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Rick Gatteau, Vice President for Student Affairs, speaks to local media regarding the ongoing demonstration at the Staller Steps. Gatteau explains the University’s plans and perspective on the situation. MARIAM GUIRGIS/THE STATESMAN

Breaking news: SBU administration responds to student-led encampment

Mariam Guirgis and Viola Flowers May 1, 2024

Stony Brook University administration responded to Sb4Palestine’s ongoing Gaza solidarity encampment on the Staller Steps, with statements from Vice President for Student Affairs Rick Gatteau and...

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A flier hung in a stairwell at Humanities. fewf CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Title IX: holding SBU accountable

Viola Flowers April 26, 2023
“Demand to hold SBU accountable. Title IX discrimination has become the norm on campus. Students are often left in the dark and silenced.”
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The GSEU protesters outside the office on April 21 after handing their complaint. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students hand deliver grievances to Stony Brook president’s office

Viola Flowers April 25, 2022
Members of the Stony Brook Graduate Student Employees Union hand-delivered a letter of grievances to the president’s office on April 21, gathering in the administration building at 1 p.m. for a grade-in to continue their Living Wage Campaign.
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Left to Right: Sarah Baxter, Alexander Orlov, Leonie Huddy, Jonathan Sanders, and John Frederick Bailyn discussing the Ukraine conflict on Stony Brook Universitys campus. The panel was open to students, faculty, and the general public. VIOLA FLOWERS/THE STATESMAN

International panelists deliver teach-in on Ukraine at Stony Brook University

Viola Flowers March 27, 2022
Alexander Orlov, Stony Brook professor of material science and chemical engineering, held his mother close in his heart as he participated in the Ukraine teach-in panel on March 23, thinking of the war waging outside of her front door in Ukraine.
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Stony Brook student to aid Ukrainian refugees over spring break

Viola Flowers March 10, 2022
Stony Brook students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Center on Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 2 p.m. to donate supplies to Ukrainian refugees at a drive organized by Thomas Brinkley, a sophomore biology major.
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Students holding up signs in protest of the America East ban at the mens basketball game on Feb. 9. MARCUS DIA/THE STATESMAN

SBU athletes protest playoff ban; rally planned for tonight

Viola Flowers and Ethan Tam February 23, 2022
Stony Brook University student-athletes are uniting to overturn America East's decision to bar them from competing in the conference playoffs, which was announced on Feb. 21. They plan to hold a demonstration during tonight's women's basketball game.
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Stony Brooks Mall Walkers Club returns

Stony Brook’s Mall Walkers Club returns

Viola Flowers February 9, 2022
The Stony Brook Mall Walkers program, co-sponsored by Stony Brook University Hospital and Smith Haven Mall, relaunched on Jan. 26 with roughly 30 participants.
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Professor Richard Leakey at the WTTC Global Summit 2015. Leakey died at age 77 on January 2. World Travel & Tourism Council/CC BY 2.0

SBU professor and founder of Turkana Basin Institute Richard Leakey dies at 77

Viola Flowers January 7, 2022
Richard E. Leakey died on Jan. 2, at 77 years old in Nairobi, Kenya, leaving behind an extensive paleoanthropology and conservationist career as a Stony Brook professor in the Department of Anthropology and founder of the Turkana Basin Institute.
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Turning Point protest at Stony Brook Univeristy on Sept. 12,2021.  TIM GIORLANDO/ THE STATESMAN

Petition to ban Turning Point USA unsuccessful, chapter is approved

Viola Flowers December 5, 2021
Turning Point USA has been officially recognized as an organization on campus, despite the Stony Brook Progressive Coalition’s online petition to bar the chapter from being recognized by the University.
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Ribbon cutting ceremony at the UN  SHEYLA TORRES / THE STATESMAN

UNITI Cultural Center finds permanent home after 43 years

Viola Flowers October 31, 2021
The UNITI Cultural Center (UCC) held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 23 in the Stony Brook Union to celebrate the new 3,500-square-foot permanent space, funded by a three million New York State Assembly grant.
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Students marching with signs during Walk of Hope on Sept. 29.  JULIA HEMING

Students march for mental health at fourth annual Walk of Hope

Viola Flowers October 17, 2021
Stony Brook University students, faculty and staff gathered at the SAC Plaza on Sept. 29 for the fourth annual Walk of Hope, hosted by the Center for Prevention and Outreach to raise mental health awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month.
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The Center for Prevention and Outreach on the third floor of the Student Activities Center. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

CPO offers free, informal services for mental health support

Viola Flowers October 17, 2021
The Center for Prevention and Outreach launched two programs named "Let’s Talk" and "Resilience, Empowerment, Access, Care and Healing Groups" for SBU students to connect with counselors and peers concerning their mental health and emotional needs.
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