Seton Hall, Rutgers still holding out for fall sports in New Jersey
Aug05

Seton Hall, Rutgers still holding out for fall sports in New Jersey

As of Friday, July 31, Drew University has postponed all in-conference sports contests for the fall semester. The decision came following a unanimous vote by the Landmark Conference Executive Board to postpone all contests within the conference for all schools. In terms of New Jersey colleges, only Seton Hall and Rutgers still plan to go forward with their fall sports programs and will play in-conference games only. CBS News reported...

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Seton Hall becomes test optional for 2021 applicants
Aug03

Seton Hall becomes test optional for 2021 applicants

Seton Hall will not require applicants for the fall 2021 semester to submit standardized test scores, such as the SAT and ACT the University’s Office of Admissions announced last Monday.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT inc. and The College Board, who proctor the ACT and SAT, respectively, cancelled many of their testing dates and have closed many of their testing sites. The College Board website also warns that “test centers...

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Student Services hosts criminal justice panel amid protests against police violence
Jul27

Student Services hosts criminal justice panel amid protests against police violence

Student Services hosted a virtual “panel on policing” on Tuesday to discuss issues of criminal justice, equality and engagement in the Seton Hall community and beyond. The panel is the second in a series of events planned by the Student Services to address diversity and inclusion in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. The event featured speakers from the South Orange and Newark...

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University announces new mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 testing requirements for student body
Jul17

University announces new mandatory quarantine, COVID-19 testing requirements for student body

Dual emails from Student Services and the Re-Opening Operations Team (ROOT) announced new guidelines Friday for students returning to campus, outlining quarantine and testing requirements for residents, non-residents, and international students.  The announcements include details that were not outlined in the University’s draft restart plan, which was reported by The Setonian on Tuesday after it was released by the New Jersey...

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New Jersey released details of the University’s restart plan. Here is what is inside.
Jul14

New Jersey released details of the University’s restart plan. Here is what is inside.

A Seton Hall Public Safety officer allows a car to enter through the University’s front gate in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief) Seton Hall’s 67-page restart plan was released on Tuesday after being submitted to the state of New Jersey and being obtained by The Setonian on Monday following an Open Public Record Act request. The document contained the most robust explanation of the...

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Seton Hall students circulate petition against tuition hike
Jun21

Seton Hall students circulate petition against tuition hike

Seton Hall students began circulating a new petition on Tuesday calling for a tuition freeze for the 2020-2021 academic year following a June 11 announcement that the university will raise tuition by 3.5% and room and board by 3%. As of press time, the petition has garnered over 1,700 signatures on change.org. “We understand Seton Hall has also faced a loss during this time, but as students, many of us are unsure if we will be able to...

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Seton Hall designates Ora Manor as quarantine facility for fall
Jun17

Seton Hall designates Ora Manor as quarantine facility for fall

Seton Hall announced on Wednesday that it would designate Ora Manor, the University’s off-campus apartment located on Valley Street, to serve as an isolation and quarantine facility for resident students in the fall. According to the email from Seton Hall’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) sent to Ora Manor residents on Wednesday, students who had previously opted to live in the apartments for the upcoming academic year...

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Tuition is going up for Seton Hall students – here’s how the University stacks up against other New Jersey colleges
Jun11

Tuition is going up for Seton Hall students – here’s how the University stacks up against other New Jersey colleges

Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre announced on Thursday that the University would hike the price of undergraduate tuition by 3.5% and lay off 10% of its administration and staff in response to forecasts by the school that show a $33.2 million reduction in revenue for the upcoming academic year. The hike will put a full academic year for an undergraduate student at $45,290 per year, before financial aid – up nearly $1,510 from last...

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Upperclassmen reflect on silly things they did as freshmen
Jun11

Upperclassmen reflect on silly things they did as freshmen

As the fall semester draws closer, a new set of students are set to arrive at Seton Hall. Many upperclassmen reflected on some mistakes they made their freshman year and shared insight on how to navigate life as a freshman.  Noah Turner, a junior finance major, shared a couple of mistakes he made. He said he used a blue tray in the cafeteria, which he said he will “never do again.” Another silly thing he said he did was throwing...

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Zoom University: What Great Zoom Calls Can Do
Jun11

Zoom University: What Great Zoom Calls Can Do

With a global pandemic halting in-person meetings and forcing public spaces to shut down, students have had to find new and creative ways to virtually hang out. Zoom, a video communication app, has become the platform of choice for professors and students alike. From birthdays to movie nights, Zoom has become a virtual movie theater, mall, club and lecture hall. Zoom has become the platform of choice for many professors and students....

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Class of 2024 attends Pirate Adventure online
Jun11

Class of 2024 attends Pirate Adventure online

Seton Hall’s campus will sit unusually empty for the next two weeks.  Rather than the typical two weeks of in-person orientations, incoming freshmen will instead attend Pirate Adventure online this summer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Freshman Studies moved the annual Pirate Adventure online to avoid spreading COVID-19. (File Photo) The annual orientation event has been condensed into a series of one-day online...

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University’s strategic plan nears completion
Jun11

University’s strategic plan nears completion

Seton Hall’s Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) is approaching a final draft of the University’s five-year strategic plan after a draft was distributed to students in a campus-wide email on May 4.  The plan, which has been in development since the fall, has been repeatedly cited by University officials as shaping their response to recent events such as the outbreak of COVID-19 and the protests over police brutality and the...

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