. Beginning this year, students are now required to have 27 priority points to be pulled into a room by someone with a higher point total.

  • Sorority not guilty of hazing

    A Seton Hall official said activities involving Alpha Gamma Delta, which brought national organization representatives to campus last week, did not involve hazing. "None of the actions were found to be in violation of the University's hazing policy," Karen Van Norman, associate vice president and dean of students, said.

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    Recent book sparks premarital sex discussion

    In January, "Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying" by Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker was published, and found the common perception of a hyper-sexually active college campus is mythical by distinguishing collegians from their non-degree seeking counterparts to show that young adults not enrolled in college participated in sexual activities far more than college students.

  • The Hall hosts first annual SHU couple contest

    Seton Hall will hold its first annual Mr. and Ms. SHU contest at 8:30 p.m. on March 22, in Jubilee Hall.  The contest is sponsored by the Resident Student Association (RSA), and it will be based on three categories, according to sophomore Fatima Grupico, program coordinator of RSA.

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    Women’s conference to benefit local battered women’s shelter

    The annual Women's Conference, in honor of National Women's History Month, will be held on Friday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the theme of "Our History is Our Strength" to generate discussion and reflection on gender studies and women's issues.

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    Stillman falls to Rutgers in business contest

    The Stillman School of Business placed third in the New York Regional Final of the Global Investment Research Challenge on Feb. 17, behind the business schools of Rutgers University and Fordham University. The final four winners were Rutgers University, Fordham University, Seton Hall University and Pace University.

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    Village works to improve relationship with students

    The University Engagement Committee is currently working on new projects and revisiting old ones, in order to help bring students into the town of South Orange, according to the committee's chair, Ian Miller. The committee was created in 2008 as a part of the South Orange-Seton Hall partnership committees in order to foster a strong inter-community relationship, according to Adam Loehner, director of Community Relations at Seton Hall and a member of the committee.

  • Guest swipe initiatives at a standstill

    Despite much student outcry in the fall semester, any initiatives to amend the guest swipe policy are "currently on hold," according to SGA At-Large Senator and Chair of the Student Life Committee Derel Stroud. According to Stroud, due to the death of Mary Goff, director of Card Services, in the fall, Card Services is currently trying to pull everything together, and there is currently no timeline for initiatives regarding meal plans.

  • 'Measuring up' parking at the Hall

    If the search for parking on campus does not draw the ire of Seton Hall students, squeezing into tight spaces and crowded lots usually does. The Setonian visited area universities to measure parking space sizes and compare them with Seton Hall to see if the frequent student complaints about spot sizes are justified.

  • Students perplexed by Verizon Wireless service outage

    Some Verizon Wireless customers on the South Orange campus experienced a network blackout on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The service issues occurred Wednesday morning between the estimated hours of 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Senior Krystle Mendoza said it affected phone calls, texts and her BlackBerry Messenger.

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    Students robbed at gunpoint

    Update, 2 p.m., Friday: South Orange Police Department sent out a press release the students were walking on Riggs Place when they noticed two males following them. According to the release, the students began to run away from the suspects when one of them caught up with the victims and brandished a small black semi-automatic handgun and stated, "Stop, make it easy, empty your pockets.

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    Hall tuition programs offer benefits for staff

    University programs such as tuition remission and tuition exchange are both beneficial and rewarding, according to Seton Hall University faculty who have utilized them.   Tuition remission, as listed in the policies of the Department of Human Resources, states that "Seton Hall University (‘Seton Hall' or ‘University') provides tuition remission benefits for eligible employees, their spouses and/or dependent children for undergraduate and graduate level study at the University.

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    Seton Hall ranks on ‘Most Wired’ list

     U.S. News and World Report has ranked Seton Hall University as no. 15 on its first ever list of "Most Wired Campuses" in the United States.  "U.S. News and World Report is very candid that their ranking is based solely on the number of computers that are available to students on campus," said Chief Information Officer Stephen Landry in an e-mail interview.

  • Village President: Students valued in South Orange

    After the announcement of Seton Hall's 20th president, there have been positive feelings towards the current and future relationship between the University and South Orange. Seton Hall President Gabriel Esteban and Village President Douglas Newman both had kind words to say when asked about their thoughts of the South Orange community and the University working together.

  • Death notices meant to help the grieving

    Ziccardi: ‘We live in a culture that does not deal with death well’

    Every year about 50 to 55 death notices are sent out to the Seton Hall community through broadcast e-mail, according to Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Monsignor Anthony Ziccardi, who is in charge of the notices.   Usually five to six of these deaths are among students and employees at the University.

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    University to promote emergency preparedness

    Seton Hall will host its first Emergency Management for Colleges and Universities Symposium on Wednesday, March 9, to promote the development of emergency management programs at institutions of higher education.  Tom Giordano, assistant director of Emergency Management, said hopefully all colleges and universities in the area can benefit from the symposium.

  • SGA proposes new ‘smoking areas’ to combat second hand smoke

    SGA proposed a "Smoking Area Initiative" and also clarified confusion regarding a take-out box initiative in the Caf and addressed the need for new student senators, as well as addressing new and past initiatives at their weekly meeting on Feb. 21. President Melissa Boege clarified that the Gourmet Dining Services takeout boxes would not be used for the buffet, but used with the cash operation stations such as Nathan's.

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    Internet age causes plagiarism confusion

    Professors at Seton Hall say the age of the internet has made plagiarism much easier and created confusion among students as to what plagiarism actually is.  Anthony DePalma, a professor in the department of Communication and writer-in-residence at Seton Hall, said he was unpleasantly surprised by the amount of plagiarism he encountered when he started teaching classes at Seton Hall five semesters ago.

  • Public service a theme of February

    In its seventh year, Public Service Month has become more known on-campus due to better advertising and a greater interest in community service. Established in 2003, Public Service Month is a four-week series of events and programs that are meant to evoke student interest in careers concerning public service, nonprofit organizations and more, according to Amie Donahue, chair of the Public Service Month Committee.

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    Cairo study abroad student returns to U.S.

    Junior experiences protests first-hand, is interrogated by police

    The Seton Hall student who had been studying in Cairo, Egypt has returned to the United States and is, once again, enrolled in classes. Ousman Laast-Maiga, a junior Diplomacy major, was living in Cairo from Aug. 26, 2010 to Feb. 2, 2011.  He was at the American University in Cairo to study Arabic, and originally had planned to stay until the end of the spring semester.

  • Students can now track SHUFLY on Web, mobile phone

    The SHUFLY Shuttle Tracker, an online GPS map that allows riders to follow the routes of the campus shuttle in real time, has debuted for both regular Web and mobile browsing. Riders can visit, or on their smart phones, and view the SHUFLY's current route position, whether it is moving or not and when it is expected to arrive at its designated stops.

  • University works to inform students of safety issues while abroad

    The Office of International Programs (OIP) recently updated their study abroad section of the Summer Session website to provide students with safety resources for their trips overseas. The website now includes various links to the U.S. Department of State and U.

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    Man on the street interview: students speak on the SHUFLY

    Q: How often do you ride the SHUFLY? Ricky Harzula, sophomore: I take the SHUFLY a couple times a week.  Nathan Morin, junior: I usually take it once or twice a week from campus to my apartment at Ora Manor Katie Duffy, junior: I ride the SHUFLY roughly two to four times on weekdays and about six to eight times on weekends.

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    Gracious to God: Sacristans at the Hall

    University students ‘make many sacrifices’ to care for campus chapels

    A sacristan is defined as someone in charge of the sacred vessels and vestments of the church. Father Stanley Gomes, Director of Campus Ministry, believes it is more than that.  "…being a Sacristan is a ministry, a call, a vocation of service to the Community, namely the Seton Hall Family," Fr.

  • Library collects French books for Haiti

    A book drive for French language books that will be sent to Haiti is currently taking place in the Walsh Library for the Samuel Dalembert Foundation. SDF is building two schools and two libraries in Haiti and is in need of books for both.   The books being collected range from dictionaries to poetry to novels, according to Catriona Hill, secretary to the dean of the library.

