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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Board of Regents approves refunds for room, board, parking; partial tuition refund still up in air?
Apr03

Board of Regents approves refunds for room, board, parking; partial tuition refund still up in air?

The Board of Regents unanimously approved the prorated refunds for room, board and parking for the spring semester. Additionally, the University anticipates distributing the refunds sometime in April, according to University spokeswoman Laurie Pine. Students will receive refunds for room, board and parking since students, but the University has not yet mentioned anything about partial tuition refunds even as students clamor for one....

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Julia Nicolls elected as SGA president
Apr02

Julia Nicolls elected as SGA president

The preliminary results of the Student Government Association (SGA) election for the 2020-2021 academic year are in and Julia Nicolls is the SGA president-elect.  Voting was available online to all students from March 30 at 6:00 a.m. until March 31 at 3:00 p.m.  Photo via Instagram/nicollsmcgarry2020 Nicolls, a diplomacy and international relations major and SGA diplomacy senator, ran on a ticket that included ad-hoc Senator...

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For second year in a row, SGA struggles to fill seats for elections
Mar19

For second year in a row, SGA struggles to fill seats for elections

The Student Government Association (SGA) election will see many seats go uncontested, with only the presidency and two Senate seats being contested in a delayed election on March 30. Nicholas Kerr – News Editor As election season continues on a new schedule despite the widespread disruption from COVID-19, some seats will still be left open. The presidency is contested between two senators, Julia Nicolls and Stefan Ferreira, but...

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Seton Hall suspends in-person classes, orders faculty to go virtual in response to COVID-19 outbreak
Mar10

Seton Hall suspends in-person classes, orders faculty to go virtual in response to COVID-19 outbreak

On Tuesday, Seton Hall University has suspended all in-person classes between Wednesday March 11 until March 13. The University also said that all in-person classes and lectures will now be online classes beginning on Monday, March 16 through at least March 22 as the coronavirus continues to spread nationwide. According to an email sent to the University community from Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre, the University will remain open...

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