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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As West coast fires rage, Seton Hall students push on with remote classes
Sep21

As West coast fires rage, Seton Hall students push on with remote classes

Twenty-seven are dead, dozens are missing and evacuations are in place in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and California as fires caused by thunderstorms and droughts have ravaged the Western United States, with high temperatures and dry winds aiding in spreading the flames across millions of acres.  The flames have resulted in thick smoke across the entire Pacific Coast, which has been documented as having traveled as far as Europe. The...

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CDC updates testing guidelines, acknowledges threat of asymptomatic spread
Sep19

CDC updates testing guidelines, acknowledges threat of asymptomatic spread

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its COVID-19 testing guidelines Friday, recommending testing for potentially asymptomatic individuals who have come into contact with those who have tested positive for the virus. The CDC previously suggested that tests for asymptomatic individuals were unnecessary even if they had contact with a person who had tested positive for the virus, a move which many public health...

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Serra and Neumann Residence Halls will not reopen this semester
Sep17

Serra and Neumann Residence Halls will not reopen this semester

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) have reversed course and decided not reopen Serra and Neumann residence halls this semester.  Both Neumann and Serra are part of “The Complex,” which HRL closed at the beginning of August so students who moved from states on New Jersey’s travel advisory list could quarantine in the buildings. In mid-August, HRL announced in an email that it would reopen the complex after students were done...

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Seton Hall rises six spots in U.S. News and World Report ranking
Sep14

Seton Hall rises six spots in U.S. News and World Report ranking

Seton Hall rose six spots in the 2021 annual ranking of colleges by U.S. News and World Report, rising from No. 139 to No. 133 on the publication’s list of the best national universities. The ranking, released on Monday, ties Seton Hall with Drexel University in Philadelphia, The New School in New York City, and several other universities. Seton Hall University rose six places in U.S. News and World Report’s annual...

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Two dead and six injured in off-campus shooting near Rutgers University
Sep13

Two dead and six injured in off-campus shooting near Rutgers University

An off-campus shooting near Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus left two dead and six injured Sunday morning. According to the Middlesex County Prosector’s Office, there does not appear to be any affiliation between the shooting and Rutgers University or its students.  The shooting, which the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) responded to at 1:18 a.m. on Sept. 13 at 32 Delafield Street, is now under investigation by...

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Local bike shop owner killed in motorcycle crash by Seton Hall
Sep11

Local bike shop owner killed in motorcycle crash by Seton Hall

A 27-year-old Maplewood resident and bike shop owner was killed in a motorcycle crash near Seton Hall University’s McNulty gate on Sept. 4. Danny Ives, the owner of the Maplewood Bike Shed, was found unresponsive, lying in the eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue near the motorcycle and “adjacent to the old main gate to Seton Hall University,” according to a statement by the South Orange Police Department (SOPD). Police are still...

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University launches updated COVID-19 dashboard, details total number of tests administered
Sep09

University launches updated COVID-19 dashboard, details total number of tests administered

Seton Hall’s Health Intervention and Communication Team launched a new dashboard for COVID-19 data on the University’s website. The new dashboard breaks down case data from Seton Hall, South Orange, Newark and beyond. A nurse works to administer COVID-19 tests under Xavier Hall to resident students moving in on Aug. 30, 2020. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) It currently reports three known cases of coronavirus on campus since fall...

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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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Faculty Senate passes motion asking University to give professors a choice in remote teaching
Aug21

Faculty Senate passes motion asking University to give professors a choice in remote teaching

Following a lively two-and-a-half-hour-long meeting on Wednesday, Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion calling on the University to approve all faculty requests to teach the fall semester remotely.   The senate’s motion passed with a final vote of 34 yesses, 8 noes and two abstentions and cited a lack of transparency in the University’s adjustment and accommodation procedures and alleged that...

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Third COVID-19 case reported on University’s South Orange campus
Aug17

Third COVID-19 case reported on University’s South Orange campus

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. August 24 Seton Hall reported its second and third confirmed coronavirus case of the fall semester on its South Orange campus, bringing the University to a total of 10 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.⁠ ⁠ According to the University’s Health Intervention and Communication team webpage, the individuals were detected on Aug. 20 and Aug. 24,...

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Seton Hall will pivot to in-person classes following Governor’s executive order
Aug14

Seton Hall will pivot to in-person classes following Governor’s executive order

Seton Hall University announced on Friday that it would proceed with in-person instruction on its South Orange campus this fall beginning on August 31. The announcement follows an executive order issued by N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday which allows for colleges and universities in the state to proceed with their restart plans filed with the state despite not entering Stage Three of its economic reopening. The move is a quick...

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