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.
Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will serve as interim provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, according to an announcement by President Maurie McInnis on Sept. 17.
In the event of a student housing closure because of COVID-19, a new housing policy would have required students to pay potentially thousands of dollars in fees. The policy was changed after a large number of students protested on social media.
Stony Brook University is no stranger to forced prison labor, as the school spent around $19,974 on prison-made goods in 2019, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Final decisions regarding the fall semester are still unknown since guidance is dependent on the public health situation. “If it is safe to do so, it remains our intention to resume some on-campus learning and activities in the fall,” McInnis said.
The State University of New York Libraries Consortium announced on April 7 that it will not renew its bundled journal subscription deal with the scientific and medical journal publisher, Elsevier, but it will instead reduce its subscription package.