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    SHU students receive NASA grant

    Four Seton Hall students were awarded fellowship grants for their undergraduate student research for 2010-2011. Jimmy Barrientos, Andrew Klump, Christopher Childers and Ed Twomey received New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Student Research Fellowships of $2,000 each.

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    Students form club to promote study abroad

    A group of Seton Hall students who have studied abroad or are currently studying abroad are working together to create a new club on campus that will encourage more students to study abroad and help them through a "confusing process." First-year graduate student David Castrillon decided to create Seton Hall International Programs in order to encourage more students to study abroad.

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    University appoints permanent provost

    Dr. Larry A. Robinson was appointed executive vice president and provost, effective immediately, according to a broadcast e-mail from the Office of the President sent early this afternoon. According to the e-mail, Robinson began his time at Seton Hall in 2007 when he was vice provost in the Division of Academic Affairs.

  • Esteban speaks to University community for first time as president

    Seton Hall's leader offers remarks during reception in Walsh Library

      University President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban addressed members of the University community today in the Walsh Library rotunda for the first time since being named permanent Seton Hall president on Jan. 10. Administrators, faculty, staff and students filled the rotunda to hear Esteban's remarks, which were offered before a small reception.

  • Parking Predicament

    Slow cleanup leads to less parking spots, forces students to be creative

    Due to this year's record snowfall, Seton Hall is experiencing a lack of parking availability and potential safety hazards for students and faculty. On-campus snow cleanup has been problematic over the past month which is causing Engineering Facilities to resort to unusual measures such as closing the top level of the parking deck due to high snow accumulation.

  • Making up snow days not mandatory

    Faculty diffused rumors Tuesday of the possibility of a policy being in place regarding University attendance and government funding. Some students had been speculating that a policy stating that the University must hold school a certain amount of days to receive government funding was deterring the University from cancelling classes on the days of recent snow storms.

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    Professors modify teaching methods due to snow days

    The multiple delayed openings, early dismissals and snow days this semester have affected the way professors run their classes.  "Bad weather is an inconvenience to all of us; we deal with it," Dr. Carroll Rawn, an associate professor within the Biology Department, said.

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    Senior psych student passes away

    Sara Signoretta, 22, hoped to be a depression counselor

    Seton Hall senior Sara Signoretta passed away at home on Jan. 27, according to a Seton Hall broadcast e-mail. Signoretta was a psychology major scheduled to graduate this May. According to an obituary provided by Knott Colonial Funeral home, Signoretta was 22 years old and was from Hamilton Square, N.

  • Faculty understanding a focus in Blackboard online sessions

    The Teaching, Learning and Technology Center launched Blackboard Voice, a new feature that will help the Seton Hall community learn about Blackboard, on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. The center has monthly real-time online sessions every Tuesday to discuss different Blackboard features including upcoming Blackboard events and specific Blackboard features.

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    New PNC office, ATM allow fee-free banking

    The on-campus PNC Bank office was installed last summer at no cost to the University because of an existing relationship Seton Hall has with the bank. Due to past ATM user dissatisfaction with the fee charged to those who had accounts with different banks, the PNC Bank branch in the University Center is seen as a solution to that dissatisfaction, according to Dennis Garbini, vice president of Finance and Technology.

  • SGA announces approval of ‘take-out box’ program

    Take-out boxes are an upcoming initiative to be implemented in the Caf, according to the Student Government Association at their weekly meeting on Feb. 7. President Melissa Boege announced the "take-out box" idea proposed to Gourmet Dining Services has been approved.

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    Stillman receives $1 million

    The Elsie E. and Joseph W. Beck Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey recently awarded a gift of $1 million to the Stillman School of Business. The gift, which is named the Elsie E. and Joseph W. Beck Memorial Scholarship and Research Fund, will be distributed over the next twenty years.

  • Founder of women's advocacy group speaks at Hall

    *Online Exclusive* Speaks on oppression of women in Afghanistan

    The founder of Women for Afghan Women, an advocacy group for Afghan women's rights, spoke to the University community regarding what her organization does and what problems face Afghan women today. Sunita Viswanath and her staff have been advocating the advancement of Afghan women in oppressive conditions.

  • How do you feel about housing?

    HRL survey to be distributed, feature iPads as prizes

    Housing and Residence Life is distributing an annual survey to student residents starting Feb. 14 and ending Feb. 27. According to Tara Hart, director of Housing and Residence Life, two iPads will be given away this year as of way of motivating students to participate in the survey.

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    Controversy at Cryan's

    Sacred statue finds temporary home at local bar

    The closing of Sacred Heart Church in the Vailsburg section of Newark on July 1, 2010, was surrounded by controversy.  Parishioners were upset, mostly because they felt that a better attempt should have been made to save the sacred building. Now, seven months after the closing of the church, one person who used to attend the parish on a weekly basis is making an attempt to salvage one of the artifacts it housed.

  • Hall student leaves Cairo due to protests

    The whereabouts and safety of a Seton Hall student studying abroad in Cairo were unknown as of Monday, according to Mary Kirk Rawn, a University spokeswoman, as reported by The Star Ledger. Contact with the student was finally established Tuesday morning.

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    Diplo school hosts panel to launch journal issue

    Diplomacy related events, such as an international relations-environment studies panel, will be featured at an event to launch the Whitehead School of Diplomacy's latest issue of The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. The event, which will take place on Feb.

  • Study abroad in exchange for CORE

    University offers travel-based courses in exchange for credit

    The Center for Catholic Studies is offering two courses in which students will take spring lectures at Seton Hall and spend two weeks abroad, qualifying for CORE requirements.  "These are spring 2011 courses, so majority of teaching will occur in spring 2011 lectures at Seton Hall from March to May, and also include two weeks' study abroad in the summer," Danute M.

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    Snowfall causes unusual cleanup measures

    With the state of New Jersey experiencing a record snowfall this winter season, Seton Hall has had to take more drastic measures than in previous years to clean up the snow, such as hauling snow into remote lots and converting the Turrell Manor/525 Lot into snow storage, according to John Signorello, associate vice president for Facilities and Operations.

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    Google grant assists in information-seeking research

    Three Seton Hall University library staffers were recently awarded the Google research grant, totaling $15,000, to research and track undergraduate students' information-seeking behaviors. Librarians Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom, along with Teaching, Learning and Technology Center (TLTC) Director Paul Fisher, were the recipients of the grant.

  • SGA senators take no action despite talk of future plans

    At their weekly meeting on Jan. 31, SGA discussed ways to get students involved in February, as well as other business. President Melissa Boege announced that February is Public Service Month. Treasurer Mark Buyrk, along with Senator Elizabeth Gabriel, voiced different ways to rally the student body.

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    Students unhappy with University's response to ice storm

    In the wake of Tuesday's ice and snowstorm, many students felt campus was comparable to a "sheet of ice." Sophomore Alexa Mangini said the conditions of the walkways this morning were horrible. "I was literally ice skating to class," Mangini said. "My sister is a freshman here and fell two times today.

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    Refillable Fountains

    Two new water fountains have been installed in the main lobby of the University Center with new features that allow the user to refill a cup or bottle while simultaneously learning how they are saving plastic water bottles from being put into landfills.

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    Former University chancellor checks in

    Petillo hopes school community 'rallies' around its new president

    In the history of Seton Hall presidents, perhaps no story is more unique than that of Dr. John J. Petillo. Petillo was named University Chancellor at 36 years old, succeeding Dr. Edward D'Alessio as the top Seton Hall administrator in 1983. Petillo's title as Chancellor was based on improving the University's Catholic identity under D'Alessio's tenure; Petillo was an ordained Monsignor at the time.

  • Wankel: Slow economy hurting retention rate

    From 2009 to 2010 Seton Hall's retention rates (measured by the amount of freshman who return in the fall of 2009 for their sophomore year), dipped slightly from 82 percent in the 2008-2009 school year to 80 percent in 2009-2010, according to Dr. Laura Wankel, vice president for Student Affairs,and a member of the University's retention committee.

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    Students get plastered

    Unattended bucket of spackle used for foul play in Serra

    The door frame and lock of room 1310 in Serra Hall were covered with spackle early Saturday morning, leaving the resident students trapped inside the suite once they awoke. According to Director of Housing and Residence Life, Tara Hart, HRL received an incident report from the Resident Assistants on duty, who discovered the spackled door.

