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 named one of ‘America’s Best Value Colleges’
May11

Seton Hall named one of ‘America’s Best Value Colleges’

Seton Hall University was named one of ‘America’s Best Value Colleges’ by Forbes magazine. The University earned the 245th spot on the list, placing behind schools like University of California Berkeley, Stanford University and Harvard University. Forbes’ Best Value ranking indexes which schools will “deliver a meaningful return on investment,” according to its website. Seton Hall’s spot on this 300-school list puts SHU within the top...

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1 dead, 5 injured in Newark shooting Ι South Orange Ave closed
Apr27

1 dead, 5 injured in Newark shooting Ι South Orange Ave closed

One person was fatally shot as three others were injured in a Newark shooting on Thursday night.

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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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Phi Delta Theta will colonize 70 founding fathers
Apr27

Phi Delta Theta will colonize 70 founding fathers

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity will be colonizing its nearly 70 new members at Seton Hall on April 29. Phi Delta Theta fraternity was founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The fraternity was founded on three pillars: friendship, sound learning and rectitude, according to phideltatheta.org. Phi Delta Theta’s national philanthropy is the Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) Association in honor of Lou Gehrig, Phi Delta...

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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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Students beseech University to reconsider tenure decisions
Apr26

Students beseech University to reconsider tenure decisions

While the University deals with the resolution filed by the College of Arts & Sciences faculty regarding their displeasure over the Office of the Provost’s decision to deny tenure to certain professors, some students have taken matters into their own hands and have emailed the administration on behalf of their professors. Students reached out to the University to advocate for two professors in the Honors Program that were both...

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Faculty challenge University on tenure denials
Apr26

Faculty challenge University on tenure denials

‘Virtually impossible’ for professors to find another job after rejection

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Relay for Life raises $56,000 for cancer research
Apr26

Relay for Life raises $56,000 for cancer research

In the all-night event for the annual Relay for Life held April 21, a spectrum of individuals lapped Walsh Gymnasium’s indoor track, participated in team activities,and raised money and awareness for cancer research. More than 1,200 people attended the event, according to Elizabeth Halpin, Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) advisor and associate dean of External Affairs. CAC teamed up with the American Cancer Society and Greek Life to...

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University explains why students charged for dorm damage
Apr26

University explains why students charged for dorm damage

Students are often charged for dorm damages but are unaware of why they are charged a specific amount and what they are paying to fix. Zohar Suslovich, a junior computer science major, experienced dorm charges firsthand. When he was a freshman living in Xavier Hall he said he was charged $200 “for allegedly causing damage to the walls” in his dorm. The report against Suslovich said that a wall had a hole and the letters “B O O” were...

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SGA works to ease parking struggles, plans to bring parking app to SHU
Apr26

SGA works to ease parking struggles, plans to bring parking app to SHU

As part of an initiative to ease parking and find parking spaces on campus with minimum hassle, Student Government Association (SGA) President Christina Simon and her team have been working to bring a parking app to Seton Hall. “I have been contacting local colleges and universities, especially mid-sized Catholic universities like Seton Hall, to get more information on their use of parking apps and technology,” Simon said via email....

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Students often disregard SHU’s strict alcohol policy
Apr20

Students often disregard SHU’s strict alcohol policy

Despite Seton Hall’s alcohol policy being strict, SHU’s Annual Security Report recorded 109 on-campus disciplinary referrals for alcohol-related policy breaches in 2015, which is the most recent data. SHU’s alcohol policy states, “only residents and their guests who are 21 years of age and over may legally possess and consume alcoholic beverages in alcohol designated living areas.” Kathleen Hynes-Lifland, assistant director of Health...

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