Tuition is going up for Seton Hall students – here’s how the University stacks up against other New Jersey colleges
Jun11

Tuition is going up for Seton Hall students – here’s how the University stacks up against other New Jersey colleges

Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that the University would hike the price of undergraduate tuition by 3.5% and lay off 10% of its administration and staff in response to forecasts by the school that show a $33.2 million reduction in revenue for the upcoming academic year. The hike will put a full academic year for an undergraduate student at $45,290 per year, before financial aid – up nearly $1,510 from last...

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Seton Hall announces 3.5% tuition hike, 10% reduction in workforce in response to COVID-19 revenue losses
Jun11

Seton Hall announces 3.5% tuition hike, 10% reduction in workforce in response to COVID-19 revenue losses

Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that the University would raise tuition by 3.5% and room and board by 3%, marking the lowest tuition increase Seton Hall students have seen in nearly 2 years by nearly half a percent. The hike brings the total cost of tuition and fees for a fulltime student at the University to $45,290 per year, up from $43,780 last year. The announcement comes on the heels of the Board of...

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University’s strategic plan nears completion
Jun11

University’s strategic plan nears completion

Seton Hall’s Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is approaching a final draft of the University’s five-year strategic plan after a draft was distributed to students in a campus-wide email on May 4.  The plan, which has been in development since the fall, has been repeatedly cited by University officials as shaping their response to recent events such as the outbreak of COVID-19 and the protests over police brutality and the...

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University, SGA host ‘Demonstration of Solidarity’ condemning racial injustice
Jun05

University, SGA host ‘Demonstration of Solidarity’ condemning racial injustice

The University and the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a “Demonstration of Solidarity” with black student organizations on Thursday. The event coincided with the memorial service for George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis, Minn. police on May 25 has caused widespread protests against police brutality. The virtual event, which featured speeches from University administrators and black...

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President Nyre condemns ‘racism and violence’ in updated statement following criticism
Jun01

President Nyre condemns ‘racism and violence’ in updated statement following criticism

Quoting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre spoke out for the first time on Saturday, speaking about the unrest currently sweeping the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. Dozens of American cities have been swarmed with protests over the last week with some peaceful demonstrations turning to riots at nightfall, sparking violent clashes between protesters and...

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What will the fall semester look like? The Setonian talked to President Nyre to find out
Jun01

What will the fall semester look like? The Setonian talked to President Nyre to find out

Two weeks ago Seton Hall officially announced its fall reopening plan, making it one of the first colleges in the country and the very first in the state of New Jersey to reveal how it plans to function in the midst of a global pandemic. According to the University, Seton Hall will embrace what has come to be known as the “Hybrid Flexible” instruction model, which will allow students to choose to whether or not they will...

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Furlough, hiring freezes saved Seton Hall roughly $1.1 million, according to bond filing
May29

Furlough, hiring freezes saved Seton Hall roughly $1.1 million, according to bond filing

The furloughing of roughly 150 staff and a University hiring freezes saved Seton Hall approximately $1.1 million, according to a new filing from the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA), which approved the University for roughly $109 million in revenue bonds for various improvements around campus on Wednesday. The furlough represented roughly 15% of all non-faculty Seton Hall staff, according to the paper. The furloughs...

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Seton Hall approved for $109 million in revenue bonds to go toward new dorm to replace Turrell, additional renovations
May29

Seton Hall approved for $109 million in revenue bonds to go toward new dorm to replace Turrell, additional renovations

The New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA) approved the preliminary purchase of two revenue bonds from Seton Hall University on Wednesday which would generate nearly $109 million in capital for the University. One of the major projects set to take place would be the construction of a new off-campus dorm which would replace Turrell Manor and be situated at its present site, as well as on top of the site of the 525 South...

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University announces new details around fall reopening
May27

University announces new details around fall reopening

Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre has announced new details of the planned return to campus on Wednesday. Nyre discussed limits to classroom capacity, density reductions in residence halls, and plans to dedicate one residence hall for quarantining unwell students in an interview with The Asbury Park Press. Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre unveiled new plans on Wednesday about reopening in the fall, including details about reduced...

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Seton Hall calls for legal immunity for colleges if COVID-19 comes to campuses in fall
May21

Seton Hall calls for legal immunity for colleges if COVID-19 comes to campuses in fall

Testifying alongside several other college presidents on Tuesday, Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre laid bare before the New Jersey State Senate’s Committee on Higher Education what it would take to safely reopen campus in the fall. Nyre called for New Jersey to provide schools with rapid COVID-19 testing, mechanisms for contact tracing and personal protective equipment, as well as legal protections that would strip students and...

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Moody’s downgrades University’s bond credit rating, but outlook remains stable
May20

Moody’s downgrades University’s bond credit rating, but outlook remains stable

Seton Hall received its first credit rating downgrade in nearly 32 years from Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday. According to records available via Moody’s website, the change marks the only downgrade on record for Seton Hall from the company since it began tracking the University’s fiscal health in 1998. Citing a “material increase in leverage that will constrain the University’s financial flexibility,” the bond credit rating...

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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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