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Southampton Hall at Stony Brook University Southampton campus. fr CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

N.Y. assemblyman: Southampton campus is the “biggest slumlord” on the East End

Maria Lynders and Sky Crabtree April 23, 2023
Stony Brook University has come under fire from New York State District One Assemblyman Fred Thiele for alleged mistreatment and neglect of the University’s Southampton campus in regards to lack of leadership, over a dozen condemned buildings and failure to apply for funding.
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Lucretia Urrutia posing during the 2022 Sex and Relationships Photoshoot.  KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

The results are in: 2022 Sex and Relationships Survey

The Statesman got down and dirty with readers for the 2022 Sex and Relationships Special Issue. We asked students in an anonymous sex survey about everything and over 150 of you ripped off the covers and told us your secrets under the sheets.
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Boxes of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Starting Friday, Sept 9, students are no longer required to get tested for Covid-19 on a regular basis.Sgt. Sebastian Rothwyn/ CC BY-ND 2.0

NYS healthcare workers no longer held to booster mandate deadline, students still liable

Maria Lynders February 20, 2022
The New York State Department of Health announced it will no longer enforce the booster mandate for healthcare workers that was scheduled to go into effect on Monday, Feb. 21, but undergraduate students must still submit proof by the same date.
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The official logo for the United University Professions (UUP). The UUP called for more safety precautions for the spring semester as a result of the omicron surge. PUBLIC DOMAIN

UUP calls for more COVID precautions amid omicron surge

Maria Lynders January 22, 2022
With COVID-19 cases on the rise because of the highly transmissible omicron variant, colleges and universities are revising their spring semester preparations.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

President McInnis announces wage increase for graduate workers; GSEU leader calls move “bad faith act”

Maria Lynders and Steven Keehner November 16, 2021
In the email, McInnis announced that state graduate assistants and teaching assistants with an academic year obligation making less than $22,500 or with an annual obligation making less than $27,857 will be brought up to that level.
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Stony Brook administration promises to announce wage increase for graduate workers after threats to boycott symposium

Stony Brook administration promises to announce wage increase for graduate workers after threats to boycott symposium

Maria Lynders November 14, 2021
The Stony Brook administration has promised to announce a wage increase on Nov. 19 for graduate student workers in response to the Graduate Student Employee Union’s (GSEU) Living Wage Campaign that has gained campus-wide support.
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GSEU SBU hand-delivers a 10-foot-long petition demanding graduate workers be paid a living wage

GSEU SBU hand-delivers a 10-foot-long petition demanding graduate workers be paid a living wage

Maria Lynders October 5, 2021
The Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) at Stony Brook presented a petition to be paid a living wage to President Maurie McInnis on Sept. 30. The union is giving McInnis 10 days to formally respond or they “will be forced to induce a response by other means.”
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Turning Point USA holding anti-mandatory vaccine protest on campus

Turning Point USA holding anti-mandatory vaccine protest on campus

Maria Lynders September 11, 2021
The Stony Brook chapter of Turning Point USA will be holding an anti-mandatory vaccine protest on Sept. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. The protest is expected to take place on West Campus, but the exact location is still to be determined.
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Roth Cafe new dining options Chef Jet & Mac Cheesyology ANTHONY JOHNSON/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University introduces three new food concepts at Roth Food Court

Maria Lynders September 8, 2021
Stony Brook University has introduced three new food options at Roth Food Court, along with a Peet’s Coffee location in the Alan S. deVries Center. 
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The logo for The Womens Network a network connecting women to each in many fields and industries. TWN opened a chapter on the Stony Brook Campus. PHOTO CREDIT: The Womens Network

The Women’s Network launches new chapter at Stony Brook University

Maria Lynders August 27, 2021
The Women’s Network, a national organization dedicated to connecting and supporting ambitious women, will launch a new chapter as a club at Stony Brook University this fall semester. 
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Pictures around the Earth from NASAs website. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Scientists experiment with climate intervention to delay the effects of global warming

Maria Lynders April 22, 2021
As the consequences of global warming are becoming more dire, scientists are considering whether — in addition to reducing and eliminating greenhouse gas emissions — to use geoengineering to mitigate the effects of global warming. 
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The Long Island Sound on a clear day. JOCELYN CRUZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU scientists conduct research to improve water quality in the Long Island Sound

Maria Lynders March 27, 2021
Scientists at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences are leading a study to measure the ability of farmed seaweed and shellfish to benefit aquaculture in the Long Island Sound. 
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