State of emergency declared in South Orange as COVID-19 outbreak rages on
Mar19

State of emergency declared in South Orange as COVID-19 outbreak rages on

The Township of South Orange Village is taking proactive steps to protect its citizens from COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. Matthew Quarless – Staff Photographer A state of emergency was declared by Village President Sheena Collum, effective Mar. 13. Collum’s statement said, “[The government of South Orange] need[s] your help, patience and guidance as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 which was...

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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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University Center hosts Taste of South Orange
Feb27

University Center hosts Taste of South Orange

Students enjoyed a variety of different foods from local South Orange restaurants on Thursday during the second annual Student Government Association’s “Taste of South Orange.” Jillian Cancela/Asst. Photography Editor Held at the University Center lobby during the early afternoon, students were able to grab a quick bite from some of the popular eateries in the Village of South Orange. Compared to only 4 participating businesses last...

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Students voice widespread discontent as parking problems plague campus
Feb06

Students voice widespread discontent as parking problems plague campus

It has been six months since senior marketing and management major Ryan Johnson’s drivers’ side mirror casing was demolished in what he claims was a hit-and-run incident in Seton Hall’s Xavier Hall parking lot. File photo “The parking spaces are just ridiculously small,” Johnson said, sitting at a rickety table in The Cove. Parking on Seton Hall’s campus has long been a subject of critique among the student body, with many clamoring...

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SHU student hit by car off campus
Feb06

SHU student hit by car off campus

Emily Donham, a junior nursing major, was hit by a car on Jan. 30 while crossing the intersection between Ward Place and Wilden Place at approximately 8 p.m. Photo via Google Maps The driver was issued a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian, according to Laurie Pine, director of media relations. Donham told The Setonian that she was not hurt badly, but that she has bruises and scrapes on her right leg from where she was hit....

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Village Relations Committee looks to improve pedestrian safety
Nov21

Village Relations Committee looks to improve pedestrian safety

The Student Government Association’s Village Relations Committee is spearheading a new initiative that deals with pedestrian safety on Seton Hall University’s campus. As previously reported by The Setonian, an unidentified female student and Frank Bolger, a crossing guard, were struck on Sept. 25 and 26, respectively, near Farinella Gate on South Orange Avenue in late September. File Photo In response to what occurred, the Village...

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South Orange Rite Aid  becomes a Walgreens
Oct23

South Orange Rite Aid becomes a Walgreens

On Oct. 11, the Rite Aid on South Orange Avenue, well-known to many SHU students, had officially become Walgreens. Grace McBride/Staff photographer Glenda Macon, a member of the transition team, said that several Rite Aids were bought out by four different companies, one of them being Walgreens, in 2017. She spoke of the long transition process, which included paperwork, rights and employee contracts, to finally become Walgreens....

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SHU environmental club collaborates to assess health of trees
Oct09

SHU environmental club collaborates to assess health of trees

While trees are usually not given much attention, the importance of having enough healthy trees cannot be understated. The Village of South Orange Environmental Commission and Seton Hall University’s Environmental Studies Program are collaborating to create an inventory of trees in South Orange. The Tree Identification and Inventory Project, or TIIP, hopes to determine the current state of the South Orange tree population as well as...

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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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TurboVote continues to partner with the University
Sep19

TurboVote continues to partner with the University

Through a partnership with TurboVote, Seton Hall University will continue its effort to encourage students to get out and vote. TurboVote, a non-partisan organization that helps students sign up to vote is meant to push students to be more politically engaged and participate in the upcoming election season. This service is especially targeted at out-of-state students, with its focus on absentee ballots. Karen Van Vorman Associate Vice...

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Double homicide rocks Maplewood, shakes Seton Hall students
Aug12

Double homicide rocks Maplewood, shakes Seton Hall students

The quiet town of Maplewood was rattled following the double homicide of Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez and David Kimowitz that occurred on August 3. According to NorthJersey.com, Karen Bermudez-Rodriguez was part of a program that placed au-pairs with families who might need the extra help with their children or around the house. She came from Colombia and helped David Kimowitz and his wife with their two children. Bermudez-Rodriguez, who...

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Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs laws protecting student borrowers
Aug02

Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs laws protecting student borrowers

Acting Governor Sheila Oliver was welcomed to Seton Hall’s South Orange campus by President Joseph Nyre on July 31 to sign two pieces of legislation into law, targeted at improving college affordability and cost transparency. Oliver and Nyre were joined by other state officials including Director of Higher Education Student Assistance Authority Executive David Socolow, Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride...

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