Diploma availability date disappoints some graduates
Jul24

Diploma availability date disappoints some graduates

The class of 2017 will have to wait slightly longer than expected for their degrees, which were originally set to arrive at the Office of the Registrar in mid-July. The diplomas are now expected to arrive on Monday, Aug. 7, according to Mary Ellen Farrell, who works in the Office of the Registrar. Joy Morgan, Academic Records Specialist in the Office of the Registrar, explained that when the Office of the Registrar receives the...

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Medical school steps closer to accreditation
Jun19

Medical school steps closer to accreditation

The Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s application for candidacy status has been approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), moving the school one large step closer to gaining permission to open its doors to students in fall 2018. “By 2020, it is estimated there will be a shortage of upward of 3,000 physicians in the Garden State and 135,000 nationally,” Dr. Mary Meehan, interim University...

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Seton Hall and Sacred Heart announce 3+3 law program
Jun19

Seton Hall and Sacred Heart announce 3+3 law program

Seton Hall University and Sacred Heart University Law Schools have decided to develop a partnership offering a 3+3 Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate program. Sacred Heart University Professor and Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics, Dr. Gary L. Rose, discussed in an email interview the benefits that both schools will have in the partnership. “Benefits include cost savings, the distinct possibility of a handsome...

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Welcome Center not to receive eco-friendly certification
Jun19

Welcome Center not to receive eco-friendly certification

Climate change has come to the forefront of the minds of many colleges and universities throughout the United States due to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement – Seton Hall has not joined the hundreds of schools that have vowed to meet the goals of the agreement. This has led some concerned Seton Hall environmentalists to wonder what the University is doing to combat climate change....

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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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