SAT rolls out new ‘adversity score’ to level the playing field in college admissions
Jun17

SAT rolls out new ‘adversity score’ to level the playing field in college admissions

The SAT has made waves recently with the announcement that students will be assigned what’s being called an ‘adversity score’ in addition to their test scores. The adversity score will not be made available to students and will only be visible to college admissions officers. This new score comes following increased scandals surrounding the college admission process. After actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman were indicted in...

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Seton Hall reveals results of campus climate survey
Jun17

Seton Hall reveals results of campus climate survey

Seton Hall revealed the results of its campus climate survey on May 28 as well as policies and plans that have been implemented to attempt to foster an atmosphere of inclusivity on campus. Kiera Alexander/ Asst. Photography Editor According to an email from Interim President Mary Meehan, the survey was sent to all members of the Seton Hall community at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year and received a 17% response rate with...

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Boland Hall residents charged individually for damage to exit signs
Jun17

Boland Hall residents charged individually for damage to exit signs

At the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, Boland Hall residents found an additional one-dollar charge on their Bursar accounts which Boland Hall resident director Mark Dadetto said was for the damage caused to the exit signs in that were vandalized in the dorm.   A letter was sent out to students highlighting what had occurred and the reason behind the additional charge. Dadetto shared with The Setonian that, “over the course of...

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College of Communication and the Arts unveils new master’s program in communication
Jun17

College of Communication and the Arts unveils new master’s program in communication

The College of Communication and the Arts has instituted a M.A. in communication for students desiring to pursue graduate work. Applications for the Fall 2019 term are available online for prospective applicants. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Joyce, Photography by Michael Paras According to the Seton Hall University website, the program offers two tracks of study: Digital Communication and Communication Technologies will function as one...

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SHU issues Pirate Alert related to SOPD investigation
Jun17

SHU issues Pirate Alert related to SOPD investigation

On June 15, a Pirate Alert went out to the Seton Hall University community notifying people of police activity in the downtown area of the Village of South Orange. Recipients of the message were urged to avoid the area. The next morning, the South Orange Police Department released a press release regarding the incident. As of this time, no victims have been identified and no arrests have been made. According to the press release, “At...

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Class of 2019 graduates at the Prudential Center
May20

Class of 2019 graduates at the Prudential Center

Family and friends gathered on May 20 in the crowded Prudential Center to celebrate Seton Hall’s 2019 Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony. At around 9:30 a.m., the ceremony began with graduate Anna Carpenter singing the national anthem, which was followed by Archbishop of Newark Joseph Tobin presiding the assembly in prayer. Jill Cancela/Asst. Photography Editor Interim Provost Karen Boroff, as the first administrator to speak,...

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Seton Hall responds swiftly to online comment
May09

Seton Hall responds swiftly to online comment

A day after the shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver, CO, which left one student dead and eight others injured, a commenter on The Setonian’s website made a highly-charged reference to violence in one of its stories. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Senator Tim Kaine The comment, which was caught by The Setonian’s moderation system, was left around 10:00 on Wednesday morning by an unnamed individual who is...

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Concerned 44 takes to The Green in protest calling for Hoffer’s termination
May08

Concerned 44 takes to The Green in protest calling for Hoffer’s termination

The student activist organization The Concerned 44 took to The Green on May 7, expressing disapproval over the University’s handling of the situation surrounding Seton Hall history professor Williamjames Hoffer. Glory Akoh/Staff Photographer The group of roughly twenty chanted slogans such as “if that’s who you’re hiring, that’s who we’re firing” and “SHU must halt those who assault,” referring to the physical altercation Hoffer and a...

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SHU professor named 2019 Carnegie Fellow
May02

SHU professor named 2019 Carnegie Fellow

William Connell, Seton Hall Professor of History and Joseph M. and Geraldine C. La Motta Chair in Italian Studies, has been recognized as a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The fellowship includes a $200,000 grant which is dedicated to research, publishing and writing in the humanities and social sciences. William Connell (pictured) was named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow Which will include a $20,000 grant for research. Photo via Academia...

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Measles outbreak in NYC fuels debate over vaccinations
May02

Measles outbreak in NYC fuels debate over vaccinations

A disease that was considered to be eradicated in 2000 is now spreading in neighborhoods in New York City and across the country. Measles, a disease that most people are vaccinated against, has recently made a resurgence that has alarmed health care professionals across the United States. The current measles outbreak has been traced to the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area with cases first being reported in early January 2019. Cases...

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PRIDE gains  probationary status on campus
May02

PRIDE gains probationary status on campus

Recently, Seton Hall’s gay-straight alliance, PRIDE, formerly known as Allies, gained probationary status from the Student Organization’s Advisory Committee (SOAC). This means that the organization can now present to the Student Government Association’s Finance Committee and request money; they have also been recommended for full recognition to the Department of Student Life. Probationary status applies to all new clubs during their...

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SHU professor under fire for controversial remarks
May01

SHU professor under fire for controversial remarks

Seton Hall’s campus was embroiled in scandal last week following the posting of flyers around campus from the student activist organization The Concerned 44. The posters, which were appeared on the front doors of Fahy Hall and out on the University Green last Thursday morning, featured the face of Seton Hall History Professor Williamjames Hoffer with the words “white supremacist” over his eyes. The flyers, which were removed from Fahy...

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