Campus News

Broome County, BU see spread of COVID-19 misinformation

In a time of crisis, misinformation can have serious repercussions, and during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Binghamton area has not been barred from poor communication and rumors. Misinformation on COVID-19...


Campus News

BU students consider benefits, consequences of pass or fail grading option

As students and faculty experience a transition to online courses and a change in routine, some schools, including Binghamton University, may be modifying their grading guidelines for the semester. Amid closures and...


Campus News

Broome County confirms three cases of COVID-19, one resulting in death

Although Broome County initially remained free of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as the outbreak began across New York state, local officials are now bracing for the virus’ impact as the county saw...


Campus News

With transition to online classes, students face housing decisions

With college campuses nationwide sending students home in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Binghamton University is giving students the option to stay for the remainder of the...


Campus News

Residential Life consolidates campus residents

As Binghamton University’s first full week of online classes comes to a close, the students who chose to stay in the dormitories are facing another transition. On Monday afternoon, BU’s Residential Life...


Community

BU community sees second confirmed case of COVID-19

Just days after Binghamton University announced its first confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a B-Alert sent to all BU community members on Thursday evening confirmed a second case. According to the...


Campus News

Student response to 2020 census and primary elections may be affected by COVID-19, CCE says.

Students at Binghamton University constitute about 9 percent of Broome County’s population, so when they vote and participate in the U.S. Census, they secure their representation in local, state and national politics...


Campus News

BU sees first coronavirus case

A Binghamton University community member has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19), President Harvey Stenger announced in a B-Line email on Monday. The University was notified of the...


Student Association

SA reports unofficial executive board, BU Council representative election results

Unofficial election results are in after a total of 1,238 undergraduate students voted in Student Association (SA) E-Board and Binghamton University Council representative elections on Tuesday, and now, new student leaders are...


Community

Local businesses, BU students face financial repercussions of COVID-19

As concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, Binghamton businesses and Binghamton University students are facing financial repercussions. Local restaurants, bars and other gathering places in the area are changing their usual routines...


Campus News

University to partially refund on-campus room and board fees

The majority of on-campus students at Binghamton University are leaving their dormitories after administrators announced they would refund room and board fees. On March 15, BU President Harvey Stenger announced via email...


Police Watch

Police Watch: March 20, 2020

The following accounts were provided by Investigator Mark Silverio of Binghamton’s New York State University Police. Hold the presses! FRIDAY, March 13, 11:00 a.m. — Officers responded to the Pipe Dream office,...


Campus News

Cancelling clubs and activities can be harmful to students

Everyone can admit it — these last few days have felt like a science fiction apocalypse, with schools dropping like flies and states of emergency being announced in different cities on a...


Campus News

Broome County sees first confirmed COVID-19 case, Binghamton institutes 10 p.m. curfew

Broome County health officials announced on Tuesday that the county has one confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in response, Binghamton Mayor Rich David issued a mandatory curfew for the city...


Campus News

As COVID-19 spreads, Asian students at BU see racism

Last week, Brittney Ye opened up a Google form to track responses for her sorority’s semesterly Philanthropic Juice Pong Tournament. She was met with a racist submission from someone who listed their...


Campus News

Student Association forum to discuss Harpur Advising left empty

Students had the opportunity to raise their concerns surrounding Harpur Advising during the “SA Let’s Talk: Harpur Academic Advising” forum on Thursday, but not a single one showed up. On March 12,...


Campus News

New mentoring program pairs students, alumni

Each spring, thousands of graduating students prepare for life after college. Through Binghamton University’s new Mentor Match program, students now have the opportunity to navigate those postgraduate times with the help of...