Bethany Hall hosts Dr. John Caputo for Great Minds Dialogues
Nov15

Bethany Hall hosts Dr. John Caputo for Great Minds Dialogues

Seton Hall began its Great Minds Dialogues, which will spotlight several scholars from differing fields. On Nov. 12 in Bethany Hall, philosopher and theologian Dr. John Caputo spoke at the series’ inaugural event where he engaged in topics related to academic freedom, and political correctness, among several related subjects. According to Student Government Association President, Rishi Shah, who introduced Caputo at the inaugural...

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Seton Hall expert on terrorism weighs in on death of Islamic State leader
Nov07

Seton Hall expert on terrorism weighs in on death of Islamic State leader

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, killed himself on Oct. 25 using a suicide vest after being cornered in a dead-end tunnel during an American military raid, according to The New York Times. Since his death, the Islamic State (IS) has named a new leader, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that Turkish forces have captured the wife of the late leader. Markela...

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SHU kicks off strategic planning process with town hall
Oct31

SHU kicks off strategic planning process with town hall

Keeling and Associates, a higher education consulting firm, is currently spearheading the University’s strategic planning process, which will aim to facilitate a thorough, iterative information-gathering process whereby leading to an “overarching institutional direction,” according to the firm’s mission statement. According to Dr. Alyssa McCloud, senior vice president of Enrollment Management and a co-chair of the Strategic Planning...

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Permit problems plague IHS students
Oct09

Permit problems plague IHS students

Students at the Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) Campus have expressed concern over unclear communication regarding changing parking permit procedures and other parking woes for the 2019 summer and fall semesters. File photo During those semesters, the University implemented a permit-less parking feature whereby students purchase a parking permit through the NuPark platform on PirateNet. After the purchase, students from the...

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After suffering from medical emergency, professor returns to class
Oct07

After suffering from medical emergency, professor returns to class

After suffering a medical emergency during class, Kwame Akonor, an associate professor of diplomacy and international relations, returned to class this week. The incident occurred last Thursday when students responded as well as Public Safety and emergency medical technicians. A faculty member since 2005, Akonor is the director of the Center for Africana Studies and the African Development Institute, a New York-based think tank,...

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SHU professor assists migrant families on the Southern Border
Sep25

SHU professor assists migrant families on the Southern Border

With the further entrenchment of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States and abroad, a member of the Seton Hall community has dedicated her life’s work to combatting misunderstandings of society’s most ostracized members including immigrants. Markela Quin/Staff photographer Widian Nicola, an assistant professor from the Department of Sociology Anthropology and Social Work, volunteered at the Catholic Charities Rio Grande...

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Seton Hall students make waves with model UN themed podcast
Sep19

Seton Hall students make waves with model UN themed podcast

According to The New York Times report from March, podcast listeners have significantly increased in the last year. Research conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital, an audio technology and advertising company, claimed that podcast listenership has increased among all age cohorts. The New York Times wrote that 40% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 listened to a podcast in the last month, which is a 10% increase from...

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CAPS institutes phone line allowing for 24/7 access to counselors
Sep11

CAPS institutes phone line allowing for 24/7 access to counselors

Formerly, if a student needed to contact a psychological counselor after Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) hours, they would need to contact Public Safety and ask to speak with an on-call counselor. Then, the student would have to await a call back. File photo This semester, however, CAPS instituted a phone line which directly connects students with a professional mental health counselor during after hours and on weekends....

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Bartoli resigns after six years as Dean of the School of Diplomacy
Sep05

Bartoli resigns after six years as Dean of the School of Diplomacy

After six years as Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Dr. Andrea Bartoli has stepped down. File Photo Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Karen Boroff appointed Dr. Courtney Smith, Senior Associate Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations as Acting Dean of the school effective Aug. 19, according to a school-wide email. Bartoli worked at the University from 2013-2019. During his...

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College of Communication and the Arts unveils new master’s program in communication
Jun17

College of Communication and the Arts unveils new master’s program in communication

The College of Communication and the Arts has instituted a M.A. in communication for students desiring to pursue graduate work. Applications for the Fall 2019 term are available online for prospective applicants. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Joyce, Photography by Michael Paras According to the Seton Hall University website, the program offers two tracks of study: Digital Communication and Communication Technologies will function as one...

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Class of 2019 graduates at the Prudential Center
May20

Class of 2019 graduates at the Prudential Center

Family and friends gathered on May 20 in the crowded Prudential Center to celebrate Seton Hall’s 2019 Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony. At around 9:30 a.m., the ceremony began with graduate Anna Carpenter singing the national anthem, which was followed by Archbishop of Newark Joseph Tobin presiding the assembly in prayer. Jill Cancela/Asst. Photography Editor Interim Provost Karen Boroff, as the first administrator to speak,...

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SHU professor named 2019 Carnegie Fellow
May02

SHU professor named 2019 Carnegie Fellow

William Connell, Seton Hall Professor of History and Joseph M. and Geraldine C. La Motta Chair in Italian Studies, has been recognized as a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The fellowship includes a $200,000 grant which is dedicated to research, publishing and writing in the humanities and social sciences. William Connell (pictured) was named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow Which will include a $20,000 grant for research. Photo via Academia...

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