Newark implements new restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge
Nov19

Newark implements new restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced new curfews, gathering limits and symptom-tracking protocols for businesses on Nov. 9 as cases continue to spike in the city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka raises restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to rise (Photo via WCTC AM) The new procedures have been in effect since Tuesday. Baraka made the announcement in a video posted to Facebook and addressed why the procedures in Newark are stricter than the...

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Concern rises on campus as clusters and uncertainty continue to grow
Oct29

Concern rises on campus as clusters and uncertainty continue to grow

Coronavirus cases have continued to rise within the University community, with the Seton Hall reporting one additional case on Wednesday for a total of 35 cases in October alone, at least 15 of which were said to be either “related” or detected through contact tracing.  Seton Hall placed signage on campus this semester explaining COVID-19 procedures, but in October cases began rising as a result of two clusters. (Nicholas Kerr /...

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Students weigh in on final presidential debate of 2020
Oct26

Students weigh in on final presidential debate of 2020

The final presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump took place on Oct. 23.  The debate was moderated by NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker. Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted the debate.  This was the second and final presidential debate between the two candidates and widely considered by observers to be more orderly than the first debate—at least in...

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‘Chaotic’ first presidential debate frustrates Seton Hall students
Oct02

‘Chaotic’ first presidential debate frustrates Seton Hall students

The first presidential debate for the 2020 election between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump on Sept. 29 drew mixed reactions from Seton Hall students, with some saying the debate was chaotic and difficult to understand. The debate, which was moderated by Fox News Sunday anchor and veteran journalist, Chris Wallace, and hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, saw...

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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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