  • Afghan women’s organization founder brings advocacy to Hall

    Sunita Viswanath, founder of Women for Afghan Women, will be speaking at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3 in Jubilee Hall to discuss the current status of women in Afghanistan.  WAW serves as an outreach program and shelter for Afghan women to teach them vital life skills and to educate them about their rights.

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    Students can now snack while studying

    Over Winter Break, two vending machines were installed in Walsh Library, close to Walsh Gallery.  The machines were put in due to a lack of food and drink availability in the building. Dean of University Libraries, Chrysanthy Grieco, decided food needed to be offered in the Library following the success of GDS' program during finals week where cookies, hot chocolate and coffee were made available to studying students.

  • New fellowship honors Sheeran

    The University is offering a new fellowship, the Eric F. Ross Undergraduate Research Fellowship, dedicated to research in chemistry, according to John Sowa, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. According to a press release by the University, the fellowship is in honor of Dr.

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    Foundation seeks to remember ‘AK’

    Friends of Aaron Karol, Boland fire victim, want to impact lives and create legacy

    In honor of late Aaron Karol, one of the three victims of the Jan. 19, 2000, Boland Hall fire, a foundation exists called AK, standing for both Aspiring Kindness and Karol's initials, which were his high school nickname.  Aaron's closest high school friends from Watchung Hills Regional High School are the founders of AK which was created in January 2010.

  • Spirit week arrives at the Hall

      To generate "Pirate Pride" and excitement for the basketball game against state rival Rutgers University, the Student Alumni Association  is holding its sixth annual Spirit Week, from January 18 to January 22, with events ranging from a t-shirt swap to Bounce ‘N Trounce.

  • "Aspiring Kindness" in Aaron's name

    New charity to launch in honor of Boland Hall fire victim, Aaron Karol

    Aspiring Kindness Foundation is having an inaugural event to launch their new charity at Beckett's Bar & Grill in New York City on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. "Aspiring Kindness Foundation was created to always remember Aaron Karol and everyone involved in the Boland Hall fire by raising funds for several great causes including fire departments, EMTs, first responders, burn units, fire prevention and the Aaron Karol Memorial Scholarship," Mike Merizio, a close friend of Karol's and one of Aspiring Kindness Foundation's founders, said.

  • A day of "Remembrance and Hope"

    Memorial service held for victims of the Boland Hall Fire, which occurred 11 years ago


  • University “reduces/adjusts” work study

    Due to a reduction in Federal funding, the University had to "reduce/adjust" Federal Work Study given to students, notifying them via e-mail. Gesina Phillips, a senior English major, received the e-mail last Saturday. "Due to a reduction in the availability of Federal Work Study funds your Federal Work Study award has been reduced/adjusted," the e-mail stated.

  • Everybody loves Esteban

    Staff, students react positively to new president

    The appointment of Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban as president of the University has been well received among members of the University community. "The appointment of Dr. Esteban as permanent president of the University was greeted with great applause at the A&S Chairs' retreat on Tuesday morning," Joan Guetti, interim dean of Arts & Sciences, said.

  • Hall History: A look at the last University lay president

    Editor's Note: The Setonian attempted to reach Dr. Edward R. D'Alessio at his current job, as Director of Government Relations at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was unavailable; according to a Harcum College employee in his office, he is on medical leave.

  • “This story is essentially about heroes and cowards”

    Boland Hall fire documentary to be released, 11 years after the fire

    This year, "After the Fire," a documentary directed by filmmaker Guido Verweyen which documents the 2000 Boland Hall fire that killed three students and injured more than 50 others, will be released.  Wednesday marked 11 years since the blaze that changed Seton Hall forever.

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    Campus reacts to its new president

    Seton Hall embraces the appointment of Dr. Esteban

    The appointment of Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban as president of the University has been well received among members of the University community. "The appointment of Dr. Esteban as permanent president of the University was greeted with great applause at the A&S Chairs' retreat on Tuesday morning," Joan Guetti, interim dean of Arts & Sciences, said.

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    SHU alum named as officer in state's PRSA

    A Seton Hall '03 alum and public relations career woman has been appointed 2011 officer for the New Jersey Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA NJ). Jill Kleiner, who is also accredited in public relations (APR), is an account supervisor at Coyne Public Relations in Parsippany, N.

  • The Hall gets low marks for professors

    CBS MoneyWatch rating places University at No. 16 on "Worst Professors List"

    CBS's MoneyWatch website recently ranked Seton Hall University No. 16 out of 25 on their "Colleges with the Worst Professors" list. Information compiled for the list came from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) and its annual ranking of America's Best Colleges with Forbes.

  • Public Safety: Lack of facts was reason for no crime alert

    University officials address students' concerns about latest off-campus mugging

    The University community did not receive a crime alert broadcast e-mail after the Dec. 12 off-campus mugging of a Seton Hall graduate student due to lack of information, according to Gary Christie, assistant director of Public Safety and Security. "The incident was not reported to us, and so we did not have the facts available to send out an alert," Christie said in an e-mail interview.

  • Crime on camera

    Mugging of Seton Hall graduate student caught on video

      A Seton Hall graduate student was mugged at gunpoint in front of his off-campus apartment building last weekend, according to CBS New York.  The South Orange Police Department has a full video recording of the crime, which was taken from a security camera on the apartment building.

  • Final SGA meeting of 2010 covers many issues

    The Student Government Association debated on whether or not to pass a bill allowing student senators studying abroad to run for re-election while out of the country, as well as additional unfinished business at their final meeting of the fall semester on Dec.

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    Esteban named Seton Hall University president

    Interim position changed to permanent job for former Provost

    Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban has been named permanent president of Seton Hall University, as announced Tuesday in a broadcast e-mail sent to the University community. "It's a very humbling experience to be named president," Esteban, 49, told The Setonian in a telephone interview.

  • Hall's clergy clarify contraception views

    SHU priest: Media spun Pope's remarks

    Pope Benedict the XVI's book-length interview, "Light of the World," recently outlined views on topics such as condom use, which, through abundant media coverage, has created controversy throughout the Catholic community, including Seton Hall.  According to Catholic World Report, the Pope said, "There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants.

  • Report: Myers ‘shielded’ sex abuse in Church

    Criticized Newark Archbishop also leads Hall’s Boards of Regents, Trustees

      A Sunday Star-Ledger article reported that Newark Archbishop John Myers has "shielded" priests accused of sexual abuse. Myers is both the chair of the Board of Trustees and president of the Board of Regents at Seton Hall. The piece, written by Star-Ledger religion reporter Jeff Diamant, followed a review of Myers' record with handling sexual abuse cases in the Archdiocese of Newark.

  • ZipCars drive onto campus come January

      ZipCar, a car rental service, has signed a contract with Seton Hall to bring cars to campus for student use starting early in the Spring 2011 semester.  "The car can be used to run to Pathmark or to take a weekend trip," Jas Verem, associate director of Housing and Residence Life, said.

  • Professor hopes to improve third world countries

          Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations professor Assefaw Bariagaber has been named president of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS).     Bariagaber first became interested in the subject of Third World Studies as a graduate student and became an active member of the organization in 1988.

  • Students travel far and wide for winter break

    The Christmas season is upon Seton Hall as classes come to a close, and students begin to think ahead to the plans that await them over the holiday break. For many, this break will see a return home to families and friends, to part-time jobs and maybe even warmer climates.

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    Small fire leads to evacuation of Mooney Hall

    Scroll down for video. Mooney Hall was evacuated early Tuesday evening after a heater caused a small fire, according to a firefighter on the scene from the South Orange Fire Department. An eyewitness added that a "faint amount" of smoke was detected which prompted the evacuation.

  • Parts of Boland flood due to resident's horseplay

    Some Boland Hall residents found a new addition to their room Saturday afternoon: water. According to Tara Hart, director of Housing & Residence Life, a sprinkler head was activated in a room on the Boland 2 South wing at approximately 3:20 p.m. "The sprinkler head was activated by horseplay within the room," Hart said.

  • Public Safety increases security campus-wide

    An exit lift gate and restrictions on entering campus through Farinella Gate have been implemented by Public Safety and Security in response to the alleged on-campus sexual assault that was reported by a University student on Nov. 17. "These are traffic control devices.


