Pirates voice parking concerns on campus
Sep26

Pirates voice parking concerns on campus

A Seton Hall student reportedly found a golf cart sitting in a parking spot in the Xavier Hall parking lot, upsetting many commuter students about the price they pay for parking permits. Edward Sullivan, a senior political science major, noticed one day that a SHU golf cart was sitting in a parking spot under Xavier Hall. He was driving his car in the parking corridor under Xavier Hall looking for a spot. Sullivan said he then saw the...

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New half-year IHS permit, other choices to follow
Sep12

New half-year IHS permit, other choices to follow

Students attending the Seton Hall University Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus (IHS) in Nutley now have a new permit option available to them – a half-year permit. In August, students were told the only permit option available for the IHS campus was a $485 plus tax permit that was valid for the fall, spring and summer semesters. This caused a commotion among students and prompted one to start a petition to lower the permit...

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SHU raises tuition for the 2018-19 academic year
May02

SHU raises tuition for the 2018-19 academic year

On April 27, an email was sent to the Seton Hall community stating that the tuition for full-time undergraduate students at Seton Hall for the 2018-2019 academic year will total $19,950 per semester. The full cost for next school year “represents an increase of $750 per semester, or approximately 3.9 percent,” the email said. Last year’s increase was 3.5 percent, according to Dr. Karen Boroff, interim provost of the school. Room and...

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Alumna makes $2 million donation for scholarships
Oct26

Alumna makes $2 million donation for scholarships

Last year, the estate of Patricia O’Callaghan contributed a generous donation in memory of O’Callaghan’s brother, Tim. Her will noted a wish to donate to the university. Patricia and Tim O’Callaghan, both were teachers who never married and both graduated from Seton Hall. Ms. O’Callaghan graduated in 1953 and Mr. O’Callaghan graduated in 1951. Senior director of Principal Gifts and Gift-Planning Joe Guasconi explained the uniqueness...

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Letter: Failure to LEED
Apr27

Letter: Failure to LEED

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

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University explains why students charged for dorm damage
Apr26

University explains why students charged for dorm damage

Students are often charged for dorm damages but are unaware of why they are charged a specific amount and what they are paying to fix. Zohar Suslovich, a junior computer science major, experienced dorm charges firsthand. When he was a freshman living in Xavier Hall he said he was charged $200 “for allegedly causing damage to the walls” in his dorm. The report against Suslovich said that a wall had a hole and the letters “B O O” were...

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Living in Ivy: Drugs and gang activity cause stress for some students
Mar01

Living in Ivy: Drugs and gang activity cause stress for some students

Chad Navarro’s time living in Ivy Hill apartments has been difficult, according to the fourth-year nursing major. “If I’m being honest, I do believe that I’ve been drinking a lot more, and it’s something that I’m conscientious about,” Navarro said. “But I don’t think it’s had a significant bearing on my grades.” Earlier this semester, however, Navarro’s apartment was broken into. “It really shook up my roommate and myself, which I...

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Campus Ministry preps for March for Life 2017
Dec08

Campus Ministry preps for March for Life 2017

Campus Ministry and students are traveling to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 27, 2017 for this school year’s March for Life event, which protests the legalization of abortion. Rev. Brian Needles, director of Campus Ministry and an adjunct professor of Moral Theology, is participating in the event this year. He said bus transportation to the capital will be available to help cover the costs of the trip. The trip will cost $15 before Dec. 12,...

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How much does a snow day actually cost?
Feb24

How much does a snow day actually cost?

On one single snow day, a student may lose more than $100 per class canceled due to weather. On Feb. 15, Seton Hall closed at 4 p.m. due to “inclement weather,” as an issued Pirate Alert stated. Campus remained closed until Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., causing students to lose money over missed classes. Tuition for undergraduates is $17,970 a semester, which covers 12 to 18 academic credits, according to the SHU website. If a student takes the...

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