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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU planning in-person graduation in September for 2020 graduates

Brianne Ledda May 10, 2021
Stony Brook University plans to hold an in-person September commencement for its 2020 graduates. According to a new page on the university’s commencement website, the ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 10 in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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A sapling of an American chestnut tree in the Ashley Schiff Preserve. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Hope for the American chestnut trees, a dying species

Brianne Ledda April 22, 2021
“A tree came down, look at that.” Sue Avery, a botanist and certified landscaper, examines a thin wire cage along the border of the Ashley Schiff Preserve on campus.
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The United University Professors (UUP) March on March 1, 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SBU workers push to delay in-person work return, argues it violates UUP telecommuting agreement

Brianne Ledda March 6, 2021
More than 100 people have signed a petition to delay an in-person return to work for Stony Brook employees as early as March 1, arguing that it violates the terms of a union-negotiated telecommuting agreement.
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Stony Brook University banner during Jan. 2021.RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

All classes canceled ahead of impending snowstorm

Brianne Ledda January 31, 2021
Stony Brook University has canceled all classes and events on Monday, Feb. 1 ahead of an impending snowstorm, according to a campus-wide email.
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A screenshot of the university budget meeting on Jan. 20 SCREENSHOT OF VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY BUDGET MEETING

SBU looks to avoid downsizing amidst budget crisis

Brianne Ledda January 25, 2021
Stony Brook University wants to avoid downsizing as it looks for solutions to its financial troubles, university officials emphasized in a town hall on Jan. 20. 
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Students on campus must test negative before leaving for Thanksgiving break, SUNY Chancellor says

Brianne Ledda November 1, 2020
All students on SUNY campuses must test negative for COVID-19 within ten days before they leave for Thanksgiving break. SUNY campuses have until November 5 to submit a plan outlining their steps to close the fall semester. 
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

SBU announces hybrid classes for winter and spring semester

Brianne Ledda September 25, 2020
Stony Brook University will continue its hybrid approach to classes throughout the winter and spring semesters. The spring semester was delayed by one week to start on Feb. 1. There will not be a spring break.
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The United University Professors (UUP) March on March 1, 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

UUP criticizes university reopening policies

Brianne Ledda June 19, 2020
The union argues that these guidelines stand as a direct contradiction to the university’s recent statements on the Black Lives Matter movement, and its declared commitment to black community members.
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The outside of Stony Brook University Hospital. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/STATESMAN FILE

School of Medicine aims to increase hospital security

Brianne Ledda June 13, 2020
“We will continue to explore additional opportunities to maintain a safe and secure environment for our employees, for our patients and for the community," the Stony Brook School of Medicine said in an email to SBU's medical community.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Man charged for carrying explosives into Stony Brook University Hospital

Brianne Ledda June 10, 2020
Responding bomb and canine unit officers confirmed that the man, 33-year-old Robert Roden, was carrying three explosive devices in his backpack when he was taken into custody on Tuesday night. Other reports from university police indicate that Roden was also carrying what appeared to be a BB gun.
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University Police Department cars at Stony Brook University. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

University police investigate “suspicious package” near hospital

Brianne Ledda June 9, 2020

This article was updated 6/10/2020 at 9:04 a.m. The Stony Brook University police investigated a “report of a suspicious package” at Stony Brook University Hospital on Tuesday night, according...

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Bernstein at the student media briefing on Dec. 4, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Interim President Michael Bernstein to resume provost position

Brianne Ledda May 27, 2020
“Michael and I have already developed the foundations of a strong partnership and we will continue to work together to determine the next steps for the university,” McInnis wrote.
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