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Stony Brooks Administration Building in September 2018.  EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

SBU employees have contributed over 55k to left-leaning groups in 2021

Steven Keehner November 21, 2021
Employees at SBU contributed about $60,627 to a variety of political causes and campaigns from Jan. 1, 2021, to Oct. 26, 2021, with almost 90% of it going to left-leaning groups, according to an analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Rally hosted by the SBU Labor Council. Representatives from the Labor Council, local workers, SBU employees and students attended the rally.    JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

SBU Labor Council protests working conditions

Steven Keehner and Joy Sze November 19, 2021
The Stony Brook University Labor Council, along with New York State Senator Mario R. Mattera, gathered in front of the Administration Building to continue their respective protests on Wednesday afternoon.
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Lauterbur Hall in Living Learning Community. Lauterbur is one of 19 buildings without a carbon monoxide detector. JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

SBU student faces 18 charges after police seize drugs in dorm room

Steven Keehner October 29, 2021
A SBU student was arrested and is now being charged on more than a dozen drug counts after authorities seized substances from his on-campus dorm room, according to Lawrence Zacarese, interim chief of the University Police Department.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

State of the University 2021: President McInnis talks challenges ahead for SBU

Steven Keehner and Sara Ruberg October 10, 2021
President Maurie McInnis highlighted how SBU plans to handle concerns in the future, the school's benefits of being young and her first semester on campus with a more familiar number of students in an exclusive interview with The Statesman.
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A batter at Joe Nathan Field in 2017.  SKYLER GLIBERT/STATESMAN FILE

Baseball sucks — and I love it

Steven Keehner April 27, 2021
#OPINION Having someone like Astudillo on a professional, contending ball club is an embarrassment to the sport. But to see him on the mound as a pitcher? You might as well toss me in the— wait, he pitched a 1-2-3 inning? 
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Outside the School of Journalism Newsroom in the Melville Library. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Why newsrooms must reflect the public in order to properly serve it

Steven Keehner April 17, 2021
#OPINION: I preached how transparency was the way of the future for the industry, so I would be a hypocrite if I failed to mention how, as an opinion writer, I didn't do my last piece justice.
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The Nassau Coliseum in 2011. DOUG KERR/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

New York’s favorite organist: Paul Cartier

Steven Keehner April 11, 2021
Sports and music have always been intertwined for Cartier. Indistinguishable from the crowd at a game, Cartier shares an ability similar to Garry Howatt, his favorite hockey player, to carry a larger presence than initially expected.
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Student media faces a breakdown in communication with most media relations sources on campus. YOON SEO NAM/STATESMAN FILE

If we want journalism to survive, it begins with self-evaluation

Steven Keehner April 4, 2021
#OPINION If we want to continue to tell stories, we need to adapt and change. But rather than straying from our roots, we should reconsider why they were planted in the first place.
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Screenshot of Stony Brooks website section that features PoliTech under Vertically Integrated Projects Program. SCREENSHOT OF

SBU student awarded for work on electoral redistricting system

Steven Keehner March 30, 2021
A Stony Brook University junior is developing and optimizing algorithms that construct "fairer" electoral districts in the United States.
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Tanya Sengupta hugs herself for The Statesmans Sex and Relationships issue. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Staff stories: What it means to “self love”

#OPINION: For a long time, I thought that self-love was something you "uncovered" and that it would always be there. I'm finding that — like so many other aspects of adulthood — it's not as simple as that.
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An illustration of a person playing the guitar. WILL SHEWAN/THE STATESMAN

Self-autonomy: What it is and how to benefit from it

Steven Keehner March 5, 2021
#OPINION: When the term “autonomy” is used, it typically comes within the lens of self-governance; however, I’d like to look at it from the less talked about perspective — the autonomy of the individual.
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How Donald Trump’s impeachment lulled a false sense of accomplishment

Steven Keehner February 22, 2021
#OPINION Instead of critiquing the left and right, I’d like to address those celebrating Trump’s impeachment and the detachment from reality that continually gets swept under the rug.
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