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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Seton Hall eliminates laptop refresh program, keeps mobile computing program intact for incoming freshmen
May07

Seton Hall eliminates laptop refresh program, keeps mobile computing program intact for incoming freshmen

The University announced on Thursday plans to eliminate the mobile computing refresh program which promised new school-provided Lenovo laptops for students after their sophomore year. The program provided full-time students two laptops over the course of eight semesters at $275 per semester. There had previously been discussions about eliminating the program entirely. The change comes after a February poll by The Setonian which showed...

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College of Arts and Sciences confronts questions on remote learning, fall semester plans during first virtual town hall
May03

College of Arts and Sciences confronts questions on remote learning, fall semester plans during first virtual town hall

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a virtual town hall on Friday to hear students’ concerns about online classes, grading and plans for the fall semester. More than 30 attended the hour-long meeting on Microsoft Teams, including SGA president Julia Nicolls, Arts and Sciences Dean Peter Shoemaker and Associate Dean Christopher Kaiser. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Student...

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SHU students respond to current commencement plans
Apr28

SHU students respond to current commencement plans

In an email to students on April 23, the University administration announced their plans to honor the Class of 2020 with both a digital celebration in May and an in-person commencement ceremony at a later date. The announcement comes as many universities are cancelling their commencements or moving them to an online platform due to the coronavirus. Seton Hall University administration announced their plans to honor the Class of 2020...

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Campus ministry turns to Facebook as COVID-19 empties pews
Apr13

Campus ministry turns to Facebook as COVID-19 empties pews

The Easter season is typically a time of celebration and festivity at Seton Hall. With social distancing, Campus Ministry is finding new ways to celebrate, including livestreamed Masses and internet-based volunteering. Mass at the on-campus chapel has continued through Holy Week via Facebook Live on the Campus Ministry Facebook page. Father Colin Kay often helps to celebrate Mass via these livestreams, and says the separation reminds...

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DEBATE RECAP: SGA Presidential Candidates spar as election heads into final days
Mar29

DEBATE RECAP: SGA Presidential Candidates spar as election heads into final days

The Student Government Association (SGA)’s presidential candidates signed onto Microsoft Teams Thursday for a virtual debate hosted by The Setonian and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC). Senators Stefan Ferreira and Julia Nicolls discussed issues including mobile computing, parking and sustainability at the live meeting, moderated by The Setonian’s News Editor, Nicholas Kerr. The debate began with a...

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For second year in a row, SGA struggles to fill seats for elections
Mar19

For second year in a row, SGA struggles to fill seats for elections

The Student Government Association (SGA) election will see many seats go uncontested, with only the presidency and two Senate seats being contested in a delayed election on March 30. Nicholas Kerr – News Editor As election season continues on a new schedule despite the widespread disruption from COVID-19, some seats will still be left open. The presidency is contested between two senators, Julia Nicolls and Stefan Ferreira, but...

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SHU and South Orange Village work together for census representation
Mar11

SHU and South Orange Village work together for census representation

The Student Government Association (SGA)’s Village Relations Committee is working with the village of South Orange on outreach to ensure accurate representation of students in the 2020 Census. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Village Relations representatives will be tabling in the University Center to discuss how students, particularly those who live off-campus, can ensure they are counted in the national census. The census, which is used...

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