Seton Hall announces intention to file fall reopening plan with state ‘as early as next week’
Jun26

Seton Hall announces intention to file fall reopening plan with state ‘as early as next week’

Seton Hall’s newly established Re-Opening Operations Team, or ROOT, announced on Friday that it would submit its full reopening plan to the state for approval “as early as next week,” marking the latest signal that the University is moving closer to announcing its full plan for a fall 2020 return. The announcement comes just over a week after new guidance from New Jersey’s Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) in...

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Seton Hall designates Ora Manor as quarantine facility for fall
Jun17

Seton Hall designates Ora Manor as quarantine facility for fall

Seton Hall announced on Wednesday that it would designate Ora Manor, the University’s off-campus apartment located on Valley Street, to serve as an isolation and quarantine facility for resident students in the fall. According to the email from Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) sent to Ora Manor residents on Wednesday, students who had previously opted to live in the apartments for the upcoming academic year...

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Tuition is going up for Seton Hall students – here’s how the University stacks up against other New Jersey colleges
Jun11

Tuition is going up for Seton Hall students – here’s how the University stacks up against other New Jersey colleges

Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that the University would hike the price of undergraduate tuition by 3.5% and lay off 10% of its administration and staff in response to forecasts by the school that show a $33.2 million reduction in revenue for the upcoming academic year. The hike will put a full academic year for an undergraduate student at $45,290 per year, before financial aid – up nearly $1,510 from last...

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Seton Hall announces 3.5% tuition hike, 10% reduction in workforce in response to COVID-19 revenue losses
Jun11

Seton Hall announces 3.5% tuition hike, 10% reduction in workforce in response to COVID-19 revenue losses

Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that the University would raise tuition by 3.5% and room and board by 3%, marking the lowest tuition increase Seton Hall students have seen in nearly 2 years by nearly half a percent. The hike brings the total cost of tuition and fees for a fulltime student at the University to $45,290 per year, up from $43,780 last year. The announcement comes on the heels of the Board of...

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Murphy lifts stay at home order, raises limits on gatherings
Jun11

Murphy lifts stay at home order, raises limits on gatherings

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that he had formally lifted the state’s stay-at-home order after nearly three months of lockdown. “With more and more of our businesses reopening, we are no longer requiring you to stay at home, but we are asking you to continue to be responsible and safe,” Murphy told reporters during his Tuesday press briefing. “And when you do go out, please continue to wear face coverings and keep a...

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Thousands of demonstrators gather in downtown South Orange in support of black queer lives
Jun07

Thousands of demonstrators gather in downtown South Orange in support of black queer lives

Thousands of protesters made their way from Ivy Hill Park to downtown South Orange by way of South Orange Avenue on Sunday for a peaceful demonstration to support black queer lives in the wake of the national conversation around the Black Lives Matter movement and police violence. With South Orange Police looking on, marchers chanted “no justice, no peace” as they completed the roughly one-mile trek between Ivy Hill Park and Spiotta...

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South Orange, Newark residents to hold march for ‘black queer lives’ on Sunday
Jun05

South Orange, Newark residents to hold march for ‘black queer lives’ on Sunday

A coalition of local LGBTQ+ and ally organizations plan to a march through downtown South Orange on Sunday to protest racial injustice, police brutality and demonstrate support from the LGBTQ+ community for the national Black Lives Matter movement. Led by SOMa Action, a nonprofit organization centered around promoting racial and social justice in South Orange and Maplewood, marchers will step off from the corner of Mt. Vernon Place...

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President Nyre condemns ‘racism and violence’ in updated statement following criticism
Jun01

President Nyre condemns ‘racism and violence’ in updated statement following criticism

Quoting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre spoke out for the first time on Saturday, speaking about the unrest currently sweeping the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. Dozens of American cities have been swarmed with protests over the last week with some peaceful demonstrations turning to riots at nightfall, sparking violent clashes between protesters and...

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What will the fall semester look like? The Setonian talked to President Nyre to find out
Jun01

What will the fall semester look like? The Setonian talked to President Nyre to find out

Two weeks ago Seton Hall officially announced its fall reopening plan, making it one of the first colleges in the country and the very first in the state of New Jersey to reveal how it plans to function in the midst of a global pandemic. According to the University, Seton Hall will embrace what has come to be known as the “Hybrid Flexible” instruction model, which will allow students to choose to whether or not they will...

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Newark protest draws thousands, remains relatively peaceful as violence erupts across nation
May30

Newark protest draws thousands, remains relatively peaceful as violence erupts across nation

Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of downtown Newark on Saturday to protest the police killing of George Floyd who died earlier this week while being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer. Chants of Floyd’s name as well as “black lives matter,” “no justice, no peace” and the names of others who have died in encounters with the police echoed off of the buildings surrounding Market Street in the city’s downtown, just a...

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Furlough, hiring freezes saved Seton Hall roughly $1.1 million, according to bond filing
May29

Furlough, hiring freezes saved Seton Hall roughly $1.1 million, according to bond filing

The furloughing of roughly 150 staff and a University hiring freezes saved Seton Hall approximately $1.1 million, according to a new filing from the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA), which approved the University for roughly $109 million in revenue bonds for various improvements around campus on Wednesday. The furlough represented roughly 15% of all non-faculty Seton Hall staff, according to the paper. The furloughs...

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Seton Hall approved for $109 million in revenue bonds to go toward new dorm to replace Turrell, additional renovations
May29

Seton Hall approved for $109 million in revenue bonds to go toward new dorm to replace Turrell, additional renovations

The New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA) approved the preliminary purchase of two revenue bonds from Seton Hall University on Wednesday which would generate nearly $109 million in capital for the University. One of the major projects set to take place would be the construction of a new off-campus dorm which would replace Turrell Manor and be situated at its present site, as well as on top of the site of the 525 South...

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