New Jersey residents over 16 to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
Apr16

New Jersey residents over 16 to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

All New Jerseyans aged 16 and older will be eligible to schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning April 19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced earlier this month.  Speaking at a press briefing on April 5, Murphy said the expansion in eligibility will arrive nearly two weeks earlier than the May 1 date projected by the governor in March. “Given the trajectory we are on, we believe this is the right time to put our program...

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Students convene at vigil recognizing anti-Asian violence
Apr11

Students convene at vigil recognizing anti-Asian violence

Dozens of community members gathered on the University Green last Friday night for a vigil to recognize past and present anti-Asian violence, which has swept the nation over the last year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  According to a report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, anti-Asian hate crimes surged in 2020 by almost 150% in major U.S. cities. In March, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal released...

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Catholic organizations call WSOU an ‘abomination,’ promise to continue protests
Mar30

Catholic organizations call WSOU an ‘abomination,’ promise to continue protests

Dozens of unmasked protesters gathered outside the main entrance to Seton Hall’s South Orange campus Tuesday to protest music broadcast by the University’s radio station, WSOU. The protesters from the ultra-conservative Catholic groups The Lepanto Institute and the American Society for Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) have called WSOU’s heavy metal music “satanic,” and have promised to “continue to increase the stakes” until the...

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Seton Hall’s Class of 2021 to receive three in-person graduation ceremonies at MetLife Stadium
Mar30

Seton Hall’s Class of 2021 to receive three in-person graduation ceremonies at MetLife Stadium

Seton Hall’s graduating Class of 2021 will get a change of scenery this year when they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey this May, University Provost Katia Passerini announced on Tuesday. Citing relaxed coronavirus restrictions in the state, the University said in an email to seniors that it would stage three ceremonies at the home of the New York Jets and Giants to meet...

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Unopposed SGA executive board candidates outline goals for 2021-22
Mar28

Unopposed SGA executive board candidates outline goals for 2021-22

The Student Government Association (SGA) executive board candidates have outlined their policy goals for the 2021-2022 term ahead of Monday’s elections, in which no positions are being contested. For the 2021-22 term, current SGA President Julia Nicolls is running for re-election, Student Life Committee chair Carolyn Murray is running for Vice President, Finance Committee member Ria Sandeep is running for treasurer, and Ariel “JR” Go...

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Rutgers to require COVID-19 vaccine for students this fall
Mar26

Rutgers to require COVID-19 vaccine for students this fall

Rutgers University will require students enrolling for the 2021 fall semester to show they’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine, the University announced on its website Thursday. The public university is one of the first in the nation to announce such a requirement, which will affect its campuses in Newark, New Brunswick and Camden. Rutgers announced mandatory vaccinations for students enrolling this fall at its three campuses in New...

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Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies to be held at Prudential Center in late April, early May
Mar25

Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies to be held at Prudential Center in late April, early May

After nearly a year of patience, Seton Hall’s Class of 2020 may finally receive an in-person commencement ceremony this spring, the University announced on Tuesday afternoon. The ceremonies, which the University says are contingent on New Jersey not tightening pandemic restrictions, will take place at the Prudential Center in downtown Newark, continuing a Seton Hall graduation tradition that was interrupted last year by the...

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Seton Hall surpasses 200 COVID-19 cases for spring semester
Mar24

Seton Hall surpasses 200 COVID-19 cases for spring semester

Seton Hall reported two new cases of COVID-19 Monday, marking 205 cases since the spring 2021 semester began and over 400 since the start of the pandemic. The University reported 25 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, with 21 cases associated with the South Orange campus and four connected to the Newark campus, according to its COVID-19 dashboard. University spokesman Michael Ricciardelli ‘08, pointed to a nationwide plateau in cases...

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Seton Hall and SGA condemn rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans
Mar23

Seton Hall and SGA condemn rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans

Seton Hall and the Student Government Association (SGA) both released statements addressing and condemning the mass shootings at three massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia that killed eight people, including six Asain women on March 16.  The shooter attacked three spas in the Atlanta area last Tuesday evening, and has been charged with eight counts of murder and one count of aggravated assult.  In a March 18 press conference...

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Seton Hall teams up with South Orange Village on Community Care and Justice Initiative
Mar23

Seton Hall teams up with South Orange Village on Community Care and Justice Initiative

South Orange Village is partnering with Essex County and Seton Hall to promote and facilitate the development of community wellness and crisis prevention programs through the Community Care and Justice Initiative. The initiative was launched during a virtual town hall on March 7 by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum. The program hopes to partake in a reimagining of law enforcement and address issues such as de-escalation and...

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Vatican statement draws mixed reactions from Seton Hall community
Mar23

Vatican statement draws mixed reactions from Seton Hall community

The Vatican drew mixed reactions from the Seton Hall community after a March 15 statement reaffirmed the stance of the Catholic Church on gay civil unions. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), a Vatican office responsible for promoting and defending Catholic church doctrine, used the document to explain why “the Church does not have, and cannot have, the power to bless unions of persons of the same sex.”  According to...

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SGA begins election season with no contested seats
Mar19

SGA begins election season with no contested seats

The Student Government Association (SGA) election campaign season kicked off this week, but no seats will be contested for the 2021-2022 term, virtually guaranteeing all candidates their positions. SGA President Julia Nicolls is running unopposed for re-election alongside a fresh executive cabinet that includes Carolyn Murray as vice president, Ria Sandeep as treasurer and Ariel “JR” Go as secretary. Murray and Sandeep...

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