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New strains of COVID in US, over 130 cases in New York

Claudia Motley February 24, 2021
A new variant of COVID-19 has been found in several states throughout the United States, with 59 cases reported in New York as of Feb. 14.
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook hosts campus conversation on optimizing campus resources

Claudia Motley February 7, 2021
Stony Brook University discussed recommendations for new revenue by using campus space and improving business partnerships during a budget task force campus conversation on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU releases guidelines for students returning to campus in Spring 2021

Claudia Motley January 21, 2021
Along with obtaining a negative test result three days before arriving on campus, all resident students must also complete a self-screening 14 days prior and are required to self-quarantine the week before their arrival.
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The universal recycling symbol. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU and other SUNYs partner with NYS to improve recycling

Claudia Motley November 17, 2020
New York State has partnered with Stony Brook University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and University of Buffalo to help improve the state’s recycling programs.
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The Faculty-Student Association office located in East Side Dining. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook took out millions in loans to curb COVID-19 losses

Claudia Motley September 27, 2020
Stony Brook University’s Faculty Student Association received an estimated $2-5 million in bailout loans, according to data released by ProPublica.
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Bernstein at the student media briefing on Dec. 4, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Provost Michael Bernstein to step down in October

Claudia Motley September 2, 2020
Stony Brook University’s former Interim President Michael Bernstein will step down as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs on Oct. 1. An interim provost will be announced in the near future.
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY). Jim Malatras was appointed as the fourteenth chancellor of the SUNY system on Aug. 21. PUBLIC DOMAIN

In-person classes may be canceled if student COVID-19 cases rise

Claudia Motley August 31, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 27 that in-person classes must stop for two weeks for any New York college with more than 100 cases, or if 5% of their on-campus population is infected.
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Stony Brooks Administration Building in September 2018.  EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Student leadership report shows campus concerns for the upcoming semester

Claudia Motley August 16, 2020
In a report released in early July, unnamed representatives from the GSO and the USG expressed their experiences relating to COVID-19 last spring semester. The information came for two listening sessions conducted on June 17 and June 22.
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Protesters sit and kneel in front fo the Long Island City Courthouse on June 6. It was one of many nationwide protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook Computing Society hosts BLM charity stream

Claudia Motley July 8, 2020
The Twitch stream, which raised $850, featured streamers playing Overwatch. Donations went to the non-profit organization Code2040, which works to strengthen the presence of Black and Latinx communities in tech and innovation industries.
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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook cultural organizations unify for Black Lives Matter fundraiser

Claudia Motley June 11, 2020
All money raised through the fundraiser goes to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, a chapter-based national organization that funds efforts to combat state-sanctioned violence and bring about liberation to the black community.
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Unemployment data chart showing unemployment claims over the past year. Unemployment has skyrocketed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU professor helps pen research detailing COVID-19’s damage to the US labor market

Claudia Motley May 19, 2020

Stony Brook University economics professor David Wiczer helped conduct a 2-part research study that detailed how the US labor market has been impacted as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

International students faced uncertainty as SBU went remote

Claudia Motley April 10, 2020
For international students, leaving on-campus housing was far more complicated than booking a last-minute economy flight.
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