SHU celebrates Class of 2017 at commencement ceremony
May16

SHU celebrates Class of 2017 at commencement ceremony

“How good is it that we are here together?” Dr. Karen Boroff, interim provost and executive vice president, asked the crowd of families, faculty, administration, supporters and the Class of 2017 on Monday, May 15 at the baccalaureate commencement ceremony, which took place at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. The ceremony featured a commencement speaker for the first time in three years, despite concerns that had arisen...

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Seton Hall confirms next president will be ordained
Apr27

Seton Hall confirms next president will be ordained

As Seton Hall’s Board of Regents prepares to move forward with the search for the next president of the University, Patrick M. Murray, Chairman of the Board, announced that Dr. A Gabriel Esteban’s successor will be a Roman Catholic priest. Murray pointed out in a statement on April 27 that this requirement is in accordance with the University’s by-laws, which state, “The President of the University shall always...

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School of Medicine takes steps toward accreditation
Apr27

School of Medicine takes steps toward accreditation

April has been a month full of major developments for the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine: Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean, submitted a 119-page evaluation for approval by the medical school accrediting body, and the school has named its founding Board of Governors and Chairs. “The process was exhilarating and fun, but huge,” Stanton said in an email in reference to the accreditation documents. “It required...

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University’s transparency in question after grad program suspended
Apr19

University’s transparency in question after grad program suspended

As one of the newest colleges at Seton Hall University, the College of Communication and the Arts has seen its share of difficult times. From the sudden suspension of the Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership (MASCL) program in 2016 to the speedy hiring and premature departure of Dr. Renee Robinson as director of the new College’s Center for Graduate Studies, faculty members have become frustrated with a lack of...

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Class of 2017 will have a commencement speaker
Apr05

Class of 2017 will have a commencement speaker

Much to the surprise of the Class of 2017, Matthew W. Wright, Seton Hall Class of 1989, will be the Baccalaureate Commencement speaker at the 160th Commencement Ceremony on Monday, May 15 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. “It’s an honor and I was flattered to do it,” Wright said. “It’s a great way to give back to the institution.” According to an email from the Office of the Provost on Tuesday, April 4, Wright’s ties to Seton...

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Christina Simon voted new SGA president | Complete election results are in
Mar28

Christina Simon voted new SGA president | Complete election results are in

The Simon-Reed ticket swept the 2017-2018 Student Government Association (SGA) elections, claiming all four Executive Board positions after an intense campaign season.

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Dr. Mary Meehan appointed interim president at Seton Hall
Mar23

Dr. Mary Meehan appointed interim president at Seton Hall

Meehan will be the University’s first female president.

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SGA refutes claims of breaches in bylaws
Mar22

SGA refutes claims of breaches in bylaws

Senate Secretary accuses organization leaders of violating constitution

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Some students feel slighted over Esteban announcement
Feb22

Some students feel slighted over Esteban announcement

The Feb. 16 announcement that University President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban will be leaving Seton Hall to become the first non-ordained president at DePaul University left some students wishing him luck, while others felt it came at a bad time for SHU. Kimberly Liebler, a junior psychology major, said Esteban has set SHU up for continued success in the future through the many improvements the University has seen during his tenure as...

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SHU under investigation for handling of sexual violence complaints
Feb15

SHU under investigation for handling of sexual violence complaints

Seton Hall University is one of 227 colleges and universities currently under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual violence complaints as of Feb. 8, 2017. According to the list released by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education, there are currently 310 investigations going on at 227 postsecondary institutions. This figure has nearly quadrupled from the 55 schools on the...

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From Bangladesh to Hackensack: Stanton innovates in medicine
Jan25

From Bangladesh to Hackensack: Stanton innovates in medicine

  Dr. Bonita Stanton’s desk was stocked with pencils and a pencil sharpener when she showed up for the first day of her new job. The founding dean of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Stanton’s workspace was set. She had downloaded the 119 pages of questions it takes to open the medical school. It was up to her to determine the answers.     “Truly it was starting from scratch, and you have no idea...

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Friends and family continue to mourn death of Seton Hall student
Jan25

Friends and family continue to mourn death of Seton Hall student

Family, friends and the Seton Hall community continue to mourn the loss of sophomore pre-business student Javaughni Ashley. As previously reported on by The Setonian, Ashley was found dead in his apartment in Orange, N.J., on Dec. 18. Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, said that the results of Ashley’s toxicology report had not come back as of Thursday, Jan. 12, so his cause of death has not been...

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