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

SUNY students will need to be vaccinated to attend in-person in the fall

Alek Lewis May 12, 2021
Students in SUNY and CUNY will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the Fall 2021 semester, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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An Anti-Asian violence vigil in April 2021 on Stony Brook University campus.  JOCELYN CRUZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University hosts Asian American and Pacific Islander anti-racism forum

Alek Lewis May 6, 2021
Over 200 people attended “Breaking Silence: A Public Forum on Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism” over Zoom on May 5, prompted by the national conversations around the increase in hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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Students throwing their graduation caps up into the air. PULIC DOMAIN

Stony Brook will allow two in-person guests per graduate at commencement

Alek Lewis April 23, 2021
SBU will allow two in-person guests per graduate at the Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies. Those who have applied for graduation and registered for commencement will be able to access their two tickets via the commencement website starting May 10.
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A fossil fuel plant from the New York state website. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY faculty and staff push for retirement fund to divest from fossil fuel investments

Alek Lewis April 18, 2021
A group of employees of the State University of New York (SUNY) wants their retirement fund to pull their investments from industries and companies damaging to the environment and contributing to climate change.
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The seating in Stony Brooks Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. NARA HWANG/STATESMAN FILE

NYS outlines preliminary guidance on in-person graduation ceremonies

Alek Lewis April 13, 2021
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined preliminary guidance for this spring’s in-person graduation ceremonies, which includes restrictions on venue capacity and requirement for a recent negative COVID-19 test or vaccination for attendees.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Manjot Singh elected USG President

Alek Lewis April 10, 2021
Manjot Singh has been elected as the next Undergraduate Student Government (USG) president. The results of the election were announced on USG’s Instagram a few hours after polls closed on SBEngaged on April 4.
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The outside of the Stony Brook Union. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

Students can schedule appointment for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Alek Lewis April 6, 2021
Stony Brook University is now offering students the opportunity to get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Student Union. Those who have received another vaccine are not allowed to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Most classes will be in-person in Fall 2021

Alek Lewis April 6, 2021
Most classes at Stony Brook University will be held in-person during the Fall 2021 semester. According to President Maurie McInnis, only about 20% of the classes will be taught online.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG Executive Council candidates outline their priorities for ongoing election

Alek Lewis and Maya Brown March 31, 2021
The candidates for the Executive Council of Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Student Government debated their platforms on March 26. Elections started on SBEngaged on March 29 and will be held until April 2 at noon.
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The mass vaccination site at Stony Brook University. As of March 23, 100,000 people have been vaccinated here. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University has administered over 100,000 vaccines

Alek Lewis March 26, 2021
Stony Brook University has administered 100,000 vaccinations in their state run point of distribution as of March 23.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Commencement will be in-person this spring

Alek Lewis March 21, 2021
Stony Brook University class of 2021’s commencement ceremony will be held in-person at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium — at least for graduating students.
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

NYS expands vaccine access for SUNY employees, confirms vaccination site at SBU Southampton

Alek Lewis March 12, 2021
State University of New York essential employees will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 17.
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