University announces new planning groups to chart course for campus reopening, non-reopening
May06

University announces new planning groups to chart course for campus reopening, non-reopening

Seton Hall announced on Wednesday that it would create two new working groups to begin laying out separate plans to reopen campus in the fall or keep its gates shuttered should public health officials deem it unsafe to return. The groups, referred to as Contingency Planning Group A and Contingency Planning Group B contain 11 and 28 members, respectively, hailing from various areas of Seton Hall’s faculty and administration. The groups...

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University moves start date of new provost up by a month citing uncertainty caused by pandemic
May05

University moves start date of new provost up by a month citing uncertainty caused by pandemic

Citing uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced Tuesday that the university would be accelerating the installation of incoming provost Dr. Katia Passerini. According to the University, Passerini’s start date will be moved up by a month to June 5 instead of her initial start date of July 1. Passerini will replace current interim provost Dr. Karen Boroff, who has served in her interim...

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Seton Hall accepts $5.7 million in CARES Act funding, $2.8 million of which will go to student financial relief
Apr30

Seton Hall accepts $5.7 million in CARES Act funding, $2.8 million of which will go to student financial relief

Seton Hall will accept $5.7 million allocated to the University by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, $2.8 million of which has been earmarked by the Department of Education to be disbursed to students. The news comes as Seton Hall announced Monday that it would furlough 150 employees amid financial unease brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal stimulus package, known colloquially as the CARES Act,...

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Seton Hall freezes pay, will furlough 150 employees in response to financial turmoil
Apr27

Seton Hall freezes pay, will furlough 150 employees in response to financial turmoil

University President Joseph Nyre announced Monday that Seton Hall will freeze employee pay and furlough 150 employees, effective May 1, in an effort to mitigate potentially tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a University-wide email sent from Nyre, employees that will be covered by the furlough include those whose positions require them to be on-campus and cannot work from...

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Executive Cabinet takes pay cut as University faces tumultuous financial future
Apr23

Executive Cabinet takes pay cut as University faces tumultuous financial future

Seton Hall’s Executive Cabinet announced Thursday that it would be taking a voluntary 10% pay cut amid the news that Seton Hall could be facing up to tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. University President Joseph Nyre, who leads the University’s Executive Cabinet, volunteered to reduce his salary by 20% in response to the crisis. Seton Hall’s Executive Cabinet has agreed to a 10%...

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University projecting ‘substantial’ financial losses as Faculty Senate sheds more light on possible fall semester plans
Apr18

University projecting ‘substantial’ financial losses as Faculty Senate sheds more light on possible fall semester plans

Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate president announced Friday that the University is preparing for the possibility of a massive financial hit that would strip the University of tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an executive committee report read to the Faculty Senate on Friday, Senate president Dr. Johnathan Farina said that the threats currently facing the University are “substantial” and...

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Seton Hall eyes development of new student housing complex
Apr17

Seton Hall eyes development of new student housing complex

Seton Hall is eyeing the possible development of a new off-campus student housing complex across the street from its main gate, according to a public notice from the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA) filed earlier this week. The filing, which was first reported by Jersey Digs and released on April 13, details plans for the demolition of the existing 525 and 519 South Orange Ave. buildings owned by Seton Hall to make...

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COVID-19 could impact start of fall semester, University says
Apr15

COVID-19 could impact start of fall semester, University says

Seton Hall University confirmed on Wednesday that the Fall 2020 semester could see a delayed start as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and is exploring different options to commence with learning in the midst of the pandemic, though did not elaborate on if those options included online learning.   “The rapidly changing nature of this situation could impact the actual fall start date and adjustments to the academic calendar...

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Former SGA President under fire after making racist remarks while at Seton Hall
Apr09

Former SGA President under fire after making racist remarks while at Seton Hall

A former Student Government Association (SGA) president is under fire for her repeated use of the n-word on Twitter and Instagram while she was a student at Seton Hall University. Former president of SGA, Teagan Sebba (’17), who until Wednesday evening served as President of the Student Bar Association (SBA) at the Washington College of Law at American University, confirmed the validity of the posts and apologized in a statement...

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From the front line, Seton Hall nursing student assists in war against COVID-19
Apr07

From the front line, Seton Hall nursing student assists in war against COVID-19

When New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy put out a call for volunteer medical workers on March 27, the state was already well entrenched in the worldwide war against COVID-19. By that point, in New Jersey alone, over 8,000 individuals had tested positive for the virus and 108 New Jerseyans had died. But that was then. In the weeks since, case and fatality numbers have risen dramatically, topping nearly 45,000 positive cases and 1,200...

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Seton Hall students ordered to pick up belongings as state may use dorms to house health care workers
Mar27

Seton Hall students ordered to pick up belongings as state may use dorms to house health care workers

Just eight days after asking Seton Hall students to leave their dorms, the University has issued a new request that resident students return to campus to retrieve all belongings they left behind by April 5 as the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak continues to rage on. Cars line up outside of Boland Hall to pack students’ belongings on March 20. (Nicholas Kerr/News Editor) The notification, which was sent out to resident...

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2020 SGA Presidential Debate
Mar26

2020 SGA Presidential Debate

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