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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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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Seton Hall’s interim president condemns white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Aug19

Seton Hall’s interim president condemns white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Dr. Mary Meehan, Seton Hall’s interim president, released a statement on August 16 that condemned the white nationalist rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. during the weekend of August 11. “The worst impulses of humanity were on display,” Meehan wrote in her letter, “a toxic mix of racism, anti-Semitism, and willful ignorance.” “As a Catholic institution, we stand in unity with those who were targeted by the racists in...

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Diploma availability date disappoints some graduates
Jul24

Diploma availability date disappoints some graduates

The class of 2017 will have to wait slightly longer than expected for their degrees, which were originally set to arrive at the Office of the Registrar in mid-July. The diplomas are now expected to arrive on Monday, Aug. 7, according to Mary Ellen Farrell, who works in the Office of the Registrar. Joy Morgan, Academic Records Specialist in the Office of the Registrar, explained that when the Office of the Registrar receives the...

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Medical school steps closer to accreditation
Jun19

Medical school steps closer to accreditation

The Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s application for candidacy status has been approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), moving the school one large step closer to gaining permission to open its doors to students in fall 2018. “By 2020, it is estimated there will be a shortage of upward of 3,000 physicians in the Garden State and 135,000 nationally,” Dr. Mary Meehan, interim University...

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Seton Hall and Sacred Heart announce 3+3 law program
Jun19

Seton Hall and Sacred Heart announce 3+3 law program

Seton Hall University and Sacred Heart University Law Schools have decided to develop a partnership offering a 3+3 Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate program. Sacred Heart University Professor and Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics, Dr. Gary L. Rose, discussed in an email interview the benefits that both schools will have in the partnership. “Benefits include cost savings, the distinct possibility of a handsome...

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Welcome Center not to receive eco-friendly certification
Jun19

Welcome Center not to receive eco-friendly certification

Climate change has come to the forefront of the minds of many colleges and universities throughout the United States due to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement – Seton Hall has not joined the hundreds of schools that have vowed to meet the goals of the agreement. This has led some concerned Seton Hall environmentalists to wonder what the University is doing to combat climate change....

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SHU celebrates Class of 2017 at commencement ceremony
May16

SHU celebrates Class of 2017 at commencement ceremony

“How good is it that we are here together?” Dr. Karen Boroff, interim provost and executive vice president, asked the crowd of families, faculty, administration, supporters and the Class of 2017 on Monday, May 15 at the baccalaureate commencement ceremony, which took place at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. The ceremony featured a commencement speaker for the first time in three years, despite concerns that had arisen...

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Seton Hall named one of ‘America’s Best Value Colleges’
May11

Seton Hall named one of ‘America’s Best Value Colleges’

Seton Hall University was named one of ‘America’s Best Value Colleges’ by Forbes magazine. The University earned the 245th spot on the list, placing behind schools like University of California Berkeley, Stanford University and Harvard University. Forbes’ Best Value ranking indexes which schools will “deliver a meaningful return on investment,” according to its website. Seton Hall’s spot on this 300-school list puts SHU within the top...

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Seton Hall confirms next president will be ordained
Apr27

Seton Hall confirms next president will be ordained

As Seton Hall’s Board of Regents prepares to move forward with the search for the next president of the University, Patrick M. Murray, Chairman of the Board, announced that Dr. A Gabriel Esteban’s successor will be a Roman Catholic priest. Murray pointed out in a statement on April 27 that this requirement is in accordance with the University’s by-laws, which state, “The President of the University shall always...

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School of Medicine takes steps toward accreditation
Apr27

School of Medicine takes steps toward accreditation

April has been a month full of major developments for the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine: Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean, submitted a 119-page evaluation for approval by the medical school accrediting body, and the school has named its founding Board of Governors and Chairs. “The process was exhilarating and fun, but huge,” Stanton said in an email in reference to the accreditation documents. “It required...

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