Minimum wage increases for NJ workers
Feb06

Minimum wage increases for NJ workers

At the start of 2020, New Jersey’s minimum wage increased to $11 per hour. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill last year which will raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars per hour by 2024 for most workers. Last July, as part of the legislation, the state legislature raised the minimum wage from $8.85 per hour to $10. Cooper Tennant/Staff Photographer According to njbiz.com, employers who decide to accept the tip credit will...

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University to create Division of University Relations
Jan30

University to create Division of University Relations

The University is currently developing the Division of University Relations, which will combine the existing departments of Government Relations and Public Relations and Marketing. Interim Vice President for University Advancement Matthew Borowick has been appointed as the head of the division. Photo via Flickr/Seton Hall University According to a University-wide email, President Joseph Nyre said the division will concentrate “its...

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Lawmakers, survivors advocate for campus fire safety legislation
Jan23

Lawmakers, survivors advocate for campus fire safety legislation

Twenty years after the Boland Hall Fire, which took the lives of three Seton Hall freshmen, Aaron Karol, John Giunta and Frank Caltabilota, New Jersey’s state representatives continue to advocate for fire safety on college campuses. Grace McBride/Staff Photographer On Jan. 17, Rep. Bill Pascrell and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. visited Bethany Hall where they commemorated the fateful event by introducing the Campus Fire Safety Education...

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N.J. looks to next November for weed legalization referendum
Dec05

N.J. looks to next November for weed legalization referendum

On next November’s ballot, the state of New Jersey will ask residents whether people over the age of 21 can use recreational marijuana legally. After a failed attempt to legalize marijuana last March, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) formally introduced a resolution to include the question on the November 2020 ballot, according to NJ.com. File photo With the exception of Texas and New York,...

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University celebrates  Investiture of President
Nov21

University celebrates Investiture of President

The Seton Hall community welcomed its 21st President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre on Nov. 15 in the Walsh Gymnasium. Administration, students, local leaders and clerical leaders were among those intendence to celebrate the installation of Nyre, where he said he will approach the position “with a sense of honor, excitement and profound humility.” Rodell Laranang/Staff Photographer The Investiture began with Interim Provost and Executive Vice...

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Bethany Hall hosts Dr. John Caputo for Great Minds Dialogues
Nov15

Bethany Hall hosts Dr. John Caputo for Great Minds Dialogues

Seton Hall began its Great Minds Dialogues, which will spotlight several scholars from differing fields. On Nov. 12 in Bethany Hall, philosopher and theologian Dr. John Caputo spoke at the series’ inaugural event where he engaged in topics related to academic freedom, and political correctness, among several related subjects. According to Student Government Association President, Rishi Shah, who introduced Caputo at the inaugural...

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Seton Hall expert on terrorism weighs in on death of Islamic State leader
Nov07

Seton Hall expert on terrorism weighs in on death of Islamic State leader

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, killed himself on Oct. 25 using a suicide vest after being cornered in a dead-end tunnel during an American military raid, according to The New York Times. Since his death, the Islamic State (IS) has named a new leader, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that Turkish forces have captured the wife of the late leader. Markela...

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SHU kicks off strategic planning process with town hall
Oct31

SHU kicks off strategic planning process with town hall

Keeling and Associates, a higher education consulting firm, is currently spearheading the University’s strategic planning process, which will aim to facilitate a thorough, iterative information-gathering process whereby leading to an “overarching institutional direction,” according to the firm’s mission statement. According to Dr. Alyssa McCloud, senior vice president of Enrollment Management and a co-chair of the Strategic Planning...

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Permit problems plague IHS students
Oct09

Permit problems plague IHS students

Students at the Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) Campus have expressed concern over unclear communication regarding changing parking permit procedures and other parking woes for the 2019 summer and fall semesters. File photo During those semesters, the University implemented a permit-less parking feature whereby students purchase a parking permit through the NuPark platform on PirateNet. After the purchase, students from the...

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After suffering from medical emergency, professor returns to class
Oct07

After suffering from medical emergency, professor returns to class

After suffering a medical emergency during class, Kwame Akonor, an associate professor of diplomacy and international relations, returned to class this week. The incident occurred last Thursday when students responded as well as Public Safety and emergency medical technicians. A faculty member since 2005, Akonor is the director of the Center for Africana Studies and the African Development Institute, a New York-based think tank,...

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SHU professor assists migrant families on the Southern Border
Sep25

SHU professor assists migrant families on the Southern Border

With the further entrenchment of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States and abroad, a member of the Seton Hall community has dedicated her life’s work to combatting misunderstandings of society’s most ostracized members including immigrants. Markela Quin/Staff photographer Widian Nicola, an assistant professor from the Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work, volunteered at the Catholic Charities Rio Grande...

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Seton Hall students make waves with model UN themed podcast
Sep19

Seton Hall students make waves with model UN themed podcast

According to The New York Times report from March, podcast listeners have significantly increased in the last year. Research conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital, an audio technology and advertising company, claimed that podcast listenership has increased among all age cohorts. The New York Times wrote that 40% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 listened to a podcast in the last month, which is a 10% increase from...

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