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 announces plans for fall reopening, will forgo fall break
May22

Seton Hall announces plans for fall reopening, will forgo fall break

Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre announced that the University plans to reopen its doors to in-person instruction for the fall 2020 semester using a “hybrid flexible” plan which will give students the option to attend classes either in-person or remotely. The plan makes Seton Hall one of the first colleges in New Jersey to announce a definitive reopening plan. According to the schedule laid out by the University, the academic year...

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Seton Hall calls for legal immunity for colleges if COVID-19 comes to campuses in fall
May21

Seton Hall calls for legal immunity for colleges if COVID-19 comes to campuses in fall

Testifying alongside several other college presidents on Tuesday, Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre laid bare before the New Jersey State Senate’s Committee on Higher Education what it would take to safely reopen campus in the fall. Nyre called for New Jersey to provide schools with rapid COVID-19 testing, mechanisms for contact tracing and personal protective equipment, as well as legal protections that would strip students and...

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Moody’s downgrades University’s bond credit rating, but outlook remains stable
May20

Moody’s downgrades University’s bond credit rating, but outlook remains stable

Seton Hall received its first credit rating downgrade in nearly 32 years from Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday. According to records available via Moody’s website, the change marks the only downgrade on record for Seton Hall from the company since it began tracking the University’s fiscal health in 1998. Citing a “material increase in leverage that will constrain the University’s financial flexibility,” the bond credit rating...

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LIVE: Seton Hall celebrates 2020 graduates with week of online events
May18

LIVE: Seton Hall celebrates 2020 graduates with week of online events

Check back here for updates on Seton Hall’s online celebration of the Class of 2020. Have a question you want answered or a tip you want us to investigate? Reach out to us at thesetonian2021@gmail.com. Seton Hall allows graduates to take pictures near University Seal, Walsh Library Seton Hall students will have until May 24 to take graduation photos. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) While the class of 2020 awaits more information...

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University waives scholarship renewal requirements in light of coronavirus pandemic
May08

University waives scholarship renewal requirements in light of coronavirus pandemic

The University announced Friday that undergraduate scholarships would be renewed for the 2020-2021 academic year regardless of previous requirements. Previous scholarships granted by the University typically have requirements involving GPA and the number of credit hours the student is taking. Now, all scholarships will be renewed next year for students who meet federal requirements for satisfactory academic progress. Seton Hall...

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Academic advisor to roughly 300 students one of 150 University employees furloughed
May08

Academic advisor to roughly 300 students one of 150 University employees furloughed

An academic advisor who advised between 250 to 300 students was one of 150 University employees furloughed on May 1 according to an email sent to students from Social and Behavioral Science (SOBS) Department Chair Dr. Rhonda Quinn. According to the email, the furlough will last for the next two months. The furloughing of academic advisor Michael Carhart has raised questions for the University as to what kind of employees faced...

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Seton Hall student files lawsuit against University seeking tuition refund
May06

Seton Hall student files lawsuit against University seeking tuition refund

A Seton Hall student has filed a potential class action lawsuit against the University alleging that it has failed to deliver “the educational services, facilities, access and/or opportunities” that students paid spring tuition for. The three-count civil complaint, which was filed by Samuel Schoening in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday, called the University’s online offerings “subpar in practically every aspect and a shadow...

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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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Walsh Library to archive student narratives on COVID-19 experience
May04

Walsh Library to archive student narratives on COVID-19 experience

COVID-19 Personal Narrative Project gives students opportunity to share stories The Walsh Library is seeking stories of students’ experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic for an archival project.  According to its website, the COVID-19 Personal Narrative Project gives the Seton Hall community an opportunity to share stories explaining how their lives have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Students and faculty can submit a...

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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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