Some students feel slighted over Esteban announcement
Feb22

Some students feel slighted over Esteban announcement

The Feb. 16 announcement that University President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban will be leaving Seton Hall to become the first non-ordained president at DePaul University left some students wishing him luck, while others felt it came at a bad time for SHU. Kimberly Liebler, a junior psychology major, said Esteban has set SHU up for continued success in the future through the many improvements the University has seen during his tenure as...

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President Esteban addresses impending departure to DePaul
Feb22

President Esteban addresses impending departure to DePaul

President Esteban sat down with The Setonian for an exclusive interview.

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University states there’s ‘no worries’ about Esteban jumping ship
Feb22

University states there’s ‘no worries’ about Esteban jumping ship

The SHU community has been in a state of shock since the unexpected announcement on Feb. 16 that President Dr. Gabriel A. Esteban will be leaving Seton Hall for DePaul University in July. The initial statement by DePaul that Esteban had accepted the position as president of the Chicago-based Catholic university, took students and faculty by  surprise.   Although emotions on the announcement are mixed, ranging from praise for...

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President Esteban leaving Seton Hall for DePaul
Feb16

President Esteban leaving Seton Hall for DePaul

Esteban will assume his new responsibilities at DePaul on July 1.

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Freshman retention rate up to 85 percent, yet 33 percent don’t graduate
Feb16

Freshman retention rate up to 85 percent, yet 33 percent don’t graduate

Seton Hall’s freshman retention rate has been steadily increasing from 2010 to 2015, with 85 percent of freshmen retained in 2015, according to College Factual’s website. But after starting strong, Seton Hall students seem to run into obstacles that keep them from finishing. According to College Factual, 66.4 percent of students graduate and 56 percent of students graduate on time, the website, said. With graduation quickly...

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Seton Hall triplets divided, will graduate in three different commencement ceremonies
Feb15

Seton Hall triplets divided, will graduate in three different commencement ceremonies

While separate graduation ceremonies this year pose a difficulty or annoyance to some seniors, graduation will pose a unique hardship for one set of triplets who will be graduating in three different ceremonies. With the University’s plans to hold commencement on campus, dividing graduates into three different groups that will receive their diplomas at three different times, Adrianna, Anthony and Leo Bertoldi will be walking in three...

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SHU under investigation for handling of sexual violence complaints
Feb15

SHU under investigation for handling of sexual violence complaints

Seton Hall University is one of 227 colleges and universities currently under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual violence complaints as of Feb. 8, 2017. According to the list released by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education, there are currently 310 investigations going on at 227 postsecondary institutions. This figure has nearly quadrupled from the 55 schools on the...

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Graduation & ticket limit frustrate seniors
Feb08

Graduation & ticket limit frustrate seniors

Even though there has been recent speculation about altering this year’s commencement ceremony plans, Seton Hall sent out an email on Tuesday, Feb. 7 that graduation will be broken down into three separate ceremonies and will be held in the Richard and Sheila Regan Fieldhouse in the University’s Recreation Center. The student body received the email from the Office of the Provost before the University closed for the evening. The email...

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SGA votes to petition SHU to protect DACA students
Feb08

SGA votes to petition SHU to protect DACA students

The Student Government Association (SGA) has approved a resolution in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. President Dr. A Gabriel Esteban and SHU have promised to protect DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students, but have not declared any sort of formal plans. The resolution seeks that a plan be put in place. The resolution was spearheaded by Adrian Orozco, a sophomore political science major and...

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Legislators introduce fire safety bill on campus
Feb01

Legislators introduce fire safety bill on campus

On Monday, Jan. 30, Seton Hall students, administrators and alumni joined legislators on campus to introduce the Campus Fire Safety Education Act. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.-09), would create a new Campus Fire Safety Education Grant Program and provide competitive funding with the intention of increasing fire safety awareness and training among college students across...

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90 percent of SHU students employed after graduation
Jan25

90 percent of SHU students employed after graduation

On Jan. 19, Seton Hall released a statement that said the school’s graduate employment rate has risen to 90 percent. This rate includes all graduates who have attempted to secure employment in their chosen field since graduating last May, according to the statement. The employment rate for SHU graduates has risen steadily over the last few years despite larger undergraduate enrollment, according to Michael Ricciardelli, associate...

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From Bangladesh to Hackensack: Stanton innovates in medicine
Jan25

From Bangladesh to Hackensack: Stanton innovates in medicine

  Dr. Bonita Stanton’s desk was stocked with pencils and a pencil sharpener when she showed up for the first day of her new job. The founding dean of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Stanton’s workspace was set. She had downloaded the 119 pages of questions it takes to open the medical school. It was up to her to determine the answers.     “Truly it was starting from scratch, and you have no idea...

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