South Orange Village seeks participation in vote for new logo
Nov23

South Orange Village seeks participation in vote for new logo

The Village of South Orange is looking for participation in a survey to help decide on a new logo for the community.  The chosen design will be featured on official South Orange documents as well as signage throughout the town. The two design options that South Orange will decide between. On the left is option 1, and on the right is option 2.  An online survey was created by the Village government to gauge the popularity of two...

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Newark implements new restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge
Nov19

Newark implements new restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced new curfews, gathering limits and symptom-tracking protocols for businesses on Nov. 9 as cases continue to spike in the city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka raises restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to rise (Photo via WCTC AM) The new procedures have been in effect since Tuesday. Baraka made the announcement in a video posted to Facebook and addressed why the procedures in Newark are stricter than the...

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University plans in-person commencements for Class of 2020
Nov19

University plans in-person commencements for Class of 2020

The Seton Hall University Class of 2020 will have three in-person commencement ceremonies this spring, the Provost’s office announced in an email to graduates on Thursday. Provost announced three commencement ceremonies in April for Class of 2020 (Photo by Jillian Cancela) Each of the three ceremonies plans to accommodate 115 graduates, who are allowed two guests each, Provost Katia Passerini said. Baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral...

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Murphy orders new restrictions, may ‘shut everything down’ as COVID-19 cases hit record highs
Nov16

Murphy orders new restrictions, may ‘shut everything down’ as COVID-19 cases hit record highs

New Jersey will lower its limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings after a weekend of record-setting COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday. Private indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people, down from 25, and outdoor gatherings will be capped at 150 people. The changes come after the state reported its highest COVID-19 increases since the pandemic began. On Sunday, the state reported its largest single-day increase yet,...

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LIVE TRACKER: University reports over 100 cases of coronavirus in two weeks, urges testing
Nov13

LIVE TRACKER: University reports over 100 cases of coronavirus in two weeks, urges testing

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. November 19 Seton Hall reported one case of coronavirus Thursday after an employee from the South Orange campus tested positive. The employee has entered isolation and no contacts on campus have been detected, the University said. The University’s twelfth case since Sunday marks an apparent slowdown in the growth of COVID-19 cases on campus after dozens of cases...

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Seton Hall to serve as coronavirus testing site
Nov13

Seton Hall to serve as coronavirus testing site

Seton Hall’s South Orange campus will serve as a coronavirus testing site for Essex County residents and the University community on Thursday, Nov. 19, according to University officials. The County of Essex will administer COVID-19 saliva tests to Essex County residents and members of the Seton Hall community, University spokesperson Laurie Pine said. Seton Hall University will serve as a COVID-19 test site on Nov. 19. (File Photo)...

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Aquinas Hall quarantine ends after three days
Nov13

Aquinas Hall quarantine ends after three days

Residents on the second floor of Aquinas Hall will no longer have to quarantine, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) said in an email to residents Thursday. The floor was ordered to quarantined on Monday after two residents tested positive within a week. HRL staff informed residents on Monday that they would be allowed to leave their rooms only to be tested for COVID-19 by Health Services. The second floor of Aquinas Hall was ordered to...

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Seton Hall cancels in-person instruction for remainder of semester
Nov11

Seton Hall cancels in-person instruction for remainder of semester

Seton Hall University will transition entirely to online classes for the remainder of the semester, effective Thursday, following a spike in coronavirus cases both on campus and statewide President Joseph Nyre announced in a campus-wide email.  On Tuesday, the University saw its highest daily case count of the semester, recording 13 new cases of the virus for a total of 48 in the last two weeks. That same day, New Jersey also saw...

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Serra Hall to serve as additional quarantine space following surge in COVID-19 cases
Nov11

Serra Hall to serve as additional quarantine space following surge in COVID-19 cases

 This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life announced in a Wednesday afternoon email to Resident Assistants (RAs) that the University would convert Serra Hall to serve as an additional quarantine dorm after a rapid surge in cases this week.  The announcement to RAs came a little over an hour after the University teased a 6 p.m. statement pertaining to...

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Vatican report: Seminary officials knew McCarrick shared bed with seminarians at beach house
Nov11

Vatican report: Seminary officials knew McCarrick shared bed with seminarians at beach house

Seton Hall also allowed the former cardinal to use an on-campus apartment following his resignation as archbishop of Washington despite objections from the Newark Archdiocese Nearly two years after initiating an investigation into the conduct of disgraced former American Cardinal and Archbishop of Newark Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican released a 449-page report detailing how he was able to rise to the highest levels of Church...

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Seton Hall records 13 new COVID-19 cases as statewide numbers surge to ‘devastating’ levels
Nov11

Seton Hall records 13 new COVID-19 cases as statewide numbers surge to ‘devastating’ levels

For the second consecutive day Seton Hall saw its highest number of daily coronavirus cases on Tuesday, detecting 12 cases of COVID-19 through its testing protocol on Tuesday and an additional case on its Interprofessional Health Sciences campus in Nutley for a total of 13 cases. Of the 12 cases in South Orange, seven were reportedly connected to on-campus resident students – a dramatic increase for the University which had only...

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Murphy announces new COVID-19 restrictions, provides update on vaccine distribution
Nov09

Murphy announces new COVID-19 restrictions, provides update on vaccine distribution

Indoor dining in New Jersey will no longer be permitted between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. effective Nov. 12, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced at a press conference Monday. The new guidelines applies to all restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges in New Jersey. Barside seating will be prohibited at all times. Takeout, delivery and outdoor dining may continue at all hours. Murphy also announced amendments to current dining restrictions,...

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