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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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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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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Editorial: America needs more than just words from leaders, it needs action
May31

Editorial: America needs more than just words from leaders, it needs action

“I can’t breathe.”  Those were the last words uttered by George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American father of two, last Tuesday while former Minneapolis Police Officer Derrick Chauvin kneeled on his neck for several minutes, even after his body went limp. In the days since, American cities have erupted in protest and violence over yet another instance of violence perpetrated against an African American civilian, which in...

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NCAA releases action plan considerations to bring student-athletes back on campus amid COVID-19
May30

NCAA releases action plan considerations to bring student-athletes back on campus amid COVID-19

On Friday night, the NCAA released its Resocialization of Collegiate Sports: Action Plan Considerations document which outlines detailed steps colleges across the country can take in order to safely bring student-athletes back onto campus in the fall. The considerations still follow simple practices such as maintaining good personal hygiene, wearing face mask and remaining six feet away from other people whenever possible. They also...

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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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