Seton Hall says it will continue in-person instruction for spring semester, will not include a spring break
Dec18

Seton Hall says it will continue in-person instruction for spring semester, will not include a spring break

Seton Hall will again reopen for Hybrid Flexible or “HyFlex” instruction in January, according to an email on Thursday from the Health Information Communication Team (HICT) that outlined testing and quarantine protocols for the spring semester.  The clarified plans come two months after the University initially announced its intention to continue the HyFlex modality into the spring. “Caution tape hangs from a tree while the...

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Seton Hall stretch win streak to four games with statement win over Marquette
Dec17

Seton Hall stretch win streak to four games with statement win over Marquette

In what was slated to be the Seton Hall men’s basketball team’s biggest challenge of the season so far, the Pirates delivered their best full-game performance of the season in Thursday night’s win over Marquette. Sandro Mamukelashvili, Myles Cale, Shavar Reynolds and Jared Rhoden all hit double digits in scoring, with Mamukelashvili adding a career-high sevenassists to go with his 17points in a selfless offensive performance. Harvard...

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Governor declares state of emergency as New Jersey braces for major winter storm
Dec16

Governor declares state of emergency as New Jersey braces for major winter storm

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning ahead of a major winter storm that is forecast to sweep through much of the northeast in the evening, bringing heavy snow, sleet and high winds. The state of emergency will become effective at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and will give first responders the power to close roads, commandeer equipment and resources and evacuate homes. Additionally, Murphy announced...

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New Jersey administers first coronavirus vaccinations, college students may have to wait ‘many weeks’
Dec15

New Jersey administers first coronavirus vaccinations, college students may have to wait ‘many weeks’

After months of uncertainty, New Jersey took its first, albeit small, step towards ending the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday as the state began administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care workers just days after it was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration.  Maritza Beniquez, a 56-year-old emergency room nurse, was the first New Jerseyan to receive the vaccine Tuesday morning at...

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Obiagu, Reynolds prove ready for starting roles during non-conference schedule
Dec10

Obiagu, Reynolds prove ready for starting roles during non-conference schedule

After a whirlwind month that included a two-week COVID-19 quarantine, six non-conference games over 13 days and the loss of Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken to an injury in the first game of the season, Seton Hall starts Big East play Friday night at the Prudential Center against St. John’s.  The team has faced unusual adversity, but they persevered and came out with Shavar Reynolds and Ike Obiagu as ready starters in time...

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Seton Hall pulls off gritty comeback win over Penn State
Dec06

Seton Hall pulls off gritty comeback win over Penn State

Coming off the heels of two straight losses to Rhode Island and No. 21 Oregon, the Pirates came into the game desperately needing a victory. After coming out the gates sluggish and going down by as many as 19 points, Seton Hall fought off defensive woes and inconsistent free throws to beat Penn State 98-92 in overtime. Once the ball was tipped, the Pirates looked outmatched. Looking lethargic, even the team’s leaders struggled to get...

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New Jersey preparing to receive first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, Murphy says
Dec04

New Jersey preparing to receive first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, Murphy says

New Jersey hospitals are preparing to begin receiving the first shipments of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine as soon as the Food and Drug Administration grants an emergency use authorization to the company, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a press conference on Friday.  According to Murphy, the state is anticipating that the first distribution will include 76,000 doses of the vaccine following clearance by the FDA, with additional...

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Murphy discourages interstate travel, denies lockdown ‘rumors’
Dec04

Murphy discourages interstate travel, denies lockdown ‘rumors’

Gov. Phil Murphy discouraged New Jersey residents from engaging in non-essential interstate travel at a press conference held on Wednesday, citing an elevated risk of COVID-19 spread nationwide. The announcement comes after the state scrapped its travel advisory list after every state except for Hawaii qualified for a 14-day quarantine. “Given the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 for both residents who travel outside the state and...

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Newark lockdown comes to an end as case positivity rate decreases
Dec04

Newark lockdown comes to an end as case positivity rate decreases

Newark has reached the end of its 10-day lockdown advised by Mayor Ras Baraka on Dec. 4 as the city’s case positivity rate decreased following a recent spike in cases. Baraka announced the lockdown on Nov. 19, urging Newark residents to shelter in place and remain inside their homes as much as possible from Nov. 25 through Dec. 4.  Essex County, where Newark is located, transformed Seton Hall’s campus into a COVID-19...

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Seton Hall to celebrate Christmas season virtually
Dec03

Seton Hall to celebrate Christmas season virtually

Seton Hall will celebrate the holiday season much differently this year as a result of the pandemic, with Christmas at the Hall, the University’s annual Christmas celebration, remaining virtual to mitigate the spread of the virus.   On Nov. 13, Father Colin Kay, alongside President Joseph Nyre, blessed the University Christmas Tree, which will remain lit throughout the holiday season.   However, other holiday...

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Seton Hall start slow, struggle from the line in loss to Rhode Island
Dec02

Seton Hall start slow, struggle from the line in loss to Rhode Island

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team lost their third game of the season to the University of Rhode Island 63-76 on Wednesday night. It was a very slow start to the game for the Pirates as they missed their first four shots of the game and allowed Rhode Island to go on a 9-0 run. Sandro Mamukelashvili scored two early free throws – a rare occurrence for Seton Hall in this game – but would not score his first shot from the field until...

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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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