College of Communication and the Arts unveils new master’s program in communication
Jun17

College of Communication and the Arts unveils new master’s program in communication

The College of Communication and the Arts has instituted a M.A. in communication for students desiring to pursue graduate work. Applications for the Fall 2019 term are available online for prospective applicants. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Joyce, Photography by Michael Paras According to the Seton Hall University website, the program offers two tracks of study: Digital Communication and Communication Technologies will function as one...

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SHU professor named 2019 Carnegie Fellow
May02

SHU professor named 2019 Carnegie Fellow

William Connell, Seton Hall Professor of History and Joseph M. and Geraldine C. La Motta Chair in Italian Studies, has been recognized as a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The fellowship includes a $200,000 grant which is dedicated to research, publishing and writing in the humanities and social sciences. William Connell (pictured) was named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow Which will include a $20,000 grant for research. Photo via Academia...

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PRIDE gains  probationary status on campus
May02

PRIDE gains probationary status on campus

Recently, Seton Hall’s gay-straight alliance, PRIDE, formerly known as Allies, gained probationary status from the Student Organization’s Advisory Committee (SOAC). This means that the organization can now present to the Student Government Association’s Finance Committee and request money; they have also been recommended for full recognition to the Department of Student Life. Probationary status applies to all new clubs during their...

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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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HRL revises housing  policies, eliminating bed retain
Apr10

HRL revises housing policies, eliminating bed retain

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) has updated housing policies for room selection causing a stir. In the policy update, HRL has eliminated the ability to select a bed retain for on-campus residents for this semester, instead implementing a “suite retain” policy that will require students to completely fill a suite in order for them to retain it for next year. Timothy Moran, director of Housing and Residence Life, explained the changes...

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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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Seton Hall embarks on review of EEO and Title IX office
Apr04

Seton Hall embarks on review of EEO and Title IX office

Last week, the University announced that it has retained Grand River Solutions, a higher education consulting firm, to conduct a review of the offices of EEO and Title IX compliance in response to the demands from the Concerned 44 last semester. In an email sent to the student body on March 27, it was shared that Grand River Solutions will also be conducting multiple student focus groups on campus. This follows many students voicing...

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Muslim Student Association holds Islamic Awareness Week
Mar27

Muslim Student Association holds Islamic Awareness Week

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Seton Hall University hosted Islamic Awareness Week (IAW) this week. Events included “Ask a Muslim: Dawah Table,” a “Love in Islam” discussion, a speaker on “Mental Health in Islam,” a “Hijabathon” and a “United Jummah” to close in the week off. The events are meant to foster discussion and unite the University community to come together. Guest speaker Amina Saad talks about mental health in...

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SGA votes to approve new  budget policy
Mar21

SGA votes to approve new budget policy

On Sunday March 3, 2019, a revised Student Government Association (SGA) budget policy was proposed to and approved by the student senate. The new changes made to the budget policy were implemented by Divine Tanamal, a junior with a double major in economics and marketing and SGA treasurer. Treasurer Tanamal (left) and Senator Babiak (right) worked together to write the new budget policy. Mackenzie Wetherill/Staff Photographer Three...

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Students demonstrate to commemorate 55th anniversary of Setonian’s suspension
Mar06

Students demonstrate to commemorate 55th anniversary of Setonian’s suspension

The Seton Hall chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (SHYDSA) held a demonstration on the University Green last Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of a 700 student protest on Seton Hall’s campus 55 years ago. The protest was sparked by outrage over the suspension of The Setonian by then University president Rev. John J. Dougherty. Dougherty accused the paper of abusing “freedom of expression” after printing...

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