Students convene at vigil recognizing anti-Asian violence
Apr11

Students convene at vigil recognizing anti-Asian violence

Dozens of community members gathered on the University Green last Friday night for a vigil to recognize past and present anti-Asian violence, which has swept the nation over the last year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  According to a report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, anti-Asian hate crimes surged in 2020 by almost 150% in major U.S. cities. In March, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal released...

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Seton Hall’s Class of 2021 to receive three in-person graduation ceremonies at MetLife Stadium
Mar30

Seton Hall’s Class of 2021 to receive three in-person graduation ceremonies at MetLife Stadium

Seton Hall’s graduating Class of 2021 will get a change of scenery this year when they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey this May, University Provost Katia Passerini announced on Tuesday. Citing relaxed coronavirus restrictions in the state, the University said in an email to seniors that it would stage three ceremonies at the home of the New York Jets and Giants to meet...

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Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies to be held at Prudential Center in late April, early May
Mar25

Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies to be held at Prudential Center in late April, early May

After nearly a year of patience, Seton Hall’s Class of 2020 may finally receive an in-person commencement ceremony this spring, the University announced on Tuesday afternoon. The ceremonies, which the University says are contingent on New Jersey not tightening pandemic restrictions, will take place at the Prudential Center in downtown Newark, continuing a Seton Hall graduation tradition that was interrupted last year by the...

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Seton Hall announces plans for ‘primarily in person’ fall semester
Mar04

Seton Hall announces plans for ‘primarily in person’ fall semester

Nearly one year after Seton Hall shuttered its campus in response to the growing threat of the coronavirus, University President Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that a primarily in-person fall semester is in the cards for the University community later this year. Citing an accelerated vaccine distribution and decreasing numbers of coronavirus cases nationally, Nyre said that the University is planning an academic schedule that will...

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Village approves University’s plan to construct new lobby for Boland Hall; will include other improvements to dorm rooms
Feb25

Village approves University’s plan to construct new lobby for Boland Hall; will include other improvements to dorm rooms

A proposal from Seton Hall to construct a new 1,628 square foot lobby at the front of Boland Hall was unanimously approved by the South Orange Village Planning Board on Wednesday night with one abstention. The plan, which was announced to the community today, will also include an upgrade to the interior of Boland South, which has not undergone a major renovation in nearly two decades. The updates will include new carpeting and LED...

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Gov. Phil Murphy signs three bills legalizing weed in the Garden State
Feb23

Gov. Phil Murphy signs three bills legalizing weed in the Garden State

Capping off a three-year-long effort to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several bills into law on Monday officially regulating cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years and older, halting arrests for pot possession and establishing new penalties for those younger than 21 caught with the drug.  New Jersey will now become the 15th state with legalized recreational marijuana laws on the books,...

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COVID-19 cases jump by 18 in one day; University says numbers were ‘direct result’ of expanded surveillance testing
Feb19

COVID-19 cases jump by 18 in one day; University says numbers were ‘direct result’ of expanded surveillance testing

Coronavirus cases continued to surge on Seton Hall’s campuses Thursday, doubling from Wednesday and hitting a semester-high of 18 newly reported cases in one day. University spokesperson Laurie Pine confirmed in a statement that the new cases were a “direct result of the University’s expanded COVID-19 surveillance testing” and noted that the spike was “not unexpected.” Additionally, Pine noted that all of the cases appeared to be...

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Coronavirus cases continue to grow as University warns multiple mitigation steps remain on table
Feb13

Coronavirus cases continue to grow as University warns multiple mitigation steps remain on table

Seton Hall has reported 35 new cases of the virus since last Friday.

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Cabrini Hall residents will be forced to relocate as University moves to expand quarantine capacity
Feb08

Cabrini Hall residents will be forced to relocate as University moves to expand quarantine capacity

Students living in Cabrini Hall will be forced to relocate to Xavier Hall next week so that the University can convert the building to serve as additional quarantine space, according to an email from the Health Intervention and Communication Team (HICT) sent out on Monday. The move comes four days after Seton Hall announced it would expand its surveillance testing to include all three of its campuses and non-resident students who have...

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University to bolster surveillance testing program; will include some non-resident students
Feb05

University to bolster surveillance testing program; will include some non-resident students

Seton Hall announced on Thursday that it would expand COVID-19 surveillance testing among its student body starting on Feb. 9. Students from all three of Seton Hall’s campuses and all non-resident students who have indicated they will participate in HyFlex for the spring semester will now be eligible for random COVID-19 testing under the updated program guidelines. The University will contract with Healthcare IT Leaders, a...

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Seton Hall says issue that prevented users from accessing Microsoft Teams meetings has been resolved
Feb04

Seton Hall says issue that prevented users from accessing Microsoft Teams meetings has been resolved

An issue that kept some users from being able to join Microsoft Teams meetings on Thursday morning has been resolved by the company, according to Seton Hall’s Department of Information Technology. Around noon, the University in an email said that it was investigating an issue that was preventing users from joining Microsoft Teams meetings on Thursday afternoon. According to the University’s system status page, Microsoft detected...

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University orders remote classes for second day as nor’easter continues to batter region
Feb01

University orders remote classes for second day as nor’easter continues to batter region

A vicious nor’easter that brought blizzard-like conditions and more than a foot of  snow to New Jersey will force Seton Hall to close its campuses for a second consecutive day on Tuesday – though classes and University operations will continue remotely.  The storm, dubbed Winter Storm Orlena by weather watchers, dumped 12.5 inches snow on South Orange by noon on Monday and brought much of the region’s transportation system to a...

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