Several student organizations at Stony Brook University have reacted to the U.S. Capitol building riot that occurred almost three weeks ago. Some have also supported calls for Rep. Lee Zeldin resignation, as a result of his reactions to the riot.
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.
The freshman class of student-athletes will be dealing with this rapid change while also acclimating to the usual nerves and challenges that come with entering a new environment at the university, and jumping to an entirely new level of competition.
“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.