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Weekly Wrap Up Ep. 15

Juliana Slocum November 5, 2020
In this week's episode, News reports on the White House order against diversity training and SUNY's Thanksgiving COVID requirements. Opinions shares an op-ed on GP/NC options from Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Fotis Sotiropoulos.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Students on campus must test negative before leaving for Thanksgiving break, SUNY Chancellor says

Brianne Ledda November 1, 2020
All students on SUNY campuses must test negative for COVID-19 within ten days before they leave for Thanksgiving break. SUNY campuses have until November 5 to submit a plan outlining their steps to close the fall semester. 
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Dr. Deborah Birx visits SBU to discuss university and hospital pandemic response

Dr. Deborah Birx visits SBU to discuss university and hospital pandemic response

Alek Lewis October 12, 2020
Dr. Deborah Birx, the United States Coronavirus Task Force Response Coordinator, visited Stony Brook University on Wednesday, Oct. 7 for roundtable discussions with students, faculty and hospital staff about the university’s response to COVID-19.
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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

Addressing students’ mental health during remote learning

Xenia Gonikberg October 4, 2020
#OPINION Many students suffer from an increasing number of mental health issues because they don't have access to the same resources as before. It is important that these issues are addressed and students are aware of the mental health resources available.
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Stony Brook Student Health Services offers mental health services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Twenty-five percent of African Americans seek treatment for mental health issues, compared to 40 percent of white individuals. THE PEOPLE SPEAK!/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

It’s okay to not be okay

Steven Keehner October 4, 2020
#OPINION September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, and it seems more relevant to state this now: there is nothing wrong with having mental health problems.
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Stony Brook student Carine Green refuses to let their mental health falter

Lajiere Blake October 2, 2020
Stony Brook University student Carine Green recounts their adjustment to remote learning and how it felt to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement as a young Black American.
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A laptop sitting next to some notebooks. AMY CHEN/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University launches laptop loan program for on-campus students

James Bowen September 27, 2020
Stony Brook University Libraries and Division of Information and Technology have partnered to initiate the Laptop Loan Program which allows up to 200 students in need of computers to rent laptops from the Melville Library.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU needs to update Degreeworks

Minal Chawla September 26, 2020
#OPINION: Students are unsatisfied with the lack of up-to-date information on Degreeworks. The web-based advising tool allows students to see which major, minor, specialization and general education requirements have been fulfilled.
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To all college students: Stop partying

Anya Marquardt September 12, 2020
#OPINION Many academic institutions across the country have reported outbreaks of COVID-19 on their campuses, with many of them being attributed to a common occurrence: Parties. These parties need to stop to allow students to safely remain on campus.
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY). Jim Malatras was appointed as the fourteenth chancellor of the SUNY system on Aug. 21. PUBLIC DOMAIN

In-person classes may be canceled if student COVID-19 cases rise

Claudia Motley August 31, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 27 that in-person classes must stop for two weeks for any New York college with more than 100 cases, or if 5% of their on-campus population is infected.
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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson. PUBLIC DOMAIN

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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Undergraduate Student Government president-elect Shaheer Khan poses for a headshot. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

USG President’s letter to the student body

Shaheer Khan April 4, 2020
"My Fellow Students, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. It is safe to say that we are in uncharted territory; it is a confusing and challenging time for us all."
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