Students call senators to show support of DACA
Feb08

Students call senators to show support of DACA

On Feb. 1, universities across the nation designated the day as National Dreamer Call-In Day. The day expressed solidarity with college students who might be affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Seton Hall was on a list of participating schools including Fordham University, Kean University, Duke University and others. Students were able to visit the Student Government Association (SGA) office on Thursday and...

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Diversity category added to college core
Feb07

Diversity category added to college core

In today’s political climate, many issues raise much contention and division, particularly, race. Seton Hall’s climate is no different. Just last year, the Core Curriculum Committee for the college of Arts and Sciences passed a motion calling for a three-credit diversity category to be instituted for all majors. According to a section of the minutes taken from the meeting last year, it is the intention of the committee that every...

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String lights are banned from SHU residence halls
Feb01

String lights are banned from SHU residence halls

On January 22nd, an email with an updated Fire Safety Policy Notice was sent out to all students who live in Seton Hall residence halls. The guidelines of the policy states that string lights are no longer permitted in the residence halls (including LED lights, battery operated, etc.), and flags and tapestries cannot be on walls/suite doors, including room doors and bathroom doors. These guidelines were determined through...

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SHU’s School of Health and Medical Sciences partners internationally
Feb01

SHU’s School of Health and Medical Sciences partners internationally

Seton Hall’s School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) is forming a partnership with both the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia and the University of Canterbury – New Zealand in Christchurch, New Zealand. Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences, Brian Shulman, said in a telephone interview that the SHMS has “embarked on an international strategy” to provide students with the opportunity to study abroad....

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English club helps SHU community open their hearts
Feb01

English club helps SHU community open their hearts

The English Club recently initiated a new campus-wide movement called “Open Doors, Open Hearts,” which raises student awareness about various professors who have designated offices as safe havens–a space in which they can discuss any personal issues. Emily Parise, President of the English Club, shared that Dr. Angela Weisl, one of the club’s academic advisors, first conceived this idea in November 2016. It was not until this semester...

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Preliminary med school site plan approved
Feb01

Preliminary med school site plan approved

The Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine unanimously passed a preliminary site plan resolution from the Nutley Planning Board. According to tapinto.net, the plan includes 465 permanent parking spaces, 55 on-site on-street spaces, with 196 temporary parking spots in Nutley. Seton Hall Interim President, Dr. Mary Meehan, described in an email the site plan’s approval process as “long and complex.” Nevertheless, she stated...

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SHU requires professors to confirm attendance for students’ aid
Feb01

SHU requires professors to confirm attendance for students’ aid

Seton Hall’s Financial Aid Office instituted a new policy for the 2018 spring semester. Professors are now required to confirm student attendance as opposed to previous semesters, in which students confirmed their attendance. Director of Financial Aid, Javonda Asante wrote in an email explaining why the office semester implemented the change this semester. Asante stated the department wanted “to align our policy more closely with...

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Race forum receives mixed reviews
Feb01

Race forum receives mixed reviews

On Jan. 30 in the Main Lounge, a forum entitled “Real Talk on Race at Seton Hall” was held. The Setonian previously reported that this forum was organized by Seton Hall’s administration in response to racist incidents that occurred on campus last fall. Hundreds of students attended the forum, which started with a series of poll questions that attendants could answer. The questions started off simply, with the moderators asking...

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SHU professor recognized as a top national scholar and influencer
Jan25

SHU professor recognized as a top national scholar and influencer

Assistant professor Robert Kelchen has been recognized in Education Week (No. 54 out of 200) as a top national educational scholar and public influencer for 2018. Frederick M. Hess, the American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies amassed the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Kelchen teaches in the higher education administration masters and doctoral programs at Seton Hall. His research prepares him to...

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Seton Hall featured in Food Recovery annual report
Jan25

Seton Hall featured in Food Recovery annual report

Since the Food Network Recovery Network’s Seton Hall chapter was established in Feb. 2017, the organization became New Jersey’s top chapter in food donations. As of the most recent update, the organization has collected 1,522 pounds of food, according to the Food Recovery Network’s website. Food Recovery Network President, sophomore and marketing and economics major, Divina Tanamal, has been a member of the chapter ever since the...

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Seton Hall’s Welcome Center close to completion
Jan25

Seton Hall’s Welcome Center close to completion

While the semester has just started, construction of Seton Hall’s newest building and Welcome Center, Bethany Hall, is nearly complete. John Signorello, associate vice president of Facilities Engineering and Business Affairs, wrote in an email that Bethany Hall is open and already being used. Signorello added that Admissions moved into Bethany Hall and operates there now. Admissions was previously located in Bayley Hall and at 525...

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Matusevich published in literary magazines
Jan25

Matusevich published in literary magazines

Dr. Maxim Matusevich, a Seton Hall professor and director of the Russian and East European Studies program, recently had his narrative, The Road to Battambang published in the nationally acclaimed literary magazines the New England Review and The Kenyon Review. The Road to Battambang centers around a French-Cambodian woman whose comfortable life dramatically changes when she returns to her country of origin, Cambodia. She reencounters...

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