SHU professor of journalism releases first book
Nov15

SHU professor of journalism releases first book

Dr. Matthew Pressman, an Assistant Professor of Journalism in the College of Communication and the Arts, released his first book, “On Press: The Liberal Values That Shaped the News,” earlier this month. Harvard University Press published the book. “The Liberal Values That Shaped the News” considers the historical foundation of the news media. It explores how the journalism of the 1960s-1980s has shaped contemporary journalism for how...

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Concerned 44 continues to protest at SHU
Nov01

Concerned 44 continues to protest at SHU

Seton Hall University Interim President Mary Meehan announced a revised set of responses to the Concerned 44’s demands on Tuesday afternoon after the University’s initial offers were rejected by the activist group over the weekend. The new response included “a commitment to search for a full-time English faculty member specializing in Latin American, Latino/a literature” as well as a pledge to hire a director for Africana studies,...

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Concerned 44 delivers new demands to provost
Oct24

Concerned 44 delivers new demands to provost

Seton Hall’s Concerned 44, an activist group made up of students on campus, delivered a list of five demands to University Provost Karen Boroff on Tuesday morning. The list of demands included sections targeted at restoring the Africana studies program to its former department status, a student review board for Africana studies professors, a mass overhaul of the Latino Studies and Latin American Studies Program and earmarked...

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SHU students reveal how the landscape of news is changing
Oct24

SHU students reveal how the landscape of news is changing

The news landscape is changing as many college students and young adults are consuming news through a variety of different channels and sources. Seton Hall students and professors shared how they consume the news daily along with a few tips and recommendations. While some students said that they get their news from social media, Jordan Lewis, a freshman civil engineering major, said that he uses the Apple News app on his iPhone. “I...

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Seton Hall alumni successfully launch their own businesses
Oct18

Seton Hall alumni successfully launch their own businesses

Two Seton Hall alumni were recently earned the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies’ Emerging Entrepreneur Award after successfully launching their own businesses since their graduation. Luciana Contuzzi, who graduated in 2013 as a finance and information technology major, owns Zest, a café serving gluten free and dairy free food. After graduating from Seton Hall, Contuzzi said the 9-to-5 work life was not for her. She opened Zest in...

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SHU law professors respond to Kavanaugh’s confirmation
Oct18

SHU law professors respond to Kavanaugh’s confirmation

Fourteen Seton Hall Law School professors recently signed a letter that was run in The New York Times entitled, “The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh.” This letter, which was signed by more than 2,400 law professors from across the United States, urged the Senate to reconsider confirming President Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on the basis that he “displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be...

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SHU talks textbooks, prices and requirements
Oct04

SHU talks textbooks, prices and requirements

The start of each semester comes with the reminder of having to purchase new supplies. While students sometimes reuse notebooks and folders to save a few dollars, there is always one item that is difficult to avoid purchasing every semester: textbooks. However, many Seton Hall students have said that purchasing textbooks for class can sometimes be a waste of money. Ani Shahinian, a sophomore diplomacy major, explained that even though...

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Language professor accepts new position
Oct03

Language professor accepts new position

Dr. Bryan Meadows, a language professor, teaching Intermediate ESL Writing and Teaching Methods for World Languages, recently accepted a position on the New Jersey Department of Education’s Bilingual Advisory Committee. It was announced earlier this fall that Meadows had accepted this position. It is a two-year position, beginning in 2018 and ending in 2020, with meetings at the New Jersey Department of Education main office in...

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SHU’s religion program offers opportunities
Sep26

SHU’s religion program offers opportunities

Mohamed Elshekh, a junior religious studies and diplomacy major, said that he was in the best place for religious studies. Several students said that what makes the program great are the professors in the religious studies department who are dedicated to their craft and are willing to give time to their students. Kaylee Clemens, a junior philosophy and religion major, said, “Ten out of 10 times, professors point you in the right...

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Chair discusses changes in criminal justice department
Sep19

Chair discusses changes in criminal justice department

Last March, 11 criminal justice majors met with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Peter Shoemaker, and the associate dean for Undergraduate Student Services and Enrollment Management to voice their concerns about issues within the criminal justice department. This year, changes within the department were implemented, as asserted by students and Interim Chairman Dr. Robert Pallitto. “Things are going well,” Pallitto said....

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McNulty renovations receive positive reviews
Sep06

McNulty renovations receive positive reviews

This summer, the Helen Lerner Amphitheater in McNulty Hall underwent renovations. The amphitheater now features designs compatible for meeting the learning styles and needs of all students who take classes in it. Michael Marconi, project manager for Facilities Engineering, explained in an email what the renovations entailed. “The finishes for the entire amphitheater were updated with new carpet, new fabric wrapped panels along the...

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Contract not renewed for Professor of the Year
Jun11

Contract not renewed for Professor of the Year

Dr. R.J. Maratea, professor of criminal justice, won the College of Arts and Sciences Professor of the Year Award for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. The announcement was made at the 2018 Student Leadership Awards ceremony, according to Sarah Miller, chair of the Dean’s Undergraduate Student Cabinet. Maratea is one of two criminal justice professors whose contracts were not renewed for the 2018 to 2019 academic year. He and Professor...

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