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Zoom is a video chat service many Stony Brook University students are using to learn remotely. Inappropriate content has interrupted class meetings during the first week learning remotely.SCREENSHOT OF ZOOM HOMEPAGE

‘Professor? Can you hear me?’: Universities adapt to online learning

Brianne Ledda April 13, 2020
"Zoomiversity" — an SBU-student run Instagram account — documents student antics during online classes and demonstrates some of the unique circumstances that have come with moving most of the country’s universities online.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

International students faced uncertainty as SBU went remote

Claudia Motley April 10, 2020
For international students, leaving on-campus housing was far more complicated than booking a last-minute economy flight.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Students will receive refunds or credits, Stony Brook University says

Samantha Robinson March 24, 2020
Stony Brook University announced that students will receive refunds or credits for unused fees in an email sent out to students on March 23. 
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU offers another policy update

Samantha Robinson March 22, 2020
Stony Brook University offered students another policy update in a campus-wide email sent on March 20.
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The COVID-19 virus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU confirms first COVID-19 cases

Brianne Ledda March 21, 2020
Stony Brook University confirmed its first cases of COVID-19 on campus, according to a campus-wide email from Interim President Michael Bernstein.
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook cancels all events through May 15

Brianne Ledda March 21, 2020
"Program advisors will be following up with their respective organizations individually to provide further support and answer organization specific questions.”
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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. PAULA PECEGO/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University Hospital drive-through testing for COVID-19 delayed

Brianne Ledda March 15, 2020
The Three Village Civic Association posted later on Sunday that “due to a worldwide shortage, Stony Brook University Hospital did not receive the swabs needed to conduct their COVID-19 drive-thru testing as planned and is now on hold.”
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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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Art depicting online scams.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

Online scammers take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis

Niki Nassiri March 15, 2020
Scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to steal information, according to a March 13 email from Stony Brook University’s Division of Information Technology.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Campus clubs feel the impact from COVID-19

Chris Cumella March 14, 2020
Student Engagement & Activities sent an email to student executive boards on March 11 confirming that extracurriculars will be suspended through the rest of the month.
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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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Instagrams help center. SCREENSHOT OF HELP.INSTAGRAM.COM

Dealing with Instagram’s poor customer service was a nightmare

Anya Marquardt November 24, 2019
Instagram is easily one of the most popular social media apps of this decade. As of June 2018, Instagram has 1 billion monthly users, compared to 130 million monthly users in June 2013. It is the second most-used app after Facebook, which bought Instagram in 2014.
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