South Orange Village looks for volunteers on community police and justice committees
Mar19

South Orange Village looks for volunteers on community police and justice committees

The South Orange Village is looking to fill volunteer openings on several boards and communities, including the Community Police Collaborative and the new Community Care and Justice Committee, according to an announcement posted on the Village’s website on March 14. “At all times, we’re understaffed, under-resourced, and we just don’t have enough people power to do all the work we want to do,” Village Trustee Stephen Schnall said....

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Seton Hall becomes test-optional through Fall 2026 admission cycle
Mar15

Seton Hall becomes test-optional through Fall 2026 admission cycle

Seton Hall will extend test-optional admissions through the Fall 2026 admissions cycle, the University announced on its website on March 4. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of colleges and universities throughout the nation made the Fall 2020 admission cycle test-optional as safety protocols caused many SAT and ACT testing dates to be postponed or canceled, according to Alyssa McCloud, senior vice president of...

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New Jersey updates vaccination eligibility to include public safety, transit workers
Mar15

New Jersey updates vaccination eligibility to include public safety, transit workers

New groups of individuals including transportation workers and public safety workers will be eligible to book vaccine appointments starting March 15, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced March 1. Murphy also increased the number of people allowed in general indoor gatherings to 25 and said that restaurants can now serve up to 50% capacity indoors. Pat Linfante, the Associate Vice President for Public Safety, said the news was...

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Health Services outlines vaccination plans, encourages students to register through state
Mar12

Health Services outlines vaccination plans, encourages students to register through state

Director of Health Services Diane Lynch offered some of the first public comments on Seton Hall’s COVID-19 vaccination plans and encouraged eligible students to get vaccinated at a town hall meeting Wednesday evening. Lynch spoke alongside other administrators at the meeting moderated by Student Government Association (SGA) President Julia Nicolls. Lynch encouraged students to register to be vaccinated through New Jersey’s vaccine...

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$18,800 left unspent from the diversity and inclusion grant budget
Mar10

$18,800 left unspent from the diversity and inclusion grant budget

The Student Government Association (SGA)’s $20,000 diversity and inclusion grant budget has been largely unspent this academic year due to disruption caused by COVID-19, according to SGA Treasurer Ronald Babiak. This academic year’s allocation to the SGA’s Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee was $20,000. So far, $1,200 of the allocation has been spent, leaving $18,800 unspent and unused. According to Seton Hall’s website on...

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SGA president to attend Board of Regents committee meetings
Mar09

SGA president to attend Board of Regents committee meetings

Student Government Association (SGA) President Julia Nicolls will attend future meetings of the Board of Regents’ Student Affairs committee, though no official student seat has been created, according to Vice President of Student Services Dr. Cooper-Gibson. “Julia [Nicolls] was invited to attend and participate in the Board of Regents Student Affairs committee meetings,” Cooper-Gibson said.  Cooper-Gibson described Nicolls as a...

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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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Here’s what’s inside Seton Hall’s strategic plan
Mar03

Here’s what’s inside Seton Hall’s strategic plan

Over the last few weeks, students have received several emails from the University about its strategic plan, branded by the University as “Harvest our Treasures.” But what is the strategic plan? What are our treasures? And how does Seton Hall plan to harvest them? The Setonian breaks down what’s inside: Photo via Jillian Cancela What is a strategic plan? A strategic plan is a document which outlines broad goals for the University to...

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South Orange seeks artists for Valley Street mural
Mar02

South Orange seeks artists for Valley Street mural

The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) is looking for artists to design a mural for downtown South Orange.Julie Doran, a member of SOVCA’s Board of Directors, called public art a “natural fit” to the Alliance’s mission “to create a sense of vitality in our downtown.” “Public art adds enormous value to the cultural, aesthetic, and economic vitality of a community,” Doran said. “It is now a well-accepted principle of urban...

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SGA extends application deadline for new candidates
Mar01

SGA extends application deadline for new candidates

The Student Government Association (SGA) added extra interest sessions, extended application deadlines and created a new election committee as the organization faces a decrease in new candidates for the third year in a row.  SGA has seen declining involvement for the last few years as it has struggled to fill seats for the last two elections. This year it is expecting even fewer candidates.  Charles McGarry, SGA vice...

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Gov. Murphy announces investments in public universities, healthcare in annual budget address
Mar01

Gov. Murphy announces investments in public universities, healthcare in annual budget address

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to reduce cost of attendance at public universities, as well as other investments in healthcare and the economy in his annual budget address on Feb. 23. In a pre-recorded address, Murphy spoke about key elements of New Jersey’s proposed $44.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2022.  The budget introduces several new investments and initiatives without increasing or adding taxes or fees....

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