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A sapling of an American chestnut tree in the Ashley Schiff Preserve. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Hope for the American chestnut trees, a dying species

Brianne Ledda April 22, 2021
“A tree came down, look at that.” Sue Avery, a botanist and certified landscaper, examines a thin wire cage along the border of the Ashley Schiff Preserve on campus.
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Long Island business owner creates a space for local craftsmen to be recognized

Caroline Morgan April 22, 2021
Owning a business was Lyn Cooperman’s longtime dream. She achieved that when she opened the North Fork Craft Gallery in Wading River four years ago, one of a group of small stores attached to The Inn and Spa at East Wind.
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A screenshot of the homepage for the Center for Clean Water Technology. SCREENSHOT OF WWW.STONYBROOK.EDU/CLEANWATER/

New update to septic system will remove nitrogen and dioxane from Long Island water

Maya Brown April 3, 2021
Stony Brook University’s Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT) has revealed an updated septic system that removes water contaminants at a high rate. 
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The Long Island Sound on a clear day. JOCELYN CRUZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU scientists conduct research to improve water quality in the Long Island Sound

Maria Lynders March 27, 2021
Scientists at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences are leading a study to measure the ability of farmed seaweed and shellfish to benefit aquaculture in the Long Island Sound. 
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

NYS expands vaccine access for SUNY employees, confirms vaccination site at SBU Southampton

Alek Lewis March 12, 2021
State University of New York essential employees will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 17.
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New strains of COVID in US, over 130 cases in New York

Claudia Motley February 24, 2021
A new variant of COVID-19 has been found in several states throughout the United States, with 59 cases reported in New York as of Feb. 14.
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A frontline healthcare worker receiving the vaccine at Stony Brook University. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

New York state names SBU a point of distribution in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Alek Lewis January 21, 2021
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has named Stony Brook University a point of distribution (POD) for the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination plan, making it the largest state-run POD in Suffolk County.
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Video: SBU distributes Moderna vaccine to frontline workers

Alek Lewis January 4, 2021
Stony Brook University started administering vaccines to workers prioritized by the New York State Department of Health’s first phase of vaccine distribution on Dec. 29 and 30.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

As NY starts to administer vaccines, Stony Brook Medicine pushes to become a vaccine distribution center

Alek Lewis and Matina Douzenis December 15, 2020
As the first round of COVID-19 vaccines reach New York State, Stony Brook Medicine is informing the community about vaccine development and pushing to become a distribution center in Suffolk County within the coming months. 
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The Marine Sciences Research Center located in Stony Brooks Southampton campus. MELISSA AZOFEIFA/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook faculty lead study on the performance of local oysters

Maria Lynders December 1, 2020
New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, has awarded over $2.1 million to support six coastal science research projects, three of which are being led by Stony Brook University faculty. 
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Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris are projected to be the President and Vice President of the United States. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Joe Biden wins the presidency, Republicans win eastern Suffolk state elections, projected results show

Alek Lewis November 8, 2020
Former Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been projected to defeat incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and become the next president of the United States of America, according to the Associated Press.
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Republican Elephant and the Democrat Donkey icons. Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff. Goroff alongside incumbent Lee Zeldin is on the ballot for the upcoming election.DONKEYHOTEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

SBU Professor Nancy Goroff and incumbent Lee Zeldin vie for eastern Suffolk’s seat in Congress

Iryna Shkurhan November 3, 2020
In New York’s Congressional District 1, former Chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff (Democrat) and incumbent Lee Zeldin (Republican) are on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. 
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