Seton Hall does its part to ‘go green’ on campus
Sep22

Seton Hall does its part to ‘go green’ on campus

On average about half a ton of recyclable materials and 100 tons of waste are hauled off campus every month, according to a school-wide business affairs email. But for the environmentally conscious, out of sight does not necessarily mean out of mind. “The less we put in landfills, the more we repurpose, the better it is for the world,” environmental studies professor, Wanda Knapik said. “But before recycling we should think more about...

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School of Theology to create Spanish language curriculum
Sep22

School of Theology to create Spanish language curriculum

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) gave 102 grants totaling $3.4 million for this year. Seton Hall received one of the 58 innovation grants totaling $50,000. These monetary funds are meant to break new ground and create new media to “develop Spanish-language resources, course syllabi, discussion questions, a bibliography, videos of lectures and basic course materials for facilitators for intellectual formation for permanent...

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SHU students strenghten their faith with RCIA
Sep22

SHU students strenghten their faith with RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is “a way in which people can become full, active members of the Catholic Church in adulthood, according to RCIA’s website. The program began at Seton Hall on Sunday, Sept. 17. This program gives students the opportunity to join the Catholic community through baptism or continue strengthening their Catholic beliefs through the completion of the Rites of Initiation after baptism and...

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Students conflicted about potential  relocation to new medical school campus
Sep22

Students conflicted about potential relocation to new medical school campus

With the opening of Seton Hall’s Interprofessional Health Sciences campus (IHS), many nursing and health sciences students are conflicted about changing campuses in the middle of their college careers. The IHS campus, located in Nutley, which is miles from South Orange, will house the College of Nursing, the School of Medicine and the School of Health and Medical Sciences “with a focus on interprofessional education and...

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Meehan: College rankings help measure quality
Sep22

Meehan: College rankings help measure quality

Recently, the Asbury Park Press reached out to different colleges in New Jersey to receive input about the importance of college rankings. Dr. Mary Meehan, Seton Hall’s interim president, spoke on behalf of the University. In the article, she said that although the University is mindful of its rankings, its primary focus is not its rank, but on the overall success of its students. Meehan then further elaborated on her opinion when it...

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SHU Goes Blue for hurricane relief
Sep22

SHU Goes Blue for hurricane relief

Seeing copious amounts of blue on Seton Hall’s campus is nothing out of the ordinary, but on Sept. 13, Seton Hall students, professors and alumni donned their usual Pirate blue for a cause. The Division of Volunteer Efforts [DOVE]’s Go Blue for Hurricane Relief encouraged Pirates on campus and nationwide to donate $5 and wear blue to stand in solidarity with the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Michelle Peterson, director of...

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Medical school receives visit from accrediting body
Sep14

Medical school receives visit from accrediting body

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) visited Seton Hall’s medical school from Sept. 10 to 13 for the next step in its accreditation process. The LCME evaluates medical schools in the United States and Canada and determines whether the school is worthy of accreditation. The purpose of this visit was to guarantee that the medical school meets established standards, according to Seton Hall’s website. Making sure that...

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Sexual assault policy may change across nation’s colleges
Sep14

Sexual assault policy may change across nation’s colleges

Colleges across the country could potentially see policy changes in how sexual assault cases are handled. This comes after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she intends to rescind Title IX sexual assault guidelines. The President’s Office sent out an email on Sept. 13 regarding nondiscrimination and Title IX. The email included SHU’s Title IX statement and outlined what is prohibited under it. In the email, Interim President Dr....

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Seton Hall law school admissions up 33 percent
Sep14

Seton Hall law school admissions up 33 percent

According to NJTV News most law schools have seen a flat line, or a decline in admission rates. Seton Hall Law School, however, has seen the opposite—admissions up 33 percent and its national ranking 57 in the U.S. News Report ranking. When asked about the success in a NJTV article, Kathleen Boozang, dean of Seton Hall University Law School said, “I think ultimately, it’s because we have full employment of our graduates and our...

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President Trump’s DACA decision draws criticism from University administration
Sep14

President Trump’s DACA decision draws criticism from University administration

On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump made the decision to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Seton Hall administrators and students alike provided encouraging words to those potentially affected by the rescindment. DACA, a program instituted by the Obama administration, allows young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to receive a temporary reprieve from deportation. In addition, the...

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Enright named new Director of University Core
Sep14

Enright named new Director of University Core

Dr. Nancy Enright, associate professor of English and Catholic studies, will succeed Dr. Anthony Sciglitano as the director of the University Core, effective on Sept. 1, 2017. A statement from the Office of the Provost on Sept. 5 announced the appointment, made “upon the recommendation of the Search Committee.” “Dr. Enright has been instrumental in the development of the Core and in teaching in the Core,” Dr. Karen Boroff, interim...

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A&S faculty file motion of no confidence in interim provost
Sep14

A&S faculty file motion of no confidence in interim provost

The College of Arts and Sciences faculty voted to file a motion of no confidence in Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff on Sept. 8. The motion is the result of what some A&S faculty are calling an “accumulation of violations” from Boroff regarding the University’s standards for promotion and tenure and its shared governance policy. The motion also stated that Boroff made plans to alter academic programs like the Catholic Studies...

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