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Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis leaving to lead Yale University

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 29, 2024

Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis has announced she will be stepping down from her position to become the president of Yale University. In a campus-wide email announcement, McInnis...

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Stony Brook University’s radius policy leaves incoming freshman without on-campus housing

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 28, 2024

Stony Brook University’s Campus Residences has recently taken several steps to reduce housing occupancy on campus, including barring incoming students who live within a certain distance of campus...

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Pro-Palestinian protestors forming a human chain on Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University Senate demands dropping charges against arrested protestors, probe into police response

Sky Crabtree and Viyang Hao May 9, 2024

Stony Brook University’s Senate voted on Monday to demand that Stony Brook University drop charges against the 29 individuals arrested during a pro-Palestine protest on campus on Thursday, May 2. The...

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Students locking arms on the Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Breaking: 29 demonstrators arrested during encampment protest

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree May 2, 2024
Earlier this morning, Stony Brook University police, state troopers, Suffolk police and a mobile field unit arrested 29 people including students, faculty members and community members participating in a Gaza Solidarity Encampment protest organized by Sb4Palestine. 
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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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Approximately 40-50 students gather on the Staller Steps to spend the night there protesting. Students have tarps, blankets and pillows. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Breaking news updates: Sb4Palestine organizes Gaza solidarity encampment on Staller Steps

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree April 30, 2024

This is a breaking news story. The Statesman will provide updates as they become available. Stony Brook University students are gathering on the steps of Staller Center for Arts to establish the...

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Stony Brook Universitys commuter premium parking lot near the L.I.R.R..

Stony Brook unveils new parking prices for 24-25 school year

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2024

Stony Brook University’s parking prices are once again undergoing changes. On March 20, Mobility & Parking Services (MAPS) sent out an email to all students informing them of an increase in...

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Students participating in a Pro-Palestine demonstration on Stony Brook Universitys campus Tuesday March, 26. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Faculty pen open letter calling for accountability after arrests

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2024
A group of faculty members have authored an open letter to the Stony Brook administration, accusing the University of criminalizing free speech and peaceful protest.
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SJP confronts McInnis during University Senate meeting

SJP confronts McInnis during University Senate meeting

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter April 5, 2024

The University Senate held its monthly meeting on Monday, April 1 where in addition to its regular agenda, students and faculty voiced their concerns about the University’s arrests of Stony Brook...

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Students protesting on Stony Brook Universitys campus Tuesday March, 26. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Nine demonstrators arrested during pro-Palestine protest

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2024

What started as a relatively standard protest on Stony Brook University’s campus on Tuesday, March 26 ended with nine individuals arrested after a sit-in demonstration at the University’s Administration...

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Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) members rallying outside of Stony Brook Medical Center on Dec. 14. PHOTO COURTESY OF RWDSU

Unionized Stony Brook Hospital workers lose jobs

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor January 2, 2024
Dozens of unionized parking valets previously employed by Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) have lost their jobs after hospital administration switched out the previous New Rochelle parking vendor, Classic Valet Parking, for a non-union company.
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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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