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CulinArt cleared of “fraudulent wrongdoing”

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2023
CulinArt, the company Stony Brook University contracts to run the University’s food services, has been cleared of previous allegations of financial fraud against Stony Brook’s Faculty Student Association (FSA) after a third-party investigation failed to find any wrongdoing by the corporation.
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President Maurie Mcinnis speaks at the State of The University Address at Staller Center for The Arts on Oct. 14. STANLEY ZHENG

President Maurie McInnis gives annual State of the University address

Sky Crabtree October 16, 2023
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis gave the annual State of the University address, her second since being appointed president of the University. McInnis opened her speech by praising the progress and achievements made by Stony Brook in the past year.
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Students walking on Stony Brook campus. IRENE YIMMONGKOL/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University achieves record-high enrollment numbers

Nayden Villorente October 4, 2023
Stony Brook University is establishing itself as a primary destination for new applicants after achieving record-breaking application rates and enrollment numbers for the 2023-24 school year.
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Stony Brook is aiming to have more LEED certified buildings like the Simons Center. (RYAN MUI/THE STATESMAN)

Stony Brook University receives record-breaking $500 million donation

Jeremy Portnoy and Sky Crabtree June 1, 2023
Stony Brook University received a gift of $500 million on Thursday. It’s the second-largest donation to any public university in U.S. history and the largest unrestricted gift to a U.S. university’s endowment.
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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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President Maurie McInnis during the press conference on Feb. 27. CAM WANG/THE STATESMAN

The state of the University: what McInnis has to say

Katherine Procacci April 23, 2023
McInnis addressed the proposed 30% State University of New York (SUNY) tuition increase, parking changes, the CulinArt investigation, racist incidents on campus and other issues.
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Union workers protesting at the arts loop at Stony Brook University on March 29. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Assemblyman Ed Flood and State Senator Anthony Palumbo challenge new parking proposal

Sky Crabtree April 15, 2023
On March 22, 2023, Assemblyman Ed Flood and State Senator Anthony Palumbo wrote a letter to Stony Brook President Maurie McInnis requesting that the University reject the paid parking plan amid concerns that it would negatively affect the University.
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Dr. Haresh Gurnani will be serving as the next Dean of the College of Business.IMAGE PROVIDED BY STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Haresh Gurnani selected as new dean of College of Business

Sky Crabtree April 3, 2023
On March 20, Stony Brook University announced the appointment of a new dean, Haresh Gurnani, to the University’s College of Business (CoB), effective this summer. 
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In the next five years, there will be an increase in tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30%.

Stony Brook reacts to planned SUNY tuition increase

Sky Crabtree March 28, 2023
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a plan in January to increase tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30% over the next five years.
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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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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. PAULA PECEGO/STATESMAN FILE

Proposed changes for Stony Brook parking

Lori Saxena February 13, 2023
Stony Brook University is exploring a campus-wide, fully paid parking model proposed to begin in the fall of 2023. 
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The recent changes to campus dining since the arrival of CulinArt have caused long lines at West and East Side Dining. ZACHARY DYER/THE STATESMAN

Exclusive: CulinArt under investigation for illegal activity at Stony Brook University

Jeremy Portnoy February 13, 2023
CulinArt used Stony Brook funds to pay employees working at other locations, misreported how much money they spent on dining hall food and avoided obligations to split their profits with the university.
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