Women’s basketball team to host vigil honoring Breonna Taylor and others killed by police
Oct08

Women’s basketball team to host vigil honoring Breonna Taylor and others killed by police

Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team, along with members of Seton Hall’s Black Caucus, will host a vigil on the University Green Friday to honor of Breonna Taylor and several other Black men and women who have been killed by police. This summer mass protests against police brutality after the deaths of several Black Americans took place across the country including Taylor and George Floyd, whose names have since become rallying cries...

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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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Microsoft Outlook, Teams, return after hours-long outage
Sep29

Microsoft Outlook, Teams, return after hours-long outage

Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook and Teams, experienced a major outage Monday evening, preventing some students from accessing their emails and remote classes. Microsoft said that most services were restored late Monday evening. The company tweeted at 9:21 p.m. ET that “most users should be experiencing relief.” The company added that it was “continuing to see significant improvement for affected...

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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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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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