University launches new institute
Nov08

University launches new institute

The Buccino Leadership Institute, a “first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary program designed to develop undergraduates from a wide array of academic majors to become the next generation of leaders,” officially launched this fall, according to an email from the Office of the Provost. The Institute has chosen “83 high-caliber students from around the globe … for the inaugural class,” said the Office of the Provost. These students come from...

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Asiah Avent ready to earn his keep as a walk-on
Nov07

Asiah Avent ready to earn his keep as a walk-on

Top prospects, clutch performers, high-flying dunkers and record-setting nights rightfully dominate the college basketball media’s attention. The viewing public has shown time and again that it can never get enough of the game’s brightest stars, and their incredible feats certainly deserve the recognition. The supporting cast, however, including walk-on players, is what truly helps teams succeed. There is usually a player or two on...

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Former SHU baseball players succeeding at next level
Oct18

Former SHU baseball players succeeding at next level

Seton Hall made a memorable run in the Big East tournament a year ago and now, many of the players that fueled its run to the championship game are now achieving similar success at the professional level. Seven players from last season’s 30-win team were either drafted or signed with Major League Baseball franchises in June – a testament to the success coach Rob Shepherd has achieved developing and preparing players for the next level...

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Psychoanalytic theorist to discuss alt-right and political correctness
Sep26

Psychoanalytic theorist to discuss alt-right and political correctness

Seton Hall’s Poetry-in-the-Round will host Slavoj Žižek, author of “The Sublime Object of Ideology and Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow Dialectical Materialism,” for a special presentation titled “Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction; or, What Can Beckett Tell Us about the Alt-Right and Political Correctness?” The event is scheduled for Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jubilee Hall auditorium. Žižek has written...

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Zeta Phi Beta sisters serve SHU community
Sep13

Zeta Phi Beta sisters serve SHU community

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., also known as the “Zetas,” is a sorority that has dedicated itself to serving the community for more than 19 years. The organization is part of the United Greek Council at Seton Hall. Monika Soto, a junior social work major, is the president of the Psi Pi chapter of Zeta Phi Beta. “It truly is an honor to be the president of the award-winning Psi Pi chapter,” Soto said “We have continuously set the...

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Class of 2022 breaks records
Sep12

Class of 2022 breaks records

Seton Hall’s class of 2022 broke three different records going into the new school year. The milestones achieved, which are receiving the most applicants, largest class, and highest average SAT scores, indicate that Seton Hall’s overall progress is at an all-time high. Seton Hall received over 19,200 applicants for the class of 2022, which would end up surpassing last year’s number by about 2,500 students. Out of all these applicants,...

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Speaker connects literature with emotion
May02

Speaker connects literature with emotion

On April 25, the Philosophy Department and the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences featured a discussion by Dr. Noël Carroll, as part of the Philosopher’s Speak series. Dr. Carroll is a professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is recognized for his work in the philosophy of literature, film, visual arts, and social and cultural theory. The talk, entitled, “Literature, the Emotions,...

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Alum advice: make sure you keep the ‘right people’
Apr25

Alum advice: make sure you keep the ‘right people’

A Criminal Justice major might say the best lesson they learned in college is the importance of evidence or a certain investigative principle. Seton Hall Alum Kristen Hardy (07’) kept it simple: she said the best lesson she learned at SHU was “the importance of keeping the right people around.” Hardy graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, becoming a lawyer, and now working as a Compliance Counselor at Rockwell Automation in...

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Taal aces through collegiate transition, coaching carousel
Apr11

Taal aces through collegiate transition, coaching carousel

For Melody Taal, education and sports have always had equal importance. It is what drove the tennis player from Ede, Netherlands to travel thousands of miles from her home to play collegiately in the United States. The transition began with a key decision between choosing to pursue professional tennis or attending a university. In the Netherlands, these two were mutually-exclusive; however, in the United States, she had the ability to...

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Kainoa Spenser returns to campus to deliver inspirational message
Mar28

Kainoa Spenser returns to campus to deliver inspirational message

Kainoa Spenser, a Pi Kappa Phi fraternity founding father whose life changed after being struck with a debilitating illness less than year ago, returned to Seton Hall on March 23 to share his inspirational story of survival. Students, faculty and Spenser’s family all gathered in the Jubilee Hall auditorium as Spenser discussed how he contracted the disease that almost killed him, his recovery process and where he is today. Spenser...

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Student film spotlights eating disorders
Mar17

Student film spotlights eating disorders

The South Orange Maplewood Film Festival (SOMA) hosts a variety of local filmmakers to showcase their films and documentaries. It is relatively new in the area and this year is the third year. In previous years, students from the College of the Communications and the Arts have had their works shown at the festival, as well as faculty members. As such, the festival provides an opportunity for many newcomers to show their works and...

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Matt Leon: Seton Hall’s Swiss Army knife
Mar01

Matt Leon: Seton Hall’s Swiss Army knife

No matter the inning, fifth, seventh or ninth, Matt Leon is always ready to step out of the bullpen with the game on the line. Seton Hall’s new closer, Leon is replacing Zach Prendergast who graduated last year and Leon is perhaps the most consistent and versatile relief pitcher this year for coach Rob Sheppard’s Pirates. “Matt is a product of his work ethic and I couldn’t be happier for a young man, who, especially in his senior...

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