“Parks and Recreation” star talks about taking risks
Apr19

“Parks and Recreation” star talks about taking risks

Ben Schwartz:‘You have so much time to figure it out’

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Faculty and staff react to first woman interim president
Mar29

Faculty and staff react to first woman interim president

Since being named interim president on March 23, Dr. Mary Meehan–who will become the  University’s first female president–has received many “welcome” and “best of luck” messages. Outgoing President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban said that Meehan, “is a strong and talented executive who knows this University well and is prepared to lead on day one.”  Her term officially begins on April 11. Meehan is a respected higher-education and healthcare...

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Seton Hall names 2017 Woman of the Year
Mar22

Seton Hall names 2017 Woman of the Year

On Monday, March 20, Seton Hall University named Dr. Grace May, associate professor of Education Studies and former dean of the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS), the 2017 Woman of the Year. The award will be given to May, who has been with the University since 1989, for her “significant contributions to the success and advancement of women at the University,” according to the Office of the Provost. May said in an email...

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University states there’s ‘no worries’ about Esteban jumping ship
Feb22

University states there’s ‘no worries’ about Esteban jumping ship

The SHU community has been in a state of shock since the unexpected announcement on Feb. 16 that President Dr. Gabriel A. Esteban will be leaving Seton Hall for DePaul University in July. The initial statement by DePaul that Esteban had accepted the position as president of the Chicago-based Catholic university, took students and faculty by  surprise.   Although emotions on the announcement are mixed, ranging from praise for...

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An open letter to my pro-life father
Feb09

An open letter to my pro-life father

Political discussion has become an unavoidable topic in my home since the election of President Donald J. Trump – especially since I am a liberal Democrat and my father a conservative Republican. This past Sunday’s Super Bowl celebration was no exception. Almost immediately after the Atlanta Falcons punted the football to begin the first quarter, I thought we had deftly avoided all political talk, but I was wrong. My mother’s friend...

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Student Government Association addressing issues with Muslim prayer space on campus
Feb08

Student Government Association addressing issues with Muslim prayer space on campus

The Student Government Association (SGA) said that it is close to finding a new, more suitable space on campus for Muslim students to pray. Aamna Aamir, a junior biology major and president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), said that Muslim students at Seton Hall have had complaints about the prayer space in Walsh Library provided by the University. The main issue that many Muslim students have had about the space is its size...

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First-ever cardinal to be installed in Archdiocese
Nov10

First-ever cardinal to be installed in Archdiocese

On Nov. 7, Archbishop John Myers of the Archdiocese of Newark announced that Pope Francis approved Myers’ retirement and named Cardinal-elect Joseph Tobin the new Archbishop of Newark, according to the Archdiocese of Newark’s website. Tobin will be the first cardinal to ever serve as Archbishop for the Newark Archdiocese and will be installed on Jan. 6, 2017. Tobin, currently serving as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of...

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The Garden State could get a little greener
Nov02

The Garden State could get a little greener

For many recreational marijuana advocates, a legal puff-puff-pass session may seem to be in the distant future – especially in a state like New Jersey, with a governor who has remained adamant against legalization. But with more and more states moving towards accepting recreational marijuana use, will New Jersey be far behind? Gov. Chris Christie’s second term ends next year and the citizens of the Garden State have the opportunity to...

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National cyberattack knocks out Seton Hall Okta services
Oct26

National cyberattack knocks out Seton Hall Okta services

Any student who lost access to PirateNet and other SHU Okta services early morning on Friday, Oct. 21 wasn’t just experiencing a small, local internet outage. At approximately 7 a.m. that day, a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack impacted the United States, primarily hitting the East Coast. A DDoS attack hacks computers and networked devices to flood a targeted system with an overwhelming amount of internet traffic, causing...

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Dr. Karen Boroff named Interim Provost
Oct05

Dr. Karen Boroff named Interim Provost

Two weeks after the announcement that Provost Larry Robinson will be retiring in December, the University has appointed Dr. Karen Boroff  Interim Provost and Executive Vice President. Boroff, professor and Dean Emeritus of the Stillman School of Business, is set to begin her new role Jan. 1, 2017. She said that she was offered the position by President Gabriel Esteban about a week prior to the announcement that she would become...

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Moral issues on campus reflect strains in faith
Sep22

Moral issues on campus reflect strains in faith

Rev. Brian Needles insists there is no “liberal” or “conservative” Catholicism

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LGBTQ community seeks increased dialogue at Seton Hall
Sep07

LGBTQ community seeks increased dialogue at Seton Hall

At Seton Hall University’s 159th baccalaureate commencement ceremony on May 16, members of the Class of 2016 prepared for their journey beyond undergraduate school. Speeches were made. Tears were shed. It was the perfect send off into the real world for many, but not for Corina Hendren. Hendren, who graduated from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, wrote in a Facebook post after the ceremony that the speech made by...

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