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A participant during the Black Lives Matter protests in front of Long Island City Courthouse in early June. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

It’s time for white people to speak out against systemic racism in America

Joe McQueen June 21, 2020
People need to be anti-racist and publicly fight for reforms to begin dismantling the systems that oppress black people in the U.S.
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SBU Professor developing new way to combat Alzheimer’s Disease

Joe McQueen January 19, 2020
Stony Brook University professor of Biomedical Engineering, Donghui Zhu, is working with the Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine to develop a new way to combat Alzheimer’s disease after securing a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Stony Brook University scientists work on clean water initiative

Stony Brook University scientists work on clean water initiative

Joe McQueen October 3, 2019
A team of scientists at Stony Brook University (SBU) is working to develop new technology that prevents nitrogen from entering groundwater.
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Students. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Feminism is something men should embrace, not vilify

Joe McQueen September 27, 2019
After reading “Misandry in feminism is real and needs to be addressed,” I felt that it was necessary for me to provide an alternative guy’s perspective since there often aren’t many men who speak about this issue.
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Zachary Shaps. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook students will travel cross country to raise money for cancer

Joe McQueen May 14, 2019
Two students at Stony Brook University are planning to participate in a fundraiser for the Ulman Foundation starting on June 2 and 16, where they will be traveling across the United States to help raise money for cancer.
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An all female team at SBUHacks on September 15, 2018 who took home the Best Coding Award. On February 19, Governor Cuomo announced the Smart Start Program which will allow New York elementary and middle schools to participate more in cmoputer science. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Governor Cuomo announces plan to invest in computer science education hoping to close gender gap

Joe McQueen March 24, 2019
"To keep New York at the forefront of innovation, we must level the playing field for young women and provide them with the tools for success," Gov. Cuomo said in a 2018 press release following the launch of Smart Start.
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University Police Department Officer Robert Swan. COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

University Police says farewell to longtime officer

Joe McQueen February 9, 2019
Swan, aka “Swannie,” officially retired from the UPD after 39 years of service at the university.
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New York warns consumers to take caution during the holiday shopping season

Joe McQueen December 8, 2018
As New Yorkers begin the 2018 holiday shopping season, the State Division of Consumer Protection released a list on Nov. 20 with alerts warning consumers to be cautious for potential scammers looking to steal people’s personal information.
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Eye clinic at the Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU researchers receive $1.2 million to develop technology that studies human eye movement

Joe McQueen November 28, 2018
A team of researchers from Stony Brook University received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that can analyze patterns in human eye movement to help predict where people direct their attention. Researchers from the department of computer science and the department of psychology have teamed up to work on this project.
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Stony Brook University students create new social networking app

Stony Brook University students create new social networking app

Joe McQueen November 23, 2018
The app, called Caper, was designed to address student complaints about the lack of social life on the SBU campus.
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Marshal Loeb. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Stony Brook School of Journalism creates new professorship honoring business journalist

Joe McQueen November 14, 2018
Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism announced on Oct. 15 that it is establishing a new professorship honoring pioneering business journalist Marshall Loeb.
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One of the moons of Mars, Phobos. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU researchers make new discoveries about creation of Mars’ moons

Joe McQueen October 30, 2018

One of the moons of Mars, Phobos. A recent study by researchers in Stony Brook's Department of Geoscience found evidence that suggests Mars' moons may have been created due to impact with the...

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