Women’s basketball team pauses activities after positive COVID-19 tests; will delay start of season
Nov20

Women’s basketball team pauses activities after positive COVID-19 tests; will delay start of season

The Seton Hall women’s basketball program postponed its first two Big East games of the year following positive COVID-19 test results among “Tier 1” team personnel on Nov. 20, according to a release from the athletic department. The Pirates were scheduled to play at Butler on Dec. 4 then host the University of Connecticut on Dec. 6 at the Walsh Gymnasium. Their three tune-up games against Rider, Saint Peter’s...

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Murphy orders new restrictions, may ‘shut everything down’ as COVID-19 cases hit record highs
Nov16

Murphy orders new restrictions, may ‘shut everything down’ as COVID-19 cases hit record highs

New Jersey will lower its limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings after a weekend of record-setting COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday. Private indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people, down from 25, and outdoor gatherings will be capped at 150 people. The changes come after the state reported its highest COVID-19 increases since the pandemic began. On Sunday, the state reported its largest single-day increase yet,...

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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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Seton Hall cancels in-person instruction for remainder of semester
Nov11

Seton Hall cancels in-person instruction for remainder of semester

Seton Hall University will transition entirely to online classes for the remainder of the semester, effective Thursday, following a spike in coronavirus cases both on campus and statewide President Joseph Nyre announced in a campus-wide email.  On Tuesday, the University saw its highest daily case count of the semester, recording 13 new cases of the virus for a total of 48 in the last two weeks. That same day, New Jersey also saw...

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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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Murphy announces new COVID-19 restrictions, provides update on vaccine distribution
Nov09

Murphy announces new COVID-19 restrictions, provides update on vaccine distribution

Indoor dining in New Jersey will no longer be permitted between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. effective Nov. 12, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced at a press conference Monday. The new guidelines applies to all restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges in New Jersey. Barside seating will be prohibited at all times. Takeout, delivery and outdoor dining may continue at all hours. Murphy also announced amendments to current dining restrictions,...

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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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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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Seton Hall students prefer Biden to Trump, Setonian poll finds
Nov02

Seton Hall students prefer Biden to Trump, Setonian poll finds

A majority of Seton Hall students will support former Vice President Joe Biden in Tuesday’s upcoming presidential election, according to a Setonian poll.  Sixty-nine percent of the 287 students polled said they support Biden and Senator Kamala Harris’ run for the White House. Twenty-three percent supported President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence’s ticket. The poll, which was conducted between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1...

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