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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Undergraduate Student Government polls are open, here are the candidates

Niki Nassiri April 4, 2022
Stony Brook University students will vote for next year’s Undergraduate Student Government Executive Council from April 4 to April 8 at 12 p.m. on SBEngaged. Students will also vote on making the student activity fee (SAF) optional or mandatory.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG surprises clubs with newly announced budget cap

Niki Nassiri February 22, 2022
Four clubs would see a cut of over $10,000 under the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) new Line Budget cap that places a limit of up to $40,000.
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Frey Hall during the day. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Fire marshals advise students to avoid area between Chemistry and Frey

Niki Nassiri February 12, 2022
Stony Brook University Fire Marshals are currently containing and cleaning a laboratory freezer between the Chemistry building and Frey Hall, according to campus safety department officials.
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Tabler Community covered in snow at night on Jan. 28. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Blizzard hits Stony Brook, bringing deep snow and wind gusts

Niki Nassiri January 29, 2022
A powerful blizzard hit Long Island last night and will continue into the evening with wind gusts as high as 55 miles per hour and an extra 5 to 8 inches of snow expected, according to the National Weather Service.
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College of Natural Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart poses for a portrait on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Dr. Goldart will be stepping down from the Executive Vice President and Provost position.  PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Paul Goldbart, executive vice president and provost, steps down

Niki Nassiri and Maria Lynders January 23, 2022
Paul Goldbart announced he is stepping down as executive vice president and provost, and will instead resume teaching physics as a faculty member at SBU, while also assuming a new position as special advisor for research through May 2022. 
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY).PUBLIC DOMAIN

Deborah F. Stanley, SUNY Oswego president, appointed SUNY interim chancellor

Niki Nassiri and Viola Flowers December 22, 2021
The State University of New York Board of Trustees announced on Dec. 20 that Deborah F. Stanley, president of SUNY at Oswego, will act as interim chancellor in place of Jim Malatras following his resignation. 
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A headshot of SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY Chancellor Malatras resigns amid growing pressure to step down

Niki Nassiri December 9, 2021
State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras resigned from his position on Dec. 9 amidst growing pressure after text messages revealed he berated a former aide who later accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. 
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Tim Sini, the former Suffolk County District Attorney. BEN CHIARAMONTE/SCPD IDENTIFICATION

LI sees red wave as election results come in

Niki Nassiri November 7, 2021
Long Island was engulfed in a red wave this Tuesday after heavy Republican turnout saw traditionally Democratic districts flip in favor of Republican candidates.
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Stony Brook Hospital suspends 133 unvaccinated employees following mandate deadline

Stony Brook Hospital suspends 133 unvaccinated employees following mandate deadline

Niki Nassiri October 7, 2021
Stony Brook Hospital suspended 133 employees without pay on Sept. 29 after they failed to show COVID-19 vaccination proof, according to Stony Brook officials.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Undergraduate colleges and communities revamped for fall semester

Niki Nassiri September 5, 2021
Stony Brook’s undergraduate college system transformed from six learning communities to three new ones during the summer in preparation for the class of 2025.
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East Side Dining on Sep. 2 after students were evacuated from their buildings due to flooding. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

As New York floods, SBU residents face Ida’s wrath

Niki Nassiri and Maria Lynders September 2, 2021
Remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded several buildings on campus, mostly impacting Mendelsohn Community. Residents of Mendelsohn Community were evacuated on Sep. 2 around 2 a.m.
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Unidentified woman with bike at Stony Brook LIRR attacks Stony Brook University student. PHOTO COURTESY OF Chaehyun Ko

Stony Brook student verbally and physically harassed at LIRR bus stop

Niki Nassiri August 24, 2021
A Stony Brook student was verbally and physically harassed on Aug. 15 at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) bus stop on Circle Road.
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