    Frosh charged: filed phony report

    An 18-year-old freshman has been charged with fabricating the sexual assault incident that was reported to have occurred on the Seton Hall campus on Nov. 16. Laura Siegel, a native of Williamsburg, Va., has been charged by the South Orange Police Department with making a false report about a sexual assault, according to a spokesperson from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

  • Christmas spirit 'snows' on University

    Artificial snow to be one of the many features of the holiday event

    Seton Hall is introducing a new Christmas tradition this year, proposed by interim President Gabriel Esteban - the first annual Christmas tree lighting. The lighting will take place on the Green on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. following a mass and Crèche blessing at the chapel.

  • SART team members provide support hotline for students

      The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), at Seton Hall since August 2009, has become much more publicized in the wake of recent campus events. According to Dean Rosario Reyes-Urbina, the team began with seven students and five administrators. Currently, the team has four students, five administrators and has just finished accepting new member applications.

  • Hall highlights anti-bullying policies

      N.J. lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, with a unanimous vote in the Senate, on Nov. 22. According to The Star-Ledger, the bill, which would require schools to have a more pro-active bullying and harassment policy, is now headed to Gov.

  • Breaking news: Seton Hall student charged with fabricating sexual assault incident

    An 18-year-old freshman has been charged with fabricating the sexual assault incident that shook the Seton Hall campus earlier this month. According to, Laura Siegel, a native of Williamsburg, Va., has been charged with making a false report about a sexual assault.

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    'Are SHU safe?': Students participate in walkout to send message to University

      Seton Hall students demanded security improvements as they walked out of classes on Nov. 22 at 12:30 p.m. All students participating gathered on the Green and were asked whether or not they wanted to sign a petition requesting change. Stickers that read "are SHU safe?" were handed out to all students and posters with various messages such as "Walk in groups, protest in groups," were seen around the Green.

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    U.N. secretary general delivers address to University community

    Ban Ki-moon speech highlights the big three challenges for the U.N. in the global community

    Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon joined a distinguished group of world leaders when he delivered a major, end-of-the-year policy address to the Seton Hall community as a part of the John C. Whitehead School of International Relations and Diplomacy's World Leaders Forum on Nov.

  • UN Secretary General to give end of year address at Seton Hall

      Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon will give a major policy address to the Seton Hall community as the featured speaker of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations' World Leaders Forum and will receive an honorary degree to the University on Nov.

  • Seton Hall shooting suspect withdraws probable cause motion

    The attorney for one of the suspects in the Seton Hall shooting has withdrawn his motion for a probable cause hearing. Clifford Lazzaro, who is representing Marcus Bascus, withdrew his motion for a probable cause hearing after viewing the information that the state has against his client.

  • SGA, students push for American Sign Language to count towards foreign language requirement

       American Sign Language classes could soon fulfill the College of Arts & Sciences core language requirement as the Student Government Association explores the option.  According to Melissa Boege, SGA president, vice president of SGA, Dana Kappel, has discussed the idea with Christopher Kaiser, associate dean of undergraduate student services and enrollment management, but no decisions have been made as of yet.

  • Walkout Flier

    Sexual assault incident sparks Seton Hall students' anger, questions about on campus safety

    After the on-campus sexual assault of a female student on the night of Nov. 16, the Seton Hall community has been shaken, the sense of security once felt, violated. The crime, according to a broadcast e-mail, occurred in the F-lot near the entrance of Ivy Hill Park around 11 p.

  • Seton Hall provides valuable experience, says SGA president

    President of the Student Government Association, Melissa Boege, is not just involved in SGA. Rather, she devotes her time to many activities on campus and hopes to use those experiences in her future. Boege, a native of Farmingdale, N.J., came to Seton Hall almost four years ago.

  • Many students voice concerns at SGA town hall meeting

    The Student Government Association hosted a town hall meeting in place of the weekly meeting on Nov. 15, where senators took time to discuss problems and suggestions with students such as content requests for the library, requests for Boland Hall temperature control and suggestions for minor programs and financial aid.

  • Local ONE campaign helps promote reading

      Seton Hall's ONE campaign collected nearly 700 books to donate to FOCUS, a Hispanic center for community development in Newark. According to Katie Leninger, educational chair for ONE at Seton Hall, the book drive that began in the last week of October and continued through this Sunday, Nov.

  • Cell phones a dangerous prison weapon, tells NJ corrections commissioner

            Having three decades of practice in the criminal justice and financial management realms, Governor Chris Christie's commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections shared his job experience with the Penology class of Dr.

  • ROTC team training pays off with Jersey Cup win

      The months of difficult training the Seton Hall ROTC Charlie Watters Ranger Company underwent were demonstrated on Oct. 22 when they placed second out of 26 colleges and universities that were represented in the area's annual Ranger Challenge Competition.

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    Seton Hall student sexually assaulted on campus

    Authorities still searching for suspect, campus reacts

    It has been a fall semester scarred with safety concerns outside Seton Hall's gates: robberies, muggings and a fatal shooting. These security issues have now reached the University's property. A female student was sexually assaulted around 11 p.m. on Tuesday night in the parking lot near the Rec Center, according to a broadcast e-mail sent to the Seton Hall community on Wednesday.

  • Four Loko Frenzy

    The alcoholic energy drink Four Loko was recently banned from Ramapo College's campus after several of its students were hospitalized following consumption of the beverage. The drink is also believed to have caused dozens of student illnesses at a Central Washington University party. 1 comment

  • Who stole the S?

    "O sing her praise to highest skies, and be ye faithful in her eyes, for she will foster all your dreams, her name is Eton Hall." - Seton Hall Alma Mater   Upon entering Seton Hall University from the front gate, one may have noticed the University has been going by a different name: "Eton Hall University.

  • Code Blue urges students to be “aware and prepared”

    The Department of Public Safety and Security at Seton Hall has teamed up with the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center (TLTC) to launch a new educational safety website titled "Code Blue."   According to Thomas Giordano, assistant director for emergency management, the purpose of the website is to be an informational resource for students and employees regarding responses to emergency situations.

  • Tough times affect South Orange no-kill animal shelter

    The current economic climate has left the Jersey Animal Coalition struggling to find volunteers. The Jersey Animal Coalition is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that was founded in 1989 by Ruth Perlmutter.  "There was nothing in our town for the animals and they were shipped elsewhere," Perlmutter said.

  • Bascus ordered to submit DNA profile

    A hearing to determine whether Marcus Bascus would need to supply a DNA sample to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office was held at Veterans Courthouse on Nov. 4. Bascus is the alleged accomplice in the off-campus party shooting that killed Jessica Moore and injured two other Seton Hall students During the hearing, Judge Peter J.

  • Students urged to show entrepreneur skills

    The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stillman School of Business is sponsoring a competition called Pirate's Pitch, which will allow students to hone their entrepreneurial skills. Seton Hall's first annual Pirate's Pitch Day will be held in Jubilee Hall on May 1, 2011 from 1 p.

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    Hall students join thousands in D.C. rally

    Stewart and Colbert urge attendees to take initiative in nation’s interests

      On Saturday Oct. 30, Seton Hall's chapter of College Democrats traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity/The March to Keep Fear Alive. According to members of the club, 44 students immediately signed up after hearing about the rally on Jon Stewart's Daily Show or Stephen Colbert's Colbert Report.

  • SGA addresses green initiatives, student clubs

    The Student Government Association met on Nov. 1 and addressed issues concerning sustainability, the double booking of event rooms and making the process of starting clubs easier. President Melissa Boege told the Senate of a potential initiative with Gourmet Dining Services involving reusable take-out containers for the boxed-lunch plan that was implemented recently.

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    University’s green initiatives make the grade

    The "green" movement is starting to become recognizable at Seton Hall, helping the University's sustainability grade come into closer rankings with other local schools. According to the College Sustainability Report Card on Seton Hall has raised its 2010 grade of a D- to a B- for the 2011 academic year.

