Seton Hall to begin random surveillance testing of resident students
Sep24

Seton Hall to begin random surveillance testing of resident students

Citing a recent 14% uptick in national coronavirus cases, Seton Hall announced on Thursday that it would begin random surveillance testing for resident students starting on Sept. 28. The announcement, which was announced to resident students through an email from Vice President for Student Services, Dr. Shawna Cooper-Gibson, comes just days after a Setonian analysis of institutional testing data found that the University lagged behind...

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University reports two new coronavirus cases, bringing total to five since start of the semester
Sep24

University reports two new coronavirus cases, bringing total to five since start of the semester

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. September 24 Seton Hall reported its fourth and fifth cases of the coronavirus for the fall semester on its dashboard today. The cases, which were detected on Sept. 23, bring the total confirmed number of coronavirus cases on the University’s South Orange campus to 12 since the start of the pandemic. According to the University’s dashboard, “Neither...

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Seton Hall lags behind peer institutions in daily coronavirus tests, data shows
Sep21

Seton Hall lags behind peer institutions in daily coronavirus tests, data shows

New data shows Seton Hall lags behind some of its peer institutions in coronavirus testing, according to a Setonian analysis of institutional testing data across three other Catholic-midsize universities.  Since Sept. 4, the first day Seton Hall launched its coronavirus dashboard that included the number of total tests it has administered, the University has conducted 137 tests over a 14-day period. Comparatively, Villanova...

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South Orange and University officials differ in accounts of communication, involvement in Restart Plan
Sep02

South Orange and University officials differ in accounts of communication, involvement in Restart Plan

The allegations come as South Orange Village President Sheena Collum says she has received “dozens” of complaints regarding off-campus student gatherings.

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University details new penalties for students who violate public health guidance
Aug24

University details new penalties for students who violate public health guidance

Students who live off-campus and violate Seton Hall or public health guidelines could face monetary sanctions of as much as $1,000 from the University, according to Associate Dean of Students Winston Roberts. According to Roberts, who spoke with The Setonian via email on Monday, there will be varying levels of sanctions for on-campus students due to the fact that the “range of on-campus conduct violations is expected to be much...

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Faculty Senate passes motion asking University to give professors a choice in remote teaching
Aug21

Faculty Senate passes motion asking University to give professors a choice in remote teaching

Following a lively two-and-a-half-hour-long meeting on Wednesday, Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion calling on the University to approve all faculty requests to teach the fall semester remotely.   The senate’s motion passed with a final vote of 34 yesses, 8 noes and two abstentions and cited a lack of transparency in the University’s adjustment and accommodation procedures and alleged that...

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Seton Hall will pivot to in-person classes following Governor’s executive order
Aug14

Seton Hall will pivot to in-person classes following Governor’s executive order

Seton Hall University announced on Friday that it would proceed with in-person instruction on its South Orange campus this fall beginning on August 31. The announcement follows an executive order issued by N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday which allows for colleges and universities in the state to proceed with their restart plans filed with the state despite not entering Stage Three of its economic reopening. The move is a quick...

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Some resident students will be required to quarantine upon arrival to campus regardless of COVID-19 test results, University says
Aug14

Some resident students will be required to quarantine upon arrival to campus regardless of COVID-19 test results, University says

Resident students who are coming from one of the 33 states and U.S. territories on New Jersey’s 14-day quarantine travel advisory list will be required to quarantine even if they test negative for the coronavirus upon arriving on campus, according to a new FAQ posted by the University. According to the School’s Housing and Residence Life FAQ page, the quarantine order for students coming from any state identified as having an elevated...

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Seton Hall will offer a ‘free ninth semester’ to incoming freshmen
Aug12

Seton Hall will offer a ‘free ninth semester’ to incoming freshmen

Seton Hall announced that it would offer a “free ninth semester” to some freshmen students enrolling in the fall 2020 semester last week. The announcement came just days after the School announced that it would walk back its plan to begin the semester in-person as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, citing New Jersey’s failure to enter Stage Three of its economic reopening. According to an email sent to out to incoming...

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Seton Hall delays in-person classes for fall, will pivot to remote learning
Aug06

Seton Hall delays in-person classes for fall, will pivot to remote learning

Seton Hall University announced on Thursday that it would shift its primary mode of course delivery online for the beginning of the fall semester, citing New Jersey’s recent slowdown of its three-stage reopening plan. The move comes as three other New Jersey colleges – Drew University, The College of New Jersey, and Rowan University – announced earlier this week that they would pivot to remote learning for their fall semesters,...

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Millions without power across state as Isaias batters New Jersey
Aug04

Millions without power across state as Isaias batters New Jersey

Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall in New Jersey this afternoon, leaving nearly 1.3 million people without power statewide, according to a power outage map that tracks the state’s major utility companies.  Much of Essex County, where Seton Hall’s South Orange, Newark and Interprofessional Health Sciences campuses reside, remains under a tropical storm warning until further notice. According to the New York Office of the...

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Seton Hall files motion to dismiss tuition refund suit
Aug03

Seton Hall files motion to dismiss tuition refund suit

Lawyers representing Seton Hall University made a motion on Monday to dismiss a class action tuition refund lawsuit filed against it by former University student Samuel Schoening, which was filed back in May. In a 31-page memorandum submitted to the New Jersey Federal District Court, the University argued that the case should be permanently dismissed because the initial claims by Schoening “constitute claims of educational...

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