University waives scholarship renewal requirements in light of coronavirus pandemic
May08

University waives scholarship renewal requirements in light of coronavirus pandemic

The University announced Friday that undergraduate scholarships would be renewed for the 2020-2021 academic year regardless of previous requirements. Previous scholarships granted by the University typically have requirements involving GPA and the number of credit hours the student is taking. Now, all scholarships will be renewed next year for students who meet federal requirements for satisfactory academic progress. Seton Hall...

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Academic advisor to roughly 300 students one of 150 University employees furloughed
May08

Academic advisor to roughly 300 students one of 150 University employees furloughed

An academic advisor who advised between 250 to 300 students was one of 150 University employees furloughed on May 1 according to an email sent to students from Social and Behavioral Science (SOBS) Department Chair Dr. Rhonda Quinn. According to the email, the furlough will last for the next two months. The furloughing of academic advisor Michael Carhart has raised questions for the University as to what kind of employees faced...

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Seton Hall eliminates laptop refresh program, keeps mobile computing program intact for incoming freshmen
May07

Seton Hall eliminates laptop refresh program, keeps mobile computing program intact for incoming freshmen

The University announced on Thursday plans to eliminate the mobile computing refresh program which promised new school-provided Lenovo laptops for students after their sophomore year. The program provided full-time students two laptops over the course of eight semesters at $275 per semester. There had previously been discussions about eliminating the program entirely. The change comes after a February poll by The Setonian which showed...

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Seton Hall student files lawsuit against University seeking tuition refund
May06

Seton Hall student files lawsuit against University seeking tuition refund

A Seton Hall student has filed a potential class action lawsuit against the University alleging that it has failed to deliver “the educational services, facilities, access and/or opportunities” that students paid spring tuition for. The three-count civil complaint, which was filed by Samuel Schoening in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday, called the University’s online offerings “subpar in practically every aspect and a shadow...

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University announces new planning groups to chart course for campus reopening, non-reopening
May06

University announces new planning groups to chart course for campus reopening, non-reopening

Seton Hall announced on Wednesday that it would create two new working groups to begin laying out separate plans to reopen campus in the fall or keep its gates shuttered should public health officials deem it unsafe to return. The groups, referred to as Contingency Planning Group A and Contingency Planning Group B contain 11 and 28 members, respectively, hailing from various areas of Seton Hall’s faculty and administration. The groups...

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University moves start date of new provost up by a month citing uncertainty caused by pandemic
May05

University moves start date of new provost up by a month citing uncertainty caused by pandemic

Citing uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced Tuesday that the university would be accelerating the installation of incoming provost Dr. Katia Passerini. According to the University, Passerini’s start date will be moved up by a month to June 5 instead of her initial start date of July 1. Passerini will replace current interim provost Dr. Karen Boroff, who has served in her interim...

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College of Arts and Sciences confronts questions on remote learning, fall semester plans during first virtual town hall
May03

College of Arts and Sciences confronts questions on remote learning, fall semester plans during first virtual town hall

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a virtual town hall on Friday to hear students’ concerns about online classes, grading and plans for the fall semester. More than 30 attended the hour-long meeting on Microsoft Teams, including SGA president Julia Nicolls, Arts and Sciences Dean Peter Shoemaker and Associate Dean Christopher Kaiser. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Student...

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Seton Hall accepts $5.7 million in CARES Act funding, $2.8 million of which will go to student financial relief
Apr30

Seton Hall accepts $5.7 million in CARES Act funding, $2.8 million of which will go to student financial relief

Seton Hall will accept $5.7 million allocated to the University by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, $2.8 million of which has been earmarked by the Department of Education to be disbursed to students. The news comes as Seton Hall announced Monday that it would furlough 150 employees amid financial unease brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal stimulus package, known colloquially as the CARES Act,...

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Seton Hall freezes pay, will furlough 150 employees in response to financial turmoil
Apr27

Seton Hall freezes pay, will furlough 150 employees in response to financial turmoil

University President Joseph Nyre announced Monday that Seton Hall will freeze employee pay and furlough 150 employees, effective May 1, in an effort to mitigate potentially tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a University-wide email sent from Nyre, employees that will be covered by the furlough include those whose positions require them to be on-campus and cannot work from...

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Executive Cabinet takes pay cut as University faces tumultuous financial future
Apr23

Executive Cabinet takes pay cut as University faces tumultuous financial future

Seton Hall’s Executive Cabinet announced Thursday that it would be taking a voluntary 10% pay cut amid the news that Seton Hall could be facing up to tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. University President Joseph Nyre, who leads the University’s Executive Cabinet, volunteered to reduce his salary by 20% in response to the crisis. Seton Hall’s Executive Cabinet has agreed to a 10%...

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Former Seton Hall professor arrested at St. Patrick’s Cathedral commits suicide
Apr23

Former Seton Hall professor arrested at St. Patrick’s Cathedral commits suicide

Former Seton Hall adjunct philosophy professor – Marc Lamparello – who was arrested by NYPD counterterrorism officers last year after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gasoline cans, has committed suicide. According to The New York Times, Lamparello was released from Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center and died on April 17. He was released due to the coronavirus. Marc Lamparello, former Seton Hall...

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University projecting ‘substantial’ financial losses as Faculty Senate sheds more light on possible fall semester plans
Apr18

University projecting ‘substantial’ financial losses as Faculty Senate sheds more light on possible fall semester plans

Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate president announced Friday that the University is preparing for the possibility of a massive financial hit that would strip the University of tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an executive committee report read to the Faculty Senate on Friday, Senate president Dr. Johnathan Farina said that the threats currently facing the University are “substantial” and...

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