New Jersey released details of the University’s restart plan. Here is what is inside.
Jul14

New Jersey released details of the University’s restart plan. Here is what is inside.

A Seton Hall Public Safety officer allows a car to enter through the University’s front gate in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) Seton Hall’s 67-page restart plan was released on Tuesday after being submitted to the state of New Jersey and being obtained by The Setonian on Monday following an Open Public Record Act request. The document contained the most robust explanation of the...

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Seton Hall signs on to amicus brief in Harvard suit opposing deportation of international students
Jul10

Seton Hall signs on to amicus brief in Harvard suit opposing deportation of international students

Seton Hall announced on Friday that it signed on to an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit by Harvard opposing new Department of Homeland Security guidelines that would require international students to leave the country if their institutions plan for an all-online fall semester. Seton Hall University and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), of which the University is a member, have both released statements...

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Seton Hall students circulate petition against tuition hike
Jun21

Seton Hall students circulate petition against tuition hike

Seton Hall students began circulating a new petition on Tuesday calling for a tuition freeze for the 2020-2021 academic year following a June 11 announcement that the university will raise tuition by 3.5% and room and board by 3%. As of press time, the petition has garnered over 1,700 signatures on change.org. “We understand Seton Hall has also faced a loss during this time, but as students, many of us are unsure if we will be able to...

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Housing and Residence Life announces new COVID-19 occupancy rules eliminating triple dorms
Jun17

Housing and Residence Life announces new COVID-19 occupancy rules eliminating triple dorms

After weeks of discussion of reduced housing density, the picture of what the fall semester on campus might look like is becoming clearer — with reduced dorm occupancy forcing students in triples to split up. Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) emailed several resident students on Wednesday morning informing them that they must change their housing plans for the fall semester, with the University reducing...

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Seton Hall mourns death of  ‘friend to University’ Thomas Sharkey
Jun11

Seton Hall mourns death of ‘friend to University’ Thomas Sharkey

In an email on June 9, Seton Hall announced the death of Thomas J. Sharkey, an alumnus and regent emeritus on the University’s Board of Regents. Sharkey, a student-athlete who graduated with the class of ‘54, died on June 7 after being a “friend to the University for more than 60 years.” Sharkey played for the Detroit Tigers after graduating SHU. (@SHUAthletics/Twitter) “Tom Sharkey was the ultimate Pirate,” Board of Regents Chair...

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University’s strategic plan nears completion
Jun11

University’s strategic plan nears completion

Seton Hall’s Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is approaching a final draft of the University’s five-year strategic plan after a draft was distributed to students in a campus-wide email on May 4.  The plan, which has been in development since the fall, has been repeatedly cited by University officials as shaping their response to recent events such as the outbreak of COVID-19 and the protests over police brutality and the...

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University, SGA host ‘Demonstration of Solidarity’ condemning racial injustice
Jun05

University, SGA host ‘Demonstration of Solidarity’ condemning racial injustice

The University and the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a “Demonstration of Solidarity” with black student organizations on Thursday. The event coincided with the memorial service for George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis, Minn. police on May 25 has caused widespread protests against police brutality. The virtual event, which featured speeches from University administrators and black...

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SGA releases statement on death of George Floyd
May31

SGA releases statement on death of George Floyd

The Student Government Association’s (SGA) executive committee released a statement Sunday in the wake of the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, which has sparked widespread protests against police brutality nationwide. The statement, which was posted on Instagram, comes six days after the death of Floyd and approximately two hours after an editorial in The Setonian called on the SGA to address the...

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Newark residents will protest ‘police killing’ of George Floyd on Saturday
May29

Newark residents will protest ‘police killing’ of George Floyd on Saturday

A Newark political group is planning a demonstration Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, who died while being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer. The People’s Organization for Progress (POP) will meet at 12:45 p.m. at the Lincoln Statue in downtown Newark, just over three and a half miles down South Orange Ave from Seton Hall’s main campus. The protest will begin at West Market Street and Springfield Avenue, a few...

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New Jersey releases new guidance on graduation ceremonies, University says to expect an update on commencement in ‘near future’
May29

New Jersey releases new guidance on graduation ceremonies, University says to expect an update on commencement in ‘near future’

N.J. Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that college and high school graduations will be allowed to go ahead in the state starting July 6. Graduation ceremonies must be held outdoors and follow social distancing rules, according to the announcement. New Jersey announced new graduation guidelines to allow schools to hold commencement ceremonies after July 6. (File photo) In an interview with The Setonian, University President...

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University announces new details around fall reopening
May27

University announces new details around fall reopening

Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre has announced new details of the planned return to campus on Wednesday. Nyre discussed limits to classroom capacity, density reductions in residence halls, and plans to dedicate one residence hall for quarantining unwell students in an interview with The Asbury Park Press. Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre unveiled new plans on Wednesday about reopening in the fall, including details about reduced...

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University waives scholarship renewal requirements in light of coronavirus pandemic
May08

University waives scholarship renewal requirements in light of coronavirus pandemic

The University announced Friday that undergraduate scholarships would be renewed for the 2020-2021 academic year regardless of previous requirements. Previous scholarships granted by the University typically have requirements involving GPA and the number of credit hours the student is taking. Now, all scholarships will be renewed next year for students who meet federal requirements for satisfactory academic progress. Seton Hall...

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