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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Former SHU priest suspended by Archdiocese
Sep07

Former SHU priest suspended by Archdiocese

Father Hall forced to relocate to St. John Vianney retirement home for priests

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Dozens protest police brutality in South Orange, Maplewood
Jul07

Dozens protest police brutality in South Orange, Maplewood

Protesters spoke out against police brutality in South Orange and Maplewood on Thursday.

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SHU sends off 2016 seniors as graduates celebrate baccalaureate achievements
May18

SHU sends off 2016 seniors as graduates celebrate baccalaureate achievements

“Today we look back, but tomorrow we move on,” Noel Girgenti, a marketing major from the Stillman School of Business, said to approximately 1,375 of her graduating peers in her valedictorian address at Seton Hall University’s 159th baccalaureate commencement ceremony. On May 16 members of the SHU Class of 2016, accompanied by family and friends, packed the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. to commemorate the end of their undergraduate...

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SHU aids Ecuador earthquake relief effort
Apr27

SHU aids Ecuador earthquake relief effort

Seton Hall University has partnered with the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE) to raise money in support of relief efforts in Ecuador, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on April 16, killing more than 650 people and injuring thousands of others. All money donated by the university community goes to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The...

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Charter Day celebrates 155 years of state recognition
Apr20

Charter Day celebrates 155 years of state recognition

April 20 marked the 155th anniversary since Seton Hall University received its official charter from the New Jersey State Legislature. The annual Charter Day Convocation celebrated 160 years since Seton Hall was founded in 1856, 155 years since SHU was officially recognized by the state, 195 years since the death of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, and 65 years since Seton Hall was granted University status. At the convocation, President...

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Students criticize largest donation made in SHU history
Apr13

Students criticize largest donation made in SHU history

Patrick Murray, chair of the Board of Regents and a Seton Hall alum, along with his wife, Mary Ann Pfaff Murray, have made a $5 million donation to Seton Hall University, the largest single donation in university history. The Murrays’ donation will be used to establish merit and needbased scholarships for students, to fund a faculty chair in the Stillman School of Business and to fund renovations to athletic facilities. “We are...

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