Here’s what’s inside Seton Hall’s strategic plan
Mar03

Here’s what’s inside Seton Hall’s strategic plan

Over the last few weeks, students have received several emails from the University about its strategic plan, branded by the University as “Harvest our Treasures.” But what is the strategic plan? What are our treasures? And how does Seton Hall plan to harvest them? The Setonian breaks down what’s inside: Photo via Jillian Cancela What is a strategic plan? A strategic plan is a document which outlines broad goals for the University to...

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Public records reveal detailed plans of University Center renovation
Feb25

Public records reveal detailed plans of University Center renovation

On Feb. 3, Seton Hall announced plans for a major renovation of the University Center with some renderings but few details. The Setonian was able to uncover more specifics by obtaining a series of documents submitted by the University to the South Orange Planning Board, made available to the public via the Village’s website.  Construction on the building is expected to take approximately 18 months and will begin in the late spring....

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In-person classes suspended as winter storm approaches University
Feb17

In-person classes suspended as winter storm approaches University

Seton Hall announced its campuses will be closed on Thursday due to an incoming snowstorm, but said that classes will continue for students virtually and that the University’s business operations will continue.  Campuses will be limited to essential personnel only, starting at 8:45 a.m., according to a Pirate Alert sent to the campus community on Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service has issues a winter weather advisory...

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Students voice disapproval as University announces University Center overhaul
Feb08

Students voice disapproval as University announces University Center overhaul

Seton Hall announced plans for a major renovation of the University Center in an email to students on Tuesday. The plans—which were announced amid a pandemic during which the University raised tuition and laid off staff in the spring—have some students questioning the timing of the project. Earlier this year, the University announced a series of cost-saving measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including laying off 10% of the...

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University Center to undergo major renovation
Feb03

University Center to undergo major renovation

Seton Hall announced plans for a major renovation of the University Center in an email to students on Tuesday. Seton Hall announced major renovation plans for the University Center. (Photo courtesy of Seton Hall University) The renovation of the Bishop Dougherty University Center, which was built in the early 1960’s, will include new broadcasting studio space, an event room and new prayer rooms, according to the University’s...

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University closes campuses, moves classes online ahead of major winter storm
Jan31

University closes campuses, moves classes online ahead of major winter storm

Seton Hall announced its campuses will be closed on Monday due to an incoming snowstorm, but said that classes will continue for students virtually and that the University’s business operations will continue.  Campuses will be limited to essential personnel only, starting at 8:45 a.m., according to a Pirate Alert sent to the campus community. The National Weather Service has declared a winter storm warning in every county of the...

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South Orange unveils new master plan to guide future development of Village
Jan31

South Orange unveils new master plan to guide future development of Village

South Orange Village has published its master plan, a long-term planning document which will determine the future development of the Township, as well as the Village’s relationship with Seton Hall.  The plan, developed in conjunction with Newark-based planning firm Topology, includes many recommendations for land use changes including new open space, rezoning and bicycle infrastructure. “This has been a master plan of epic...

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Seton Hall community reacts to insurrection at Capitol; Nyre calls for reflection, perspective
Jan08

Seton Hall community reacts to insurrection at Capitol; Nyre calls for reflection, perspective

President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of November’s election came to a violent crescendo on Wednesday when a pro-Trump mob staged an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol following a rally outside the White House, where the President continued to spread misinformation about the 2020 election. Five deaths have been connected to Wednesday’s violence at the Capitol, including a woman who was shot by police as rioters...

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Seton Hall says it will continue in-person instruction for spring semester, will not include a spring break
Dec18

Seton Hall says it will continue in-person instruction for spring semester, will not include a spring break

Seton Hall will again reopen for Hybrid Flexible or “HyFlex” instruction in January, according to an email on Thursday from the Health Information Communication Team (HICT) that outlined testing and quarantine protocols for the spring semester.  The clarified plans come two months after the University initially announced its intention to continue the HyFlex modality into the spring. “Caution tape hangs from a tree while the...

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New Jersey administers first coronavirus vaccinations, college students may have to wait ‘many weeks’
Dec15

New Jersey administers first coronavirus vaccinations, college students may have to wait ‘many weeks’

After months of uncertainty, New Jersey took its first, albeit small, step towards ending the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday as the state began administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care workers just days after it was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration.  Maritza Beniquez, a 56-year-old emergency room nurse, was the first New Jerseyan to receive the vaccine Tuesday morning at...

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Murphy discourages interstate travel, denies lockdown ‘rumors’
Dec04

Murphy discourages interstate travel, denies lockdown ‘rumors’

Gov. Phil Murphy discouraged New Jersey residents from engaging in non-essential interstate travel at a press conference held on Wednesday, citing an elevated risk of COVID-19 spread nationwide. The announcement comes after the state scrapped its travel advisory list after every state except for Hawaii qualified for a 14-day quarantine. “Given the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 for both residents who travel outside the state and...

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University plans in-person commencements for Class of 2020
Nov19

University plans in-person commencements for Class of 2020

The Seton Hall University Class of 2020 will have three in-person commencement ceremonies this spring, the Provost’s office announced in an email to graduates on Thursday. Provost announced three commencement ceremonies in April for Class of 2020 (Photo by Jillian Cancela) Each of the three ceremonies plans to accommodate 115 graduates, who are allowed two guests each, Provost Katia Passerini said. Baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral...

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