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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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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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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University’s transparency in question after grad program suspended
Apr19

University’s transparency in question after grad program suspended

As one of the newest colleges at Seton Hall University, the College of Communication and the Arts has seen its share of difficult times. From the sudden suspension of the Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership (MASCL) program in 2016 to the speedy hiring and premature departure of Dr. Renee Robinson as director of the new College’s Center for Graduate Studies, faculty members have become frustrated with a lack of...

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The story behind the Clery story
Apr05

The story behind the Clery story

The subject of Josoph Henry was introduced to me in October 2016 when I started working on an article for The Setonian on the history of the Clery Act, with a focus on the people behind the crime. At that time, The Setonian published an article about the six reported rapes that occurred on Seton Hall’s campus in 2015, according to Seton Hall’s Annual Security Report. This Annual Security Report is in compliance with the Campus...

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The Clery Act: An Inside Look At Josoph Henry
Apr05

The Clery Act: An Inside Look At Josoph Henry

Murderer stresses dangers of alcohol, importance of sexual violence awareness

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Class of 2017 will have a commencement speaker
Apr05

Class of 2017 will have a commencement speaker

Much to the surprise of the Class of 2017, Matthew W. Wright, Seton Hall Class of 1989, will be the Baccalaureate Commencement speaker at the 160th Commencement Ceremony on Monday, May 15 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. “It’s an honor and I was flattered to do it,” Wright said. “It’s a great way to give back to the institution.” According to an email from the Office of the Provost on Tuesday, April 4, Wright’s ties to Seton...

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Faculty and staff react to first woman interim president
Mar29

Faculty and staff react to first woman interim president

Since being named interim president on March 23, Dr. Mary Meehan–who will become the  University’s first female president–has received many “welcome” and “best of luck” messages. Outgoing President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban said that Meehan, “is a strong and talented executive who knows this University well and is prepared to lead on day one.”  Her term officially begins on April 11. Meehan is a respected higher-education and healthcare...

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Dr. Mary Meehan appointed interim president at Seton Hall
Mar23

Dr. Mary Meehan appointed interim president at Seton Hall

Meehan will be the University’s first female president.

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