Thousands of demonstrators gather in downtown South Orange in support of black queer lives
Jun07

Thousands of demonstrators gather in downtown South Orange in support of black queer lives

Thousands of protesters made their way from Ivy Hill Park to downtown South Orange by way of South Orange Avenue on Sunday for a peaceful demonstration to support black queer lives in the wake of the national conversation around the Black Lives Matter movement and police violence. With South Orange Police looking on, marchers chanted “no justice, no peace” as they completed the roughly one-mile trek between Ivy Hill Park and Spiotta...

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South Orange, Newark residents to hold march for ‘black queer lives’ on Sunday
Jun05

South Orange, Newark residents to hold march for ‘black queer lives’ on Sunday

A coalition of local LGBTQ+ and ally organizations plan to a march through downtown South Orange on Sunday to protest racial injustice, police brutality and demonstrate support from the LGBTQ+ community for the national Black Lives Matter movement. Led by SOMa Action, a nonprofit organization centered around promoting racial and social justice in South Orange and Maplewood, marchers will step off from the corner of Mt. Vernon Place...

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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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SGA releases statement on death of George Floyd
May31

SGA releases statement on death of George Floyd

The Student Government Association’s (SGA) executive committee released a statement Sunday in the wake of the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, which has sparked widespread protests against police brutality nationwide. The statement, which was posted on Instagram, comes six days after the death of Floyd and approximately two hours after an editorial in The Setonian called on the SGA to address the...

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Newark protest draws thousands, remains relatively peaceful as violence erupts across nation
May30

Newark protest draws thousands, remains relatively peaceful as violence erupts across nation

Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of downtown Newark on Saturday to protest the police killing of George Floyd who died earlier this week while being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer. Chants of Floyd’s name as well as “black lives matter,” “no justice, no peace” and the names of others who have died in encounters with the police echoed off of the buildings surrounding Market Street in the city’s downtown, just a...

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Newark residents will protest ‘police killing’ of George Floyd on Saturday
May29

Newark residents will protest ‘police killing’ of George Floyd on Saturday

A Newark political group is planning a demonstration Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, who died while being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer. The People’s Organization for Progress (POP) will meet at 12:45 p.m. at the Lincoln Statue in downtown Newark, just over three and a half miles down South Orange Ave from Seton Hall’s main campus. The protest will begin at West Market Street and Springfield Avenue, a few...

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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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New Jersey releases new guidance on graduation ceremonies, University says to expect an update on commencement in ‘near future’
May29

New Jersey releases new guidance on graduation ceremonies, University says to expect an update on commencement in ‘near future’

N.J. Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that college and high school graduations will be allowed to go ahead in the state starting July 6. Graduation ceremonies must be held outdoors and follow social distancing rules, according to the announcement. New Jersey announced new graduation guidelines to allow schools to hold commencement ceremonies after July 6. (File photo) In an interview with The Setonian, University President...

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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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