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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Furlough, hiring freezes saved Seton Hall roughly $1.1 million, according to bond filing
May29

Furlough, hiring freezes saved Seton Hall roughly $1.1 million, according to bond filing

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. The furloughs...

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Seton Hall announces plans for fall reopening, will forgo fall break
May22

Seton Hall announces plans for fall reopening, will forgo fall break

Seton Hall President Joseph Nyre announced that the University plans to reopen its doors to in-person instruction for the fall 2020 semester using a “hybrid flexible” plan which will give students the option to attend classes either in-person or remotely. The plan makes Seton Hall one of the first colleges in New Jersey to announce a definitive reopening plan. According to the schedule laid out by the University, the academic year...

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Seton Hall calls for legal immunity for colleges if COVID-19 comes to campuses in fall
May21

Seton Hall calls for legal immunity for colleges if COVID-19 comes to campuses in fall

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. Nyre called for New Jersey to provide schools with rapid COVID-19 testing, mechanisms for contact tracing and personal protective equipment, as well as legal protections that would strip students and...

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Jeff Ngandu commits to Seton Hall
May08

Jeff Ngandu commits to Seton Hall

Orangeville Prep’s (Canada) Jeff Ngandu became the third member of Seton Hall’s 2020 recruiting class Friday night after announcing his commitment to the Pirates via his social media platforms. Photo via North Pole Hoops Here’s the basics on Seton Hall’s newest commit: Name: Jeff NganduPosition: CenterHeight, Weight: 6-foot-9, 220 poundsHometown: Mono, Ontario, Canada Recruitment Ngandu committed to Seton Hall over Big East rivals...

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Seton Hall eliminates laptop refresh program, keeps mobile computing program intact for incoming freshmen
May07

Seton Hall eliminates laptop refresh program, keeps mobile computing program intact for incoming freshmen

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. There had previously been discussions about eliminating the program entirely. The change comes after a February poll by The Setonian which showed...

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Ryan Conway commits to Seton Hall
May04

Ryan Conway commits to Seton Hall

Seton Hall added its first 2021 recruit Monday night as Dulaney High School (MD) point guard Ryan Conway announced his committment to the Pirates via Instagram video post. Here’s the basics on Seton Hall’s newest commit: Name: Ryan ConwayPosition: Point GuardHeight, Weight: 6-foot-1, 160 poundsHometown: Lutherville Timonium, MD Recruitment Conway committed to Seton Hall over Big East rivals Providence and Marquette as well as...

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Missouri transfer Tray Jackson commits to Seton Hall
Apr30

Missouri transfer Tray Jackson commits to Seton Hall

Missouri transfer Tray Jackson committed to Seton Hall on Monday night. Jackson will sit out the 2020-21 season, giving him three years of remaining eligibility. A former Top 100 recruit out of Sunrise Christian Academy in Detroit, Jackson averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game as a freshman at Missouri last season. Seton Hall recruited Jackson hard when he was in high school, but he ultimately committed to Minnesota over the...

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Seton Hall accepts $5.7 million in CARES Act funding, $2.8 million of which will go to student financial relief
Apr30

Seton Hall accepts $5.7 million in CARES Act funding, $2.8 million of which will go to student financial relief

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. The Federal stimulus package, known colloquially as the CARES Act,...

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Seton Hall freezes pay, will furlough 150 employees in response to financial turmoil
Apr27

Seton Hall freezes pay, will furlough 150 employees in response to financial turmoil

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. According to a University-wide email sent from Nyre, employees that will be covered by the furlough include those whose positions require them to be on-campus and cannot work from...

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By the numbers: Bryce Aiken, Seton Hall’s new graduate transfer
Apr23

By the numbers: Bryce Aiken, Seton Hall’s new graduate transfer

Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken is returning to New Jersey next season, and he will finally don the blue and white of Seton Hall. His last year at Harvard did not go as smoothly as he would have wanted, but the former top-100 recruit’s Ivy League experience and seniority will be welcomed assets to the Pirates’ locker room next season. Aiken ended his Harvard career averaging 16.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game...

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Seton Hall eyes development of new student housing complex
Apr17

Seton Hall eyes development of new student housing complex

Seton Hall is eyeing the possible development of a new off-campus student housing complex across the street from its main gate, according to a public notice from the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority (NJEFA) filed earlier this week. The filing, which was first reported by Jersey Digs and released on April 13, details plans for the demolition of the existing 525 and 519 South Orange Ave. buildings owned by Seton Hall to make...

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