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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Murphy orders new restrictions, may ‘shut everything down’ as COVID-19 cases hit record highs
Nov16

Murphy orders new restrictions, may ‘shut everything down’ as COVID-19 cases hit record highs

New Jersey will lower its limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings after a weekend of record-setting COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday. Private indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people, down from 25, and outdoor gatherings will be capped at 150 people. The changes come after the state reported its highest COVID-19 increases since the pandemic began. On Sunday, the state reported its largest single-day increase yet,...

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Seton Hall to serve as coronavirus testing site
Nov13

Seton Hall to serve as coronavirus testing site

Seton Hall’s South Orange campus will serve as a coronavirus testing site for Essex County residents and the University community on Thursday, Nov. 19, according to University officials. The County of Essex will administer COVID-19 saliva tests to Essex County residents and members of the Seton Hall community, University spokesperson Laurie Pine said. Seton Hall University will serve as a COVID-19 test site on Nov. 19. (File Photo)...

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Aquinas Hall quarantine ends after three days
Nov13

Aquinas Hall quarantine ends after three days

Residents on the second floor of Aquinas Hall will no longer have to quarantine, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) said in an email to residents Thursday. The floor was ordered to quarantined on Monday after two residents tested positive within a week. HRL staff informed residents on Monday that they would be allowed to leave their rooms only to be tested for COVID-19 by Health Services. The second floor of Aquinas Hall was ordered to...

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Seton Hall students prefer Biden to Trump, Setonian poll finds
Nov02

Seton Hall students prefer Biden to Trump, Setonian poll finds

A majority of Seton Hall students will support former Vice President Joe Biden in Tuesday’s upcoming presidential election, according to a Setonian poll.  Sixty-nine percent of the 287 students polled said they support Biden and Senator Kamala Harris’ run for the White House. Twenty-three percent supported President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence’s ticket. The poll, which was conducted between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1...

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Murphy warns second wave is ‘coming now’ as Seton Hall reports reduced virus numbers
Oct30

Murphy warns second wave is ‘coming now’ as Seton Hall reports reduced virus numbers

After seeing a rapid increase in cases last week, the University reported “much-reduced numbers” in the past few days according to an email sent from the Health Intervention Communication Team, and reported no new positive tests on Thursday.  Since the month began, there have been 35 cases reported at Seton Hall, with 26 of them reported between Oct. 20 and Oct. 25.  Meanwhile, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy warned that the second...

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Students voice concern after coronavirus cases spike at Seton Hall
Oct24

Students voice concern after coronavirus cases spike at Seton Hall

Seton Hall reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the University’s total cases since the pandemic began to 36. Twenty-nine cases were reported since the fall semester began, with 19 cases — nearly two-thirds of the semester’s total — reported in the past week alone. The six new cases mark the fourth consecutive day that the University has reported an increase in cases.  According to the Health Intervention...

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Student Services hosts second panel on policing with professors, local leaders

Student Services hosted an online “panel on policing” last Thursday to discuss criminal justice and inequality in South Orange and beyond. The event was the second part of a series of panels set up to discuss policing in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and included Seton Hall professors, an area police chief and South Orange Village President Sheena Collum, who discussed changes coming to the South Orange Police Department...

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Seton Hall announces plans to continue hybrid classes into spring
Oct14

Seton Hall announces plans to continue hybrid classes into spring

The University’s Hybrid Flexible or “HyFlex” instruction modality will continue into the spring 2021 semester, according to an email from the Office of the Provost sent out on Tuesday. The email explained plans to add modality preference — the choice between HyFlex and remote instruction — to the course registration process for the spring. It also announced a new winter session for students to take courses during this year’s extended...

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