Online Forum: Traditional Media, Social Media, and the Polarization of the Electorate

Online Forum: Traditional Media, Social Media, and the Polarization of the Electorate

When: Monday November 30th @ 7pm on Zoom (click here to join the meeting)

This forum will address:

      • How has the shift from traditional to social media contributed to the polarization of the electorate?
      • How do social media “bubbles” contribute to this phenomenon?
      • Are there ways to counteract these trends?
      • How is belief information affected by social media?


      • Vin Gopal (New Jersey Senator 11th District)
      • Alex Torpey (former South Orange Village President)
      • Robert Pallitto (Professor of Political Science and Public Administration)

Moderator: Steven Schnall (South Orange Village Trustee)

All are welcome to attend.

The event will be recorded & posted here and here.

View the Online Forum Poster.

Co-sponsored by: Seton Hall University College of Arts & Sciences, Seton Hall University Libraries, The East Orange Public Library, The Maplewood Public Library, The Orange Public Library, and The South Orange Public Library.

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Faculty Resources For Streaming Media – Update

Since the start of the Fall Semester and the increase in online teaching, one question that has come up repeatedly from professors is: Can I stream content from my Netflix account in my classroom when I teach? 


The short answer: no

However, Netflix does make available several documentaries for educational screening. Please visit our Netflix page for more information.

Reminder: #SHU_Libraries offer several ways to stream film and video!

    • AVON ( Academic Video Online) provides a comprehensive video collection, delivering more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
    • Digital Campus  offers access to over 25,000 commercial films. These films may be viewed in the classroom or through Blackboard and must be ordered by a faculty member.
    • Kanopy streams more than 26,000 films from the Criterion Collection, Great Courses, PBS, and hundreds of other producers. Faculty members can request films ranging from documentaries, indie and foreign films to classics and blockbuster movies.

To start exploring our film and video collections please visit Accessing Films at SHU.

Please Contact Prof. Gerry Shea for further information.

Streaming Platforms

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Get to Know the Library Staff! Priscilla Tejada

Priscilla Tejada is a Circulation Clerk and has been working at Seton Hall for 17 years. She is one of the first people you see when you walk into Walsh Library’s second floor at the main desk. She first started working in Government Documents and Periodicals and then moved to the Circulation / Access Services department. Priscilla is a key member of the library team and helps to keep many of the physical library operations running. In addition to checking out books, reserves, and other library materials to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni, she works with the other Access Services staff to answer questions about the library, and helps to supervise library student workers. 

We want to thank Priscilla for her hard work and share a little bit of information about her so you can get to know her better. Make sure to say “hello” the next time you visit or call the library circulation desk!

  1. What is a book that everyone should read? The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. With so much going on in our daily lives and in the world we forget to be present with what is around us (using our 5 senses). For me, I am always thinking of the future, which is not a bad thing, but sometimes when I think of the future it tends to be worrisome. Being present and enjoying all the great things that are happening now is what we should appreciate. Like the old saying goes, “Stop and smell the roses.”
  2. What are you watching these days? Designated Survivor on Netflix.
  3. Print book or eBook? Nothing like a good ol’ physical book, turning the pages, the smell of the book. And print books don’t hurt my eyes as much as an eBooks.
  4. What is the best way to rest / decompress? Working out at the gym would be my way to decompress, I call it my ZEN! I get in a zone and all my worries are either “laid to rest” for the time being or I can get my thoughts together to better serve me. Its like a two for one. I am working out for a physical purpose, but I am also helping my mental well-being. Also, listening to music.
  5. What is your favorite spot on campus? The Green, especially if you like to people-watch.
  6. Do you have a good take-out or delivery spot you’d recommend? Master Pizza (they have 4 locations, we use the West Orange location). They have a variety of options and they also have a daily specials menu.
  7. What advice would you give to your 20-year old self? Not to stay in comfort zones for too long. Taking chances and having new experiences is what life is about even if it ends up being something we don’t like.
  8. What is your favorite app? I don’t think I have a favorite app but here are some apps I may visit daily: Amazon, Medium, Influenster, Co-Star, Pinterest , Instagram and Youtube.
  9. What is a skill you are working on mastering? Passing the NJ Real Estate Exam.
  10. What is something most people don’t know about you? I feel that rice is overrated even though I grew up eating rice and beans.
  11. What’s one ingredient you put in everything? Pepper.
  12. What person living or dead would you like to have dinner with? My abuelita Alba (grandmother passed away two years ago).

Presidential Politics – Contemporary Analysis on the 2020 Election

On Monday, November 9th (5:00-7:00 p.m.)  please join SHU’s Political Science and Public Affairs faculty for an exciting online conversation about the 2020 Presidential Election and the state of the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Presidential Politics – Contemporary Analysis on the 2020 Election and Research Opportunities from 1788-Future”

Monday, November 9th (5:00-7:00 p.m.)

      • Patrick Fisher, PhD will give a statistical recap of the 2020 election as it stands as of November 9.
      • Robert Pallitto, PhD, JD will give a summary of the current status of the U.S. Supreme Court, including implications of the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation.
      • Alan Delozier, D. Litt., University Archivist will round out this panel to discuss “Research Opportunities from 1788-Future.”

To join the discussion, please register (free) here.