New Jersey votes to legalize recreational marijuana
Nov04

New Jersey votes to legalize recreational marijuana

Voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly voted to amend the state’s constitution on Tuesday night to legalize the possession of marijuana for all people 21-years-old and over and pave the way for the recreational cultivation, processing and retail sale of the drug. The referendum was officially called by the Associated Press just before 10 p.m., with 67% of voters casting their ballots in favor of the measure.  The vote is a victory for...

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University reports three more COVID-19 infections as number of connected cases grows
Oct28

University reports three more COVID-19 infections as number of connected cases grows

One off-campus and two on-campus cases of the coronavirus were detected through Seton Hall’s testing protocol on Tuesday, according to a late-night update to the University’s dashboard. The numbers come after the University reported no new cases for the first time in six days on Monday. The University has now reported 34 total cases of the coronavirus since the start of October, 24 of which have been detected in off-campus students,...

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Seton Hall confirms two COVID-19 clusters, one in Greek Life, the other in Athletics
Oct25

Seton Hall confirms two COVID-19 clusters, one in Greek Life, the other in Athletics

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. UPDATE — Oct. 25 @ 3:00 pm: South Orange Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Coordinator Scott Egelberg said in a statement to The Setonian that while the Village is “definitely concerned about the recent cases,” there is still no reason to believe there are “any additional risks to the South Orange community at large.” Seton Hall’s Health...

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University reports eight new coronavirus cases overnight; 30 cases since start of month
Oct25

University reports eight new coronavirus cases overnight; 30 cases since start of month

Seton Hall reported eight new cases of the coronavirus early Sunday morning, pushing the total number of cases the University has seen since the start of the semester to 37. ⁠⁠Seven of the cases, which were detected on Saturday, were reported in five off-campus and two on-campus students all connected to the South Orange campus. The eighth case was said to be an employee who was found to be infected on Friday through outside...

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Seton Hall reports four new coronavirus cases in highest recorded single-day increase; several cases said to be ‘related’
Oct22

Seton Hall reports four new coronavirus cases in highest recorded single-day increase; several cases said to be ‘related’

Seton Hall recorded four new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday evening, its highest single-day increase. According to the Health Intervention and Communication Team (HICT) dashboard, three of the cases appear to be related to another confirmed case from Oct. 20 – another first for the University which, until this point, had only reported isolated cases. The new numbers now bring the University to 17 coronavirus cases since the...

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Village reports worst day since April for positive coronavirus cases as numbers continues to grow statewide
Oct13

Village reports worst day since April for positive coronavirus cases as numbers continues to grow statewide

South Orange Village President Sheena Collum announced five new coronavirus cases in the Village on Monday. According to Collum, the cases all appear to be unrelated but noted that in the last several days the Village has been made aware of “large house parties” within the Columbia High School community, which serves students from both South Orange and Maplewood. Monday’s case count was the worst for the Village “probably since April...

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New Jersey health officials warn of second coronavirus wave as daily cases spike to four-month high
Oct08

New Jersey health officials warn of second coronavirus wave as daily cases spike to four-month high

New Jersey reported 1,301 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, the highest number of daily cases since May 29, as public health officials are bracing for a potentially dire winter. “We are anticipating a second wave and we are preparing based on lessons learned from our prior experiences,” State Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli said at a press conference on Thursday, appearing alongside New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy....

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Chris Christie checks into hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus
Oct03

Chris Christie checks into hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (’87) announced on Saturday that he has checked into Morristown Medical Center just hours after announcing he had tested positive for the coronavirus. According to Christie, the check-in was a “precautionary measure” due to his history of asthma. Christie, a Seton Hall Law School graduate, is now one of 17 people in President Donald Trump’s orbit to have tested positive for the virus – a...

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New Jersey records 957 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily count since May
Oct03

New Jersey records 957 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily count since May

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter on Saturday that the state recorded another 957 coronavirus cases, the highest number of daily cases since May. The new numbers come as the state is experiencing a surge in cases after a relatively tame summer. Saturday’s numbers marked the fifth time in eight days that the state has recorded over 700 cases, pushing the 14-day average up to 686 and the state’s rate of transmission to...

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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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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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