Seton Hall gathers on Green, honors Breonna Taylor and others killed by police
Oct10

Seton Hall gathers on Green, honors Breonna Taylor and others killed by police

More than 100 students and community members gathered for a vigil on the University Green Friday night to honor Breonna Taylor and other Black men and women who were killed by police.  The vigil, which was hosted by the women’s basketball team and members of the Black Caucus, came after a Kentucky grand jury did not issue any indictments directly related to Taylor’s death at the hands of Louisville police last month. Instead, the...

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Seton Hall women’s basketball team and Black Caucus to host vigil honoring Breonna Taylor and others killed by police
Oct08

Seton Hall women’s basketball team and Black Caucus to host vigil honoring Breonna Taylor and others killed by police

Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team, along with members of Seton Hall’s Black Caucus, will host a vigil on the University Green Friday to honor of Breonna Taylor and several other Black men and women who have been killed by police. This summer mass protests against police brutality after the deaths of several Black Americans took place across the country including Taylor and George Floyd, whose names have since become rallying cries...

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Women’s basketball team to host vigil honoring Breonna Taylor and others killed by police
Oct08

Women’s basketball team to host vigil honoring Breonna Taylor and others killed by police

Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team, along with members of Seton Hall’s Black Caucus, will host a vigil on the University Green Friday to honor of Breonna Taylor and several other Black men and women who have been killed by police. This summer mass protests against police brutality after the deaths of several Black Americans took place across the country including Taylor and George Floyd, whose names have since become rallying cries...

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New Jersey records 957 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily count since May
Oct03

New Jersey records 957 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily count since May

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter on Saturday that the state recorded another 957 coronavirus cases, the highest number of daily cases since May. The new numbers come as the state is experiencing a surge in cases after a relatively tame summer. Saturday’s numbers marked the fifth time in eight days that the state has recorded over 700 cases, pushing the 14-day average up to 686 and the state’s rate of transmission to...

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Microsoft Outlook, Teams, return after hours-long outage
Sep29

Microsoft Outlook, Teams, return after hours-long outage

Microsoft 365 services, including Outlook and Teams, experienced a major outage Monday evening, preventing some students from accessing their emails and remote classes. Microsoft said that most services were restored late Monday evening. The company tweeted at 9:21 p.m. ET that “most users should be experiencing relief.” The company added that it was “continuing to see significant improvement for affected...

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Seton Hall forgoes spring break for next semester
Sep25

Seton Hall forgoes spring break for next semester

Seton Hall announced that there will not be a spring break for the spring 2021 semester in an email to students on Sept. 24.  Photo by Nick Kerr: Editor-in-Chief The email, which also announced the University’s plan for increased COVID-19 testing, said the academic calendar for the Spring 2021 semester has been approved. Classes will begin on Jan 27 and run through May 11. There will not be a spring break, but the University will...

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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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