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From the archives: Precursors for pandemic changes

Peter Lupfer and Kelcie Eberharth March 31, 2021
This month, Statesman archivists examined precedents for some of the policies Stony Brook University implemented during the pandemic.
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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

SBU announces hybrid classes for winter and spring semester

Brianne Ledda September 25, 2020
Stony Brook University will continue its hybrid approach to classes throughout the winter and spring semesters. The spring semester was delayed by one week to start on Feb. 1. There will not be a spring break.
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Stony Brook University reports the first case of COVID-19 on campus during the fall semester

Alek Lewis August 31, 2020
Stony Brook University reports the first case of COVID-19 on campus during the Fall 2020 semester, and details the precautions that will be taken to ensure the safety of the Stony Brook community
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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

New episode of “Beyond the Expected” outlines SBU’s plan for the fall semester

Lajiere Blake August 23, 2020
Stony Brook University Podcast, "Beyond the Expected" details the precautions that will be in place for the much anticipated return to campus.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University intends to resume some on-campus learning with guidelines this fall

Maya Brown June 30, 2020
Final decisions regarding the fall semester are still unknown since guidance is dependent on the public health situation. “If it is safe to do so, it remains our intention to resume some on-campus learning and activities in the fall,” McInnis said. 
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The United University Professors (UUP) March on March 1, 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

UUP criticizes university reopening policies

Brianne Ledda June 19, 2020
The union argues that these guidelines stand as a direct contradiction to the university’s recent statements on the Black Lives Matter movement, and its declared commitment to black community members.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University updates students on initial plans for the fall

Alek Lewis June 4, 2020
President-Elect Maurie McInnis revealed that although the campus will be open in the fall, some courses will remain online or become a hybrid mix of online and in-person.
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The Tabler quad building at Stony Brook University on May 21. 
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A college student’s perspective on quarantine

Anya Marquardt May 25, 2020
COVID-19 has affected us all in one way or another. For college students like me, it meant turning our lives upside down – we lost the familiarity of seeing our peers in a physical classroom setting.
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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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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

Coronavirus hits the mental health of Stony Brook University students

Simran Multani May 5, 2020
According to the Center for Prevention and Outreach website, simple activities such as coloring, connecting with your peers, exercise, DIY crafts, meditation and healthy eating can increase your overall mental health.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU will decide fate of fall semester by the end of June

Matina Douzenis, Gabby Pardo, and Brianne Ledda April 28, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to rage through New York and the world, Stony Brook University will let its students know its plans for the upcoming fall semester by June 30.
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Senior Melanie Fales (left) poses with her friends Anna Young (center) and Rachel Goralski on the Stony Brook University sign before they left campus for the semester. Fales is the last theatre major at Stony Brook University.  PHOTO COURTESY MELANIE FALES

Seniors mourn a final semester cut short by COVID-19

Sara Ruberg April 19, 2020
For Melanie Fales, a senior and Stony Brook’s last theatre major, the university’s decision to go remote impacted so much more than just her senior experiences.
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