Seton Hall to begin random surveillance testing of resident students
Sep24

Seton Hall to begin random surveillance testing of resident students

Citing a recent 14% uptick in national coronavirus cases, Seton Hall announced on Thursday that it would begin random surveillance testing for resident students starting on Sept. 28. The announcement, which was announced to resident students through an email from Vice President for Student Services, Dr. Shawna Cooper-Gibson, comes just days after a Setonian analysis of institutional testing data found that the University lagged behind...

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Seton Hall lags behind peer institutions in daily coronavirus tests, data shows
Sep21

Seton Hall lags behind peer institutions in daily coronavirus tests, data shows

New data shows Seton Hall lags behind some of its peer institutions in coronavirus testing, according to a Setonian analysis of institutional testing data across three other Catholic-midsize universities.  Since Sept. 4, the first day Seton Hall launched its coronavirus dashboard that included the number of total tests it has administered, the University has conducted 137 tests over a 14-day period. Comparatively, Villanova...

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Seton Hall rises six spots in U.S. News and World Report ranking
Sep14

Seton Hall rises six spots in U.S. News and World Report ranking

Seton Hall rose six spots in the 2021 annual ranking of colleges by U.S. News and World Report, rising from No. 139 to No. 133 on the publication’s list of the best national universities. The ranking, released on Monday, ties Seton Hall with Drexel University in Philadelphia, The New School in New York City, and several other universities. Seton Hall University rose six places in U.S. News and World Report’s annual...

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Health Services clarifies testing protocols, while virologist calls outbreak risk ‘unacceptably high’
Sep04

Health Services clarifies testing protocols, while virologist calls outbreak risk ‘unacceptably high’

A Seton Hall virologist called the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak on campus “unacceptably high” after a Health Services interview with The Setonian clarified the University’s testing and tracing protocols. Health Services’ most detailed explanation of its protocols yet comes in the wake of three residents testing positive for COVID-19 this fall semester. The newly clarified testing and tracing procedures explain who can be tested...

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University details new penalties for students who violate public health guidance
Aug24

University details new penalties for students who violate public health guidance

Students who live off-campus and violate Seton Hall or public health guidelines could face monetary sanctions of as much as $1,000 from the University, according to Associate Dean of Students Winston Roberts. According to Roberts, who spoke with The Setonian via email on Monday, there will be varying levels of sanctions for on-campus students due to the fact that the “range of on-campus conduct violations is expected to be much...

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Faculty Senate passes motion asking University to give professors a choice in remote teaching
Aug21

Faculty Senate passes motion asking University to give professors a choice in remote teaching

Following a lively two-and-a-half-hour-long meeting on Wednesday, Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion calling on the University to approve all faculty requests to teach the fall semester remotely.   The senate’s motion passed with a final vote of 34 yesses, 8 noes and two abstentions and cited a lack of transparency in the University’s adjustment and accommodation procedures and alleged that...

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Aquinas Hall evacuated as black water pours from damaged sprinkler head
Aug21

Aquinas Hall evacuated as black water pours from damaged sprinkler head

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) confirmed Friday that a damaged sprinkler head was the cause of a fire alarm that forced the residents of Aquinas Hall to evacuate at 9:25 Thursday night.  The sprinkler head sprayed dark oil and water, which flowed through floors and down walls from the second floor to the first, causing “very little damage,” according to HRL. Video provided to The Setonian. “It’s water, but it becomes stagnant...

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Housing and Residence Life to reverse course on residence hall closures
Aug19

Housing and Residence Life to reverse course on residence hall closures

Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) announced that it would reopen dorms in its Complex residence halls, just days after a late-night email to residents announced its closure. Screenshots of an HRL email obtained by The Setonian and confirmed by an anonymous source with knowledge of the email and its contents outlined new plans to reverse the closures of Complex residence halls and provide options for relocated...

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Seton Hall will pivot to in-person classes following Governor’s executive order
Aug14

Seton Hall will pivot to in-person classes following Governor’s executive order

Seton Hall University announced on Friday that it would proceed with in-person instruction on its South Orange campus this fall beginning on August 31. The announcement follows an executive order issued by N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday which allows for colleges and universities in the state to proceed with their restart plans filed with the state despite not entering Stage Three of its economic reopening. The move is a quick...

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Some resident students will be required to quarantine upon arrival to campus regardless of COVID-19 test results, University says
Aug14

Some resident students will be required to quarantine upon arrival to campus regardless of COVID-19 test results, University says

Resident students who are coming from one of the 33 states and U.S. territories on New Jersey’s 14-day quarantine travel advisory list will be required to quarantine even if they test negative for the coronavirus upon arriving on campus, according to a new FAQ posted by the University. According to the School’s Housing and Residence Life FAQ page, the quarantine order for students coming from any state identified as having an elevated...

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Seton Hall will offer a ‘free ninth semester’ to incoming freshmen
Aug12

Seton Hall will offer a ‘free ninth semester’ to incoming freshmen

Seton Hall announced that it would offer a “free ninth semester” to some freshmen students enrolling in the fall 2020 semester last week. The announcement came just days after the School announced that it would walk back its plan to begin the semester in-person as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, citing New Jersey’s failure to enter Stage Three of its economic reopening. According to an email sent to out to incoming...

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University closes Complex residence halls in late night announcement
Aug08

University closes Complex residence halls in late night announcement

The University announced late Friday night in an email to students the closure of Serra, Neumann, and Cabrini residence halls for the fall 2020 semester, along with other adjustments to its reopening plan. The announcement, which also clarifies quarantine and testing requirements, comes one day after University President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced that the University’s long-planned “Hybrid Flexible” model of instruction would be...

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