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The official logo for the United University Professions (UUP). The UUP called for more safety precautions for the spring semester as a result of the omicron surge. PUBLIC DOMAIN

UUP calls for more COVID precautions amid omicron surge

Maria Lynders January 22, 2022
With COVID-19 cases on the rise because of the highly transmissible omicron variant, colleges and universities are revising their spring semester preparations.
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SUNY Chancellor Malatras resigns amid growing pressure to step down

Niki Nassiri December 9, 2021
State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras resigned from his position on Dec. 9 amidst growing pressure after text messages revealed he berated a former aide who later accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. 
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Rally hosted by the SBU Labor Council. Representatives from the Labor Council, local workers, SBU employees and students attended the rally.    JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

SBU Labor Council protests working conditions

Steven Keehner and Joy Sze November 19, 2021
The Stony Brook University Labor Council, along with New York State Senator Mario R. Mattera, gathered in front of the Administration Building to continue their respective protests on Wednesday afternoon.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

President McInnis announces wage increase for graduate workers; GSEU leader calls move “bad faith act”

Maria Lynders and Steven Keehner November 16, 2021
In the email, McInnis announced that state graduate assistants and teaching assistants with an academic year obligation making less than $22,500 or with an annual obligation making less than $27,857 will be brought up to that level.
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SUNY faculty and staff push for retirement fund to divest from fossil fuel investments

Alek Lewis April 18, 2021
A group of employees of the State University of New York (SUNY) wants their retirement fund to pull their investments from industries and companies damaging to the environment and contributing to climate change.
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

New York state names SBU a point of distribution in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Alek Lewis January 21, 2021
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has named Stony Brook University a point of distribution (POD) for the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination plan, making it the largest state-run POD in Suffolk County.
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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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SUNY students petition for partial refunds

Claudia Motley March 18, 2020
Stony Brook University, which told students to move off-campus on March 17, will offer partial refunds.
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SUNY and CUNY students talk to the legislative director of state senator James Gaughran. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Students represent SBU on Higher Education Action Day

Alek Lewis and Fanni Frankl March 1, 2020
On Thursday, at least 24 Stony Brook University students and two Statesman reporters boarded buses to Albany to participate in Higher Education Action day, where representatives from State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) schools meet with government officials to discuss how to improve funding for higher education in New York.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG urges students to participate in annual Higher Education Action Day

Maya Brown February 18, 2020
Hundreds of students, faculty and staff from both the SUNY and CUNY systems are expected to meet with New York legislators to ask for more funding on Higher Education Action Day.
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Interim President Bernstein talks finance and future at Stony Brook University

Interim President Bernstein talks finance and future at Stony Brook University

Gary Ghayrat September 24, 2019
On Aug. 30, Interim President Michael Bernstein sat down for an interview with The Statesman along with University Media Relations Officer Lauren Sheprow to discuss the administrative changes that are happening at the university, the school budget and more.
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Union election results: New coalition wins almost all officer and staff positions

Gary Ghayrat April 23, 2019
Edward Quinn, who won the president and delegate position with 460 votes out of 698 total tallied, said the coalition accomplished their goal of getting more people to vote.
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