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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Student Services creates new involvement calculator
Sep21

Student Services creates new involvement calculator

The engagement team in Student Services announced a new “Involvement Calculator” to help students find organizations on campus.  Emma Murphy, Student Engagement Coordinator with the Office of Student Engagement, said the engagement team in Student Services created the Involvement Calculator to “expand upon the engagement opportunities we already had for students.” According to Murphy, the interest was ultimately sparked when a...

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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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Newark Liberty International Airport opens COVID-19 testing facility for passengers
Sep18

Newark Liberty International Airport opens COVID-19 testing facility for passengers

Travelers can now take COVID-19 tests at Newark Liberty International Airport as they arrive or depart for their destination the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Sept. 8. With Seton Hall University’s students calling destinations all over the globe home, some on-campus students will be forced to travel to other parts of the country when Seton Hall pivots back to remote classes before Thanksgiving Break. Despite...

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Prudential Center to serve as polling site for November election
Sep18

Prudential Center to serve as polling site for November election

Newark’s Prudential Center will function as “a super polling site” for the upcoming 2020 presidential election, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced on Monday. The venue, which usually hosts Seton Hall Men’s Basketball and New Jersey Devils games, will also serve as a census center and host a voter registration drive and census event on Sept. 22.   The arena, which can seat up to 19,500 people, will have six to eight voting...

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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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HRL announces new single room buy-out pilot program
Sep17

HRL announces new single room buy-out pilot program

Students can now pay extra to buy out a room and not have a roommate this semester, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) announced on Sept. 14. The Single Room Buy-Out Pilot Program is available for students who currently don’t have a roommate and those who have a roommate but want to move into an unoccupied room.  The cost of buying out a double room is an additional $2,340, which will be added to the student’s account, according to...

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South Orange flushes water hydrants, brown water ‘unlikely’ on campus
Sep17

South Orange flushes water hydrants, brown water ‘unlikely’ on campus

South Orange is testing its water hydrants throughout this week as part of the Water Utility annual maintenance requirements, but it’s unlikely Seton Hall’s campus will experience issues, according to South Orange Water Utility services. The Village is running these tests between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Sept. 13 to Sept. 20. It is unclear exactly when Seton Hall will be affected during this time. The South Orange Water...

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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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