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    Students hold mixed opinions about voting

      Election Day, Nov. 2, has left students at Seton Hall with a mixture of opinions in regards to the varying candidates and offices.  Some are involved in the process, while others have shown indifference. Freshman diplomacy major Gabriel Torres said he is voting for Scott Garrett who is running for a spot on the House of Representatives in New Jersey.

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    GDS boxed meal program helps students on the go

       Student Government Association and Gourmet Dining Services have implemented a new program that allows students to order a boxed lunch or dinner in advance for a specific pick-up time.      In an attempt to minimize the lines at the different food stations in the Caf, GDS will now offer students the opportunity to pick up their meal in a box instead of waiting.

  • Light walk helps identify trouble spots in South Orange

    Members of the Student Government Association, Village Liaisons, South Orange Police Department and representatives of the Village of South Orange participated in "The Light Walk" on Oct. 21, a project which helped identify problem areas throughout the Village of South Orange.

  • Safety on students’ minds for Halloween

    As Halloween seems to be creeping up, Seton Hall students are preparing for their weekend of festivities. With the numerous safety issues that have been occurring recently off campus, some students are deciding their plans consciously. "It has definitely influenced my decision, not only for Halloween but all weekends," Tiffany Mongiardini-Batista said, "I may attend some close house parties, but I will probably just stay on campus.

  • Lip dub contest planned for November

      Creativity combined with film making is making a stance at Seton Hall as Housing and Residence Life will host a "Lip Dub" Contest. According to the official definition, ‘lip dub' is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video.

  • Majority of Fulbright grants given to College of A&S students

    Eight of the 11 nominees for the 2011-2012 Fulbright Scholarship are from the College of Arts & Sciences this year. The Fulbright program is an international educational exchange program by which students from across the world receive grants to conduct research and teach English, according to the Fulbright website.

  • SGA expresses concern with new meal swipe policy

      The Student Government Association  highlighted several concerns including the recent Light Walk and the new implementation of a Gourmet Dining Services policy regarding meal plan swipes. During her weekly report, SGA President Melissa Boege mentioned looking into food being served in the library for students, but focused her report on discussing what occurred during the Light Walk held by Village Liaisons last Thursday.

  • Former NJ attorney general, alum dies

    W. Cary Edwards, a Seton Hall graduate and adjunct professor, passed away on Oct. 20 at the age of 66 after battling cancer for many years. Edwards graduated from the Stillman School of Business in 1967 and then received a J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law.

  • College Democrats provide bus for Stewart/Colbert rally

      The Seton Hall College Democrats have organized a bus trip for students interested in attending the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive in Washington D.C. this Saturday, Oct. 30. Though it has two different   names, fans of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show know the event as the Rally to Restore Sanity while fans of the Colbert Report call it The March to Keep Fear Alive.

  • Hall hosts first ever clinical nurse leaders program

      Seton Hall's Clinical Nurse Leader master's program graduated its first class in August from their 22-month program, the first and only level entry-level program of its kind in New Jersey. The full-time program, which awards a Master of Science in Nursing degree, is designed for those with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who have decided to enter the nursing profession.

  • South Orange, Seton Hall community discuss safety concerns

    Village Liaisons hosted a meeting on Oct. 20 entitled "What You Should Know About Safety," to inform members of the Seton Hall community about safety concerns both on and off campus.  The event featured various speakers and a section in which students could ask about their personal safety concerns.

  • Private student data exposed in e-mail

    Personal information of 1,500 seniors – contained in an e-mail attachment – was accidentally sent to 400 students on Tuesday. The e-mail attachment, which was an Excel spreadsheet, listed the students' names, home addresses, e-mail addresses, student identification numbers, majors, credit hours and grade point averages, according to a "Security Incident" e-mail sent Tuesday evening by interim Provost Larry A.

  • Safety, commuters, and new GDS options on SGA agenda

    The Student Government Association discussed safety and student affairs during their weekly meeting on Oct. 18. On Thursday Oct. 21, SGA will partner with the village of South Orange to conduct a "light walk" to find areas of concern outside the campus gates.

  • Alumnus, war vet to be honored in memorial race

    The Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations plan to sponsor a 5K Memorial Walk/Run for Whitehead School alumnus Captain Gregory T. Dalessio on Dec. 4. Captain Dalessio, a '00 and '04 Seton Hall graduate of Cherry Hill, N.J., was killed on June 23, 2008 during his second tour of duty in Iraq, according to a memorium on the University's website.

  • Gum accidentally becomes available for purchase on campus

    Due to an error, chewing gum has recently been sold in various on-campus establishments including several vending machines and the Pirate Express portion of the Caf. Because of a policy implemented during Msgr. Robert Sheeran's presidency, the selling of gum is prohibited in any on-campus establishments including the Caf, vending machines and the Seton Hall bookstore.

  • Habitat for Humanity bail out cashes in

    Habitat for Humanity held a fundraiser on the Green entitled "Bail Out" that required a homemade jail cell, during Act, Speak, Build week on Oct. 7.  Stella Raab, vice president of Seton Hall's chapter of Habitat for Humanity, decided to bring the "Bail Out" fundraiser to the table after going to an HFH Youth Leadership Conference in Chicago last year.

  • Hall receives poor grade in sexual health study

    The annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card was released on Oct. 6 which ranked Seton Hall 124 out of 141 American colleges and universities. Trojan combined with the independent research firm Sterling's BestPlaces and comprised a list of 12 categories ranging from health center hours to condom and contraceptive availability.

  • Questions arise over faculty raises

    It remains to be seen if faculty at Seton Hall will receive a two percent raise this year. According to Dennis Garbini, vice president of Finance & Technology, the target date for raises is still early next year.  "The two percent salary increase for faculty and administrators was planned for January 2011 so we are not yet at the point that it can be said they have been held back," Garbini said.

  • Phi Beta Sigma values participation in service and community

    Phi Beta Sigma is one of the over 20 Greek organizations on Seton Hall's campus that has remained relatively active in the community despite having only five active members. The fraternity, which became an official Seton Hall fraternity in 1996, and has seven members total, according to Mariel Pagan, assistant director for Greek Life, clubs and organizations.

  • Students devote time to South Orange rescue squad

      Three Seton Hall undergrads are currently working as EMTs for the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS).    One of them, sophomore Emily Turner said her desire to participate in being an EMT did not come about through her choice of major, nursing, but rather from her family history with emergency-related occupations.

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    Vaccinations, sanitation essential to preventing flu

         The flu and cold have returned for another season this year, according to Mary Beth Costello, Director of Health Services.    "Health Services has begun to see students who have cold and allergy symptoms," Costello said.

  • Novartis scholarship students and mentors

    Novartis awards scholarships to two Hall students

         Two Seton Hall students have been awarded the 2010-2011 Novartis Scholarship, which is given by the Independent College Fund of New Jersey annually.   The award was given to senior Charles Defendorf and junior William Decotiis.

  • Micah Institute loses donations after three years

          For three years, the Micah Institute has been receiving large anonymous monetary donations, but these donations have, after three years, come to an end.      According to Danute Nourse, director of programs for the Center for Catholic Studies, the anonymous foundation has contributed $155 thousand for the purposes of supporting, marketing and developing audiences for the Micah Institute.

  • Bascus back in New Jersey

      Marcus Bascus, 19, the alleged accomplice in the Sept. 25 off-campus shooting that killed sophomore Jessica Moore and injured two other Seton Hall students, has been brought back to New Jersey, as reported by The Star Ledger. According to The Star Ledger, Bascus is being held in an Essex County jail.

  • SHUFLY permanently extends hours

    Due to a recent increase in ridership, the SHUFLY has extended its hours of operation and is currently test running a second shuttle on Saturdays. "The extended hours are a permanent change unless ridership dictates otherwise," Parking Services Manager Ann Szipszky said.

  • Mitchell pleads guilty

    Former Seton Hall men's basketball player Robert Mitchell has pled guilty to charges stemming from the robbery of an off-campus house last March. Mitchell admitted to third degree criminal restraint, second degree conspiracy burglary and second degree burglary, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office plea announcement.

  • Prayer service held for shooting victims

    The University held a prayer service for Jessica Moore, Nakeisha Vanterpool and Nicosia Henry on Wednesday in the Walsh Gymnasium. The entire Seton Hall community was invited to "A Service of Memory and Healing" to remember Moore and pray for Vanterpool and Henry.

