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The exterior of Stony Brook Universitys Administration building. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University’s administration actively works to stifle student journalists

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 31, 2024

When I first walked into the office of The Statesman in January of 2023, I had no idea about the hurdles I would face as a student reporter. I already had journalism experience — I was a transfer...

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Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis leaving to lead Yale University

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 29, 2024

Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis has announced she will be stepping down from her position to become the president of Yale University. In a campus-wide email announcement, McInnis...

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Stony Brook University’s radius policy leaves incoming freshman without on-campus housing

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 28, 2024

Stony Brook University’s Campus Residences has recently taken several steps to reduce housing occupancy on campus, including barring incoming students who live within a certain distance of campus...

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Pro-Palestinian protestors forming a human chain on Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University Senate demands dropping charges against arrested protestors, probe into police response

Sky Crabtree and Viyang Hao May 9, 2024

Stony Brook University’s Senate voted on Monday to demand that Stony Brook University drop charges against the 29 individuals arrested during a pro-Palestine protest on campus on Thursday, May 2. The...

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Mentorship network helps Asian-American students succeed at Stony Brook

Kevin Yu May 9, 2024

Asian Americans have often been called the model minority; they have been stereotyped as intelligent, hardworking and successful. But for Julie Huang, an associate professor of marketing at Stony Brook...

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Students locking arms on the Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Breaking: 29 demonstrators arrested during encampment protest

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree May 2, 2024
Earlier this morning, Stony Brook University police, state troopers, Suffolk police and a mobile field unit arrested 29 people including students, faculty members and community members participating in a Gaza Solidarity Encampment protest organized by Sb4Palestine. 
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Undergraduate Student Government President Devin Lobosco (left) and SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

SBU USG debates changing club food spending caps in financial bylaws

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter April 28, 2024

Stony Brook University's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate has started to consider new financial bylaws. USG President Devin Lobosco and Treasurer Amitesh Reddy Akiti presented potential...

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The preacher guy preaching to students at the Students Activity Center Plaza while students hold up LGBTQ+ flags on -- PHOTO COURTESY OF GABRIELLA CAVALCANTE

Extremist preacher sparks outrage at Stony Brook

Gabriella Cavalcante and Sky Crabtree April 23, 2024

Early in the afternoon on Tuesday, April 16, a crowd formed outside the Stony Brook University Student Activity Center to bear witness to an extremist preacher. The preacher — Daniel Lee — arrived...

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USG passes resolution calling for BDS

Viyang Hao and Sky Crabtree April 23, 2024

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate passed a resolution to call on Stony Brook University to completely divest from Israel and companies affiliated with the country on Thursday, April...

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Stony Brook Universitys commuter premium parking lot near the L.I.R.R..

Stony Brook unveils new parking prices for 24-25 school year

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2024

Stony Brook University’s parking prices are once again undergoing changes. On March 20, Mobility & Parking Services (MAPS) sent out an email to all students informing them of an increase in...

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Undergraduate Student Government -- Nistha Boghra at a senate council meeting on Thursday, April 4. CHRISTOPHER YANG/THE STATESMAN

USG releases 2024 election results

Viyang Hao and Sky Crabtree April 9, 2024
The election results from the 2024 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Election are now out.
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Students participating in a Pro-Palestine demonstration on Stony Brook Universitys campus Tuesday March, 26. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Faculty pen open letter calling for accountability after arrests

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2024
A group of faculty members have authored an open letter to the Stony Brook administration, accusing the University of criminalizing free speech and peaceful protest.
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