In the event of a student housing closure because of COVID-19, a new housing policy would have required students to pay potentially thousands of dollars in fees. The policy was changed after a large number of students protested on social media.
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.
International students and students from states with high rates of COVID-19 must quarantine either in New York or in a state with any travel restrictions before moving into university housing. Students may quarantine on or off-campus.
Nancy Goroff will compete with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin for a seat in the House of Representatives this November. If she were to defeat Zeldin this upcoming election, Goroff would become the first female Ph.D. scientist in Congress.
Stony Brook University’s graduate school has waived the Graduate Record Examination General Test requirement for the next two years. Studies prove that potentially successful students with lower GRE scores may be denied entry into graduate programs.
The Twitch stream, which raised $850, featured streamers playing Overwatch. Donations went to the non-profit organization Code2040, which works to strengthen the presence of Black and Latinx communities in tech and innovation industries.
Final decisions regarding the fall semester are still unknown since guidance is dependent on the public health situation. “If it is safe to do so, it remains our intention to resume some on-campus learning and activities in the fall,” McInnis said.
The plan follows the guidance of New York State and State University of New York Administration guidelines and aims to protect the health and safety of returning students and workers while creating a “transparent” process for a phased return.