  • Brownson team encounters success despite lack of funds

         Members of the Brownson Speech and Debate Team are walking away proudly, awards in hand, after two weekends of successful competing.    With three coaches and Catherine Zizik as director, the team has been incredibly successful this academic year.

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    Commuter freshmen unable to access mandatory events

         The standard procedure for access to a residence hall is for the commuter to be signed in by a resident from that building. For freshmen who have yet to make many resident friends, this can be a difficult process. If no resident is willing to sign a student in, the student will be denied access.

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    Father Antonio Bico passes at age 43

         The Rev. Antonio Bico, an assistant professor of systematic theology in the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, passed away on Sept. 22 at the age of 43, after a prolonged illness.     According to a broadcast e-mail sent out by interim President Gabriel Esteban, Bico worked in drug rehabilitation ministry and prison ministry.

  • Acting dean voices hopes for new job

          Acting Dean of the Stillman School of Business Joyce Strawser looks forward to the future of both her career and her position here at Seton Hall University.    Strawser was appointed acting dean after Karen Boroff resigned this past spring.

  • New chairman appointed to Board of Regents

         Seton Hall University's Board of Regents has elected a new chairman, according to a broadcast e-mail from interim President Gabriel Esteban on Oct. 1.     Prior to being named as chairman, Patrick M. Murray served on a variety of boards at Seton Hall, such as the Executive, Finance and Audit Committees.

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    U-Day events provide something for everyone

         University Day, held Oct, 2, proved to be a crowd pleaser for both the young and old.    "We can't wait to go on the train! We even got silly bands," Tyler, 6, son of alumni Olivia Ramalho ('99) said.    He and his brother, Nicholas, both got their face painted at Alpha Sigma Tau's table.

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    Faculty Senate chair wishes to forge more student involvement

           During their annual election in May 2010, the Seton Hall faculty chose a new chair to lead the Faculty Senate for the ‘10-'11 academic year.       David P. Beneteau, associate professor of Italian, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has been a member of the Senate since 2007 and was chosen for the job as main voice of the Senate.

  • Honors program celebrates 50th anniversary

    On Saturday Oct. 2 the honors program at Seton Hall marked its 50th anniversary with a luncheon as part of the University Day celebrations. According to Peter Ahr, director of the University honors program, the program invited its alumni back to see what they've become and reconnect with their friends of past years.

  • Former basketball player Mitchell pleads guilty to robbery

    Former Seton Hall men's basketball player Robert Mitchell has pled guilty to charges stemming from last March's robbery of a house off-campus.   The plea was announced by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office on Friday evening. Mitchell has pled guilty to third degree criminal restraint, second degree conspiracy to commit burglary and second degree burglary.

  • Patrick M. Murray

    Seton Hall elects chairman of Board of Regents

    A new chairman of Seton Hall University's Board of Regents has been named, as stated in a broadcast e-mail from interim President Gabriel Esteban at 4:15 p.m. Friday. Prior to being elected as the chairman, Patrick M. Murray, served on a variety of Boards at Seton Hall, such as the executive, finance and audit committees.

  • Bascus to be extradited

    East Orange man is second suspect in shooting near Seton Hall

      Marcus Bascus, the alleged accomplice in the off-campus house party shooting that killed Jessica Moore and injured two other Seton Hall students, is being extradited back to New Jersey, as reported by the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader.   Bascus, 19, of East Orange, N.

  • Prayer service for Seton Hall shooting victims set for Wednesday

    A prayer service has been announced for the Seton Hall community to remember the victims of Saturday's deadly house party shooting, according to a University broadcast e-mail. The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 6) in Walsh Gymnasium.

  • Close friends, family remember Jessica Moore

    Jessica Moore was your average 19-year-old college student. A psychology major, she loved to sing, shop, and play basketball. Those closest to her consistently have described Moore as a warm, bubbly, and social young woman. "All those who ever had the distinct pleasure of her presence know the beautiful ray of sunshine she was in life and she continues to shine even brighter in her passing," Moore's aunt said after suspect Nicholas Welch's arraignment.

  • SGA discusses off-campus safety

    After a touching prayer from Student Government Association President Melissa Boege, the Sept. 27 meeting was called to order in light of the shooting that took the life of sophomore Jessica Moore. Business was conducted as usual with the exception of a request for a moment of silence.

  • Faculty votes to extend interim dean’s term

    Search for permanent dean is postponed until next academic year

    The faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences voted to extend interim Dean Joan Guetti's one year term at a Sept. 24 special meeting. The meeting, held in the McNulty amphitheater, was originally called to discuss and vote on the resolution that would determine when the search for a permanent dean would begin.

  • Community grieves loss of sophomore student

    In an instant – early Saturday morning – an off-campus house party in East Orange turned into a scene of chaos, leaving one Seton Hall student dead, two others wounded and the campus community in grief. For the first time in a decade, since 2000's Boland Hall fire, the University is coping with a major tragedy.

  • Suspects in shooting apprehended

    Both suspects in the off-campus house party shooting that occurred early Saturday morning, killing sophomore Jessica Moore and injuring two other Seton Hall students, are in custody. Nicholas Welch, 25, of East Orange, was arrested at 9:05 p.m on Sept.

  • "The shooting at the party has had an incalculable impact on all of them -- and all of us."

    Administration reacts to weekend's tragedy

         Administrators have expressed their concerns about the shooting that occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday, and resulted in the death of Jessica Moore.    The University notified the Seton Hall community via broadcast e-mail at 1:50 p.

  • Students express concerns about safety

          Since the shooting incident that occurred early Saturday morning, student reactions have expressed concern about the lack of Seton Hall's actions and their current safety on and off campus.    Sophomore Eric Ramirez, who knew both Jessica Moore and Nakeisha Vanterpool, said he was at his house in South Orange the night of the shooting.

  • SHU steps up security measures off-campus

         In the wake of the shooting approximately a mile from campus on Sept. 25 and numerous armed robberies and muggings, the department of Public Safety and Security has stepped up security measures to ensure student and community safety off campus.

  • Second suspect in shooting incident arrested

    The second suspect in the off-campus shooting incident that left one Seton Hall student dead and two others injured has been arrested. Marcus Bascus, 19, of East Orange was detained at 316 North Empire Court in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. by East Orange Police, Essex Country Prosecutor's Office, and the United States Marshals Services according to My Fox NY.

  • Welch pleads not guilty

    Nicholas Welch pleaded 'not guilty' at his arraignment this morning regarding the off-campus house party shooting that killed sophomore Jessica Moore and injured 2 other Seton Hall students. In a brief court appearance, Welch answered honorable judge Peter J.

  • Seton Hall to provide students transportation to Moore's funeral

      Funeral services for Jessica Moore will be held on Oct. 2 at the J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment in Petersburg, Va, according to a University broadcast e-mail. Seton Hall will provide transportation for students who wish to attend the services.

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    Arrest made in fatal shooting

    East Orange man charged with murder of Seton Hall sophomore Jessica Moore

    Two suspects have been identified, and one has been arrested in connection with the shooting incident that occurred at an off-campus house party early Saturday morning, Robert D. Laurino, acting Essex County Prosecutor announced at a press conference held at the East Orange Police Department.

  • Reports: Possible lead in shooting case

    According to My Fox New York, there have been "unconfirmed reports" that police have a name in connection with the off-campus house party shooting that killed sophomore Jessica Moore, 19, and injured two other Seton Hall students. Jessica Sutcliffe can be reached at jessica.

  • Presser called for tonight at East Orange Police Department

    UPDATE: The press conference has been rescheduled for 10 p.m. tonight. Additionally, the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office have confirmed that the presser will feature updated information on Saturday's shooting. -- A press conference has been called for 8 p.

  • Women's basketball player was third student wounded in off-campus shooting incident

    Freshman Nicosia Henry, a women's basketball player, was one of the three students that got injured from a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning at an off-campus party in East Orange, according to multiple sources. The sources requested anonymity as the alleged suspect of the shooting is still at large.

