Meehan to serve as president through June 2019
Aug02

Meehan to serve as president through June 2019

Dr. Mary Meehan will continue to serve as Seton Hall’s interim president until June 2019, according to an email sent by Patrick Murray. Murray, who serves as the chair of the Board of Regents, also shared updates on the ongoing presidential search stating, “…the Regents did not deem any of them [candidates] to be the one to lead the University in this time of unprecedented success and opportunity.” “With the best interests of the...

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Interim chair of criminal justice appointed
Jul27

Interim chair of criminal justice appointed

An email was sent to criminal justice majors on July 17 informing them that Dr. Robert Pallitto, chair of the department of political science and public affairs, will be serving as interim chair of the criminal justice department for the 2018-2019 academic year. This decision comes in light of Dr. Lonnie Athens stepping down as chair effective July 1. A number of issues were raised during the spring 2018 semester regarding the...

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Pirate’s guide to dazzling grad caps: How students expressed passion through their art
Jun18

Pirate’s guide to dazzling grad caps: How students expressed passion through their art

Seton Hall held its commencement ceremony for the class of 2018 on May 21, where many students decorated their graduation caps with a few unique themes and designs. Here are some of the graduation caps captured along with a few tips and tricks provided by students on decorating them. Incorporate something meaningful and personal Mansi Patel, a biology major and graduate, described the inspiration behind her cap by relating it back to...

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Contract not renewed for Professor of the Year
Jun11

Contract not renewed for Professor of the Year

Dr. R.J. Maratea, professor of criminal justice, won the College of Arts and Sciences Professor of the Year Award for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. The announcement was made at the 2018 Student Leadership Awards ceremony, according to Sarah Miller, chair of the Dean’s Undergraduate Student Cabinet. Maratea is one of two criminal justice professors whose contracts were not renewed for the 2018 to 2019 academic year. He and Professor...

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Seton Hall’s Sigma Pi chapter no longer recognized
Jun11

Seton Hall’s Sigma Pi chapter no longer recognized

Due to numerous infractions from Seton Hall’s Sigma Pi Fraternity, university administrators have revoked the chapter’s recognition. Seton Hall reflected Sigma Pi’s national leadership decision, which on April 24 declared the chapter closed. Before that decision, the chapter was to be on probation until spring 2019. According to Assistant Director of Leadership Development, Michael Davis, the Delta-Epsilon chapter of Sigma Pi violated...

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SHU’s Class of 2018 celebrates graduation
May23

SHU’s Class of 2018 celebrates graduation

Seton Hall hosted its annual graduation ceremony at the Prudential Center on May 21st to honor its graduating class of 1,320 students. “You all look beautiful,” said Karen Boroff, interim provost, to Seton Hall’s class of 2018 during the 161st Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor The ceremony began with the annual singing of the National Anthem, led by graduating student, Angelie Fernandez. “First and...

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Fire ignites at Ivy Hill Park
May07

Fire ignites at Ivy Hill Park

A softball dugout caught fire at Ivy Hill Park, which is adjacent to Seton Hall’s campus, on May 6. No one was injured. Dr. Mary Meehan, interim president of the school, sent out an email on May 7 informing the SHU community of the fire. She said that the Newark Fire Department responded to a call about the fire at approximately 5 pm. Meehan also said that the Essex County authorities are investigating the cause of the fire...

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DeVoti, trailblazer in radio, ready to broadcast word of God
May02

DeVoti, trailblazer in radio, ready to broadcast word of God

Growing up in Montclair, N.J., Matt DeVoti dreamed of doing three things as a child: playing for the New York Yankees, broadcasting on the radio and being deeply involved in the Catholic Church. The first of those aspirations proved to be unattainable, but DeVoti spent 38 years from his beginning at WSOU living out the second. After a lifetime of faith, DeVoti is on his way to truly actualizing the third. DeVoti has been studying in...

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SHU raises tuition for the 2018-19 academic year
May02

SHU raises tuition for the 2018-19 academic year

On April 27, an email was sent to the Seton Hall community stating that the tuition for full-time undergraduate students at Seton Hall for the 2018-2019 academic year will total $19,950 per semester. The full cost for next school year “represents an increase of $750 per semester, or approximately 3.9 percent,” the email said. Last year’s increase was 3.5 percent, according to Dr. Karen Boroff, interim provost of the school. Room and...

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Asbestos in Corrigan ‘not a present danger’
May02

Asbestos in Corrigan ‘not a present danger’

The Setonian received an anonymous tip about apparent asbestos in the ceilings of Corrigan Hall on April 18. According to John Signorello, the associate vice president of Facilities Engineering and Business Affairs, the asbestos “does not present a present danger.” “Corrigan Hall and many other buildings, schools and homes throughout the United States built prior to the 1970’s contain asbestos,” he wrote in an email. “This building...

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SHU to welcome new restaurants
May02

SHU to welcome new restaurants

In fall 2018, Seton Hall students will have several new places to eat and hang out with their friends. The school is acquiring a Jersey Mike’s Subs, Pirate Bowls, and there will be a cafe in Jubilee Hall. Jersey Mike’s Subs will offer an array of cold sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, cheese steaks and gluten free options. The brand new Pirate Bowls will feature acai bowls that are organic, GMO free and will also have a selection of...

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Family Affair: Sheppard gets 400th win on legendary father’s 82nd birthday
Apr25

Family Affair: Sheppard gets 400th win on legendary father’s 82nd birthday

It was only fitting that senior pitcher Matt Leon was on the bump as Seton Hall recorded the final out of its Big East opener on April 13. The former walk-on helped secure the 4-3 victory that was worth more than just the Pirates’ 13th win of the season – it was coach Rob Sheppard’s 400th of his career. “It was exciting, I mean he’s put in a lot of time for us, so it’s exciting to get that for him,” Leon said. “He gave me a shot to...

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