Class of 2018’s Commencement venue confirmed
Oct19

Class of 2018’s Commencement venue confirmed

The 2018 Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Prudential Center, according to an announcement from the Office of the Provost on Oct. 16. The email, which was sent to the University community, said that commencement will take place on Monday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark, despite having taken place at the PNC Bank Arts Center last year due to booking complications. Bernadette McVey,...

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New yoga and meditation sessions held on green
Oct19

New yoga and meditation sessions held on green

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Seton Hall has introduced a new program that holds Yoga and Meditation sessions on Tuesdays 12-1 p.m. and Fridays 4-5 p.m. on the green (weather permitting) this semester. The aim of the program is to help students de-stress. The program was started by Dr. Ackerman-Sinclair and Dr. Lyon-Stirling, two highly qualified staff psychologists at CAPS with a passion for yoga. Both women have...

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Msgr. Mahon to lead religion institute
Oct19

Msgr. Mahon to lead religion institute

Seton Hall recently announced the launch of a new Institute for Communications and Religion, which is within the College of Communication and Arts. This Institute will primarily focus on providing a curriculum where ethical religious concepts can be discussed from a viewpoint within modern and digital society. Msgr. Dr. Dennis Mahon, an associate professor in communications, will be leading the program. Mahon wrote in an email that he...

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School of Diplomacy awards inaugural fellowship
Oct19

School of Diplomacy awards inaugural fellowship

Mohamad Mirghahari, B.A. ’02 and M.A. ’04, was awarded the School of Diplomacy and International Relations’ inaugural Abd el Kader fellowship. According to Seton Hall’s website, the Abd el Kader fellowship’s purpose is to create collaborations “with organizations representing different faith traditions as well as with government agencies that are trying to address the crisis of terrorism being carried out in the name of Islam.”...

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Competitive physical therapy program leads to jobs
Oct19

Competitive physical therapy program leads to jobs

Seton Hall’s Physical Therapy (PT) program and the field have grown exponentially. The recent surge in job opportunities and field success has added to the competitiveness in college admissions. Seton Hall graduates consistently pass the National Physical Therapist Examination. The two year pass rates from 2013-2017 are 100 percent, according to the Physical Therapy’s program overview. Furthermore, according to the department’s...

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Racist social media post aimed at SHU student
Oct19

Racist social media post aimed at SHU student

For the second time in three weeks, a racist post directed at a member or members of the Seton Hall community made its way through cyberspace, the University said via a mass email on Oct. 14. This time it was a social media post directed toward a student. The email, signed by Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, said that the Department of Public Safety is “actively investigating” a racist social media posting aimed...

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Med school campus required to have ‘adequate parking’
Oct16

Med school campus required to have ‘adequate parking’

Students are no stranger to parking woes on campus in South Orange, and now eyes are turning to the parking situation at the Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus. A public meeting of the Nutley Planning Board was held on Sept. 6 to discuss a resolution for parking at the IHS campus, according to Nutley’s tapinto.net page. Kevin Coakley, Seton Hall’s attorney, wrote a letter to Nutley township attorney Barry Kozrya, on Sept....

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Campus ‘more receptive’ to eco-friendly initiatives
Oct05

Campus ‘more receptive’ to eco-friendly initiatives

With changes in the environment have come changes in the way that it is cared for and protected. Wanda Knapik, and environmental studies professor and creator and director of the campus garden and the students of the Ecology Club and Environmental Studies program have been striving to make SHU even more environmentally-conscious. Knapik explained in an email that she and her students have been making changes on campus for years....

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SHU students take their professors to lunch
Oct05

SHU students take their professors to lunch

Undergraduate students will no longer need to eat alone around campus; they will now be able to learn from their professors over a meal starting Oct. 2. The collaborative “Take a Professor to Lunch” program will run until the end of the month, giving students a chance to learn from their professors. The program, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Division of Student Services, not only gives students insight into what foods...

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Seniors surveyed about what to change about graduation
Oct05

Seniors surveyed about what to change about graduation

Seton Hall emailed seniors a two-question survey on Sept. 19 about the 2018 commencement, which gave the graduating class an opportunity to voice their opinions. The survey asked seniors what they thought should be eliminated for the sake of time. The choices were to get rid of a commencement speaker, the procession, or the reading of each individual name. There was also an option to keep everything. Co-chairs of the Commencement...

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SHU publishes 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report
Oct05

SHU publishes 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report

Seton Hall’s 2016 Security and Fire Safety Report indicated a drop in several major on-campus crimes in the past years, but it also pointed out the areas which the University could improve upon. According to the report, there were four reported hate crimes on campus in 2016, while there hadn’t been any the year before. Out of those four, three of the instances took place in a student housing facility. Two were based on racial bias,...

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SHU doesn’t expect Title IX policy changes on campus
Oct05

SHU doesn’t expect Title IX policy changes on campus

Title IX, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, has received new attention after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reversed Title IX guidelines instituted by the Obama Administration. DeVos rolled back Title IX guidelines that she said utilized a lower standard of for investigating those accused of sexual assault. While Obama-era guidelines lowered the standard to preponderance of evidence, DeVos...

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