Fifty years ago, on a bright morning in early June, Elaine Lardieri stood on Seton Hall’s commencement stage and addressed the Class of 1969 and their families. It was a landmark moment for her, of course, but also for the University at large: after 113 years in existence, the school had its first female valedictorian.…
Category: SHU History
I will never forget my first day as a Seton Hall student. I arrived on campus eager to learn about my University and to experience life as a Setonian. On that day, the University family embraced me as one of its own. And in time, I learned to stand on the strength of that family…
UNA-USA and the School of Diplomacy and International Relations teamed up to tell the fascinating history of the influential organization — thanks to a dedicated group of donors.
In 1968, Seton Hall welcomed its first integrated male and female class to the South Orange campus.
Father Laurence T. Murphy, who taught at Seton Hall and briefly served as University President, helped forge a historic link between Seton Hall and China, starting in 1979.
Named an Inventor of the Year in 2015 by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, Walter Alina ’56 transformed entire manufacturing processes with his visionary concepts
To commemorate Immaculate Conception Seminary’s 150th anniversary, Monsignor Wister, an associate professor of Church history, embarked on a quest to write the definitive history of the institution. Over six years, he reviewed original correspondence between rectors and bishops, read journals, textbooks and newspapers, and pored over hundreds of photographs, consulting sources that had never before been used for scholarly purposes.
In September, he published Stewards of the Mysteries of God, which in its 496 pages tells a story filled with colorful personalities and realistic details about what daily life was like even for the earliest seminarians.
Portions of Monsignor Wister’s book are excerpted here.
These contributors talked about how Monsignor Sheeran had touched their lives, how he made a difference — often with a small gesture, or a smile — that ultimately had a profound effect.
Award-winning journalist Anthony DePalma ’75 reflects on his return to the University after a long absence.