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A laptop in a backpack. AMY CHEN/THE STATESMAN

The burden on international SBU students is synchronous

Chris Cumella January 14, 2021
Synchronous courses have posed a challenge for international students, forcing them to adopt schedules that result in irregular sleep patterns.
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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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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Residential students from restricted states and abroad must undergo mandatory quarantine

Sara Ruberg July 30, 2020
International students and students from states with high rates of COVID-19 must quarantine either in New York or in a state with any travel restrictions before moving into university housing. Students may quarantine on or off-campus.
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ICE rolls back changes after student and university backlash

Maya Brown July 13, 2020
The changes, which were rolled back on July 14, would have forced students to leave their university if they did not take any classes in-person. 
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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 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 23, 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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The outside of Kelly Quad in West Campus. Students living on campus still have access to the food pantry, which has adjusted to social distancing. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

Q&A for students moving off campus

Brianne Ledda March 17, 2020
On March 17, an announcement was made stating that students would be required to move off-campus immediately, so The Statesman asked Stony Brook officials for more information.
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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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Lauterbur Hall in Kelly Quad. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

Campus residents question the future

Melissa Azofeifa March 16, 2020

Resident students on campus are wondering if they should pack their bags and go home as Stony Brook University transitions to online-only courses in an effort to contain COVID-19. Although the university...

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Dec. 2012. GULBENK/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 3.0

Students with visas will be able to complete semester after SBU goes remote

Brianne Ledda March 12, 2020
International students at Stony Brook University will be able to remain in the United States to complete their coursework, according to a March 11 email from Stony Brook University Visa and Immigration Services.
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Graduate Student Employees Union members protest increased fees during Stony Brook Universitys Admitted Students Day on Saturday, April 6, at the main fountain outside of the administration building. This year graduate student fees will increase by about $100. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Raising fees on hard-working graduate students is wrong

Annu Daftuar April 7, 2019
The SUNY system has created fees as a way to raise tuition without the consent of democratically-elected legislators in Albany.
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Some members of the SBU English Pals club. COURTESY OF SBU ENGLISH PALS

SBU English Pal program fosters cross-cultural friendships

Maya Brown March 20, 2019
The Stony Brook English Pal, a program that matches international students with English speakers to provide them with a chance to meet, interact and practice their language skills, became an independent club this semester.
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