SGA creates Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee
Sep10

SGA creates Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a bill to create a permanent Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee on Aug. 31.  The new committee is tasked with reviewing requests and allocating funding to student organizations for events that encourage diversity and inclusion at Seton Hall.  “The Diversity and Inclusion Grant was implemented successfully in its first year, and assisted organizations of all statures,” the...

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University launches updated COVID-19 dashboard, details total number of tests administered
Sep09

University launches updated COVID-19 dashboard, details total number of tests administered

Seton Hall’s Health Intervention and Communication Team launched a new dashboard for COVID-19 data on the University’s website. The new dashboard breaks down case data from Seton Hall, South Orange, Newark and beyond. A nurse works to administer COVID-19 tests under Xavier Hall to resident students moving in on Aug. 30, 2020. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) It currently reports three known cases of coronavirus on campus since fall...

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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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South Orange and University officials differ in accounts of communication, involvement in Restart Plan
Sep02

South Orange and University officials differ in accounts of communication, involvement in Restart Plan

The allegations come as South Orange Village President Sheena Collum says she has received “dozens” of complaints regarding off-campus student gatherings.

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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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Third COVID-19 case reported on University’s South Orange campus
Aug17

Third COVID-19 case reported on University’s South Orange campus

This is a breaking news story. Check back later for more updates. August 24 Seton Hall reported its second and third confirmed coronavirus case of the fall semester on its South Orange campus, bringing the University to a total of 10 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.⁠ ⁠ According to the University’s Health Intervention and Communication team webpage, the individuals were detected on Aug. 20 and Aug. 24,...

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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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