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Rendering of an aerial view of The Exchange, the proposed bid by Stony Brook University in developing Governors Island into a start-of-the-art climate research center. The University has been selected as the anchor institution for this project on April 24.  IMAGE PROVIDED BY SOM/MIYSIS

Stony Brook University to be anchor institution in $150 million Governors Island project

Tim Giorlando and Sonya Gugliara April 24, 2023
BREAKING: After two years of deliberation, Stony Brook University has been chosen as the anchor institution to develop The New York Climate Exchange.
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Justine Josue, former USG Vice President of Communications resigned. STATESMAN FILE

Devin Lobosco elected as next USG president; full election results

Tim Giorlando April 9, 2023
Junior biochemistry and women’s and gender studies student Devin Lobosco won the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) presidential election with 72% of the vote on Friday, April 7, in an election with nearly 20 candidates vying for executive council positions.
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Bryson Tiller at the minor stage during Stavernfestivalen in Stavern on July 9, 2016. Tiller will no longer be performing at this years Brookfest.Tore Sætre / CC BY-SA 4.0

Brookfest headliner Bryson Tiller pulls out one week before scheduled event

Tim Giorlando April 8, 2023
Bryson Tiller will no longer headline at Brookfest 2023, as stated in an announcement made on the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) official Instagram account Saturday.
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The Student Activities Center on an afternoon at Stony Brook University. USG Elections are available on SBEngaged until April 7.ABIGAIL HENTZE/THE STATESMAN

Elections for the Undergraduate Student Government are underway. Here’s who’s on the ballot.

Tim Giorlando April 5, 2023
The Stony Brook University student body will be able to vote in this year’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) election until April 7 at 12 p.m. through SBEngaged. Eighteen candidates are vying for seven Executive Council positions, and another 18 candidates are running for the 23 open Senate positions.
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Album cover of Bryson Tillers Anniversary, released in Oct. 2020. Tiller has been announced as the headliner for Brookfest 2023. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Bryson Tiller announced as Brookfest 2023 headliner

Tim Giorlando March 27, 2023
Bryson Tiller, the American singer-songwriter and rapper best known for his 2014 single “Don’t,” will be the headliner at this year’s Brookfest concert on April 14.
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Junior physics major Chris Clarke leading a protest on Feb. 15. After MAPS unveiled their measures to switch to all-paid parking, students quickly retaliated through social media and in-person dissent. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How students are reacting to MAPS’ parking proposal

Tim Giorlando February 21, 2023
For an hour on Wednesday, Feb. 15, a small band of students tried to make their voices heard at Stony Brook University’s West Campus fountain — nearly a week after the Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) proposed to switch to a fully-paid parking model in August 2023. 
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A hand reaching out to put in a vote. PUBLIC DOMAIN

The 2022 midterms and the red wave that wasn’t

Tim Giorlando November 9, 2022
#OPINION: House races across the nation have given surprises to the Democratic Party, from open races in North Carolina to incumbent seats in toss-up states.
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A graphic of the Jan 6 Capital Riot featuring, from the left: Former Georgia Governor Eric Greitens, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Former President Donald Trump, Representative Matthew Gaetz, and Former NFL Player Hershel Walker.ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Let’s face it: Trump’s coming back (in spirit)

Tim Giorlando October 23, 2022
#OPINION: I wish I could say all of the candidates Trump endorsed this year lost tremendously. However, candidates who impersonate his rhetoric usually make it to the general election, clearly indicating that the seven years Trump has been relevant aren't a temporary stint. 
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A throwback to Wolfieland 2022 in photos

A throwback to Wolfieland 2022 in photos

Tim Giorlando and Saad Haroon September 26, 2022
Stony Brook’s annual Wolfieland carnival saw about 6,100 Seawolves arrive for a night full of rides, fun and food on Saturday, Sept. 10. The carnival was hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) in the SAC H parking lot from 4-11 p.m.
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Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity chapter put on interim suspension after allegations of sexual misconduct

Tim Giorlando September 17, 2022

The Beta-Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta, the Social-Professional Engineering Fraternity at Stony Brook University, was placed on interim suspension on Sept. 16 after a student accused multiple members...

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Did the Olympics lose their ‘escape’ appeal?

Did the Olympics lose their ‘escape’ appeal?

Tim Giorlando March 6, 2022
#OPINION: It pains me to say it, but was I the only one who didn’t bother checking up on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics this year? It’s almost sad, in a way; these recent scandals have torn apart the original purity of a sporting sensation. 
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Masks of different colors and patterns. Face masks and coverings are required on Stony Brook Universitys campus. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University to lift mask mandate following New York guidance

Tim Giorlando February 28, 2022
Stony Brook University (SBU) is set to lift its indoor mask mandate on Wednesday, March 2, following new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York state guidelines announced last week.
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