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SUNY campuses create task force to plan fall reopening

Gabby Pardo May 11, 2020
Seven groups are uniting to form the State University of New York COVID-19 Re-Imagine and Resume Residential Education Task Force, whose goal is to create a plan to reopen SUNY campuses in the fall. 
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Stony Brook University School of Medicines new three-year medical degree will accept a maximum of 15 students for its first year. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University medical students will graduate April 8

Alek Lewis April 7, 2020
Stony Brook University is allowing Renaissance School of Medicine students to graduate early to work in hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University will be used as a temporary hospital, Cuomo says

Alek Lewis March 22, 2020
Stony Brook University will host one of four temporary hospitals to help increase the capacity to treat COVID-19 patients in New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed in a press briefing on March 22.
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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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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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View of Florence, Italy from the Piazzale Michelangelo. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Reflecting on studying abroad in Florence during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gabby Pardo March 11, 2020
Instead of watching the sunset at the hilltop of the Piazzale Michelangelo and tasting the fluffiness of homemade gnocchi, I am now writing this on my fourth day of self-quarantine in my Staten Island home, because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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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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The Staller Center Gala hosted by Kelli O’Hara and Sutton Foster was a success despite coronavirus concerns

Rabia Gursoy March 11, 2020
The 2020 Staller Center gala was packed on March 7 despite Gov. Cuomo’s declaration of a state emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. The crowd laughed and the night went on with jokes and touching moments.
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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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USG Meeting in the Fall 2019 semester. JUSTIN GOODRIDGE/THE STATESMAN

USG moving campaign process online

Claudia Motley March 11, 2020
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will be taking its elections process totally online amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and intends to postpone part of the election process.
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Dean of Students Rick Gatteau standing on the fountain outside of the administration building addressing student protests. Interim President Michael Bernstein sent out an email to students and faculty this morning addressing plans for the spring semester. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook issues update on coronavirus

Samantha Robinson March 11, 2020
Stony Brook University issued its first official coronavirus update since rumors started circulating that classes will be moved online in two campus-wide emails from Interim President Michael Bernstein on March 11.
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UUP calls on SBU for better communication

Brianne Ledda March 11, 2020
The Stony Brook University chapter of United University Professions (UUP) is canceling all March UUP events and calling on the university for better communication, according to an email sent to members on March 11.
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