Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs laws protecting student borrowers
Aug02

Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signs laws protecting student borrowers

Acting Governor Sheila Oliver was welcomed to Seton Hall’s South Orange campus by President Joseph Nyre on July 31 to sign two pieces of legislation into law, targeted at improving college affordability and cost transparency. Oliver and Nyre were joined by other state officials including Director of Higher Education Student Assistance Authority Executive David Socolow, Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride...

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Seton Hall announces 3.9% tuition hike, raising full-year tuition to $41 thousand
Jul17

Seton Hall announces 3.9% tuition hike, raising full-year tuition to $41 thousand

Seton Hall announced their annual tuition hike for the 2019-2020 academic year, as well as increases to the semesterly student fee and room and board. The increased tuition price means that for the first time it will cost undergraduate students more than $40 thousand for a full academic year at Seton Hall. A campus-wide email from the Provost’s office confirmed that rates for the coming year would rise to $20,730 per semester, an...

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Former Seton Hall professor deemed ‘unfit for trial’ according to prosecutors
Jul12

Former Seton Hall professor deemed ‘unfit for trial’ according to prosecutors

Prosecutors called the former Seton Hall ethics professor who schemed to burn down New York’s iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral mentally unfit for trial on Thursday morning following the results of a court ordered psychological evaluation.   The Manhattan Supreme Court judge presiding over the case, Judge Neil Ross, says he plans to commit Marc Lamparello to a mental health facility, indefinitely postponing his...

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Seton Hall reveals results of campus climate survey
Jun17

Seton Hall reveals results of campus climate survey

Seton Hall revealed the results of its campus climate survey on May 28 as well as policies and plans that have been implemented to attempt to foster an atmosphere of inclusivity on campus. Kiera Alexander/ Asst. Photography Editor According to an email from Interim President Mary Meehan, the survey was sent to all members of the Seton Hall community at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year and received a 17% response rate with...

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Seton Hall responds swiftly to online comment
May09

Seton Hall responds swiftly to online comment

A day after the shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver, CO, which left one student dead and eight others injured, a commenter on The Setonian’s website made a highly-charged reference to violence in one of its stories. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Senator Tim Kaine The comment, which was caught by The Setonian’s moderation system, was left around 10:00 on Wednesday morning by an unnamed individual who is...

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Concerned 44 takes to The Green in protest calling for Hoffer’s termination
May08

Concerned 44 takes to The Green in protest calling for Hoffer’s termination

The student activist organization The Concerned 44 took to The Green on May 7, expressing disapproval over the University’s handling of the situation surrounding Seton Hall history professor Williamjames Hoffer. Glory Akoh/Staff Photographer The group of roughly twenty chanted slogans such as “if that’s who you’re hiring, that’s who we’re firing” and “SHU must halt those who assault,” referring to the physical altercation Hoffer and a...

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SHU professor under fire for controversial remarks
May01

SHU professor under fire for controversial remarks

Seton Hall’s campus was embroiled in scandal last week following the posting of flyers around campus from the student activist organization The Concerned 44. The posters, which were appeared on the front doors of Fahy Hall and out on the University Green last Thursday morning, featured the face of Seton Hall History Professor Williamjames Hoffer with the words “white supremacist” over his eyes. The flyers, which were removed from Fahy...

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Senate President convenes policy forum on pension reform
Apr25

Senate President convenes policy forum on pension reform

New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) came to Seton Hall last Thursday to promote his new “Path to Progress” in a policy forum hosted by Dr. Matthew Hale of the The Edwin R. Lewinson Center for the Study of Labor, Inequality, and Social Justice. The set of fiscal policy recommendations will help was Sweeney sees as a looming budget crisis in the state over the course of the next few years, stemming from the...

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Seton Hall ethics professor fired
Apr25

Seton Hall ethics professor fired

Former Seton Hall adjunct philosophy professor Marc Lamparello was arraigned in the New York Criminal Court Wednesday evening. Lamaparello charged with one felony count of attempted arson and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. If found guilty, the charges carry a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in prison. Prosecutors also recommended Lamparello be held on a bond of $500,000 and surrendering of his passport....

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Seton Hall professor arrested for attempted arson at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Apr18

Seton Hall professor arrested for attempted arson at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

**This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.** Seton Hall adjunct philosophy professor Marc Lamparello was taken into custody by NYPD counterterrorism officers yesterday evening after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gasoline cans. The incident occurred just two days after the devastating blaze that nearly destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, New York....

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SGA installs incoming senators, executive board
Apr10

SGA installs incoming senators, executive board

Seton Hall’s Student Government Association (SGA) installed their newly elected class of senators and executive board members for the 2019-2020 academic year on Monday evening. Interim Provost Karen Boroff and Vice President of Student Services Tracey Gottlieb led the swearing in of the executive board and at-large senators, while the deans of colleges swore in their respective delegations. In total, 15 of the new senators will be...

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Faculty Senate objects to provost
Apr10

Faculty Senate objects to provost

In a private executive session last Friday, Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate voted on an emergency motion disapproving of Interim Provost Karen Boroff’s reappointment to her position and calling on President-Elect Nyre and Interim President Mary Meehan to consult with faculty on other candidates to fill the position, a move that stopped just short of a vote of no-confidence. Boroff’s reappointment enraged senators after they were informed...

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