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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Student organizations at SBU comment on Capitol riots and Zeldin ties

Maya Brown January 24, 2021
Several student organizations at Stony Brook University have reacted to the U.S. Capitol building riot that occurred almost three weeks ago. Some have also supported calls for Rep. Lee Zeldin resignation, as a result of his reactions to the riot. 
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Outside the School of Journalism Newsroom in the Melville Library. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

The School of Journalism gets a new name and plans program expansion

Maya Brown January 24, 2021
The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has officially changed their name to the School of Communication and Journalism and will be expanding offered majors and minors to cover broader topics of communication.
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The outside of the Capitol building. On Jan. 6, the day of Joe Bidens certification as president-elect, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

“It is a kind of mass social psychosis”: SBU professors react to invasion of the U.S. Capitol

Maya Brown and Claudia Motley January 14, 2021
“You hear the interviews, hear the depths or the breaths of the anger based online," Robert Chase, a history professor, said. "I think that at some point, a country has to have a national reckoning over truth.”
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Jarvis Watson leaves Stony Brook University after 14 years of working closely with students

Maya Brown December 2, 2020
Dr. Jarvis Watson, the assistant dean for multicultural affairs, sat in his almost cleared-out office in the Student Activities Center and reflected on his 14-year professional career at Stony Brook University. 
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Stickers that citizens receive after casting their vote.   PUBLIC DOMAIN

Center for Civic Justice pushes for more voter engagement at Stony Brook University

Maya Brown November 1, 2020
The Center for Civic Justice had a single mission before Nov. 3 — to get students to vote. The center provides services and support that empowers students to contribute to their community. Voting during elections allows students to do so. 
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Yusef Salaam talks about Donald Trump, police brutality and the power of voting

Maya Brown November 1, 2020
Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five who was accused and convicted of a Central Park sexual assault, spoke at Stony Brook University about a wide range of issues, including racial inequality in the American justice system, on Oct. 27. 
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Recent White House order could curb diversity and equity trainings at SBU

Maya Brown October 27, 2020
College campuses may have to halt diversity efforts and employee training in relation to the White House’s recent executive order against “divisive concepts” in federally funded programs.
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Students and athletes unite for Black Lives Matter protest on campus

Students and athletes unite for Black Lives Matter protest on campus

Maya Brown October 25, 2020
Hosted by the Stony Brook Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, about 200 attendees and students came together to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. 
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The outside of the Stony Brook Union. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

Student Union reopens on campus after three years of renovations

Maya Brown October 19, 2020
After three years of renovations and about $63.4 million spent, the new Union opened on campus this fall semester. The Union features three levels of newly designated areas including an office for the Center of Civic Justice, club space and an e-sports facility.
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

As COVID-19 negatively impacts mental health, CAPS offers students telehealth counseling

Maya Brown and James Bowen October 4, 2020
When a majority of the student body evacuated campus and classes shifted to an online format, Stony Brook University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) transitioned quickly to a remote format for the rest of the year.
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY). Jim Malatras was appointed as the fourteenth chancellor of the SUNY system on Aug. 21. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY Chancellor discusses testing and transparency at SBU

Maya Brown September 26, 2020
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Jim Malatras announced that the SUNY system will be expanding its testing protocol among campuses at a press conference on Stony Brook University’s campus on Thursday, September 24.  
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New student startup provides a messaging platform for SBU students

Maya Brown September 25, 2020
Dive Chat, a new student start up and group chat messaging app for students, was launched on Aug. 1 at Stony Brook University.
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