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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 Capitol building. On Jan. 6, the day of Joe Bidens certification as president-elect, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

“It is a kind of mass social psychosis”: SBU professors react to invasion of the U.S. Capitol

Maya Brown and Claudia Motley January 14, 2021
“You hear the interviews, hear the depths or the breaths of the anger based online," Robert Chase, a history professor, said. "I think that at some point, a country has to have a national reckoning over truth.”
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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 17

Juliana Slocum November 18, 2020
This week, news covers the university's G/P/NC extension, arts reports on a student vigil held for Breonna Taylor and opinions speaks about government ideology. Tune in to hear these stories and more at the Weekly Wrap Up.
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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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The Weekly Wrap Up podcast logo. HANYA GAO/THE STATESMAN

The Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 9

Juliana Slocum September 22, 2020
This week wrapped up: the National Collegiate Athletics Association announced that basketball season will resume on Nov. 25. A new interim provost to replace Michael Bernstein is announced. Our arts section releases a review on the Paris Hilton documentary.
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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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Editorial: How The Statesman adapted to COVID-19

The Editorial Board September 1, 2020
If we wanted to survive, we had to adapt. The Statesman was going digital.
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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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