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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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A plaque that reads Forever Wild commemorates Professor Ashley Schiff in The Ashley Schiff Park Preserve. The preserve was established in 20.. by President John Toll, but lacks any legal protection. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

USG urges administration to protect Ashley Schiff Preserve

Saad Haroon November 11, 2022
Members of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed a resolution to encourage the university to legally protect the Ashley Schiff Park Preserve on Oct. 27.
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The Stony Brook University sign on Main Campus.

Stony Brook ranks higher than ever in U.S. News “Best Colleges”

Lori Saxena September 12, 2022
On Sept. 12, U.S. News & World Report announced the 2022-2023 Best Colleges, with Stony Brook University increasing in rank by 16 places from No. 93 to No. 77. This is the highest ranking Stony Brook has ever achieved. 
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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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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

President McInnis to announce Sanger College renaming decision

Christine Kelley April 3, 2022
Stony Brook University officials are recommending that President Maurie McInnis approve the renaming of Sanger College. McInnis will announce her decision this week.
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Masks of different colors and patterns. Face masks and coverings are required on Stony Brook Universitys campus. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University to lift mask mandate following New York guidance

Tim Giorlando February 28, 2022
Stony Brook University (SBU) is set to lift its indoor mask mandate on Wednesday, March 2, following new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York state guidelines announced last week.
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College of Natural Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart poses for a portrait on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Dr. Goldart will be stepping down from the Executive Vice President and Provost position.  PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Paul Goldbart, executive vice president and provost, steps down

Niki Nassiri and Maria Lynders January 23, 2022
Paul Goldbart announced he is stepping down as executive vice president and provost, and will instead resume teaching physics as a faculty member at SBU, while also assuming a new position as special advisor for research through May 2022. 
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The official logo for the United University Professions (UUP). The UUP called for more safety precautions for the spring semester as a result of the omicron surge. PUBLIC DOMAIN

UUP calls for more COVID precautions amid omicron surge

Maria Lynders January 22, 2022
With COVID-19 cases on the rise because of the highly transmissible omicron variant, colleges and universities are revising their spring semester preparations.
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The Stony Brook University sign on Main Campus.

Stony Brook and Buffalo formally named New York public flagship universities

Ethan Tam January 7, 2022
Stony Brook University was formally designated as a flagship public university of New York alongside the University at Buffalo by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Jan. 5. The announcement was made during Hochul’s first annual State of the State address.
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY).PUBLIC DOMAIN

Deborah F. Stanley, SUNY Oswego president, appointed SUNY interim chancellor

Niki Nassiri and Viola Flowers December 22, 2021
The State University of New York Board of Trustees announced on Dec. 20 that Deborah F. Stanley, president of SUNY at Oswego, will act as interim chancellor in place of Jim Malatras following his resignation. 
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A headshot of SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY Chancellor Malatras resigns amid growing pressure to step down

Niki Nassiri December 9, 2021
State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras resigned from his position on Dec. 9 amidst growing pressure after text messages revealed he berated a former aide who later accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. 
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A headshot of SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

Pressure builds on SUNY chancellor to resign

Maya Brown and Steven Keehner December 6, 2021
The SUNY Student Assembly executive board called on SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras to resign in a press release on Dec. 3 after transcripts revealed vulgar statements directed at a former aide who accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.
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