Seton Hall cancels study abroad trips as coronavirus rages on abroad, threatens U.S.
Feb26

Seton Hall cancels study abroad trips as coronavirus rages on abroad, threatens U.S.

Seton Hall University abruptly canceled all spring break study abroad trips Wednesday evening, citing the rapidly spreading outbreak of the coronavirus abroad. The cancellations come on the heels of dire warnings from U.S. healthcare officials who are now warning of a possible pandemic and imminent community transmission within the United States.  According to an email from the Provost’s Office, the cancellation does not apply to...

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Seton Hall selects new provost
Feb21

Seton Hall selects new provost

In an email to the Seton Hall community on Feb. 14, the University announced that Dr. Katia Passerini was named as Provost and Executive Vice President. Photo courtesy of Katia Passerini Dr. Passerini comes from St. John’s University. The Distinguished Chair and Dean of the Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies, Passerini visited campus on Jan. 23 and 24 to speak with students and faculty. Each of the visits...

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As primaries heat up, community weighs in
Feb21

As primaries heat up, community weighs in

Following the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire primary, the intensity for the democratic candidacy has heightened and the field of contenders has narrowed. File Photo Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Colorado senator Michael Bennet and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick dropped out of the race following their poor performances in the New Hampshire primary. According to Politico, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was declared...

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New SGA bill would offer freshmen formal opportunity to occupy new senate, committee chair seats
Feb21

New SGA bill would offer freshmen formal opportunity to occupy new senate, committee chair seats

The Student Government Association (SGA) will be voting on a new bill that would update the bylaws in order to allow freshmen to be senators and committee vice-chairs. File photo Despite the bylaws, there already are currently freshman SGA senators and vice-chairs. Kevin Suresh, an SGA senator and junior business undecided major addressed this and talked about how updating the bylaws is more of a technicality than anything else....

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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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SGA to host Town Hall
Feb21

SGA to host Town Hall

For the Student Government Association (SGA), the typical Town Hall meeting is a platform in which students, faculty members and administrators all gather to discuss the issues facing Seton Hall and often try to remedy them. On Feb. 24th, the theme of the annual Town Hall meeting will be updates on the Strategic Planning Process, according to SGA President Rishi Shah. File photo SGA member and senior biology major Angelo Cadiente...

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Voter registration drive hosted in University Center
Feb21

Voter registration drive hosted in University Center

The Student Life Committee held a voter registration drive on Feb. 18, to encourage students to register to vote. Students were able to use vote.org to register and check their voter registration status in the Galleon Hallway. Students who will not be home to vote were also able to request their absentee ballots. Photo via PxHere The idea for the voter registration drive came from Chase Cohen, an ad-hoc on the Student Life Committee....

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Turrell Manor loses power
Feb21

Turrell Manor loses power

On Feb. 7 at approximately 1:00 p.m., residents of Turrell Manor lost power. Staff Photographer/Matthew Quarles It is not the first time a Seton Hall University residence hall has had a power outage. In this case, the cause was most likely the “high winds experienced that day,” John Signorello, Associate vice president of Facilities and Operations, said. Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) did not identify the exact cause of...

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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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SHU halts China M.B.A. program amid virus outbreak
Feb14

SHU halts China M.B.A. program amid virus outbreak

Seton Hall University’s Health Services sent out new guidance regarding novel coronavirus, the latest flu-like virus which is thought to have originated in the Hubei province of China in Wuhan City. The direction, which was sent out in an email blast to the University community advised students and faculty who have been in close contact with someone confirmed to have the coronavirus for 14 days and contact health services immediately....

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SOAC begins accepting new applications for SGA recognition
Feb14

SOAC begins accepting new applications for SGA recognition

The Student Organization Advisory Committee (SOAC) will begin selecting new student organizations for recognition from the Student Government Association (SGA) and the University this month. File photo New organizations on campus will have to submit their applications for recognition by Feb. 21st at 12:00 p.m., marking the first phase of the process. Following the application submission, these new organizations are asked to give a ten...

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SHU discusses vaping risks
Feb14

SHU discusses vaping risks

Almost all college students nowadays can relate to the scenario of sitting in class and suddenly seeing a cloud of smoke followed by a fruity or minty smell. File photo Vaping on college campuses has become a trend and it is tremendously damaging the health of many students across the country. According to a survey by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 44.3% of young adults ages 18 through 24 who are current e-cigarette...

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