New SGA senators sworn into office
Feb14

New SGA senators sworn into office

Seton Hall University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has seven new senators. Some were sworn in as recently as Feb. 3 and all are looking forward to their new position in the SGA. Mackenzie Wetherhill/Staff Photographer When asked about the number of openings for senators this semester, SGA Vice President Mark Francis Mabalatan said, “It’s not unusual for Senate seats to be vacated following winter break or any time during the...

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Seton Hall alumna joins Peace Corps, deploys to Panama
Feb06

Seton Hall alumna joins Peace Corps, deploys to Panama

Seton Hall University alumna Rachel McCarthy is no stranger to travel. As a Seton Hall student, she spent time in Spain and the south of France. Her majors in diplomacy and international relations and modern languages, Spanish and French, lent themselves well to exploring the globe. But now she is in for a different kind of travel. Photo courtesy of Peace Corps A 2017 Hall graduate, McCarthy is now joining the Peace Corps and has been...

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Board of Regents approves $1.8 million studio renovation
Jan30

Board of Regents approves $1.8 million studio renovation

Seton Hall University’s on-campus television studio is due for an upgrade. This summer, the TV studio in Fahy Hall is getting a major $1.8 million renovation, according to William Pace, faculty associate of Visual and Sound Media, program coordinator for Visual and Sound Media and faculty advisor for Pirate TV. Students and faculty are excited to see and use the new studio. Cooper Tennant/Staff Photographer The renovation was...

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Trump signs order defending “free inquiry” on college campuses
Apr03

Trump signs order defending “free inquiry” on college campuses

On March 21, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defend “free inquiry” on college campuses. President Trump called the move “historic action” to protect American values. Many see this executive order as a response to events such as the University of California, Berkeley’s cancellation of far-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos two years ago. Photo via Wikimedia Commons When Yiannopoulos’ speaking engagement was cancelled...

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Drawdown EcoChallenge kicks off in April
Mar28

Drawdown EcoChallenge kicks off in April

The Drawdown EcoChallenge is “a fun and social way to take measurable action on the top solutions to global warming,” according to the site’s official description. The EcoChallenge, a 21-day program focused on reducing carbon dioxide output on the individual level, is based on the book Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken. Seton Hall students can help the university gain points in the EcoChallenge. Marie Leone/ Staff Photographer The...

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SGA elects new student  life committee chair
Feb14

SGA elects new student life committee chair

Seton Hall’s Student Government Association (SGA) has selected a new Student Life committee chair, the recently appointed at-large senator Saveria Antonacci. Antonacci looks to build on the current momentum of Student Life’s initiatives while bringing a fresh perspective to the table.Antonacci, a sophomore diplomacy and international relations major, was elected vice-chair in October and gained further experience as the...

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Laundry renovations underway
Jan23

Laundry renovations underway

In his President’s Report of last semester, Student Government Association (SGA) president Rishi Shah said that “all” of the laundry rooms on campus will be remodeled, “most likely” in the 2019 school year. These new laundry rooms may even provide no-charge laundry, such as is found in the laundry room at Ora Manor. Shah, a junior Finance, Management and Philosophy major, said via email that the new laundry rooms, “would be important...

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Medical emergency draws police presence to campus
Dec06

Medical emergency draws police presence to campus

On Nov. 27, at 1:11 pm, there was a medical emergency on Seton Hall University’s campus. The incident took place in the pathway between Jubilee Hall and McNulty Hall. In addition to emergency medical services (EMS), a South Orange police department (SOPD) car was called to handle the situation. According to Pat Linfante, associate vice president for Public Safety, and Sergio Oliva, associate director, this is not unusual. The SOPD...

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SGA pushes for feminine hygiene products in bathrooms
Nov29

SGA pushes for feminine hygiene products in bathrooms

There is a push at Seton Hall University for an initiative that would put feminine hygiene products in the women’s bathrooms on campus. Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Secretary Alyssa Futa, a sophomore studying diplomacy and international relations and modern languages, said, “There are a number of social movements that are targeted at providing free feminine hygiene products in public places. While Seton Hall University...

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SGA urges students to vote in midterm elections
Nov15

SGA urges students to vote in midterm elections

On Nov. 5, 2018, Student Government Association (SGA) President Rishi Shah and Senate Secretary Alyssa Futa signed a proclamation into effect. The purpose of this proclamation was simple: to encourage Seton Hall University students to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. Futa, a sophomore Diplomacy and International Relations and Modern Languages major, said via email that, “I signed this proclamation because I really believe that...

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University launches new institute
Nov08

University launches new institute

The Buccino Leadership Institute, a “first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary program designed to develop undergraduates from a wide array of academic majors to become the next generation of leaders,” officially launched this fall, according to an email from the Office of the Provost. The Institute has chosen “83 high-caliber students from around the globe … for the inaugural class,” said the Office of the Provost. These students come from...

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Bookstore will no longer sell cigarettes
Oct18

Bookstore will no longer sell cigarettes

Students who were concerned about the sale of cigarettes at the Seton Hall University bookstore will soon get their wish: as of November 1, 2018, the bookstore will no longer sell cigarettes. There is more than one reason for this change in policy. Director of Business Affairs Peter Trunk said via email that “cigarettes are not a very popular item.” “It makes sense to me that the store would end the sales, not just because of...

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