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Professor Shoshana Hershkowitz sends a masked-up selfie after her choral practice on Thursday night, September 1, 2021. AMY SHELDON / THE STATESMAN

As in-person teaching resumes, Stony Brook faculty harbor safety concerns

Amy Sheldon October 10, 2021
Stony Brook University’s almost 2,000 faculty members returned to campus this semester with all the back-to-school teaching essentials: lesson plans, books and masks. For those returning, this transition has generated an array of feelings.
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A sign put up on Staller steps in order to warn students to wear masks and to remain six feet apart. RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

What a botched public health response can teach us one year after COVID-19 hit the U.S.

Benjamin Joffe April 15, 2021
#OPINION With all that happened in 2020, it's easy to overlook some valuable lessons we can take away from both our collective and individual experiences. We must understand how challenges that may seem independent from one another are connected. 
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The Center for Global Studies and Human Development, also known as GLS, is a testing site for Stony Brook University residential students. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO

SBU experiences a small spike of COVID-19 cases in residential students

Alek Lewis February 28, 2021
Stony Brook University has experienced a small spike in student cases of COVID-19 over the past few weeks. From Feb. 4 to Feb. 24, 117 students tested positive, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard.
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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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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

As COVID-19 negatively impacts mental health, CAPS offers students telehealth counseling

Maya Brown and James Bowen October 4, 2020
When a majority of the student body evacuated campus and classes shifted to an online format, Stony Brook University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) transitioned quickly to a remote format for the rest of the year.
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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

SUNY Chancellor discusses testing and transparency at SBU

Maya Brown September 26, 2020
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Jim Malatras announced that the SUNY system will be expanding its testing protocol among campuses at a press conference on Stony Brook University’s campus on Thursday, September 24.  
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The testing site outside of the Student Health Center on campus. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

What to know about COVID-19 testing

Matt Venezia September 19, 2020
New information about COVID-19 is being discovered rapidly and the facts surrounding testing are not yet well-established. Here are a few things to know before and after getting tested.
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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 inside of the MetDEIDRE REDHEAD/THE STATESMAN

The Met has reopened, and so has a piece of New York

Deidre Redhead September 11, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened its doors to the public on Aug. 29. The museum had been closed since Mar. 13, a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio declared New York City a state of emergency, amidst the surging coronavirus cases.
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The outside of the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center on Jan. 26, 2020.  RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Recreation Center reopens its doors for Fall 2020 semester

Niki Nassiri September 8, 2020
The Campus Recreation Center begins phase one of its reopening plan for the Fall 2020 semester, almost six months after its initial close due to COVID-19.
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The New Campus Look

The New Campus Look

Rabia Gursoy September 4, 2020
The Stony Brook University campus takes new measures to adhere to social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 precautionary regulations
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