LIVE TRACKER: University reports over 100 cases of coronavirus in two weeks, urges testing
Nov13

LIVE TRACKER: University reports over 100 cases of coronavirus in two weeks, urges testing

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. November 19 Seton Hall reported one case of coronavirus Thursday after an employee from the South Orange campus tested positive. The employee has entered isolation and no contacts on campus have been detected, the University said. The University’s twelfth case since Sunday marks an apparent slowdown in the growth of COVID-19 cases on campus after dozens of cases...

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Seton Hall to serve as coronavirus testing site
Nov13

Seton Hall to serve as coronavirus testing site

Seton Hall’s South Orange campus will serve as a coronavirus testing site for Essex County residents and the University community on Thursday, Nov. 19, according to University officials. The County of Essex will administer COVID-19 saliva tests to Essex County residents and members of the Seton Hall community, University spokesperson Laurie Pine said. Seton Hall University will serve as a COVID-19 test site on Nov. 19. (File Photo)...

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Aquinas Hall quarantine ends after three days
Nov13

Aquinas Hall quarantine ends after three days

Residents on the second floor of Aquinas Hall will no longer have to quarantine, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) said in an email to residents Thursday. The floor was ordered to quarantined on Monday after two residents tested positive within a week. HRL staff informed residents on Monday that they would be allowed to leave their rooms only to be tested for COVID-19 by Health Services. The second floor of Aquinas Hall was ordered to...

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Seton Hall cancels in-person instruction for remainder of semester
Nov11

Seton Hall cancels in-person instruction for remainder of semester

Seton Hall University will transition entirely to online classes for the remainder of the semester, effective Thursday, following a spike in coronavirus cases both on campus and statewide President Joseph Nyre announced in a campus-wide email.  On Tuesday, the University saw its highest daily case count of the semester, recording 13 new cases of the virus for a total of 48 in the last two weeks. That same day, New Jersey also saw...

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Serra Hall to serve as additional quarantine space following surge in COVID-19 cases
Nov11

Serra Hall to serve as additional quarantine space following surge in COVID-19 cases

 This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life announced in a Wednesday afternoon email to Resident Assistants (RAs) that the University would convert Serra Hall to serve as an additional quarantine dorm after a rapid surge in cases this week.  The announcement to RAs came a little over an hour after the University teased a 6 p.m. statement pertaining to...

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Vatican report: Seminary officials knew McCarrick shared bed with seminarians at beach house
Nov11

Vatican report: Seminary officials knew McCarrick shared bed with seminarians at beach house

Seton Hall also allowed the former cardinal to use an on-campus apartment following his resignation as archbishop of Washington despite objections from the Newark Archdiocese Nearly two years after initiating an investigation into the conduct of disgraced former American Cardinal and Archbishop of Newark Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican released a 449-page report detailing how he was able to rise to the highest levels of Church...

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Seton Hall records 13 new COVID-19 cases as statewide numbers surge to ‘devastating’ levels
Nov11

Seton Hall records 13 new COVID-19 cases as statewide numbers surge to ‘devastating’ levels

For the second consecutive day Seton Hall saw its highest number of daily coronavirus cases on Tuesday, detecting 12 cases of COVID-19 through its testing protocol on Tuesday and an additional case on its Interprofessional Health Sciences campus in Nutley for a total of 13 cases. Of the 12 cases in South Orange, seven were reportedly connected to on-campus resident students – a dramatic increase for the University which had only...

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Murphy announces new COVID-19 restrictions, provides update on vaccine distribution
Nov09

Murphy announces new COVID-19 restrictions, provides update on vaccine distribution

Indoor dining in New Jersey will no longer be permitted between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. effective Nov. 12, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced at a press conference Monday. The new guidelines applies to all restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges in New Jersey. Barside seating will be prohibited at all times. Takeout, delivery and outdoor dining may continue at all hours. Murphy also announced amendments to current dining restrictions,...

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Seton Hall orders second floor of Aquinas Hall to quarantine after two students test positive for COVID-19
Nov09

Seton Hall orders second floor of Aquinas Hall to quarantine after two students test positive for COVID-19

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more details. The second floor of Aquinas Hall will enter a mandatory quarantine after it was revealed that two students from that floor tested positive for the coronavirus in the last week, Seton Hall announced on Monday.⁠ The email, which was sent out by Dean of Students Karen Van Norman to residents of the floor, said that the quarantine would last somewhere between 48 to 72...

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Biden defeats Trump, Associated Press projects
Nov07

Biden defeats Trump, Associated Press projects

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. The Associated Press has declared former Vice President Joe Biden the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election after a decisive electoral victory in Pennsylvania, a state won by President Donald Trump in 2016, which pushed the former vice president past the 270 electoral college votes needed to win. The victory comes after a marathon of vote counting in...

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Seton Hall records six new positive COVID-19 cases as Murphy says state is ‘close’ to ordering new restrictions
Nov05

Seton Hall records six new positive COVID-19 cases as Murphy says state is ‘close’ to ordering new restrictions

Seton Hall reported six additional cases of the coronavirus among its student population on Wednesday evening, five of which were detected in students who are based at the South Orange campus and one from Seton Hall’s Law School. According to the University, three of the five students from the South Orange campus were connected to a previously reported case and discovered through the University’s own testing protocol. The remaining...

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New Jersey votes to legalize recreational marijuana
Nov04

New Jersey votes to legalize recreational marijuana

Voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly voted to amend the state’s constitution on Tuesday night to legalize the possession of marijuana for all people 21-years-old and over and pave the way for the recreational cultivation, processing and retail sale of the drug. The referendum was officially called by the Associated Press just before 10 p.m., with 67% of voters casting their ballots in favor of the measure.  The vote is a victory for...

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