“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.
Interim Vice President of Advancement, Deborah Lowen-Klein, wrote that “we are grateful to him for his service for our University and wish him luck in his new position at Farmingdale State, another SUNY institution.”
All money raised through the fundraiser goes to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, a chapter-based national organization that funds efforts to combat state-sanctioned violence and bring about liberation to the black 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.
“I have received emails, texts, phone calls, and had ‘real talk’ Zoom conversations with over 100 individuals,” Clarke wrote in the email. “These have all informed my efforts to affect sustainable institutional change.”