Stony Brook University was formally designated as a flagship public university of New York alongside the University at Buffalo by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Jan. 5. The announcement was made during Hochul’s first annual State of the State address.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced during a COVID-19 briefing that students in the SUNY and CUNY systems are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, once eligible, to return to campus for the spring semester, effective Jan. 15, 2022.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees announced on Dec. 20 that Deborah F. Stanley, president of SUNY at Oswego, will act as interim chancellor in place of Jim Malatras following his resignation.
State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras resigned from his position on Dec. 9 amidst growing pressure after text messages revealed he berated a former aide who later accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
The SUNY Student Assembly executive board called on SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras to resign in a press release on Dec. 3 after transcripts revealed vulgar statements directed at a former aide who accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
The State University of New York is expanding its Education Opportunity Program budget by $6.4 million across five SUNY campuses, including Stony Brook University, for spring 2022 to support an additional 1,000 students next year.
President Maurie McInnis highlighted how SBU plans to handle concerns in the future, the school’s benefits of being young and her first semester on campus with a more familiar number of students in an exclusive interview with The Statesman.
Students and faculty at Stony Brook University are required to meet their respective COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for the 2021 in-person fall semester, according to the Stronger Together website.