New SGA E-board talks plans for future
Apr05

New SGA E-board talks plans for future

Rishi Shah, a sophomore finance and economics major and current treasurer of the Student Government Association (SGA), was elected as the organization’s president. His ticket won the election, with everyone on it being elected to the Executive Board. Shah shared his thoughts via email on his and his ticket’s win. “I think the level of student response to our platform contributed to our win,” he said. “We advocated for issues such as...

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SGA elections set for March 26 and 27
Mar24

SGA elections set for March 26 and 27

As spring begins, so do the Student Government Association (SGA) Elections, which will take place early next week. Two tickets are running for the Executive Board positions of president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Rishi Shah is running for president, along with Darby DeBonis for vice president, Divine Tanamal for treasurer and Amanda Giang for secretary. Their adversaries are Josie Martinez for president, along with...

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SHU’s Conference on Women and Gender discusses controversial topics
Mar21

SHU’s Conference on Women and Gender discusses controversial topics

In a day of discussing issues that impacted women and gender throughout history, Seton Hall held its annual Conference on Women and Gender on March 16. Various sessions that focused on gender related topics were held, such as gender equality, the #MeToo movement, masculinity and religion. This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Camille Nelson, a dean and law professor at American University’s Washington College of Law. Her speech,...

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SHU students participate in March for Our Lives
Mar17

SHU students participate in March for Our Lives

Seton Hall students will participate in the March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24 in New York City. The Student Government Association (SGA) is helping mobilize students to attend. March for Our Lives is a nationwide protest against gun violence. According to the March for Our Lives website, participants “will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that we end gun violence in our schools...

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SGA proposes continuous hours at GDS
Mar17

SGA proposes continuous hours at GDS

The Student Government Association senator at-large, Michelle Pan, and nursing senator, Megan O’Brien, met with chief executive officer of Gourmet Dining Services (GDS), Alfred Frungillo, to discuss extending dining hours for the Pirate Dining Room and the possibility of continuous dining. Both senators met with Frungillo to discuss the possibility of continuous dining, but according to Pan, the current kitchen arrangement does not...

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NASA offering students fellowship
Mar11

NASA offering students fellowship

NASA is offering 12 Seton Hall students the opportunity to join a summer fellowship in the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) program. The fellowship is open to any full-time student who wishes to conduct research pertaining to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Dr. Mehmet Sahiner, chair of the department of physics, serves as the principal coordinator of the fellowships and leads a faculty panel who...

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RAD program only offered to women on campus
Nov08

RAD program only offered to women on campus

About half of the Seton Hall community had the opportunity to learn basic self-defense techniques on Oct. 28 and 29 in a program called Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). The program was offered exclusively to female students. According to Sergio Oliva, associate director of Public Safety and Security, the course is restricted to women only in an effort to create a sense of privacy and comfort for the participants. An email from Oliva to...

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Welcome Center to be named Bethany Hall
Oct26

Welcome Center to be named Bethany Hall

The University’s newest addition, the Welcome Center, will be named Bethany Hall in honor of Msgr. Robert Sheeran ’67. In commemoration of Sheeran’s 30 years of priesthood and 15 years as University president, Board of Regents member James O’ Brien (‘82) and his wife, Judy, made the dedication possible. According to Interim President Dr. Mary Meehan, in Seton Hall’s 161-year history, there has only been one president to serve longer...

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Students’ voices to be heard by senior commencement planning committee
Oct26

Students’ voices to be heard by senior commencement planning committee

Students will be more involved this year with the commencement planning process than ever before, due in part to the formation of the student commencement committee. Bernadette McVey, director of academic events, initiatives and planning and co-chair of the Commencement Planning Committee, said that she decided to form the committee so that the University could get input directly from graduating seniors about what they hope to...

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Seton Hall does its part to ‘go green’ on campus
Sep22

Seton Hall does its part to ‘go green’ on campus

On average about half a ton of recyclable materials and 100 tons of waste are hauled off campus every month, according to a school-wide business affairs email. But for the environmentally conscious, out of sight does not necessarily mean out of mind. “The less we put in landfills, the more we repurpose, the better it is for the world,” environmental studies professor, Wanda Knapik said. “But before recycling we should think more about...

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SHU students strenghten their faith with RCIA
Sep22

SHU students strenghten their faith with RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is “a way in which people can become full, active members of the Catholic Church in adulthood, according to RCIA’s website. The program began at Seton Hall on Sunday, Sept. 17. This program gives students the opportunity to join the Catholic community through baptism or continue strengthening their Catholic beliefs through the completion of the Rites of Initiation after baptism and...

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SHU Goes Blue for hurricane relief
Sep22

SHU Goes Blue for hurricane relief

Seeing copious amounts of blue on Seton Hall’s campus is nothing out of the ordinary, but on Sept. 13, Seton Hall students, professors and alumni donned their usual Pirate blue for a cause. The Division of Volunteer Efforts [DOVE]’s Go Blue for Hurricane Relief encouraged Pirates on campus and nationwide to donate $5 and wear blue to stand in solidarity with the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Michelle Peterson, director of...

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