DEBATE RECAP: SGA Presidential Candidates spar as election heads into final days
Mar29

DEBATE RECAP: SGA Presidential Candidates spar as election heads into final days

The Student Government Association (SGA)’s presidential candidates signed onto Microsoft Teams Thursday for a virtual debate hosted by The Setonian and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC). Senators Stefan Ferreira and Julia Nicolls discussed issues including mobile computing, parking and sustainability at the live meeting, moderated by The Setonian’s News Editor, Nicholas Kerr. The debate began with a...

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For second year in a row, SGA struggles to fill seats for elections
Mar19

For second year in a row, SGA struggles to fill seats for elections

The Student Government Association (SGA) election will see many seats go uncontested, with only the presidency and two Senate seats being contested in a delayed election on March 30. Nicholas Kerr – News Editor As election season continues on a new schedule despite the widespread disruption from COVID-19, some seats will still be left open. The presidency is contested between two senators, Julia Nicolls and Stefan Ferreira, but...

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SHU and South Orange Village work together for census representation
Mar11

SHU and South Orange Village work together for census representation

The Student Government Association (SGA)’s Village Relations Committee is working with the village of South Orange on outreach to ensure accurate representation of students in the 2020 Census. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Village Relations representatives will be tabling in the University Center to discuss how students, particularly those who live off-campus, can ensure they are counted in the national census. The census, which is used...

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SGA to seek seats on Student Affairs Committee
Feb27

SGA to seek seats on Student Affairs Committee

The Student Government Association (SGA) has shifted its approach to gaining student representation on the University’s Board of Regents. Kiera Alexander / Staff Photographer After failing to gain a permanent seat for students or faculty, SGA President Rishi Shah says that he will now push for a student seat on the Student Affairs Subcommittee of the Board, as it most directly affects students. “Through conversation with various...

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University creates new position to further diversity initiatives
Feb21

University creates new position to further diversity initiatives

The University has hired a new Chief Equity, Diversity and Compliance Officer. The new position will be held by the former Director of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance and Title IX Officer Lori Brown. File photo The change comes a year after protests around diversity and inclusion rocked Seton Hall’s campus, culminating in a nine-day sit-in in the lobby of President’s Hall. The new position was announced in an email to...

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Flu epidemic rages across campus, nation
Feb06

Flu epidemic rages across campus, nation

Coughs can be heard echoing across campus as flu season has returned in New Jersey and nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that Influenza-like illness is currently widespread in every state except for Hawaii. File photo Symptoms of the flu and viruses like it include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches and fatigue. The virus is spread through droplets in the...

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SGA releases statement on student who posted racial slur to Instagram
Jan30

SGA releases statement on student who posted racial slur to Instagram

The Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Committee released a statement regarding the use of a racial slur in a video on social media by a Seton Hall student earlier this month. The statement comes weeks after the controversy began. Kiera Alexander/Photography Editor In the video, two girls are shown, one standing slightly to the right of the frame with her face out of view. Then, the girls proceed to use the popular...

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New ordinance prohibits S.O. retailers  from using plastic bags
Jan23

New ordinance prohibits S.O. retailers from using plastic bags

Retailers in South Orange are prohibited from using plastic carry-out bags after a new ordinance went into effect on Jan 1. File photo The law, passed by the South Orange Village Board of Trustees last July, is intended to encourage the use of reusable bags at retail establishments throughout South Orange. In addition to banning plastic bags, the law also creates a five cent fee for paper carry-out bags. The law follows years of...

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