Deadline passed for president application submissions

The deadline “for fullest consideration” for the position of next president of Seton Hall University was Nov. 22, the first day of Thanksgiving Break, according to the school’s presidential search webpage. However, the search committee has not yet released an update on the status of the search process. Dan Kalmanson, associate vice president for public relations and marketing, relayed a message from a representative of the...

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Students’ voices to be heard by senior commencement planning committee
Oct26

Students’ voices to be heard by senior commencement planning committee

Students will be more involved this year with the commencement planning process than ever before, due in part to the formation of the student commencement committee. Bernadette McVey, director of academic events, initiatives and planning and co-chair of the Commencement Planning Committee, said that she decided to form the committee so that the University could get input directly from graduating seniors about what they hope to...

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Class of 2018’s Commencement venue confirmed
Oct19

Class of 2018’s Commencement venue confirmed

The 2018 Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Prudential Center, according to an announcement from the Office of the Provost on Oct. 16. The email, which was sent to the University community, said that commencement will take place on Monday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark, despite having taken place at the PNC Bank Arts Center last year due to booking complications. Bernadette McVey,...

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Racist social media post aimed at SHU student
Oct19

Racist social media post aimed at SHU student

For the second time in three weeks, a racist post directed at a member or members of the Seton Hall community made its way through cyberspace, the University said via a mass email on Oct. 14. This time it was a social media post directed toward a student. The email, signed by Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, said that the Department of Public Safety is “actively investigating” a racist social media posting aimed...

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SHU publishes 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report
Oct05

SHU publishes 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report

Seton Hall’s 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report indicated a drop in several major on-campus crimes in the past years, but it also pointed out the areas which the University could improve upon. According to the report, there were four reported hate crimes on campus in 2016, while there hadn’t been any the year before. Out of those four, three of the instances took place in a student housing facility. Two were based on racial bias,...

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Student and alum  victims of attempted robbery
Sep28

Student and alum victims of attempted robbery

At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Sept. 26, a Seton Hall student and an alum were victims of an attempted robbery on Mt. Vernon Place near Ivy Hill Park. According to the Pirate Alert sent out to students at midnight, three suspects were taken into custody in connection with the attempted robbery. Michael Bradley, assistant director of investigations for Public Safety, said that he didn’t believe there were weapons involved and no...

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SHU partners with program to bring diversity to classroom
Sep22

SHU partners with program to bring diversity to classroom

Seton Hall University is the first college in N.J. to partner with Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT), a mentoring program dedicated to creating a pathway for bringing diverse teachers into the classroom. Interim President Dr. Mary Meehan and TSTT founder, president and CEO Dr. Bettye Perkins signed an agreement at a ceremony on Sept. 19, solidifying that SHU will be the 25th college to partner with TSTT, effective August...

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Enright named new Director of University Core
Sep14

Enright named new Director of University Core

Dr. Nancy Enright, associate professor of English and Catholic studies, will succeed Dr. Anthony Sciglitano as the director of the University Core, effective on Sept. 1, 2017. A statement from the Office of the Provost on Sept. 5 announced the appointment, made “upon the recommendation of the Search Committee.” “Dr. Enright has been instrumental in the development of the Core and in teaching in the Core,” Dr. Karen Boroff, interim...

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Old buildings pose problems for disabled students
Sep07

Old buildings pose problems for disabled students

  Though two N.J. colleges and two Big East colleges made the ranks of College Choice’s “50 Best Disability Friendly Colleges and Universities,” Seton Hall University did not. Seton Hall deals with a unique set of challenges due to the age of some buildings on campus. Some buildings pre-date the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which “prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including...

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Diploma availability date disappoints some graduates
Jul24

Diploma availability date disappoints some graduates

The class of 2017 will have to wait slightly longer than expected for their degrees, which were originally set to arrive at the Office of the Registrar in mid-July. The diplomas are now expected to arrive on Monday, Aug. 7, according to Mary Ellen Farrell, who works in the Office of the Registrar. Joy Morgan, Academic Records Specialist in the Office of the Registrar, explained that when the Office of the Registrar receives the...

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Medical school steps closer to accreditation
Jun19

Medical school steps closer to accreditation

The Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s application for candidacy status has been approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), moving the school one large step closer to gaining permission to open its doors to students in fall 2018. “By 2020, it is estimated there will be a shortage of upward of 3,000 physicians in the Garden State and 135,000 nationally,” Dr. Mary Meehan, interim University...

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Welcome Center not to receive eco-friendly certification
Jun19

Welcome Center not to receive eco-friendly certification

Climate change has come to the forefront of the minds of many colleges and universities throughout the United States due to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement – Seton Hall has not joined the hundreds of schools that have vowed to meet the goals of the agreement. This has led some concerned Seton Hall environmentalists to wonder what the University is doing to combat climate change....

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