Search for new provost in the final stages
Jan30

Search for new provost in the final stages

It looks like the search for Seton Hall’s new provost is finally coming to an end. Adrian Chavez/Staff Photographer Over the course of the past two weeks, the final four candidates have visited the South Orange campus in order to “meet individually with a wide variety of constituencies.” Each of the visits consisted of an Open Forum to meet with students and a faculty meeting. The first of the candidates, Dr. Bruce Pitman, visited...

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Board of Regents approves $1.8 million studio renovation
Jan30

Board of Regents approves $1.8 million studio renovation

Seton Hall University’s on-campus television studio is due for an upgrade. This summer, the TV studio in Fahy Hall is getting a major $1.8 million renovation, according to William Pace, faculty associate of Visual and Sound Media, program coordinator for Visual and Sound Media and faculty advisor for Pirate TV. Students and faculty are excited to see and use the new studio. Cooper Tennant/Staff Photographer The renovation was...

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SHUNA ranks 12th in the nation
Jan30

SHUNA ranks 12th in the nation

According to the website, Best Delegate for Model United Nations, Seton Hall University’s United Nations Association (SHUNA) has recently ranked 12th in the nation ahead of Columbia, Yale and Princeton for their Model United Nations team. File photo According to Courtney Smith, the faculty advisor for SHUNA, this is the highest that the team has been ranked since it was founded in 1999. Entering the academic school year, the team was...

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Phi Gamma Delta comes to SHU
Jan30

Phi Gamma Delta comes to SHU

Phi Gamma Delta, usually referred to as Fiji, is starting a new chapter at Seton Hall.This new fraternity works to promote service and build strong leaders. The five main values of Fiji are friendship, knowledge, service, morality and excellence. Along with these values, Fiji’s mission and current initiative is about creating courageous leaders. Photo via Facebook Jake Lueck, director of expansion for Phi Gamma Delta, talked about the...

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After the fire…
Jan23

After the fire…

Sunday marked 20 years since the deadly Boland Hall Fire that killed three and left dozens injured, but the tragedy remains fresh in the minds of those who survived. Nicholas Kerr/News Editor On Seton Hall University’s sleepy South Orange campus, the Jubilee Hall bells reverberate through the crisp January air, the three bells ringing as a poignant dedication to the three freshmen who lost their lives in Boland Hall – a noise that...

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Community gathers to mourn students lost in  Boland Fire
Jan23

Community gathers to mourn students lost in Boland Fire

Dozens of mourners packed into the quaint Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on Jan. 19 for a standing room only mass to pay tribute to the three students who tragically lost their lives in the Boland Hall fire 20 years ago. Nicholas Kerr/News Editor The crowd, which was made up of Seton Hall University community members, first responders, survivors, families of the victim, and members of the local media huddled into the chapel to...

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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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Rec Center upgrades cardio equipment
Jan23

Rec Center upgrades cardio equipment

Over winter break, Seton Hall University upgraded their cardio gym equipment with newer models in the Rec Center. Glory Akoh/Staff Photographer The cardio equipment is sponsored by Life Fitness and is upgraded and replaced every three years. While the company replaces the cardio equipment, the school owns all their own strength equipment. The latest update brings with it new Apple watch connectivity for users to enjoy while...

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Several senators resign from the Student Government Association
Jan23

Several senators resign from the Student Government Association

Five senators resigned from their respective positions within the Student Government Association (SGA). Kiera Alexander/Photography Editor The resignations included Priscilla Febus, who served as a Communication and the Arts senator; Kayla Rivers, who served as an Arts and Sciences senator and parliamentarian; at-large senators Kadean Dennis and Taylor Newkirk; and education senator and Academic Affairs Committee Chair, Amber Ingram....

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SHU students respond to racist video on social media
Jan07

SHU students respond to racist video on social media

The Seton Hall community reacted to a video that was posted to a student’s personal Instagram account this past weekend that ended with the use of a racial slur to refer to Asian people. In the video, two girls are shown, one standing slightly to the right and her face is out of view. Then, the girls proceed to use the popular Instagram story filter, “Which Disney are you?” which determines what Disney character the person using the...

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Seton Hall celebrates 10th annual tree lighting
Dec05

Seton Hall celebrates 10th annual tree lighting

‘Twas the night of Dec. 3, when all through the Seton Hall campus there was darkness and cold, crisp air. But not for long. Kiera Alexander / Photography Editor Around 5 p.m., students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families began to fill the Green, strolling around and lining up for Gourmet Dining Services’ hot cocoa, a soft Seton Hall blue Santa hat and a holiday photo with the Pirate in a blue Santa suit. Classic holiday songs...

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First winter storm of the  season rips through region
Dec05

First winter storm of the season rips through region

The first winter storm of the season wreaked havoc across the northeast region Dec. 1 and 2, causing thousands of flight delays, hundreds of cancellations and hundreds of miles of traffic across the region during two of the busiest travel days of the year. File photo The bomb cyclone – dubbed Winter Storm Ezekiel by weather watchers – began as a wintry mix of rain and snow on Sunday, ultimately saturating areas of New England in more...

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