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SUNY professor’s union approves new contract

Gary Ghayrat September 16, 2018
United University Professions (UUP), the union that represents academic and professional faculty across the SUNY campuses, ratified a new six-year contract, according to a press release from Sept. 5.
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Campaign for Stony Brook fundraiser brings in $630.7 million

Gary Ghayrat September 9, 2018
Stony Brook University has raised $630.7 million through its “Campaign for Stony Brook” fundraiser over the past seven years, according to a release from late August. 
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The increased fee covers expenses in technology, transportation. JESUS PICHARDO/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY and President Stanley oppose removal of affirmative action guidelines

Gary Ghayrat July 21, 2018
The SUNY Board of Trustees said that it “resoundingly decries and opposes” the Trump administration’s removal of Obama-era school guidelines in a statement released on July 5.
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Members of Stony Brooks LGBTQ* community are trying to create an all-inclusive Greek-lettered organization to campus. They intend for the organization to be inclusive to all genders, sexualities and races.  HEATHER KHALIFA/STATESMAN FILE

Students propose new LGBTQ Friendly Greek Organization

Gary Ghayrat May 6, 2018
Stony Brook students are trying to bring an all-inclusive Greek-lettered service organization dedicated to the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus, called a diaternity.
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Members of Student for Justice for Palestine (left) protest the 70th anniversary of Israel in 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anti-Zionist activists protest Israeli Independence Day celebration

Gary Ghayrat and Mike Adams April 22, 2018
The Seawolves for Israel’s celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary was met with protests from members of Students for Justice in Palestine.
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Emergency responders at the scene of the chemical spill in the Chemistry Building on April 5. Nitric acid was spilled in a fourth floor lab of the building around 8 p.m. GARY GHAYRAT/ STATESMAN FILE

Dangerous chemical spills in the Chemistry Building

Gary Ghayrat April 8, 2018
Nitric acid, a highly corrosive chemical, was spilled in a fourth floor laboratory of the Chemistry Building around 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, according to University Assistant Chief of Police Eric Olsen.
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The increased mandatory Comprehensive Fee for the 2018-19 academic year covers expenses in technology, transportation, recreational activities for students and more. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

SBU proposes Comprehensive Fee increases in response to rising costs

Gary Ghayrat April 8, 2018
Stony Brook University is proposing raising the mandatory Comprehensive Fee for the 2018-19 academic year to $1,027.50 per semester for full-time undergraduate students.
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The Long Island high Technology Incubator, above, provides lab and office space for start up companies. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook incubator helps start-ups adapt to business world

Gary Ghayrat March 25, 2018
The Long Island High Technology Incubator, located on the Stony Brook University campus, has been a congregation spot for start-up companies, providing office and lab spaces with campus resources in close proximity.
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Members of UUP marching across the Academic Mall on March 1, 2018.

Campus labor union demands contract after 20-month hold up

Gary Ghayrat March 3, 2018
Members of the United University Professions (UUP) union joined together on Thursday to demand a fair contract since the last one expired 20 months ago.
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Stony Brook students holding a sign at the #MeToo march hosted by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

FMLA hosts march in support of the #MeToo movement

Gary Ghayrat March 1, 2018
FMLA hosted a #MeToo march, giving Stony Brook students a chance to be part of the national movement that is bringing awareness to sexual assault and harassment.
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Associate professor of Sociology Tiffany Joseph speaks at the TPS Rally. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates hold TPS Teach-In

Gary Ghayrat February 25, 2018
In response to the Trump administration’s decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for beneficiaries from Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates hosted a TPS Teach-In session in the Humanities Building on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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150 students came from across the country to participate in the hack@CEWIT hackathon. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

CEWIT hackathon attracts hundreds of programmers to Stony Brook University

Gary Ghayrat February 18, 2018
Hack@CEWIT 2018: IoT & Security, the second annual event of its kind, gathered around 150 students from across the country and abroad to code programs, solve challenges and showcase applications while attending workshops and tech talks over the span of three days.
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