Look back at The Setonian’s top headlines of 2020
Dec31

Look back at The Setonian’s top headlines of 2020

There are years that are like no other, and then there is 2020. From the protests for racial justice to the loss of cultural icons and the global pandemic that overshadowed it all, The Setonian compiled our top headlines of the past year to help us ring in the new one. January January 20 Seton Hall commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Boland Hall Fire, which killed three students. Shawn Simons (left), a survivor of the fire, now...

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Governor declares state of emergency as New Jersey braces for major winter storm
Dec16

Governor declares state of emergency as New Jersey braces for major winter storm

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning ahead of a major winter storm that is forecast to sweep through much of the northeast in the evening, bringing heavy snow, sleet and high winds. The state of emergency will become effective at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and will give first responders the power to close roads, commandeer equipment and resources and evacuate homes. Additionally, Murphy announced...

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New Jersey preparing to receive first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, Murphy says
Dec04

New Jersey preparing to receive first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, Murphy says

New Jersey hospitals are preparing to begin receiving the first shipments of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine as soon as the Food and Drug Administration grants an emergency use authorization to the company, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a press conference on Friday.  According to Murphy, the state is anticipating that the first distribution will include 76,000 doses of the vaccine following clearance by the FDA, with additional...

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FLASH rep shines as Mr. Buzzworthy in Mr. Philippines pageant
Nov20

FLASH rep shines as Mr. Buzzworthy in Mr. Philippines pageant

Alfonso Sibayan Jr., a junior social and behavioral sciences major, represented the Filipino League at Seton Hall (FLASH) in the Mr. Philippines (PI) pageant on Nov. 14.  Sibayan, who also serves as the FLASH president, said he was chosen as the male representative and immediately got to work in preparing for the event along with his entourage, who spent a month helping him plan, execute and deliver his performances. For the past...

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LIVE TRACKER: University reports over 100 cases of coronavirus in two weeks, urges testing
Nov13

LIVE TRACKER: University reports over 100 cases of coronavirus in two weeks, urges testing

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. November 19 Seton Hall reported one case of coronavirus Thursday after an employee from the South Orange campus tested positive. The employee has entered isolation and no contacts on campus have been detected, the University said. The University’s twelfth case since Sunday marks an apparent slowdown in the growth of COVID-19 cases on campus after dozens of cases...

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Seton Hall halts all men’s basketball activities after positive COVID-19 test results
Nov11

Seton Hall halts all men’s basketball activities after positive COVID-19 test results

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team “has paused all team activities due to positive COVID-19 test results,” the school’s athletic department announced Wednesday night. The cases are reported to be among the program’s Tier 1 personnel, which include student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff. The test results came exactly two weeks before the team’s season opener against Winthrop on Nov. 25 in the Louisville multi-team event. Seton...

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Serra Hall to serve as additional quarantine space following surge in COVID-19 cases
Nov11

Serra Hall to serve as additional quarantine space following surge in COVID-19 cases

 This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life announced in a Wednesday afternoon email to Resident Assistants (RAs) that the University would convert Serra Hall to serve as an additional quarantine dorm after a rapid surge in cases this week.  The announcement to RAs came a little over an hour after the University teased a 6 p.m. statement pertaining to...

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Vatican report: Seminary officials knew McCarrick shared bed with seminarians at beach house
Nov11

Vatican report: Seminary officials knew McCarrick shared bed with seminarians at beach house

Seton Hall also allowed the former cardinal to use an on-campus apartment following his resignation as archbishop of Washington despite objections from the Newark Archdiocese Nearly two years after initiating an investigation into the conduct of disgraced former American Cardinal and Archbishop of Newark Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican released a 449-page report detailing how he was able to rise to the highest levels of Church...

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Seton Hall records 13 new COVID-19 cases as statewide numbers surge to ‘devastating’ levels
Nov11

Seton Hall records 13 new COVID-19 cases as statewide numbers surge to ‘devastating’ levels

For the second consecutive day Seton Hall saw its highest number of daily coronavirus cases on Tuesday, detecting 12 cases of COVID-19 through its testing protocol on Tuesday and an additional case on its Interprofessional Health Sciences campus in Nutley for a total of 13 cases. Of the 12 cases in South Orange, seven were reportedly connected to on-campus resident students – a dramatic increase for the University which had only...

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Seton Hall orders second floor of Aquinas Hall to quarantine after two students test positive for COVID-19
Nov09

Seton Hall orders second floor of Aquinas Hall to quarantine after two students test positive for COVID-19

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more details. The second floor of Aquinas Hall will enter a mandatory quarantine after it was revealed that two students from that floor tested positive for the coronavirus in the last week, Seton Hall announced on Monday.⁠ The email, which was sent out by Dean of Students Karen Van Norman to residents of the floor, said that the quarantine would last somewhere between 48 to 72...

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Biden defeats Trump, Associated Press projects
Nov07

Biden defeats Trump, Associated Press projects

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. The Associated Press has declared former Vice President Joe Biden the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election after a decisive electoral victory in Pennsylvania, a state won by President Donald Trump in 2016, which pushed the former vice president past the 270 electoral college votes needed to win. The victory comes after a marathon of vote counting in...

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Seton Hall records six new positive COVID-19 cases as Murphy says state is ‘close’ to ordering new restrictions
Nov05

Seton Hall records six new positive COVID-19 cases as Murphy says state is ‘close’ to ordering new restrictions

Seton Hall reported six additional cases of the coronavirus among its student population on Wednesday evening, five of which were detected in students who are based at the South Orange campus and one from Seton Hall’s Law School. According to the University, three of the five students from the South Orange campus were connected to a previously reported case and discovered through the University’s own testing protocol. The remaining...

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