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SGA elects new senate speaker

Former senate secretary Alyssa Futa was selected to replace senate Speaker Arthur Adriano after he stepped down from his position due to undisclosed personal reasons. The Student Government Association (SGA) quickly recovered from Adriano’s departure and began their smooth transition into the new year.


Seton Hall releases key findings of harassment probe

After a nearly yearlong review, the Seton Hall University Board of Regents released an update to the SHU community on August 28 detailing the investigation into Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged actions between 1986 and 2000 when he served as archbishop. Latham & Watkins, the law firm that was retained to perform the investigation found that McCarrick created a “culture of fear and intimidation that supported his personal objectives” and that he used his platform to sexually harass seminarians at both the Immaculate Conception Seminary and St. Andrew’s Seminary at Seton Hall University.


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 and Deputy Secretary of Higher Education Diana Gonzalez to celebrate the signing. 


Seton Hall responds swiftly to online comment

A day after the shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver, CO, which left one student dead and eight others injured, a commenter on The Setonian’s website made a highly-charged reference to violence in one of its stories.


PRIDE gains probationary status on campus

Recently, Seton Hall’s gay-straight alliance, PRIDE, formerly known as Allies, gained probationary status from the Student Organization’s Advisory Committee (SOAC). This means that the organization can now present to the Student Government Association’s Finance Committee and request money; they have also been recommended for full recognition to the Department of Student Life.


SHU professor under fire for controversial remarks

Seton Hall’s campus was embroiled in scandal last week following the posting of flyers around campus from the student activist organization The Concerned 44. The posters, which were appeared on the front doors of Fahy Hall and out on the University Green last Thursday morning, featured the face of Seton Hall History Professor Williamjames Hoffer with the words “white supremacist” over his eyes. The flyers, which were removed from Fahy Hall around 8:00 a.m., were put up in violation of University policy, according to a statement from interim Provost Karen Boroff.


Booker officially launches bid for POTUS

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker officially launched his presidential campaign on April 13 in Newark’s Military Park. The event in Military Park is part of his “Justice for All” campaign. It signaled the beginning of his first national tour, two weeks that will include stops in Georgia, Nevada and Iowa.


Senate President convenes policy forum on pension reform

New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) came to Seton Hall last Thursday to promote his new “Path to Progress” in a policy forum hosted by Dr. Matthew Hale of the The Edwin R. Lewinson Center for the Study of Labor, Inequality, and Social Justice. The set of fiscal policy recommendations will help was Sweeney sees as a looming budget crisis in the state over the course of the next few years, stemming from the state’s mismanaged pension and benefit system for public employees and municipal, county, and state government mismanagement.


Notre Dame catches fire in Paris

Last Monday, the eyes of the world were fixated on the eastern end of Paris as a fire engulfed the famed Notre Dame Cathedral. The fire was first reported around 6:20 p.m. local time and spread quickly across the structure, resulting in a massive smoke plume that shrouded the skies above the French capital.


Seton Hall ethics professor fired

Former Seton Hall adjunct philosophy professor Marc Lamparello was arraigned in the New York Criminal Court Wednesday evening. Lamaparello is charged with one felony count of attempted arson and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. If found guilty, the charges carry a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in prison. Prosecutors also recommended Lamparello be held on a bond of $500,000 and surrender his passport. Additionally, the court ordered Lamparello to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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