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    Eyewitness account says Moore saved friend's life

    Details regarding the shooting incident that occurred early Saturday morning - which led to the death of one Seton Hall student and the injury of two others - are becoming clearer. Sophomore Jessica Moore, 19, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and died from her injuries in the 4 p.

  • Prayer service brings campus community together

    Hundreds attend rememberance for shooting victim

    Hundreds of students, staff and faculty attended a prayer service for sophomore Jessica Moore, 19, in the Main Lounge of the University Center Saturday evening. Moore died earlier Saturday after being shot at a house part in East Orange that morning.

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    Shooting death draws strong emotions across campus

    Second victim ID'ed, eyewitnesses offer insight and University officials comment on tragedy

    Emotional reactions to the tragic death of sophomore Jessica Moore continued throughout the early evening hours of Saturday prior to the University's scheduled prayer service. Interim University President Dr. Gabriel Esteban fought back tears in releasing a statement to the media in front of the Ring Building around 6:30 p.

  • Former student robbed at gunpoint near campus

    A former Seton Hall student was robbed at gunpoint at around 1:45 a.m., Sept. 25, about one block from the University's campus, according to a broadcast e-mail. The woman was walking alone near the intersection of Fairview Terrace and Gardner Ave., the broadcast said.

  • University addresses shooting via broadcast e-mail to community

    E-mail details incident and community prayer service scheduled for tonight

      The University has sent a broadcast e-mail to the Seton Hall community with information regarding the shooting the occurred early Saturday morning in East Orange.   According to the broadcast, the shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. at a private residence on South Clinton St.

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    Student dies after gunshot incident at house party

    Critically wounded victim was among five shot, passed away around 4 p.m.

    UPDATE: Sept. 27, 7:40 a.m.: According to 7, one of the victims in Saturday's deadly shooting at a house party in East Orange is in stable condition at University Hospital in Newark – awaiting word on whether she may need surgery. Sophomore Nakeisha Vanterpool, reportedly the roommate of slain classmate Jessica Moore, was shot in the chin on Saturday morning according to the 7 Online report.

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    Athletic Director Joe Quinlan resigns

    Athletic Director Joe Quinlan's time at Seton Hall has come to an end. Quinlan has resigned, effective Oct. 8, according to the Associated Press. The Star-Ledger is reporting Quinlan is leaving the University "to pursue other opportunities." Quinlan has spent the last five years as the Athletic Director of Seton Hall.

  • University to offer second Saturday SHUFLY

      The Department of Public Safety and Security and Parking Services will run a second SHUFLY shuttle Saturday, Sept. 25 in hopes of addressing overcrowding and preventing students from being turned away. Parking Services Manager Ann Szipszky said the second shuttle is tentatively scheduled to run from 1:30 to 9:30 p.

  • Allergic Reaction

    AQ incident prompts response from Seton Hall and community

    Signs warning students of foods containg nuts are now prominently displayed in the Caf to notify students of potential allergens in food after a freshman nearly died from an allergic reaction last week.  Chelsea Scalzo, a freshman criminal justice major, administered an Epi-pen shot to Ariana Caprio, a freshman business major, which essentially saved Caprio's life.

  • University works to resolve SHUFLY congestion

         This semester the Seton Hall shuttle service, SHUFLY, has been facing overcrowding.  Students have been both unable to ride the SHUFLY due to the buses being over capacity and been made to get off the shuttle in order to avoid overcrowding.

  • SGA allocates funding

       The Student Government Association discussed the closings of several dining places on campus as well as allocated money to on-campus clubs and organizations at the Sept. 20 meeting.    Melissa Boege, President of SGA, revisited last week's complaints that Leafs & Grains, Nathans, the Pirate Express and on occasion Pirates Pizza were all closed on the weekends.

  • Rain does not deter Lollanoboozers

    Lollanobooza, Seton Hall's sobriety themed music festival, was held Thursday night in the Main Lounge.    Originally planned as an outdoor event, the festivities moved to the University Center due to weather. Students were able to play games, win prizes and listen to live music.

  • Oversold permits create on-campus problems

    With approximately 2,500 parking spaces available, students have made complaints that parking seems more difficult this year than in years past, according to Parking Services. Ann Szipszky, parking services manager said, approximately 3,978 parking passes have been distributed this fall semester.

  • Seton Hall writer-in-residence discusses career

    Professor DePalma tells of past experiences and recently published book

    Journalist, professor and current writer-in-residence, Anthony DePalma, recently completed and published his newest book, "The City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance, and 9/11." DePalma said his newest successes at Seton Hall have inspired a look into his past and his development from former student to current professor.

  • The Exclusive: Interview with the interim President

    EIC Brian Wisowaty sits down with Dr. Gabriel Esteban Exclusive: Interview with interim President Esteban from The Setonian on Vimeo.

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    Interim Provost a finalist for same position in Texas

    Larry Robinson reportedly up for Provost at Texas Woman's University

    Seton Hall's interim provost, Dr. Larry Robinson, has been selected as a finalist in Texas Woman's University's search for a new provost, as reported by the Denton Record-Chronicle on Monday. Robinson was named interim provost on July, 1, 2010, after Gabriel Esteban vacated his provost position when he was named interim president of the University.

  • Chair of Board of Regents steps down

    Borowsky resigns from post effective immediately

    Kurt Borowsky, the chair of the Board of Regents, has stepped down from his position effective immediately, according to a broadcast e-mail on Thursday evening. Interim President Gabriel Esteban, who made the announcement, said in the e-mail that Borowsky informed the Board of Regents of his decision during their September meeting on Thursday.

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    Freshman saves life in Aquinas

    A Seton Hall freshman saved her friend's life Monday night when an allergic reaction was triggered by pine nuts in cafeteria rice. Freshman Ariana Caprio spent four hours in the hospital after Chelsea Scalzo administered a life-saving Epi-Pen injection.

  • Guetti discusses love for Seton Hall

    Joan Guetti, former chair of the department of mathematics and computer science, was appointed to the position of interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences after it was vacated by Joseph Marbach earlier this year when he accepted a provost position as his alma mater, LaSalle University.

  • Library hours increased

    After much protest by students and several meetings between the Student Government Association and faculty, Walsh Library's hours of operation have been increased. Although the hours have not been returned to the previous 24 hours a day, five days a week, weekday hours have been increased to accommodate students.

  • Gay marriage course will continue despite concerns

    A course on gay marriage is being taught this semester despite concerns the Archdiocese of Newark had expressed this summer.   The Archbishop of Newark, John  J. Myers, released a statement which further explained the diocese's apprehension about such a course being held at a catholic institution.

  • Hall makes safety top priority

    In a broadcast e-mail to the University two weeks ago, the department of Public Safety and Security announced the off-campus muggings of three Seton Hall students. According to Gary Christie, assistant director of Public Safety and Security, the department has increased its presence to help deter crime and protect students.

  • Alpha Phi Omega begins mentor program

      Alpha Phi Omega is giving Seton Hall students the opportunity to become mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization that pairs college students with underprivileged youth in their area.     About 40 students will go to Newark once a week to spend time with children at South Street Elementary School.

  • Students pair up to improve language skills

    Seton Hall's Language Resource department is successfully running a co-curricular program, entitled "Conversation Partners," designed to aid non-native speakers in learning as well as conversing in their languages. "Conversation Partners" caters to the needs of the students by pairing non-native speakers with native speakers to converse in the languages of their choice.

  • Renowed media woman joins Unanue Institute

      Denisse Oller, journalist, writer and media personnel, has been appointed to the position of executive director of the Joseph A. Unanue Institute for Latin Studies at Seton Hall University. The Joseph A. Unanue Institute is a non-profit organization "created to foster dialogue, to further advance intercultural understanding, and to encourage the study of latin experience in the U.

  • SOPAC welcomes new director

      The South Orange Performing Arts Center announced last Tuesday the appointment of Michael Bollinger as its new executive and artistic director. Bollinger, who hails from Missouri, began work in his new position Monday. Bollinger comes to this position at SOPAC following a stint serving as executive director of Virginia's Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts since February 2005.

  • Send-Off events introduce incoming freshmen to Seton Hall

    Seton Hall University's incoming freshmen from across the country were introduced to alumni and new classmates at the annual Student Send-Off Event this summer. The events are directed by the school's Alumni Relations department and are hosted by several parents in different communities, according to Kerri Clarke, Associate Director of Regional Alumni Engagement and member of the class of 2005.

