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.
The protesters shouted phrases like “no justice, no peace,” “don’t shoot,” “silence is violence,” “Black Lives Matter” and responded to the chant “say their name” with the names of those who have lost their lives to police brutality.
“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.