Students mourn passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sep23

Students mourn passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman ever to sit on the nation’s highest court, died at her home on Friday evening from complications from pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. Ginsburg had been a United States Supreme Court Justice since 1993 and had previously served on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980.  A champion of women’s rights, Ginsburg left behind a legacy of...

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Serra and Neumann Residence Halls will not reopen this semester
Sep17

Serra and Neumann Residence Halls will not reopen this semester

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) have reversed course and decided not reopen Serra and Neumann residence halls this semester.  Both Neumann and Serra are part of “The Complex,” which HRL closed at the beginning of August so students who moved from states on New Jersey’s travel advisory list could quarantine in the buildings. In mid-August, HRL announced in an email that it would reopen the complex after students were done...

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HRL announces new single room buy-out pilot program
Sep17

HRL announces new single room buy-out pilot program

Students can now pay extra to buy out a room and not have a roommate this semester, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) announced on Sept. 14. The Single Room Buy-Out Pilot Program is available for students who currently don’t have a roommate and those who have a roommate but want to move into an unoccupied room.  The cost of buying out a double room is an additional $2,340, which will be added to the student’s account, according to...

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Two dead and six injured in off-campus shooting near Rutgers University
Sep13

Two dead and six injured in off-campus shooting near Rutgers University

An off-campus shooting near Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus left two dead and six injured Sunday morning. According to the Middlesex County Prosector’s Office, there does not appear to be any affiliation between the shooting and Rutgers University or its students.  The shooting, which the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) responded to at 1:18 a.m. on Sept. 13 at 32 Delafield Street, is now under investigation by...

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SGA creates Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee
Sep10

SGA creates Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a bill to create a permanent Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee on Aug. 31.  The new committee is tasked with reviewing requests and allocating funding to student organizations for events that encourage diversity and inclusion at Seton Hall.  “The Diversity and Inclusion Grant was implemented successfully in its first year, and assisted organizations of all statures,” the...

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Seton Hall becomes test-optional for 2021 applicants
Aug03

Seton Hall becomes test-optional for 2021 applicants

Seton Hall will not require applicants for the fall 2021 semester to submit standardized test scores, such as the SAT and ACT the University’s Office of Admissions announced last Monday.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT inc. and The College Board, who proctor the ACT and SAT, respectively, canceled many of their testing dates and have closed many of their testing sites. The College Board website also warns that “test centers...

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South Orange proposes budget cuts due to COVID-19
Jun11

South Orange proposes budget cuts due to COVID-19

Cuts to numerous departments have been proposed due to revenue loss caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the South Orange Village’s proposed municipal budget for 2020. According to the South Orange 2020 Municipal budget presentation the coronavirus pandemic led to an estimated revenue loss of $1.8 million for the South Orange Village. Village President Sheena Collum said this revenue loss was calculated by going to each...

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SGA hosts virtual forum seeking opinions on fall semester
May08

SGA hosts virtual forum seeking opinions on fall semester

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a virtual student forum on Tuesday for students to voice their concerns about the fall 2020 semester. The student forum was held via Microsoft Teams and students were able to anonymously ask questions. The forum was broken into four sections each covering a different area of concerns regarding the fall semester.  The sections were tuition and finances, hosted by SGA treasurer Ron...

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Walsh Library to archive student narratives on COVID-19 experience
May04

Walsh Library to archive student narratives on COVID-19 experience

COVID-19 Personal Narrative Project gives students opportunity to share stories The Walsh Library is seeking stories of students’ experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic for an archival project.  According to its website, the COVID-19 Personal Narrative Project gives the Seton Hall community an opportunity to share stories explaining how their lives have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Students and faculty can submit a...

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Two months. All online. Here’s how to keep the grind from stopping
Mar19

Two months. All online. Here’s how to keep the grind from stopping

As Seton Hall has suspended all in-person classes for the rest of the semester, students are adjusting to doing their course work and virtually attending classes online.  Motivation might be hard to find without the obligation to attend in-person classes. Seton Hall students weighed in on how they are staying motivated without in-person classes.  Julia Lomonte, a freshman creative writing major, talked about how an important...

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SGA hosts strategic planning town hall
Feb27

SGA hosts strategic planning town hall

​The Student Government Association (SGA) held a town hall meeting on Feb 25 which predominantly centered around Seton Hall’s ongoing strategic plan. Students and faculty had a chance to raise questions about sustainability, accessibility, affordability and many other issues at Seton Hall. File photo SGA members weighed in on the purpose of the town hall meeting and what they hoped SGA achieved from this event. “I know sometimes...

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New SGA bill would offer freshmen formal opportunity to occupy new senate, committee chair seats
Feb21

New SGA bill would offer freshmen formal opportunity to occupy new senate, committee chair seats

The Student Government Association (SGA) will be voting on a new bill that would update the bylaws in order to allow freshmen to be senators and committee vice-chairs. File photo Despite the bylaws, there already are currently freshman SGA senators and vice-chairs. Kevin Suresh, an SGA senator and junior business undecided major addressed this and talked about how updating the bylaws is more of a technicality than anything else....

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