Students convene at vigil recognizing anti-Asian violence
Apr11

Students convene at vigil recognizing anti-Asian violence

Dozens of community members gathered on the University Green last Friday night for a vigil to recognize past and present anti-Asian violence, which has swept the nation over the last year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  According to a report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, anti-Asian hate crimes surged in 2020 by almost 150% in major U.S. cities. In March, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal released...

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Seton Hall surpasses 200 COVID-19 cases for spring semester
Mar24

Seton Hall surpasses 200 COVID-19 cases for spring semester

Seton Hall reported two new cases of COVID-19 Monday, marking 205 cases since the spring 2021 semester began and over 400 since the start of the pandemic. The University reported 25 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, with 21 cases associated with the South Orange campus and four connected to the Newark campus, according to its COVID-19 dashboard. University spokesman Michael Ricciardelli ‘08, pointed to a nationwide plateau in cases...

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SGA begins election season with no contested seats
Mar19

SGA begins election season with no contested seats

The Student Government Association (SGA) election campaign season kicked off this week, but no seats will be contested for the 2021-2022 term, virtually guaranteeing all candidates their positions. SGA President Julia Nicolls is running unopposed for re-election alongside a fresh executive cabinet that includes Carolyn Murray as vice president, Ria Sandeep as treasurer and Ariel “JR” Go as secretary. Murray and Sandeep...

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SGA to host town hall with student services, health services
Mar05

SGA to host town hall with student services, health services

Seton Hall University’s Student Government Association (SGA) will host a virtual town hall event on Wednesday, March 10 in which University administrators will provide live responses to questions and concerns posed by students. The approximately one-hour event will take place at 5 p.m. in a Microsoft Teams video conference. The event link will be made available on the SGA Instagram page and the University’s online calendar. SGA is...

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Seton Hall announces plans for ‘primarily in person’ fall semester
Mar04

Seton Hall announces plans for ‘primarily in person’ fall semester

Nearly one year after Seton Hall shuttered its campus in response to the growing threat of the coronavirus, University President Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that a primarily in-person fall semester is in the cards for the University community later this year. Citing an accelerated vaccine distribution and decreasing numbers of coronavirus cases nationally, Nyre said that the University is planning an academic schedule that will...

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Village approves University’s plan to construct new lobby for Boland Hall; will include other improvements to dorm rooms
Feb25

Village approves University’s plan to construct new lobby for Boland Hall; will include other improvements to dorm rooms

A proposal from Seton Hall to construct a new 1,628 square foot lobby at the front of Boland Hall was unanimously approved by the South Orange Village Planning Board on Wednesday night with one abstention. The plan, which was announced to the community today, will also include an upgrade to the interior of Boland South, which has not undergone a major renovation in nearly two decades. The updates will include new carpeting and LED...

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Marijuana use will still be prohibited on New Jersey college campuses once legalization goes into effect
Feb19

Marijuana use will still be prohibited on New Jersey college campuses once legalization goes into effect

Though New Jersey voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana sale and use for all adults over 21, state lawmakers are still embroiled in a fight over the rules that will ultimately govern the drug.  Although the amendment to the state’s constitution, approved by voters in November, technically went into effect on Jan. 1, the state of marijuana use is sitting in a kind of legal...

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In-person classes suspended as winter storm approaches University
Feb17

In-person classes suspended as winter storm approaches University

Seton Hall announced its campuses will be closed on Thursday due to an incoming snowstorm, but said that classes will continue for students virtually and that the University’s business operations will continue.  Campuses will be limited to essential personnel only, starting at 8:45 a.m., according to a Pirate Alert sent to the campus community on Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service has issues a winter weather advisory...

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University hosts forum to discuss strategic plan, with University Center renovation and tuition increase taking center stage
Feb14

University hosts forum to discuss strategic plan, with University Center renovation and tuition increase taking center stage

Administrators answered students’ questions about the University’s strategic plan, Harvest Our Treasures, at a virtual community forum on Feb 10, with the recently announced renovation of the University Center dominating much of the conversation. The meeting was hosted by Matthew Borowick, vice president of the division of university relations, and included comments from University President Dr. Joseph Nyre, who spoke at the beginning...

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Coronavirus cases continue to grow as University warns multiple mitigation steps remain on table
Feb13

Coronavirus cases continue to grow as University warns multiple mitigation steps remain on table

Seton Hall has reported 35 new cases of the virus since last Friday.

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Cabrini Hall residents will be forced to relocate as University moves to expand quarantine capacity
Feb08

Cabrini Hall residents will be forced to relocate as University moves to expand quarantine capacity

Students living in Cabrini Hall will be forced to relocate to Xavier Hall next week so that the University can convert the building to serve as additional quarantine space, according to an email from the Health Intervention and Communication Team (HICT) sent out on Monday. The move comes four days after Seton Hall announced it would expand its surveillance testing to include all three of its campuses and non-resident students who have...

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University to bolster surveillance testing program; will include some non-resident students
Feb05

University to bolster surveillance testing program; will include some non-resident students

Seton Hall announced on Thursday that it would expand COVID-19 surveillance testing among its student body starting on Feb. 9. Students from all three of Seton Hall’s campuses and all non-resident students who have indicated they will participate in HyFlex for the spring semester will now be eligible for random COVID-19 testing under the updated program guidelines. The University will contract with Healthcare IT Leaders, a...

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