  • Held up outside the Hall

    Trio of students robbed at gunpoint a few blocks from Campus

       Three Seton Hall students were robbed at gun point off campus on Sept. 2 in two different incidences, according to the Department of Public Safety and Security.    The first incident took place on Prospect Street when two men approached a male Seton Hall student and robbed him at gunpoint.

  • Esteban speaks about path to presidency

    After spending nearly four years as the provost of Seton Hall University, Dr. Gabriel Esteban received a simple phone call from the chair of the board of regents, offering him the position as interim president in June 2010. "I feel blessed and honored to have been asked," Esteban said.

  • Residence hall upgrades start with Cabrini remodel

          Over the summer, several residence halls on campus underwent renovations, the most noticeable being the remodeling of Cabrini.    The building was remodeled in an effort to update and modernize on-campus student living space.

  • Documentary features Boland Hall fire survivors

    The depth of human character is rarely tested to such an extent as it was, and still is, for Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons following the Boland Hall fire nearly 10 years ago. For these two men, overcoming this catastrophe has meant healing on many levels and a reintegrating of themselves into a life they once knew; a life that was set ablaze on January 19, 2000.

  • Cove renovations display Seton Hall’s pirate spirit

    The Pirate's Cove in the University Center is currently undergoing renovations which will boast numerous upgrades for students to enjoy.  Kyle Warren, Assistant Dean of Student Activities, said upgrades will include five new large screen televisions, athletic jerseys and photographs which were supplied by the Athletics Department and an upgraded menu with a special weekend line-up.

  • WSOU continues tradition of giving back to troops

         Seton Hall's award winning radio station, WSOU, recently joined forces with  "Define the Meaning," a music and lifestyle magazine taking initiative to ship CDs to troops overseas, as a part of Operation Gratitude.    "Define the Meaning," which is geared towards fans of punk and hardcore  music, is issued  quarterly.

  • Service on Saturdays celebrates one year anniversary after surviving funding issues

    Service on Saturdays (SOS), a relatively new program offered by the Division of Volunteer Efforts, will have its first anniversary this fall. Last year, SOS replaced the SHU500. It arose from the desire to "give our students a hands on and personal experience in service" and to "try to make a more sustainable impact on the community," Michelle Sheridan told the Setonian in September 2009.

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    Fraternity shows support for basketball alum’s charity

       This past summer, the brothers of Phi Kappa Theta teamed up with their new philanthropy organization, Team Walker, for a fundraising walk.    According to senior Steve Stiles, a Phi Kappa Theta brother, in May the brothers of the fraternity, as well as many of their friends and family, met at the Exchange Place in Jersey City, N.

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    Library slashes hours to save money

    A reduction in library hours, mostly due to a lack of funds and student use during certain hours, has Seton Hall students in an uproar. A broadcast email was sent out on Aug. 26 stating the library will be open Sunday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday from 7 a.

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    Dorm ethernet ports shut down, wireless upgraded

    The first phase of the multifaceted project to turn the Seton Hall campus completely wireless began in June 2010, by first shutting off all ethernet capabilities. University Information Technology Services met with Housing and Residence Life in the beginning the summer to discuss the proposed change.

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    New year brings changes at the top

    Several new interim administrators were added to Seton Hall this summer including an interim president, interim provost, interim vice provost and interim dean of the College of Arts &Sciences. Gabriel A. Esteban, former Provost, became interim president on July 1, 2010.

  • The Science and Technology Atrium

    Flaws in Science Center lead to building closures

    The Science and Technology Center is undergoing major construction due to issues found with the building's limestone façade. The renovations began in the 2010 spring semester and are expected to continue for as long as a year and a half. Because of construction, the building's atrium will no longer be in use along with the stairwell inside of it.

  • Seton Hall works to improve budget crisis

    Online exclusive - new enrollment and fundraising are key

    With a new academic year looming, Seton Hall finds itself in the center of a current budget crisis. The Setonian reported in June that 26 non-faculty employees were eliminated due to Seton Hall's budget crisis. While this elimination was necessary in balancing the university budget, according to Msgr.

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    Gonzo: Anything but gone

    When the Seton Hall men's basketball team lost to Texas Tech on their home court in the National Invitational Tournament, student fans at Prudential Center began a loud chant of "Fire Bobby." Gonzalez was fired by former University President Msgr. Robert Sheeran the next morning.

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    Gonzalez, Hall reach settlement

    Former coach and University get closer to severing ties for good

    Seton Hall University and former men's basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez have reached a settlement in the coach's wrongful termination suit, according to The Star-Ledger. The agreement was reached last week, four months after Gonzalez filed the suit in federal court.

  • Campus reacts to changes at the top

    The Setonian speaks with members of the staff, faculty and student body

    Several members of the Seton Hall community spoke to The Setonian about the recent changes to Seton Hall's administration, as well as about the continuing presidential search. On July 1, 2010, Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban began his year-long term as interim president of Seton Hall University.

  • More interim changes at the Hall

    Guetti selected as Interim Dean of A&S

    UPDATE: 7/23/10 The Setonian speaks with Dr. Guetti Dr. Joan Guetti has been named Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, as announced today by the Office of the Provost. Guetti will assume the role as interim dean on Monday. The message from the Office of the Provost also states that Guetti has "advised she will not be a candidate for the permanent position.

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    Gonzo charged with shoplifting

    Former coach stole nearly $1,400 satchel

    Update: according to the Associated Press, Gonzalez pleaded not guilty when arraigned Wednesday morning on shoplifting and criminal mischief charges. The former coach's arraignment was held in Newark. Former men's basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez, 47, has been charged with shoplifting from the Short Hills Mall, according to NJ.

  • Rondinella to chair new Department of Communication and Art

    Expresses wish to increase visibility

    If you aren't familiar with the "best kept secret" of Seton Hall, you might want to ask Professor Thomas Rondinella, the chair of the new Communication and the Arts Department. Students are often unaware of what goes on in the basement of Fahy Hall, and one of Rondinella's goals is to reveal to the Seton Hall community what the department produces.

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    End of the Sheeran era

    June 30 marks final day of 15-year tenure as University President

    Wednesday marks the final day of Msgr. Robert Sheeran's 15-year tenure as president of Seton Hall University. His announcement to step down from the position came on June 4, 2009, to the surprise of many. During a conference call that morning, Sheeran used the words "shock and awe" to describe the move.

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    Mitchell confessed to armed robbery

    Reports: Former Pirate implicates Whitney, himself

    Former Seton Hall forward Robert Mitchell, who was indicted for an armed robbery that occured in March, has confessed to the crimes and implicated fellow former Pirate Kelly Whitney, according to The Star-Ledger who cited one of the criminal complaints filed against one of the defendants.

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    Mitchell, Whitney face 29-count indictment

    Former Seton Hall basketball players Robert Mitchell and Kelly Whitney have been indicted by an Essex County grand jury on 29 counts, as announced Friday by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The two are charged with eight counts of kidnapping, eight counts of aggravated assault, burglary, robbery and weapons offenses.

  • Budget crisis leads to layoffs

    Hall lets 26 staff members go, faculty unaffected

    On June 10 and 11, Seton Hall laid off 26 employees when their positions were eliminated, according to Susan Basso, associate vice president for Human Resources. In a broadcast e-mail to the university community, Seton Hall President Msgr. Sheeran wrote Seton Hall would need to reduce its non-faculty workforce by 32 people as of June 25.

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    Marbach speaks on new job, Esteban and time at the Hall

    The Setonian sits down with Arts and Sciences dean for a Q & A

    Joseph Marbach, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be leaving Seton Hall this summer to accept the Provost position at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. His last day on the campus will be July 14. The Setonian caught up with Marbach for a phone interview this week – likely one of his last interviews for the campus newspaper.

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    Esteban named interim president

    Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban has been named interim university president, according to broadcast e-mail and a release on the Seton Hall website Wednesday. Esteban, the current provost of Seton Hall since August 2007, will serve a year-long term effective July 1, as announced by Kurt Borowsky, chair of the Board of Regents.