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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Tutors-in-Residence help students thrive in dormitories
Jun17

Tutors-in-Residence help students thrive in dormitories

Seton Hall offers resources to students to help them flourish academically whenever faced with a difficult task. The Tutors-In-Residence (TIR) are student tutors who live on campus and are members of the Housing and Residence Life (HRL) paraprofessional staff who help to increase community throughout the residence halls, according to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) website. TIRs can be found in Aquinas, Boland and Xavier dormitory...

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Five things students wish they knew before attending SHU
Jun17

Five things students wish they knew before attending SHU

As the new academic year approaches, current University students shared five things they wish they knew before arriving at the Hall. Kiera Alexander/ Photography Editor The vast amount of resources available on campus Allyssa Villanueva, a rising junior nursing major, said she wished she knew how easy it is to receive tutoring. She noted the difficulty of adjusting to a new routine, as she transitioned from being a regular high school...

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SAT rolls out new ‘adversity score’ to level the playing field in college admissions
Jun17

SAT rolls out new ‘adversity score’ to level the playing field in college admissions

The SAT has made waves recently with the announcement that students will be assigned what’s being called an ‘adversity score’ in addition to their test scores. The adversity score will not be made available to students and will only be visible to college admissions officers. This new score comes following increased scandals surrounding the college admission process. After actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman were indicted in...

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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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Alumnus rocks around the clock to 1950s WSOU
Jun17

Alumnus rocks around the clock to 1950s WSOU

A Seton Hall alumnus discussed his memories of working for WSOU in the late 1950s with The Setonian. The alum, Joe Reilly, graduated from the University in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Reilly said he chose SHU because he wanted to be close to New York City, be part of the radio station and attend a Catholic university. Reilly said he immersed himself in everything he could while he was a student at SHU. He said he...

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Class of 2019 graduates at the Prudential Center
May20

Class of 2019 graduates at the Prudential Center

Family and friends gathered on May 20 in the crowded Prudential Center to celebrate Seton Hall’s 2019 Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony. At around 9:30 a.m., the ceremony began with graduate Anna Carpenter singing the national anthem, which was followed by Archbishop of Newark Joseph Tobin presiding the assembly in prayer. Jill Cancela/Asst. Photography Editor Interim Provost Karen Boroff, as the first administrator to speak,...

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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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Tentative Letter for Dr. Capra
May03

Tentative Letter for Dr. Capra

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for the College of Arts and Sciences.  In fact, it’s been a tumultuous few years.  But still, deciding four years ago to major in Classical Studies has been the best decision of my life.  I grew academically and personally under the intellectually demanding but endlessly supportive faculty of the Classical Studies program. I was privileged to be challenged by the demands of the...

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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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