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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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 students explore study abroad opportunities
Jun11

SHU students explore study abroad opportunities

Many Seton Hall students and professors take advantage of the summer months to study abroad. Some will take part in study abroad programs headed to Italy and China among other places. Director of International Programs Maria Bouzas explained why students choose to study abroad. “Studying abroad allows students to gain new skills and experiences by going outside of their comfort zone. By living abroad for an extended period of time,...

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McNulty summer renovations make progress
Jun10

McNulty summer renovations make progress

McNulty Hall, also known as the Science and Technology Center, is undergoing renovations this summer. The renovations began May 22 and are scheduled to end August 17, according to Associate Vice President of Facilities Engineering and Business Affairs, John Signorello, in a previous interview with The Setonian. In that interview, Signorello discussed the renovations to be made to McNulty’s amphitheater and pre-function space in the...

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SHU moves forward with caf renovations
Jun10

SHU moves forward with caf renovations

Seton Hall’s Pirate Dining Room is presently undergoing renovations to revamp its current layout and services. The Setonian previously reported that the Gourmet Dining Services (GDS) extended its hours from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to better accommodate students. Alfred Frungillo, chief executive officer of Gourmet Dining, addressed future changes that students could expect, including a station for pre-ordered meals and more vegetarian...

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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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SGA seeks to improve ‘diversity programming’
May02

SGA seeks to improve ‘diversity programming’

On April 16, the Student Government Association (SGA), mentioned at their Town Hall Meeting that the organization intends to improve “diversity programming” on campus. SGA President Rishi Shah explained the organization’s plans. “Diversity programming is not just having more events, rather, it is the idea of creating a more open-minded, informed and connected campus,” Shah wrote in an email. Shah shared what diversity programming...

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SHU counselor receives Lifetime Achievement Award
May02

SHU counselor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Catherine Kiernan, Esq., who has served the Seton Hall community for over 20 years, has been recognized by NJBIZ as the recipient for a Lifetime Achievement award at its upcoming General Counsel of the Year Awards on May 18. Kiernan, a graduate of Seton Hall’s Law school, joined the university in 1989 but did not begin serving as general counsel until 1997. Kiernan recounted her early beginnings at the institution and explained her...

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Changes to meal plans coming this fall
May02

Changes to meal plans coming this fall

Over the summer, Seton Hall’s Pirate Dining Room will undergo several renovations and implement new continuous operating hours for the fall 2018 semester. According to Alfred Frungillo, the chief executive officer of Gourmet Dining, students may enter the board dining room from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week and as many times as they wish. The dining hall’s beautification will include a renovation of the serving areas....

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