Students now able to change their major freely
Apr05

Students now able to change their major freely

Seton Hall University students will now be able to add, change or delete their majors or minors independently through Banner, the university administrative system. Senior Associate Registrar Autumn Bucior explained the new procedure in an email. “[Banner] routes the student’s request electronically to all of the appropriate offices for signatures. And once fully approved and processed, the student receive[s] an e-mail notification...

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Students prepare to apply to School of Medicine
Apr05

Students prepare to apply to School of Medicine

The Hackensack – Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the only private medical school in New Jersey, has started accepting applications for the upcoming fall semester. According to Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean of the School of Medicine, they have received several hundred applications and plan to receive many more.   “The entire process of creating a school of medicine has been—and remains—exhilarating and...

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‘Rumored’ criminal justice curriculum changes worry students
Apr05

‘Rumored’ criminal justice curriculum changes worry students

On March 19, criminal justice majors met with the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Peter Shoemaker, and Christopher Kaiser, the associate dean for Undergraduate Student Services and Enrollment Management, to discuss a plethora of issues within the criminal justice department. According to Christina Pepe, a senior criminal justice major who attended the meeting, many concerned students voiced numerous issues about the...

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School of Medicine now accepting applications
Mar27

School of Medicine now accepting applications

On March 23, Seton Hall’s School of Medicine announced via email that it will now be accepting applications for its inaugural class in light of the school recently receiving preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME). The email also stated that along with the opening of the School of Medicine, Seton Hall’s College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences will be moving “to create a...

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Professor Jason Scully publishes book on Syriac theology
Mar24

Professor Jason Scully publishes book on Syriac theology

Seton Hall Professor Jason Scully recently published a book entitled “Isaac of Nineveh’s Eschatology” in Oxford’s Early Christian Studies series. Scully’s book is about the theology of Isaac of Nineveh, who was born in Qatar in the seventh century and was the former bishop of Nineveh. Isaac wrote in the Syriac language–a dialect of Aramaic. His book interprets Isaac’s thought through the lens of his Syriac...

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Protesting not considered in admissions process
Mar17

Protesting not considered in admissions process

On March 14, high school students around the country walked out of their classes at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 people who lost their lives in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. Despite the movement by thousands of students, some schools like the Sayreville School District stated that those who participated in the walk out and left school grounds without permission would be...

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SHU’s president no longer required to be ordained
Mar17

SHU’s president no longer required to be ordained

On Feb. 27, Seton Hall’s Board of Trustees decided to amend the University bylaws in order to expand the search for Seton Hall’s next president beyond members of the clergy to include Roman Catholic lay-persons. This decision is contrary to a former statement released by the Board of Trustees in April 2017 stating that the president of Seton Hall will in fact, “always be a Roman Catholic priest.” In an email sent to the University...

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SHU hopes to foster a safer Community
Mar11

SHU hopes to foster a safer Community

On Feb. 20, the University community received an email from the President’s Office explaining how the school will better handle racist incidents on campus. In an email from Interim President, Dr. Mary Meehan, administration have enlisted a series of demands, in response to concerned students and faculty, who feel the University is not appropriately handling these incidents. Some of these steps include applying for a Lumina Foundation...

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Med school receives preliminary accreditation
Mar11

Med school receives preliminary accreditation

The Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is another step closer to its prospective opening. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) provided preliminary accreditation for the School. According to Seton Hall Interim President Dr. Mary Meehan, the LCME completes a comprehensive review of the school, which includes an evaluation of the school’s curriculum, faculty, governance, facilities and finances. Meehan said...

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Application required to demonstrate on campus
Feb11

Application required to demonstrate on campus

It is common knowledge among the American people that freedom of speech and the right to assembly are protected under the first amendment. However, some may be surprised to learn that students at Seton Hall University and other colleges around the country are required to apply to the University administration to be allowed to protest. Enacted on Aug. 21, 2017, the Student Protest Policy requires a student planning a demonstration or...

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Majority of SHU Full-Time Faculty White
Nov30

Majority of SHU Full-Time Faculty White

In today’s political climate, diversity is one of the most talked about topics of conversation in government, institutions of higher learning, film and television, among others. According to Seton Hall’s 2015-2016 Fact Book, of the 467 full-time faculty members in the fall of 2015, 366 were white, or 78 percent. In 2001, of the 381 full-time faculty members, 307 were white, or 80 percent. This means that in roughly 15 years, the...

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COAR faculty motion to censure Interim Provost
Oct26

COAR faculty motion to censure Interim Provost

The College of Communication and the Arts faculty passed a motion to censure Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff after a faculty meeting on Oct. 13, a little more than a month after the College of Arts and Sciences faculty passed a motion of no confidence in Boroff. According to Associate Professor Peter Reader, the Chair Pro Tem for the College of Communication and the Arts, the vote to censure Boroff was cast electronically to allow...

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