Millions without power across state as Isaias batters New Jersey
Aug04

Millions without power across state as Isaias batters New Jersey

Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall in New Jersey this afternoon, leaving nearly 1.3 million people without power statewide, according to a power outage map that tracks the state’s major utility companies.  Much of Essex County, where Seton Hall’s South Orange, Newark and Interprofessional Health Sciences campuses reside, remains under a tropical storm warning until further notice. According to the New York Office of the...

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Seton Hall files motion to dismiss tuition refund suit
Aug03

Seton Hall files motion to dismiss tuition refund suit

Lawyers representing Seton Hall University made a motion on Monday to dismiss a class action tuition refund lawsuit filed against it by former University student Samuel Schoening, which was filed back in May. In a 31-page memorandum submitted to the New Jersey Federal District Court, the University argued that the case should be permanently dismissed because the initial claims by Schoening “constitute claims of educational...

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Seton Hall becomes test optional for 2021 applicants
Aug03

Seton Hall becomes test optional for 2021 applicants

Seton Hall will not require applicants for the fall 2021 semester to submit standardized test scores, such as the SAT and ACT the University’s Office of Admissions announced last Monday.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT inc. and The College Board, who proctor the ACT and SAT, respectively, cancelled many of their testing dates and have closed many of their testing sites. The College Board website also warns that “test centers...

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New study finds symptom-based COVID-19 screening at colleges “not sufficient” to contain an outbreak on college campuses
Jul31

New study finds symptom-based COVID-19 screening at colleges “not sufficient” to contain an outbreak on college campuses

Universities may be able to reopen their doors safely for the fall 2020 semester if they test their student populations every two days for the coronavirus, according to a new study published Friday in the in the Journal of the American Medical Association Open Network. The study, which was conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, the Yale School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital, used computer...

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Rowan University to cut tuition by 10% in response to pandemic
Jul28

Rowan University to cut tuition by 10% in response to pandemic

Rowan University announced on Saturday that it would slash its tuition by 10% for the upcoming academic year in an attempt to assist students who may be struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The cut, which was approved by the University’s Board of Trustees over the weekend will reduce tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students by nearly $1,500 per semester to $12,938 and $21,970, respectively. Rowan...

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Student Services hosts criminal justice panel amid protests against police violence
Jul27

Student Services hosts criminal justice panel amid protests against police violence

Student Services hosted a virtual “panel on policing” on Tuesday to discuss issues of criminal justice, equality and engagement in the Seton Hall community and beyond. The panel is the second in a series of events planned by the Student Services to address diversity and inclusion in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. The event featured speakers from the South Orange and Newark...

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State confirms Seton Hall’s hybrid restart plan as other colleges backtrack
Jul25

State confirms Seton Hall’s hybrid restart plan as other colleges backtrack

Seton Hall’s Re-opening Operations Team (ROOT) announced Friday that New Jersey has confirmed its restart plan, a draft of which was published by The Setonian on July 14. The 69-page restart plan outlines how instruction, housing, dining and many other aspects of campus life will function this fall, but will only go into effect if New Jersey moves to stage three of its reopening process. The state has yet to provide a clear timeline...

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University announces new mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 testing requirements for student body
Jul17

University announces new mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 testing requirements for student body

Dual emails from Student Services and the Re-Opening Operations Team (ROOT) announced new guidelines Friday for students returning to campus, outlining quarantine and testing requirements for residents, non-residents, and international students.  The announcements include details that were not outlined in the University’s draft restart plan, which was reported by The Setonian on Tuesday after it was released by the New Jersey...

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New Jersey released details of the University’s restart plan. Here is what is inside.
Jul14

New Jersey released details of the University’s restart plan. Here is what is inside.

A Seton Hall Public Safety officer allows a car to enter through the University’s front gate in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) Seton Hall’s 67-page restart plan was released on Tuesday after being submitted to the state of New Jersey and being obtained by The Setonian on Monday following an Open Public Record Act request. The document contained the most robust explanation of the...

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Exclusive: Details of the University’s COVID-19 restart plan revealed in draft filed with the state of New Jersey
Jul14

Exclusive: Details of the University’s COVID-19 restart plan revealed in draft filed with the state of New Jersey

Seton Hall’s in-person fall 2020 semester will be contingent on New Jersey’s ability to “safely enter Stage Three” of its reopening, according to a draft of the University’s restart plan submitted to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education on July 2. The 67-page document, which was obtained by The Setonian on Monday following an Open Public Record Act request, has still not received feedback from the state and is...

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Seton Hall signs on to amicus brief in Harvard suit opposing deportation of international students
Jul10

Seton Hall signs on to amicus brief in Harvard suit opposing deportation of international students

Seton Hall announced on Friday that it signed on to an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit by Harvard opposing new Department of Homeland Security guidelines that would require international students to leave the country if their institutions plan for an all-online fall semester. Seton Hall University and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), of which the University is a member, have both released statements...

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Seton Hall announces intention to file fall reopening plan with state ‘as early as next week’
Jun26

Seton Hall announces intention to file fall reopening plan with state ‘as early as next week’

Seton Hall’s newly established Re-Opening Operations Team, or ROOT, announced on Friday that it would submit its full reopening plan to the state for approval “as early as next week,” marking the latest signal that the University is moving closer to announcing its full plan for a fall 2020 return. The announcement comes just over a week after new guidance from New Jersey’s Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) in...

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