From the front line, Seton Hall nursing student assists in war against COVID-19
Apr07

From the front line, Seton Hall nursing student assists in war against COVID-19

When New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy put out a call for volunteer medical workers on March 27, the state was already well entrenched in the worldwide war against COVID-19. By that point, in New Jersey alone, over 8,000 individuals had tested positive for the virus and 108 New Jerseyans had died. But that was then. In the weeks since, case and fatality numbers have risen dramatically, topping nearly 45,000 positive cases and 1,200...

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Board of Regents approves refunds for room, board, parking; partial tuition refund still up in air?
Apr03

Board of Regents approves refunds for room, board, parking; partial tuition refund still up in air?

The Board of Regents unanimously approved the prorated refunds for room, board and parking for the spring semester. Additionally, the University anticipates distributing the refunds sometime in April, according to University spokeswoman Laurie Pine. Students will receive refunds for room, board and parking since students, but the University has not yet mentioned anything about partial tuition refunds even as students clamor for one....

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Julia Nicolls elected as SGA president
Apr02

Julia Nicolls elected as SGA president

The preliminary results of the Student Government Association (SGA) election for the 2020-2021 academic year are in and Julia Nicolls is the SGA president-elect.  Voting was available online to all students from March 30 at 6:00 a.m. until March 31 at 3:00 p.m.  Photo via Instagram/nicollsmcgarry2020 Nicolls, a diplomacy and international relations major and SGA diplomacy senator, ran on a ticket that included ad-hoc Senator...

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DEBATE RECAP: SGA Presidential Candidates spar as election heads into final days
Mar29

DEBATE RECAP: SGA Presidential Candidates spar as election heads into final days

The Student Government Association (SGA)’s presidential candidates signed onto Microsoft Teams Thursday for a virtual debate hosted by The Setonian and the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC). Senators Stefan Ferreira and Julia Nicolls discussed issues including mobile computing, parking and sustainability at the live meeting, moderated by The Setonian’s News Editor, Nicholas Kerr. The debate began with a...

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SGA elections pushed back due to coronavirus
Mar27

SGA elections pushed back due to coronavirus

In the wake of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, Seton Hall University’s Student Government Association (SGA) is pushing back elections. Campaign posters hang on Duffy Hall. (Nicholas Kerr/News Editor) Students will receive an emailed SurveyMonkey ballot on March 30 that will close at 3 p.m. on March 31. The candidates for the election range from at-large senators to two presidential candidates. With campus closures, the...

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Students organizations find silver lining in tumultuous times
Mar27

Students organizations find silver lining in tumultuous times

Imagine gearing up all year for your one shining moment, that one opportunity to serve as a voice for someone who cannot speak for themselves. File photo Imagine that same opportunity erased in a matter of days due to extreme circumstances. The following narrative unfortunately was the case for Seton Hall University’s Brownson Speech and Debate team. In the span of two weeks, this story of event cancellations has become far too common...

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SHU students adjust to taking online classes from home
Mar27

SHU students adjust to taking online classes from home

With the University’s decision to shift to online learning for the remainder of the Spring semester, students throughout the United States are adapting to virtual classrooms while adjusting to being back home.  File photo In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy instituted a stay-at-home executive order effective March 21. As of March 24, 16 other states have implemented a statewide executive action to stymie spread of COVID-19, or...

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Seton Hall students ordered to pick up belongings as state may use dorms to house health care workers
Mar27

Seton Hall students ordered to pick up belongings as state may use dorms to house health care workers

Just eight days after asking Seton Hall students to leave their dorms, the University has issued a new request that resident students return to campus to retrieve all belongings they left behind by April 5 as the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak continues to rage on. Cars line up outside of Boland Hall to pack students’ belongings on March 20. (Nicholas Kerr/News Editor) The notification, which was sent out to resident...

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Seton Hall orders students to leave dorms, gives them three days to return home
Mar20

Seton Hall orders students to leave dorms, gives them three days to return home

A Seton Hall student packs his car while moving out of Boland Hall. (Nicholas Kerr/News Editor) After revising its housing advisements two separate times, Seton Hall announced late Wednesday night that all resident students remaining on campus would be made to leave effective March 21 at 5:00 p.m. unless they received express permission in an email from the Department of Student Services to remain. This action taken by the University...

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Seton Hall students mourn moments lost to coronavirus
Mar20

Seton Hall students mourn moments lost to coronavirus

Seton Hall announced on March 18 that students will continue remote learning for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester in response to the growing threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This decision comes just over a week after the University’s initial announcement that classes would be conducted online through March 22. The parking lot outside Xavier Hall, usually overloaded with cars, sits empty.Nicholas Kerr/News Editor In...

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Newly obtained University data sheds light on student and faculty feelings toward proposed laptop program elimination
Mar19

Newly obtained University data sheds light on student and faculty feelings toward proposed laptop program elimination

The contents of a mobile computing program survey presented by Seton Hall University administrators to the faculty senate on Feb. 14 was obtained by The Setonian this week, offering new insight into the mindset of faculty members and students regarding a proposed shift of the program.  Cooper Tennant – Staff Photographer The presentation, which was linked within the minutes of the Feb. 14 meeting of the faculty senate,...

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Students to vote for SGA President amid coronavirus outbreak
Mar19

Students to vote for SGA President amid coronavirus outbreak

When students vote through their Seton Hall email accounts on March 30, the community will determine whether to vote for sophomore diplomacy and international relations major Stefan Ferreira or sophomore diplomacy and international relations and economics major Julia Nicolls to serve as president of the student body. One of them will be replacing Rishi Shah as president, who has served as president for the past two years. ...

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