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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Tell us what you want to know

The Statesman March 17, 2020
We are asking students to fill out a Google form with any and all questions they have.
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Graphic shows U.S. universities affected by COVID-19

Claudia Motley March 12, 2020
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed that all State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) schools are going remote for the remainder of the semester.
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook Athletics places precautions ahead of America East Tournament games

Ryan Pavich March 10, 2020
Stony Brook Athletics announced in a press release on Monday, March 9, that they are monitoring attendance of all indoor sporting events and will allow fans the opportunity to acquire tickets at a safe distance from other spectators.
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Suffolk Museum left a marker to honor Canes grave after removing the original tombstone in 1949.

Stony Brook graves lost to memory, buried in time

Brianne Ledda February 29, 2020
Homes were being built in the area when the museum took the stones with the permission of the town and local property owners, according to Olly. A local resident was concerned that the gravestones would be damaged or destroyed.
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Stony Brook researchers find chinstrap penguin population plunged nearly 60%

Deidre Redhead February 16, 2020
Recorded in breeding pairs, researchers found the total numbers of pairs to be 52,786 — nearly 60% less of their total of 122,550 pairs in 1971.
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Stony Brook storm chasers work with NASA

Niki Nassiri February 9, 2020
Stony Brook University and NASA are teaming up to research snowstorms for the first time in 32 years. Stony Brook University received $1.4 million last January from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to aid in ground research that would help to improve East Coast snowstorm forecasting
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Toni Blackman free styling at her Hip Hop Meditation event on Feb. 4. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Toni Blackman Hosts Hip-Hop Meditation for Black History Month

Claudia Motley February 9, 2020
Toni Blackman, entrepreneur and the first elected Hip-Hop Cultural Ambassador to the US Department of State, taught Stony Brook students the art of hip-hop mediation at the Charles B. Wang Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
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The official poster of the second season of Sex Education. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Sex Education” second season continues to serve irresistible awkwardness

Alexander Bakirdan January 26, 2020
The second season of “Sex Education” shines in a way that only teenage angst and awkwardness can with some of its most heartwarming, gut-wrenching and shocking moments yet.
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A wind farm off the coast of Block Island, RI.  IONNA22/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 4.0

NYS invests $20M into offshore wind training institute at SBU

Sara Ruberg January 14, 2020
New York State will invest $20 million into a new offshore wind training institute to be hosted by Stony Brook University and SUNY Farmingdale, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his 2020 agenda on Wednesday, Jan. 8.
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Bernstein at the student media briefing on Dec. 4, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Student media briefing got questions answered, but we are still being limited

Gabby Pardo December 8, 2019
I had the opportunity to attend a student media briefing with Interim President, Dr. Michael Bernstein on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with Editor in Chief of The Statesman, Gary Ghayrat and Assistant News Editor, Maya Brown. The briefing consisted of other campus media outlets along with The Statesman, and other members of Bernstein’s team, such as University Media Relations Officer, Lauren Sheprow.
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The movie poster for Brian Banks PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Brian Banks” tells the true story of a wrongfully convicted black man

Lajiere Blake December 1, 2019
Director Tom Shadyac brings the film “Brian Banks,” the true story of a wrongfully convicted man, to the big screen. In the film, Brian Banks, played by Aldis Hodge, is a former high school football star whose college career was ruined because of a rape allegation.
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The Disney Plus app is getting in the way of the Disney Plus hype

Isabelle Panza November 24, 2019
Disney Plus is showing promise in its competition with Netflix, but the app still has a few bugs to work out.
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