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Masks of different colors and patterns. Face masks and coverings are required on Stony Brook Universitys campus. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University to lift mask mandate following New York guidance

Tim Giorlando February 28, 2022
Stony Brook University (SBU) is set to lift its indoor mask mandate on Wednesday, March 2, following new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York state guidelines announced last week.
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How SUNYs vaccine mandate infringes our liberties

How SUNY’s vaccine mandate infringes our liberties

Giavonna Rossi February 3, 2022
#OPINIONS: If we continue to require vaccination for in-person classes, we must provide services for those who refuse the vaccine. Individual liberties must be safeguarded while the public is protected.
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Professor Shoshana Hershkowitz sends a masked-up selfie after her choral practice on Thursday night, September 1, 2021. AMY SHELDON / THE STATESMAN

As in-person teaching resumes, Stony Brook faculty harbor safety concerns

Amy Sheldon October 10, 2021
Stony Brook University’s almost 2,000 faculty members returned to campus this semester with all the back-to-school teaching essentials: lesson plans, books and masks. For those returning, this transition has generated an array of feelings.
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The homepage of pensandoxibanya.com on Feb. 22, 2021. SCREENSHOT OF PENSANDOXIBANYA.COM HOMEPAGE

Chinese Spanish artists, authors and activists discuss identity in the age of COVID-19

Michelle Chen February 22, 2021
On Feb. 17, Chinese Spanish activists Quan Zhou, Chenta Tsai and Jiajie Yu Yan joined SBU to discuss anti-Asian racism and Chinese diasporic identity in  “Pensando Xībānyá: Voices from the Chinese Diaspora in Spain”, a three-part lecture series.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

As NY starts to administer vaccines, Stony Brook Medicine pushes to become a vaccine distribution center

Alek Lewis and Matina Douzenis December 15, 2020
As the first round of COVID-19 vaccines reach New York State, Stony Brook Medicine is informing the community about vaccine development and pushing to become a distribution center in Suffolk County within the coming months. 
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The outside of Kenneth P. LaValle stadium. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook Athletics prepares for basketball and spring sports

Sara Ruberg November 24, 2020
Shawn Heilbron discusses plans in a video interview to keep athletes and coaches safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball season starts on Nov. 25, which will be the first time a Stony Brook team has played since March.
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Womens Basketball head coach Caroline McCombs at a practice during the 2019-2020 season. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

After heartbreak, the Seawolves are looking to the future

Vincent Giacalone November 21, 2020
On Feb. 19, when the Stony Brook women’s basketball team beat the Vermont Catamounts 72-68, it was on top of the world. Nothing could have prepared them for the news.
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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 outside of Kenneth P. LaValle stadium. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

NCAA approves schedule for playing fall sports in spring 2021

Ethan Tam September 23, 2020
On Sept. 22, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Board of Directors approved a 2021 spring schedule for teams who had their fall 2020 seasons postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The testing site outside of the Student Health Center on campus. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

What to know about COVID-19 testing

Matt Venezia September 19, 2020
New information about COVID-19 is being discovered rapidly and the facts surrounding testing are not yet well-established. Here are a few things to know before and after getting tested.
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A sign put up on Staller steps in order to warn students to wear masks and to remain six feet apart. RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

What it’s like to live on campus with COVID-19 regulations

Sam Lange August 30, 2020
#OPINION A Stony Brook senior recounts their first two weeks back on campus amidst the global pandemic. They discuss not only the limitations of physical space and interaction, but the emotional strain the virus can have on students mentally.
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The streets of Manhattan, New York during August 2020. Stony Brook University students were forced to leave campus housing for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester.CINDY MIZAKU/THE STATESMAN

A New Yorker’s view on five ever-changing months

Gerta Mucollari August 23, 2020
#OPINION Gerta Mullacori, a junior studying biology at Stony Brook University, recounts how the last five months have affected her life as a New Yorker. She also details how the COVID-19 pandemic changed her neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens.
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