‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ rally draws crowd in downtown Newark
Sep25

‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ rally draws crowd in downtown Newark

Breonna Taylor’s name echoed down Market Street as hundreds took to the streets of downtown Newark on Thursday for a “Justice for Breonna Taylor” protest organized by Newark-based political group, the People’s Organization for Progress (POP). A crowd gathers in front of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Newark demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. (Daniel O’Connor/News Editor) The protest, centered around the Historic...

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CDC updates testing guidelines, acknowledges threat of asymptomatic spread
Sep19

CDC updates testing guidelines, acknowledges threat of asymptomatic spread

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its COVID-19 testing guidelines Friday, recommending testing for potentially asymptomatic individuals who have come into contact with those who have tested positive for the virus. The CDC previously suggested that tests for asymptomatic individuals were unnecessary even if they had contact with a person who had tested positive for the virus, a move which many public health...

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Seton Hall rises six spots in U.S. News and World Report ranking
Sep14

Seton Hall rises six spots in U.S. News and World Report ranking

Seton Hall rose six spots in the 2021 annual ranking of colleges by U.S. News and World Report, rising from No. 139 to No. 133 on the publication’s list of the best national universities. The ranking, released on Monday, ties Seton Hall with Drexel University in Philadelphia, The New School in New York City, and several other universities. Seton Hall University rose six places in U.S. News and World Report’s annual...

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University launches updated COVID-19 dashboard, details total number of tests administered
Sep09

University launches updated COVID-19 dashboard, details total number of tests administered

Seton Hall’s Health Intervention and Communication Team launched a new dashboard for COVID-19 data on the University’s website. The new dashboard breaks down case data from Seton Hall, South Orange, Newark and beyond. A nurse works to administer COVID-19 tests under Xavier Hall to resident students moving in on Aug. 30, 2020. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) It currently reports three known cases of coronavirus on campus since fall...

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Health Services clarifies testing protocols, while virologist calls outbreak risk ‘unacceptably high’
Sep04

Health Services clarifies testing protocols, while virologist calls outbreak risk ‘unacceptably high’

A Seton Hall virologist called the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak on campus “unacceptably high” after a Health Services interview with The Setonian clarified the University’s testing and tracing protocols. Health Services’ most detailed explanation of its protocols yet comes in the wake of three residents testing positive for COVID-19 this fall semester. The newly clarified testing and tracing procedures explain who can be tested...

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Aquinas Hall evacuated as black water pours from damaged sprinkler head
Aug21

Aquinas Hall evacuated as black water pours from damaged sprinkler head

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) confirmed Friday that a damaged sprinkler head was the cause of a fire alarm that forced the residents of Aquinas Hall to evacuate at 9:25 Thursday night.  The sprinkler head sprayed dark oil and water, which flowed through floors and down walls from the second floor to the first, causing “very little damage,” according to HRL. Video provided to The Setonian. “It’s water, but it becomes stagnant...

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Housing and Residence Life to reverse course on residence hall closures
Aug19

Housing and Residence Life to reverse course on residence hall closures

Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) announced that it would reopen dorms in its Complex residence halls, just days after a late-night email to residents announced its closure. Screenshots of an HRL email obtained by The Setonian and confirmed by an anonymous source with knowledge of the email and its contents outlined new plans to reverse the closures of Complex residence halls and provide options for relocated...

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Governor Murphy signs executive order allowing in-person instruction for the fall
Aug12

Governor Murphy signs executive order allowing in-person instruction for the fall

N.J. schools and colleges will be allowed to open for in-person instruction despite the state not moving into Stage 3 of its reopening process, according to a series of tweets from Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday. The update follows last week’s announcement by the University that in-person instruction would be delayed due to the state’s apparent unwillingness to move to Stage 3, originally a prerequisite for the School’s 69-page...

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University closes Complex residence halls in late night announcement
Aug08

University closes Complex residence halls in late night announcement

The University announced late Friday night in an email to students the closure of Serra, Neumann, and Cabrini residence halls for the fall 2020 semester, along with other adjustments to its reopening plan. The announcement, which also clarifies quarantine and testing requirements, comes one day after University President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced that the University’s long-planned “Hybrid Flexible” model of instruction would be...

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Student Services hosts criminal justice panel amid protests against police violence
Jul27

Student Services hosts criminal justice panel amid protests against police violence

Student Services hosted a virtual “panel on policing” on Tuesday to discuss issues of criminal justice, equality and engagement in the Seton Hall community and beyond. The panel is the second in a series of events planned by the Student Services to address diversity and inclusion in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. The event featured speakers from the South Orange and Newark...

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State confirms Seton Hall’s hybrid restart plan as other colleges backtrack
Jul25

State confirms Seton Hall’s hybrid restart plan as other colleges backtrack

Seton Hall’s Re-opening Operations Team (ROOT) announced Friday that New Jersey has confirmed its restart plan, a draft of which was published by The Setonian on July 14. The 69-page restart plan outlines how instruction, housing, dining and many other aspects of campus life will function this fall, but will only go into effect if New Jersey moves to stage three of its reopening process. The state has yet to provide a clear timeline...

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University announces new mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 testing requirements for student body
Jul17

University announces new mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 testing requirements for student body

Dual emails from Student Services and the Re-Opening Operations Team (ROOT) announced new guidelines Friday for students returning to campus, outlining quarantine and testing requirements for residents, non-residents, and international students.  The announcements include details that were not outlined in the University’s draft restart plan, which was reported by The Setonian on Tuesday after it was released by the New Jersey...

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