Seton Hall forgoes spring break for next semester
Sep25

Seton Hall forgoes spring break for next semester

Seton Hall announced that there will not be a spring break for the spring 2021 semester in an email to students on Sept. 24.  Photo by Nick Kerr: Editor-in-Chief The email, which also announced the University’s plan for increased COVID-19 testing, said the academic calendar for the Spring 2021 semester has been approved. Classes will begin on Jan 27 and run through May 11. There will not be a spring break, but the University will...

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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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University launches updated COVID-19 dashboard, details total number of tests administered
Sep09

University launches updated COVID-19 dashboard, details total number of tests administered

Seton Hall’s Health Intervention and Communication Team launched a new dashboard for COVID-19 data on the University’s website. The new dashboard breaks down case data from Seton Hall, South Orange, Newark and beyond. A nurse works to administer COVID-19 tests under Xavier Hall to resident students moving in on Aug. 30, 2020. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) It currently reports three known cases of coronavirus on campus since fall...

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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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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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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 students circulate petition against tuition hike
Jun21

Seton Hall students circulate petition against tuition hike

Seton Hall students began circulating a new petition on Tuesday calling for a tuition freeze for the 2020-2021 academic year following a June 11 announcement that the university will raise tuition by 3.5% and room and board by 3%. As of press time, the petition has garnered over 1,700 signatures on change.org. “We understand Seton Hall has also faced a loss during this time, but as students, many of us are unsure if we will be able to...

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