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Nicolls steps down as parliamentarian, replaced by Rivers

Student Government Association (SGA) Senator Julia Nicolls resigned from her position as parliamentarian after less than a week to become the committee chair of the SGA’s new environmental commission that she helped found, the Environmental Protection and Conservation Commission (EPACC). The timing of her departure was not a coincidence and was actually meticulously planned out and coordinated within SGA.


Solicitors prompt SGA action on school safety

After recent incidents where Mother of God proselytizers approached students and young solicitors bothered students in the Walsh Library, Student Government Association (SGA) representatives met with Public Safety officials to improve security on campus.


SGA installs incoming senators, executive board

Seton Hall’s Student Government Association (SGA) installed their newly elected class of senators and executive board members for the 2019-2020 academic year on Monday evening. Interim Provost Karen Boroff and Vice President of Student Services Tracey Gottlieb led the swearing in of the executive board and at-large senators, while the deans of colleges swore in their respective delegations. In total, 15 of the new senators will be serving their first term as full members of the body.


SGA Speaker reminisces on last term

Student Government Association (SGA) Diplomacy Senator and diplomacy and international relations major Jacob Abel is wrapping up his last term in SGA this year. Abel, one of the most senior members of SGA in time and rank, leaves behind years of hard work and a team to recall their fondest memories with him in SGA.


HRL revises housing policies, eliminating bed retain

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) has updated housing policies for room selection causing a stir. In the policy update, HRL has eliminated the ability to select a bed retain for on-campus residents for this semester, instead implementing a “suite retain” policy that will require students to completely fill a suite in order for them to retain it for next year.


Faculty Senate objects to provost

In a private executive session last Friday, Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate voted on an emergency motion disapproving of Interim Provost Karen Boroff’s reappointment to her position and calling on President-Elect Nyre and Interim President Mary Meehan to consult with faculty on other candidates to fill the position, a move that stopped just short of a vote of no-confidence. Boroff’s reappointment enraged senators after they were informed of the extension of her position via a campus-wide email from Meehan, which they claim was carried out without their advice or consent in violation of the Faculty Guide.


Seton Hall embarks on review of EEO and Title IX office

Last week, the University announced that it has retained Grand River Solutions, a higher education consulting firm, to conduct a review of the offices of EEO and Title IX compliance in response to the demands from the Concerned 44 last semester. In an email sent to the student body on March 27, it was shared that Grand River Solutions will also be conducting multiple student focus groups on campus. This follows many students voicing their concerns over the last few years regarding the University’s handling of Title IX complaints.


Shah wins second term

The results for the Student Government Association elections are in for the 2019-2020 school year and the Shah-Mabalatan ticket won.


Hindu dignitary visits SHU, advocates for religious unity

For the first time in its 163- year history, Seton Hall University held a public lecture given by Hindu dignitary Swami Sarvapriyananda on Thursday afternoon in the Theatre-in-the-Round. Sponsored by the Institute for Communication and Religion and the Department of Religion, the event called, “Religious Harmony: Community, Communication, Collaboration,” emphasized the necessity of finding synchronicity between various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.


Stillman students win business competition

Students from the Stillman School of Business won the inaugural CBXmarket University Challenge, defeating 30 teams comprised of more than 100 students from various colleges across the country. The challenge was created by CBXmarket, a software company that provides market research, portfolio management and analytics on investment opportunities.


Drawdown EcoChallenge kicks off in April

The Drawdown EcoChallenge is “a fun and social way to take measurable action on the top solutions to global warming,” according to the site’s official description. The EcoChallenge, a 21-day program focused on reducing carbon dioxide output on the individual level, is based on the book Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken.


SGA votes to approve new budget policy

On Sunday March 3, 2019, a revised Student Government Association (SGA) budget policy was proposed to and approved by the student senate. The new changes made to the budget policy were implemented by Divine Tanamal, a junior with a double major in economics and marketing and SGA treasurer.

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