New A&S Dean peers into a bright future at SHU

Out of the upwards of 50 candidates who applied for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Peter Shoemaker almost didn’t make the cut. “It’s funny: I missed the official deadline by a couple of days, so I was unsure whether my application would be considered,” he said in an email. “Luckily, it was.” The Office of the Provost sent a University-wide email on Friday with details of Shoemaker’s appointment, which becomes effective July 1. He will be the third official dean, along with seve

Kanye West's music only on Tidal? Not anymore

A track on Kanye West's latest album is now available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Music, TechCrunch reports. West had promised exclusive streaming rights of the album "The Life of Pablo" to the music-streaming service provider Tidal. He made the promise in February on Twitter after the Feb. 13 release of the album. A day after the album's release, Tidal earned the top spot on the U.S. App Store's most downloaded list.

Pope Francis' Fiat goes up for auction

The car that was used by Pope Francis during his visit to the U.S. last September could now be yours—through an auction. Charitybuzz and the Archdiocese of New York have teamed up to auction one of the 2015 Fiat 500 Lounge Hatchbacks provided by Chrysler. The net proceeds of the auction will benefit Catholic schools, charities, and relief services. The car is currently available to bid on the auction site Charitybuzz until 3 pm ET on Mar 31. The bids started at $10,500 last Thursday for the

Foreign Correspondent: Czech Republic

It all started with an email from Anna Kuchta. As any member of the Slavic Club, for which she is the academic advisor—no matter how minimal the membership—can attest, my inbox receives more emails from the Polish powerhouse than I’d care for (hint: You can’t escape them, so don’t try). One day, one email in particular stuck out to me. It was advertising a course in foreign correspondence. After exploring a myriad of specialties in college, journalism was the one that stuck. Now, in my senior y

Does regulation kill banks or prop them up?

Amid growing concerns about a global recession, sellers can be hard-pressed to find buyers in the market. One industry insider blames regulation. Regulation causes a lack of liquidity by forcing banks to reduce balance sheets; strangles the capital market's ability to provide credit; and leads to shadow banking system, said David Castillo, managing director of sales and trading at Odeon Capital Group. "It's very difficult right now to find liquidity on many assets in the market, and the di

Most/least expensive cars to insure in 2016

If you're looking to buy a car, the sticker price is not the only cost you'll incur.'s annual rankings of the most and least expensive vehicles to insure found a vehicle's price tag does not necessarily correspond to its premium rate. "Insurance companies base rates on multiple factors, such as cost of repair, safety ratings and the number of claims on a vehicle model. And that's before taking into account your driving record," Penny Gusner, a consumer analyst for, said in

These were the highest paid MBAs in 2015

One MBA graduate last year struck gold to the tune of a $467,000 payday. Others, meanwhile, had a much harder time establishing financial footing. Those figures are according to a Poets & Quants report compiling the highest and lowest base salaries of 2015 MBA graduates, based on business school employment records. The highest reported MBA starting compensation came in at a whopping $467,000, more than 50 percent higher than the next highest base salary last year. The sum went to a private equ

What state boasts the highest well-being?

The happiest Americans in 2015 are living outside of the continental United States, according to a new report. Hawaii and Alaska boast the highest well-being in the nation, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index showed. Researchers surveyed adults across the U.S. in about 500 telephone interviews every day in 2015. Questions focused on how they view their everyday lives — measuring their sense of purpose, social life, financial standing, community support and physical health.

School of Health and Medical Sciences and College of Nursing set to co-locate to new campus

Seton Hall’s School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) and College of Nursing could soon experience much needed growth to their schools as they “continue to explore the feasibility” of co-locating to the new satellite campus, located in Nutley and Clifton, N.J., according to SHMS Dean Brian Shulman. What this means is that when the newest SHU campus is fully operational, a goal for the fall of 2017, the nursing school is set to move its graduate programs and the upper-level portion of the un

Package overflow crashes system

The mailroom received a record high number of packages following the Martin Luther King, Jr. long weekend. However, many students still have not picked them up yet due to a malfunction in the notification system. The mailroom updated the tracking software student email list on Jan. 19 and a glitch in the system turned off the package notification emails for the day, according to Peter Trunk, the manager of administrative services. “All packages were scanned in and ready for pick up, but the st

Fire safety sends hoverboards rolling off campus

The University has prohibited drones, hoverboards, self-balancing scooters, battery-operated scooters, hands-free Segways, electric-powered skateboards and similar devices on campus. Public Safety notified the community in a university-wide email sent last Thursday. Patrick Linfante, director of Public Safety, cited a warning from the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety that the devices represent a fire hazard while being charged. Linfante is concerned about “reports that fires started as a res

Medical School plans kept behind closed doors

The University has its lips sealed about the progress of Seton Hall’s new School of Medicine, which was announced in January. On Jan. 14, A. Gabriel Esteban sent an email announcing the University’s intent to create the only private medical school in New Jersey and projecting that the School would begin to enroll students at a new campus in Nutley and Clifton, N.J., by fall 2017. Almost a year later, there have been no major updates since June 9 when Seton Hall and Hackensack UHN, which signed

Suspect arrested following a series of library thefts

The South Orange Police have made one arrest following the series of thefts that occurred in Walsh Library last month. The suspect, identified as Reginald Murph, a 31-year-old resident of Teaneck, was arrested by South Orange detectives on Oct. 2, just days after credit cards, cash and identification were taken from several Seton Hall students who left personal belongings unattended while they were in the library. On Sept. 28, there was a series of four robberies and a fifth robbery on Oct. 1

Salary statistics reveal numbers, not motivation

The top 10 best college majors for earning potential, according to Kiplinger, a personal finance and business forecasting service, are all in the applied sciences or business fields. While this may not surprise many people, the categorization of salary by major can be misleading. Gina Aloe, assistant director of The Career Center, said the average or median pay is not the only factor to consider when thinking about a salary. “Often, it is referred to as a ‘salary package’ and there are many f

SHU staff sees the Pope

As Pope Francis touched down in Washington D.C. for his first visit to the United States since becoming pope in 2013, the Seton Hall community was well represented at every event on the Holy Father’s busy agenda. The University’s involvement in the historic visit is not surprising, considering Seton Hall’s unique relationship with Francis’ Papacy. Dr. Ines Murzaku, professor and founding chair of the Department of Catholic Studies, said that when Pope Francis was inaugurated in March 2013, she

Pope Francis’ first visit to America

As the warm, late September day progressed, Washington D.C. buzzed with excitement following the Holy Father’s morning visit to the White House, where he met President Barack Obama and the rest of the first family. Stickers of Pope Francis’ face with the hashtag #PopeInUs could be seen stuck on dozens of people on the streets. Spectators lined the metal barricades outside the headquarters of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops where Pope Francis prepared for the canonization Mass o
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