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A headshot of Stony Brook alum Leonard Steinbach along with The Statesman group photo in 1974. Steinbach passed away at 71 on Jan. 19. Courtesy of Ruth Bonapace.

Leonard Steinbach, a man of purpose and many passions, dead at 71

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor February 16, 2024

Shortly after graduating from Stony Brook University in 1974, Leonard Steinbach, who also went by “Lenny” and “Len,” threw a party on the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway with his friends....

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One of the posters shown during the Oct. 22 protest. There have been multiple protests all over campus.  CHRISTINA MARIE MARIANI/THE STATESMAN

How the Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out at SBU: a deeper look

Sonya Gugliara and Mariam Guirgis November 16, 2023
Major U.S. cities and college campuses are speaking out about the conflict taking place in Gaza and Israel, and Stony Brook University is no different.
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A photo of Martin “Marty” Doherty. Marty is an 84-year-old veteran who volunteers his time at the Long Island State Veterans Home.  LORI SAXENA/THE STATESMAN.

84 years making a marine: the life of Marty Doherty

Lori Saxena October 24, 2023

In 1958, on the corner of 150th St. and Tinton Ave. in the South Bronx, there was a small grocery store called Krabina’s. Right next to it was a candy shop that featured a jukebox and a television....

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The center for Molecular Science building on Stony Brook University campus.

Student’s views dubbed “extreme” by biology professor

Sonya Gugliara September 20, 2022
As an ethical vegan and animal rights activist, Laura Streminsky told her TA that she does not feel comfortable dissecting any kind of animal. In response, Professor Marvin O’Neal challenged her core values. 
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

State of the University 2021: President McInnis talks challenges ahead for SBU

Steven Keehner and Sara Ruberg October 10, 2021
President Maurie McInnis highlighted how SBU plans to handle concerns in the future, the school's benefits of being young and her first semester on campus with a more familiar number of students in an exclusive interview with The Statesman.
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Cover of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, were crime statistics can be viewed.  PUBLIC DOMAIN

Reduced residential population sees SBU crime drop

Sara Ruberg and Steven Keehner October 10, 2021
Reported crime on Stony Brook’s campus decreased in nearly every category during 2020, according to the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report published on Oct. 1.
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The outside of a Sephora store in Toronto. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Danger in Sephora, hand sanitizers and lollipops: The psychological toll of allergies

Melanie Formosa April 29, 2021
Death lurks in first kisses, in almond butter jars and in movie theatre popcorn for 18-year-old Kristen Pittaro, a freshman psychology major at Stony Brook University. 
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The body positivity movement celebrates body diversity, along with combating the stigma. UNSPLASH

Diet culture’s complicated relationship to body positivity

Maya Brown March 24, 2021
Danaher has struggled with anorexia nervosa — an eating disorder characterized by distorted body image and a compulsive fear of being overweight — since the age of 13. She is now 22. 
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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Instagram account features Black student narratives to show that Black Lives Matter

Maya Brown February 13, 2021
2020 was a milestone year for racial unrest and protests. During the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, one student at Stony Brook University made it their mission to show the racial unrest within the campus community. 
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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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