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Letter to the Editor: Letter to Stony Brook After the Arrest

Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare is an Associate Professor of Modern African Affairs & History. She was one of the faculty members arrested during the protests on May 1, 2024.  1. When I was arrested there...

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Letter to the Editor: President McInnis’ refusal to condemn Israel’s war crimes dehumanizes Palestinian people and hides the perpetrators

Doğa Öner and Letter to the Editor November 16, 2023
President Maurie McInnis’ attitude toward the violence against Palestinian people has been a devastating source of disappointment for many at Stony Brook University, especially for Arab and Muslim students.
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Letter to the Editors of The Statesman, re: “Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage”

The Editorial Board November 15, 2023

Dear readers of The Statesman,  Mr. Portnoy’s perspective offers a glimpse into the diverse range of opinions within our community. It is essential to us that our publication serves as a platform...

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Letter to the Editor: Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage

Jeremy Portnoy and Letter to the Editor November 15, 2023

Jeremy is the former editor-in-chief of  The Statesman and a Jewish-American student at Stony Brook. The views expressed in this letter are his alone. The Jerusalem Post recently ran an editorial decrying...

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A photo of Martin “Marty” Doherty. Marty is an 84-year-old veteran who volunteers his time at the Long Island State Veterans Home.  LORI SAXENA/THE STATESMAN.

84 years making a marine: the life of Marty Doherty

Lori Saxena October 24, 2023

In 1958, on the corner of 150th St. and Tinton Ave. in the South Bronx, there was a small grocery store called Krabina’s. Right next to it was a candy shop that featured a jukebox and a television....

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Cover of Lil Teccas We love you Tecca 2 album, released in 2021. Lil Tecca will be replacing Bryson Tiller as this years Brookfest headliner.PUBLIC DOMAIN

Lil Tecca announced as new Brookfest 2023 headliner

Lori Saxena April 11, 2023
Lil Tecca will be the new headliner for Brookfest 2023, as stated in an announcement on the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) Instagram account. 
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A headshot photo of Dr. Farzana Ali.  PHOTO COURTESY OF FARZANA ALI

Intersectional identities in medicine and research: Dr. Farzana Ali’s journey

Lori Saxena February 14, 2023
For Ali, an international student a woman of color who uses a wheelchair, the path to finishing her doctorate was neither linear nor traditional.
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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. PAULA PECEGO/STATESMAN FILE

Proposed changes for Stony Brook parking

Lori Saxena February 13, 2023
Stony Brook University is exploring a campus-wide, fully paid parking model proposed to begin in the fall of 2023. 
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Carl Lejuez and Frances Haugen at the Staller Center Photographed by Lori Saxena

2023 presidential lecture: A conversation with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen

Lori Saxena January 29, 2023
Frances Haugen, an algorithmic expert and Facebook whistleblower, discussed misinformation and more issues during the first Stony Brook Presidential Lecture of 2023.
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The Ashley Schiff Preserve, across from Roth Community at Stony Brook University. Just east of Stony Brook University, the Long Island Pine Barren Reserve TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Pine beetles killing thousands of trees across Suffolk County

Lori Saxena December 4, 2022
The plan calls for 2,000 to 5,000 pine trees to be cut starting Nov. 29 through 2023 in an effort to slow the spread of the beetle throughout the region. The SPB can kill pine trees in only two to four months before spreading to other trees.
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The 2022 iGEM team representing Stony Brook University. Competing in Paris, France, in the 2022 iGEM Competition, the teams work is focusing on deficiencies correlating to severe blood clots.  PHOTO COURTESY OF iGEM

Higher education fails to support non-traditional students

Lori Saxena November 13, 2022
#OPINION: If higher education truly aims to serve as a ladder to financial independence and a rewarding career, then why aren’t the current programs welcoming and accessible to students from all backgrounds?  
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