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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY lifts COVID-19 vaccine mandate starting this summer

Sonya Gugliara April 14, 2023
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr. announced on Tuesday, April 11 that COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required for students across SUNY’s 64 campuses, effective summer 2023. 
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook offers new virtual medical service to students

Clare Gehlich September 30, 2022
Stony Brook University is now offering TimelyCare, a new telehealth platform that offers 24/7 virtual access to both medical and mental health services. 
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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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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

To go green, we must take smaller steps in legislation

Anya Marquardt April 24, 2021
#OPINION In order to address climate change, legislation must be passed. Even if we don’t agree with all the Green New Deal proposes, we can see it as a positive step toward solving one of the world’s most pressing problems.
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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 outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

History Club holds “After Trump” roundtable discussion

Tim Giorlando April 3, 2021
After the capital riots on Jan. 6, the history department is debating and discussing the outcomes of the Trump presidency and its impact on the American public. 
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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

U.S. foreign aid during COVID-19 should extend beyond strategic interests 

Matt Venezia March 30, 2021
#OPINION It is rare that the U.S., in foreign policy, does something without its own strategic interests in mind. The relationship with these three tiny island nations is no different. 
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Sophomore goalkeeper Curtis Copenhaver in practice during the fall of 2020. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s soccer falls to UMBC, putting postseason hopes in jeopardy

Emmanuel Jaquez March 28, 2021
The Stony Brook’s men's soccer team lost 2-1 against the UMBC Retrievers on the road in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, March 26.
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Students talk about what body positivity means to them

Sara Ruberg March 26, 2021
For this year's Sex and Relationship Special Issue, The Statesman chose the theme "body positivity." Seven participants chose to step in front of our cameras and tell us their stories.
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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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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

It’s time to up the pressure on Biden: a reflection on his first month as president

Benjamin Joffe March 4, 2021
#OPINION Jan. 20, 2021 was a momentous day for millions of Americans. It marked the last day for an administration that had done unprecedented harm to communities around the United States.
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The mens soccer team practicing in the fall of 2020. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s soccer drops season opener at No. 21 St. John’s

Emmanuel Jaquez February 24, 2021
The Stony Brook's men's soccer team played their season opener against a ranked Big East opponent, the No. 21 St. John’s Red Storm, on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
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