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President of the UUP chapter at Stony Brook University Andrew Solar-Greco speaking to members during a union protest on Wednesday, April 12. Its the second protest organized by five unions following MAPS all-paid parking model proposal back in February.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

After months of controversy, no real changes will be made to SBU’s parking plan

Sky Crabtree July 29, 2023
After proposing a controversial new parking plan in early February, Stony Brook University’s Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) announced in an email sent that no changes would be made to the current parking structure for the fall 2023 semester.
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Snapshot of memo taken from article, Francis Evicts Grad Students From Tent City. STATESMAN FILE

From the Archives: Tent City: SBU’s historic GSO protest

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth January 19, 2023

Liam Noonan is an assistant archivist at The Statesman and a BA/MAT student in Stony Brook University's School of Professional Development. This article is co-written with aead archivist Kelcie Eberharth,...

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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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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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The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties protestors outside of the south entrance of Stony Brook University on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The local union is protesting a contract awardd to a non-union construction company to renovate Javits Lecture Hall. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Long Island labor unions protest $37 million contract awarded to non-union group

Sara Ruberg November 2, 2021
The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and affiliated unions greeted drivers on the morning of Nov. 2 at the south entrance of campus with several red-eyed inflatable rats and an open casket as they protested Niram Construction's $37 million contract with the State University Construction Fund (SUCF).
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY students will need to be vaccinated to attend in-person in the fall

Alek Lewis May 12, 2021
Students in SUNY and CUNY will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the Fall 2021 semester, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

NYS expands vaccine access for SUNY employees, confirms vaccination site at SBU Southampton

Alek Lewis March 12, 2021
State University of New York essential employees will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 17.
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The United University Professors (UUP) March on March 1, 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SBU workers push to delay in-person work return, argues it violates UUP telecommuting agreement

Brianne Ledda March 6, 2021
More than 100 people have signed a petition to delay an in-person return to work for Stony Brook employees as early as March 1, arguing that it violates the terms of a union-negotiated telecommuting agreement.
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Jim Malatras, Empire State College President and SUNY graduate, appointed as SUNY Chancellor

Alek Lewis August 30, 2020
Jim Malatras, president of Empire State College and former New York Director of State Operations, was appointed the fourteenth chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) public higher education system by the SUNY Board of Trustees on Aug. 21.
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Essential workers join protest urging Stony Brook Hospital to give them COVID pay.  RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

“Thank you is not enough.” Workers rally at Stony Brook Hospital to request COVID-19 hazard pay

Rabia Gursoy July 31, 2020
The "Heroes Don't Get Zeros" rally and march in front of the Stony Brook University Hospital on July 22. Workers demanded that the administration pressure the SUNY Board of Trustees to secure hazard pay for essential healthcare employees.
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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 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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