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.
The furloughing of roughly 150 staff and a University hiring freezes saved Seton Hall approximately $1.1 million, according to a new filing from the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA), which approved the University for roughly $109 million in revenue bonds for various improvements around campus on Wednesday. The furlough represented roughly 15% of all non-faculty Seton Hall staff, according to the paper.
Seton Hall approved for $109 million in revenue bonds to go toward new dorm to replace Turrell, additional renovationsBy Nicholas Kerr | May 29, 2020
The New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA) approved the preliminary purchase of two revenue bonds from Seton Hall University on Wednesday which would generate nearly $109 million in capital for the University.
Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre has announced new details of the planned return to campus on Wednesday.
Testifying alongside several other college presidents on Tuesday, Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre laid bare before the New Jersey State Senate’s Committee on Higher Education what it would take to safely reopen campus in the fall.
Seton Hall received its first credit rating downgrade in nearly 32 years from Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday. According to records available via Moody’s website, the change marks the only downgrade on record for Seton Hall from the company since it began tracking the University’s fiscal health in 1998.
The University announced Friday that undergraduate scholarships would be renewed for the 2020-2021 academic year regardless of previous requirements.
An academic advisor who advised between 250 to 300 students was one of 150 University employees furloughed on May 1 according to an email sent to students from Social and Behavioral Science (SOBS) Department Chair Dr. Rhonda Quinn. According to the email, the furlough will last for the next two months.
Seton Hall eliminates laptop refresh program, keeps mobile computing program intact for incoming freshmenBy Daniel O'Connor | May 7, 2020
The University announced on Thursday plans to eliminate the mobile computing refresh program which promised new school-provided Lenovo laptops for students after their sophomore year. The program provided full-time students two laptops over the course of eight semesters at $275 per semester.
A Seton Hall student has filed a potential class action lawsuit against the University alleging that it has failed to deliver “the educational services, facilities, access and/or opportunities" that students paid spring tuition for.
Seton Hall announced on Wednesday that it would create two new working groups to begin laying out separate plans to reopen campus in the fall or keep its gates shuttered should public health officials deem it unsafe to return.
Citing uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, Seton Hall President Dr. Joseph Nyre announced Tuesday that the university would be accelerating the installation of incoming provost Dr. Katia Passerini. According to the University, Passerini’s start date will be moved up by a month to June 5 instead of her initial start date of July 1.
College of Arts and Sciences confronts questions on remote learning, fall semester plans during first virtual town hallBy Daniel O'Connor | May 3, 2020
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a virtual town hall on Friday to hear students’ concerns about online classes, grading and plans for the fall semester.
Seton Hall accepts $5.7 million in CARES Act funding, $2.8 million of which will go to student financial reliefBy Nicholas Kerr | Apr. 30, 2020
Seton Hall will accept $5.7 million allocated to the University by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, $2.8 million of which has been earmarked by the Department of Education to be disbursed to students. The news comes as Seton Hall announced Monday that it would furlough 150 employees amid financial unease brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
University President Joseph Nyre announced Monday that Seton Hall will freeze employee pay and furlough 150 employees, effective May 1, in an effort to mitigate potentially tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Seton Hall’s Executive Cabinet announced Thursday that it would be taking a voluntary 10% pay cut amid the news that Seton Hall could be facing up to tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. University President Joseph Nyre, who leads the University’s Executive Cabinet, volunteered to reduce his salary by 20% in response to the crisis.
Former Seton Hall adjunct philosophy professor – Marc Lamparello – who was arrested by NYPD counterterrorism officers last year after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral with gasoline cans, has committed suicide.
University projecting ‘substantial’ financial losses as Faculty Senate sheds more light on possible fall semester plansBy Nicholas Kerr | Apr. 18, 2020
Seton Hall’s Faculty Senate president announced Friday that the University is preparing for the possibility of a massive financial hit that would strip the University of tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Board of Regents unanimously approved the prorated refunds for room, board and parking for the spring semester. Additionally, the University anticipates distributing the refunds sometime in April, according to University spokeswoman Laurie Pine.