Dr. Jarvis Watson, the assistant dean for multicultural affairs, sat in his almost cleared-out office in the Student Activities Center and reflected on his 14-year professional career at Stony Brook University.
Stony Brook University issued a progress report on the university’s financial sustainability initiative through a campus-wide email on Nov. 10, updating the community on the efforts to identify long and short term opportunities to improve the university’s finances.
Stony Brook University has made its final decision on the extension of the Grade/Pass/No Credit policy (G/P/NC), extending the deadline to the last day of class, or Dec. 7, allowing students to apply the grading policy on up to two classes.
Stony Brook University has extended its Graded/Pass/No Credit (G/P/NC) deadline from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6, according to an Oct. 19 email by Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Fotis Sotiropoulos.
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.
The university, which has tested more than 3,000 students since Aug. 11, said that 17 students have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases on campus to 18, after the first case was reported on Aug. 28.
In an email to faculty and staff sent out on Aug. 12, President Maurie McInnis outlined the university’s major financial issues. She also touched on how the administration plans to combat the deficit caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
In a report released in early July, unnamed representatives from the GSO and the USG expressed their experiences relating to COVID-19 last spring semester. The information came for two listening sessions conducted on June 17 and June 22.
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.