About

Left: the last issue of the Sucolian, dated April 9, 1959. Right: the first issue of The Statesman, dated May 13, 1959. The 'the' was dropped in 1963.

Left: the last issue of the Sucolian, dated April 9, 1959. Right: the first issue of The Statesman, dated May 13, 1959.

The Statesman is a student newspaper serving Stony Brook University. It was founded in the fall of 1957 as the Sucolian , for the “State University Campus On Long Island” at Oyster Bay, which was the university’s name and location until 1962. The name was changed to The Statesman in February 1958. The Statesman Association was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1975. The paper is funded by both advertising and the Stony Brook University Undergraduate Student Government.

New stories are published online Monday through Friday. A print issue is published every Monday during the academic year and is distributed to on-campus locations, the Stony Brook University Hospital and more than 70 off-campus locations.

The Statesman and its editors have been recognized for their work by the Society for Professional Journalists, Newsday, the Martin Buskin Committee for Campus Journalism and the Society for News Design, among other organizations. Many of its editors have gone on to enjoy distinguished careers in journalism.

Correction Policy

The Statesman‘s policy is to promptly correct all factual errors and clarify confusing statements. If a story is corrected after being published online, a note will be made at the end of the story. Style and grammar errors are exempt, as determined by managing editors. If you have any questions, please contact us at editors@sbstatesman.com.

Comment Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but they are subject to moderation. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted–comments and any links must be relevant. Comments including profanity will be subject to moderation and those containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will not be posted, nor will comments that attack a person individually.

The Statesman reserves the right to delete comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please contact us at editors@sbstatesman.com

Contact us

Interested in working for us? Want to give us some feedback or write a letter to the editor? Drop us a line at editors@sbstatesman.com.

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Our offices are located at:
Stony Brook University
057 Stony Brook Union
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Editorial Board: (631) 632-6479
Advertising Department: (631) 632-6480
Fax: (631) 632-9128

Administration

Hanaa’ Tameez

Hanaa’ Tameez

Editor-in-Chief

Hanaa’ is a journalism and Spanish major from West Windsor, New Jersey. After coming to Stony Brook, Hanaa’ decided she wanted to explore print and online media after previously working in radio. She joined The Statesman in the fall of her freshman year and became an assistant editor that spring. She hopes to use her language and multimedia skills to travel and someday work for a Spanish-language publication in either Spain or South America.


Kelly Zegers

Kelly Zegers

Managing Editor

Kelly is a junior double major in journalism and political science. She joined The Statesman as a freshman and hopes to combine her interest in politics and love for news professionally.

Niveditha Obla

Niveditha Obla

Managing Editor

Niveditha Obla is currently a junior studying Chemical and Molecular Engineering at Stony Brook University. She joined the Statesman during her sophomore year, working as a staff writer for the Opinions section.

News

Arielle Martinez

Arielle Martinez

News Editor

Arielle is sophomore journalism major in Stony Brook University's Honors College. She joined The Statesman as a copy editor before covering USG senate meetings for the news team. She has also written for Long Island Press, Freeport Leader, Merrick Life, Bellmore Life, and Wantagh-Seaford Citizen.

Rachel Siford

Assistant News Editor

Kelly Saberi

Assistant News Editor

Sports

Cameron Boon

Cameron Boon

Sports Editor

Hailing from Rochester, NY, Cameron is an aspiring sportswriter who currently writes as the Assistant Sports Editor. During his freshman year as a staff writer, he covered the Women's Soccer team, along with some softball in the spring. This year Cameron will stay on the softball beat, and cover football and the club hockey team for the other two seasons. Cameron is a big sports fan, ranging from football to golf, and everything in between.

Andrew Eichenholz

Andrew Eichenholz

Assistant Sports Editor
David Vertsberger

David Vertsberger

Assistant Sports Editor

Chris Gaine

Assistant Sports Editor

Arts & Entertainment

Krysten Massa

Krysten Massa

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Krysten is a junior majoring in Journalism. She transferred to Stony Brook in 2013 after attending Suffolk Community College for two years. She got involved in the Statesman during her second semester at Stony Brook.

Francesca Campione

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Rena Thomas

Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor

Opinions

Christopher Leelum

Opinions Editor

Chris is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in Spanish. He hopes to one day be able to use journalism to travel the world and talk to as many cool people as possible. While not the best writer, he would choose to be memorable over good any day. If you want to talk to him, mention philosophy, the New England Patriots, hockey, astronomy, Game of Thrones, religion, Blake Lively, or Twix candy bars.

Tejen Shah

Tejen Shah

Assistant Opinions Editor

Multimedia

Megan Miller

Multimedia Editor

Megan is a third year journalism major with a concentration in visual journalism. She joined the Statesman during the fall 2014 semester as a photographer. In the future, Megan hopes to secure a career as a documentarian for a major news outlet - however - if the New York Times wanted to give her a job, she would be fine with that too.

Christopher Cameron

Christopher Cameron

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Bridget Downes

Assistant Multimedia Editor

Web and Graphics

Will Welch

Will Welch

Web and Graphics Editor

Will is a junior journalism major from New Hampshire who has a passion for website design and interactive media. Will joined The Statesman in spring of 2013.

Copy

Briana Finneran

Briana Finneran

Copy Chief

Briana Finneran is a junior English major who intends on pursuing a career in journalism. She joined The Statesman during her freshman year and has found the process of producing a paper incredibly interesting. This year, she takes the helm of the Copy section as Copy Chief and looks forward to building the section to be bigger and better than ever.

Business Manager

Frank D'Alessandro

Frank D'Alessandro

Business Manager