Brianne Ledda is a senior journalism major minoring in history and environmental studies. She started writing for the Statesman's News Section in her first few weeks at Stony Brook University, and was promoted to Editor-in-Chief at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. You can contact Brianne via email at [email protected]
Stony Brook University plans to hold an in-person September commencement for its 2020 graduates. According to a new page on the university’s commencement website, the ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 10 in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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.
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.
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.
“We will continue to explore additional opportunities to maintain a safe and secure environment for our employees, for our patients and for the community,” the Stony Brook School of Medicine said in an email to SBU’s medical community.
Responding bomb and canine unit officers confirmed that the man, 33-year-old Robert Roden, was carrying three explosive devices in his backpack when he was taken into custody on Tuesday night. Other reports from university police indicate that Roden was also carrying what appeared to be a BB gun.