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Cuomo is looking too mandate experiential learning, like internships and research, in order for students to graduate. Over 60 SUNY institutions would be affected by this plan. 

Cuomo pushes for extension of SUNY 2020

Will Welch January 26, 2016
Cuomo’s support is an important step toward passing an extension of SUNY 2020, which is set to expire this spring and has been essential to SBU’s growth over the five years.
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Fire in Math building evacuates students

Will Welch September 24, 2014
The Physics and Math buildings were evacuated after a fire on the third floor of the Math building set off alarms at 3:45 p.m. Classes in both buildings have been cancelled for the rest of the day.
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Austin Hecker personifies perseverance

Will Welch April 28, 2014
Austin Hecker says of himself, “I’m the kind of athlete that doesn’t really stop.” True enough, considering the challenges he has overcome to compete with the Stony Brook Wrestling Club.
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USG budget changes for the 2014–15 fiscal year

Will Welch April 16, 2014
The Statesman created a spreadsheet sorted by percent changes in allocations. It shows which clubs and services received the most severe cuts and which received the largest increases.
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Theatre arts students modernize Greek tragedy Antigone

Will Welch April 7, 2014
The story of Antigone, a tragedy written by Sophocles in 441 BC, is as relevant to students today as it was to Greeks 2,455 years ago, according to Jeanette Yew, director of the Department of Theater Arts’ upcoming production “The Antigone Project.”
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Education reform remains controversial

Will Welch April 1, 2014
A panel of education experts and Long Island superintendents condemned the reform agenda of the New York State Board of Regents at an event held at Stony Brook’s Wang Center.
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Storify: Stony Brook gets an unexpected morning snow storm

Will Welch March 31, 2014
Though all forecasts pointed to rain, Stony Brook woke up to snow on Monday, March 31. SBU Transit service was suspended for two hours while roads were cleared, but classes remained in session.
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Sewage water floods Union basement

Will Welch March 4, 2014
Sewage water flooded the Stony Brook Union basement last Wednesday evening after grease, likely from the Union Commons, clogged the sewer main outside the building.
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Towns presented the New York State Budget, which included scholarship money for N.Y. high school students. (BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN)

Governor’s cabinet member outlines state budget at SBU

Will Welch February 5, 2014
In a campaign to support the state executive budget, a representative of the governor's cabinet gave a presentation at the Wang Center.
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SUNY continues to push campus tobacco-ban legislation in 2014

Will Welch January 28, 2014
With the opening of the new lawmaking session in Albany this month, legislation banning tobacco on State University of New York campuses can again be taken up for vote.
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Police cars in 2012 on campus. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Rape reports increase at Stony Brook

Will Welch October 20, 2013
More rapes were reported last year on Stony Brook University’s campus than in any previous year since 2006, according to a security report released by the University Police Department last month.
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Campus briefing: gridlock in USG senate halts transportation initiative

Campus briefing: gridlock in USG senate halts transportation initiative

Will Welch October 19, 2013
The Undergraduate Student Government Senate rejected a resolution supporting a new Friday bus route on Oct. 10 after senators repeatedly attempted to adjust its phrasing. USG President Adil Hussain proposed the resolution, which would support an initiative USG has pursued since the summer. Though senators generally supported it, they disagreed on wording.
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