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Stony Brook Universitys campus after the campus shut down due to COVID-19. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University offers students pass/fail grading

Claudia Motley March 21, 2020

Stony Brook University will allow students to choose a pass/fail grading option for a majority of courses, according to a March 20 email from Interim Provost Minghua Zhang. Some schools and colleges...

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Stony Brook students putting away boxes into their cars. GARYGHAYRA/THE STATESMAN

Students face uncertainty after campus residences close

Claudia Motley March 20, 2020
Stony Brook University students received the email on March 17: Residents within driving distance have 48 hours to vacate their dorms, and all other residents have only until March 20.
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY).PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY students petition for partial refunds

Claudia Motley March 18, 2020
Stony Brook University, which told students to move off-campus on March 17, will offer partial refunds.
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U-Haul is offering college students 30 days of free storage

Claudia Motley March 18, 2020
U-Haul, the American moving and storage company, is offering college students 30 days of free storage during wide-spread school closures.
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L’Afrique Dance Team performs at the 19th Annual Multicultural Show and Food Tasting event on Nov. 14, 2019. AMAYA MCDONALD

African Student Union cancels fashion show after months of planning

Claudia Motley March 17, 2020

All of Stony Brook University’s on-campus events during March were canceled after state universities announced that they’d be going remote on March 11. The African Students Union (ASU) Fashion...

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Graphic shows U.S. universities affected by COVID-19

Claudia Motley March 12, 2020
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed that all State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) schools are going remote for the remainder of the semester.
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USG Meeting in the Fall 2019 semester. JUSTIN GOODRIDGE/THE STATESMAN

USG moving campaign process online

Claudia Motley March 11, 2020
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be taking its elections process totally online amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and intends to postpone part of the election process.
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LGBTQ+ Center celebrates two years with open mic event

Claudia Motley March 8, 2020
Stony Brook’s LGBTQ* Center hosted “Queer Grounds: Open Mic and Coffeehouse” on Friday to showcase the artistic talents of the university’s LGBTQ* community.
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Guyanese Student Alliance Holds First Mashramani Celebration

Claudia Motley February 28, 2020

The Guyanese flag. Stony Brook University's Guyanese Student Alliance (GSA) held its first Mashramani, or Guyana's Republic Day, event this weekend on Feb. 22. MELISSA AZOFEIFA/THE STATESMAN Stony...

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Toni Blackman free styling at her Hip Hop Meditation event on Feb. 4. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Toni Blackman Hosts Hip-Hop Meditation for Black History Month

Claudia Motley February 9, 2020
Toni Blackman, entrepreneur and the first elected Hip-Hop Cultural Ambassador to the US Department of State, taught Stony Brook students the art of hip-hop mediation at the Charles B. Wang Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
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Director Jérémy Clapin impresses with animated film "I Lost My Body"

Claudia Motley February 4, 2020
Jérémy Clapin’s critically acclaimed animated feature, “I Lost My Body,” premiered on Nov. 15, 2019. The award-winning film is in the running for this year's Oscars race.
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New York City venue Irving Plaza hosted Irish indie artist EDEN on April 4. PETE JELLIFFE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-ND 2.0

Irish indie artist EDEN rocks Irving Plaza

Claudia Motley April 8, 2018
Rising indie artist Jonathon Ng, known as EDEN, rocked Irving Plaza in downtown Manhattan on April 5.
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