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SUNY campuses allow fully vaccinated to go mask-free

May 1, 2021
Geneseo State University

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced Friday that SUNY campuses will allow fully vaccinated students, faculty, and staff to conduct outdoor activities without wearing a mask, except in certain crowded settings and venues.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of the Governor

New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said the state will stop administering the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson.

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that New York state will distribute 35,000 COVID-19 vaccines directly to state’s and New York City’s public colleges and universities — where some schools have already begun offering the vaccine — with the aim of vaccinating as many college students as possible before the end of the spring semester.

Six days after it was due, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s legislative leaders announced a final agreement on a $212 billion budget deal. It increases taxes on the wealthy and adds funds for schools, renters and small businesses, including restaurants that struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUNY Buffalo State

Spring is going to be a very strange sports season for many state university schools, with no fans in the stands and no celebrations on the field.

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SUNY Educational Opportunity Centers are expanding their online workforce training with more options for students. That includes certifications in childhood development, emergency telecommunications and entrepreneurial skills.

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras on Monday announced the elimination of SUNY application fees for high school seniors from low-income households and made it easier to receive.

James Malatras says he is "on a good path of getting a lot of good things done," but he gives himself a grade of "Incomplete" as he approaches the end of his first semester as SUNY chancellor.

Collin Lacki
Courtesy of Niagara County Community College

The State University of New York formed a new committee this fall in an effort to become more “student-centric.” WBFO’s Kyle Mackie spoke to Collin Lacki, one of the new student representatives from Western New York, who said he plans to fight for accessibility issues on SUNY campuses.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

The State University of New York is requiring every student to be tested for COVID-19 before they leave for Thanksgiving and tested again when they want to come back on campus for the spring semester. What happens when students are in class after Thanksgiving?

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras speaks at Binghamton University in September.

Students attending college at one of New York's public universities in the spring will have to quarantine at home for a week first and be tested for COVID-19, officials announced Sunday.

New SUNY-wide COVID-19 testing mandate announced

Oct 27, 2020
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

SUNY is requiring all on-campus students to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days of leaving for Thanksgiving break. The State University system also "strongly recommends" all faculty and staff get tested within this same period.

Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

SUNY Oswego will go back to in-person classes starting Monday.

Fredonia State

Fredonia State is ramping up its COVID-19 testing in the wake of major problems on the campus.

SUNY Brockport

SUNY Brockport says that as of Saturday morning it suspended its wrestling program pending the outcome of investigations stemming from potential COVID-19 policy violations. Two wrestling physical education classes have also been canceled for the Fall semester.

Pat Bradley / WAMC News

The State University of New York is pushing hard against the coronavirus, with a massive increase in testing using tests newly developed by SUNY Upstate.

Ellen Abbott / WRVO Public Media

A more precise way of pool testing, developed by scientists at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, will help better track COVID-19 outbreaks at SUNY schools.

University at Buffalo

Over the weekend, the State University of New York at Oneonta became the first in the 64-campus system to shut down in-person classes for two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak. State and college officials are trying to prevent that closure from becoming a trend.

SUNY Oneonta

New York State has closed its first public college to in-person learning after 105 individuals on campus tested positive for the coronavirus, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said Sunday, and a handful of students have been suspended for contributing to that spread.

Office of Monica Wallace

New York State Assemblymember Monica Wallace is calling on the State University of New York and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to suspend standardized college entrance test requirements for all freshman applicants for at least two years.

When he answered the phone at 5:10 this morning, Benjamin Blanchet was wide awake. The Engagement Editor at the Spectrum newspaper had been up all night reporting on the changes coming to UB as it follows Governor Cuomo's edict that all SUNY campuses transition to distance learning to reduce potential exposure to the coronavirus. From how classes will be conducted to the potential cancellation of graduation ceremonies, Blanchet says students have a "lingering amount of questions."


US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The vast state and city university systems in New York are switching to long-distance learning March 19, and most students will be going home due to worries about the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.


Jamie Tario / SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College is launching the Empire Opportunity Program for the 2020 academic year. The program offers financial aid and academic support to up to 60 students for classes both online and on campus in Buffalo.

Tom Magnarelli / WRVO Public Media

This is the third year a SUNY Oswego professor is collecting holiday cards, hand written by students and other volunteers, for kids who lost family members to mass shootings across the country. The goal is to send out 15,000 cards this year.

University at Buffalo

The State University of New York has merged the catalogs of its libraries across the entire 60-branch system.

Steven Senne / AP

The University at Buffalo Council has passed a resolution to “un-name” the pharmacy school building named in honor of John Kapoor. Kapoor was convicted of racketeering conspiracy by a federal jury last month.

State University of New York

H. Carl McCall, the chairman of the board of trustees of the State University of New York, has announced his retirement from the appointed post.

The State University Charter Institute is in the annual process of listening to new applications for charter schools to open, this group for the fall of 2020. It's a long and complicated process slated to finish in June, when the newest schools get their charters.

More than a dozen student-athletes from three SUNY colleges have qualified to compete in the NCAA Division III national swimming and diving championships. There's just one problem. The games are being held in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a ban on New York State-sponsored non-essential travel to that state remains in effect. A local State Senator is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to lift that ban.

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

SUNY Buffalo State has been selected to play lead a new initiative to increase faculty diversity.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the college was selected for a pilot program called PRODI-G by SUNY. 

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