Seton Hall to stop funding medical school
Apr18

Seton Hall to stop funding medical school

On July 1, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) will assume full financial responsibility of Seton Hall’s new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Interim president Dr. Mary Meehan shared in an email that this agreement between the university and HMH was made to lower the financial burden imposed upon SHU. However, the change does not affect the College of Nursing or School of Health and Medical Sciences. When asked why this decision...

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New courses to be added in graduate program
Apr18

New courses to be added in graduate program

Seton Hall announced new graduate programs that will be added to the curriculum in the Fall 2018 semester. The university is looking to add a Master of Science in Physics, a Certificate in Global Studies and a Certificate in Population Health Management, among others. Senior associate provost Dr. Joan Guetti said the new programs have strong marketability as to generate interest for prospective students. Guetti has utmost confidence...

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School of Diplomacy hires new professor
Apr16

School of Diplomacy hires new professor

The School of Diplomacy and International Relations has hired Joseph Huddleston to be a professor, starting this upcoming Fall 2018 Semester. Joseph Huddleston received his Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University in Peace Studies, and is currently completing his Doctorate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC). Huddleston has taught these methods to leading university classes,...

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Professors awarded at spring reception
Apr05

Professors awarded at spring reception

At the fifth annual College of Education and Human Services Spring Alumni Reception & Awards ceremony on March 14, The College of Education and Human Services and the Department of Alumni Relations honored Donnell Pierre, graduate of the Psychological Studies program and Dr. Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, associate professor and director of the Center for College Readiness in the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy....

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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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