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COVID-19 booster shot is now required for all SUNY, CUNY students to remain on campus

Katherine Procacci and Maria Lynders January 1, 2022
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced during a COVID-19 briefing that students in the SUNY and CUNY systems are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, once eligible, to return to campus for the spring semester, effective Jan. 15, 2022.
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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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Stony Brooks Administration Building in September 2018.  EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

NY plans to reduce 2021-22 higher education budget, even if state gets preferred federal support

Alek Lewis February 17, 2021
Public higher education would suffer a reduction in funding under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 state budget which is contingent on $15 billion of federal support.
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A sign that says, Do I: A) Pay To Eat B) Pay My Fees shown on a car during the graduate studentALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students protest increased student fees

Alek Lewis September 20, 2020
Stony Brook University graduate students protested increased student fees during an hour-long car rally around Circle Road on Sept. 8.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on campus in the Student Activities Center on April 11, 2019. Cuomo announced that all non-essential workers must stay home. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Cuomo orders all of New York’s non-essential workforce to stay home

Maya Brown and Alek Lewis March 21, 2020
This is the state’s most dramatic measure yet, as the number of confirmed cases jumped from 4,152 on Thursday afternoon to 7,102 on Friday morning. The additional 2,950 cases were due to a rapid increase in testing, according to Cuomo.
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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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New York temporarily freezes state-owed student loan debt

Alek Lewis March 18, 2020
New York state is temporarily freezing the collection of state-owed student loan and medical debt to relieve the financial burden from the coronavirus, according to a press release sent out by the Governor's office on March 17.
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

SBU closes on-campus housing for the rest of the semester

Maya Brown March 17, 2020
Campus residents who live within driving distance of the campus were asked to evacuate no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. All other campus residents must evacuate no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20.
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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Confirmed COVID-19 cases on three SUNY campuses

Brianne Ledda March 15, 2020
The State University of New York (SUNY) confirmed cases of students with COVID-19 at three campuses as of March 13, according to an email from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson.
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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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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Student life suspended through at least March

Ethan Tam March 11, 2020
Stony Brook University Student Engagement & Activities confirmed that nearly all on-campus events through the end of March have been canceled in a March 11 email to student e-board members.
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Sports programs in limbo following coronavirus procedures announcement

Ryan Magill March 11, 2020
The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team’s game against the University of Southern California on Sunday, March 15, became the school’s first match to be canceled as part of the country-wide attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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