Stony Brook University has experienced a small spike in student cases of COVID-19 over the past few weeks. From Feb. 4 to Feb. 24, 117 students tested positive, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Along with obtaining a negative test result three days before arriving on campus, all resident students must also complete a self-screening 14 days prior and are required to self-quarantine the week before their arrival.
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.
Hosted by the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, about 200 attendees and students came together to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
After three years of renovations and about $63.4 million spent, the new Union opened on campus this fall semester. The Union features three levels of newly designated areas including an office for the Center of Civic Justice, club space and an e-sports facility.
Clubs and organizations thrive on interaction, community and events, all of which are a vital part of campus life. However, they are now forced to adapt to a remote experience and limited funds in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.