Stony Brook University issued its first official coronavirus update since rumors started circulating that classes will be moved online in two campus-wide emails from Interim President Michael Bernstein on March 11.
Twenty-two students from State University of New York (SUNY) study abroad programs are undergoing mandatory quarantine for the coronavirus at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus, school officials confirmed in an email to The Statesman.
Students at Stony Brook University had the opportunity to listen to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone discuss Suffolk County’s own problems with deadlock and employment prospects for graduating students. Long Island’s economic success is dependent on young people remaining here, Bellone said, adding that “young people have been leaving this region at record rates for twenty years now,” a trend he is concerned about.
On Tuesday night, County Executive Steve Bellone made a stop at Stony Brook University and shared some insights on the economic conditions of Suffolk County. After swimming through a series of discussions, Mr. Bellone silenced the room by addressing a problem that always earns our outrage, but never seems to be resolved: “The government is dysfunctional…they address issues that do not matter to you or the future.”