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The Humanities building on Stony Brook Universitys campus is home to the European Languages department, a program that has been cosolidated along with two others in lieu of budget cuts. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

From the Archives: STEM to STEAM

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth April 15, 2023
High school graduates face a plethora of tough decisions when arriving at their chosen university. At the top of the list: what should I major in?
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From the Archives: Tent City: SBU’s historic GSO protest

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth January 19, 2023

Liam Noonan is an assistant archivist at The Statesman and a BA/MAT student in Stony Brook University's School of Professional Development. This article is co-written with aead archivist Kelcie Eberharth,...

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A screenshot of the original text of the article, “Text of Black students demands.” Black Students United presented a list of demands to President Toll in 1969.STATESMAN FILE

From the Archives: SBU Black studies program displayed in Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Kelcie Eberharth November 20, 2022
“Frank Bowling’s America,” which opened at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Oct. 22, displays three of The Statesman's articles.
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From the archives: Colonial legacies – Columbus Day and diversity at Stony Brook

Liam Noonan and Kelcie Eberharth October 2, 2022
A central part of history today is looking at the events of the past with a magnifying glass. While events like Columbus’ expedition to the New World opened a path to cross-world connections, it also led to the relocation and extermination of indigenous groups.
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From the archives: The growing cost of required readings

Kelcie Eberharth and Liam Noonan March 9, 2022
While the cost and accessibility of textbooks have been the source of dispute, students and faculty alike have put pen to paper to argue for alternate approaches and prospective alternatives to textbook use in the classroom.
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From the archives: Looking at the aftermath of 9/11

Kelcie Eberharth September 11, 2021
9/11 was a reminder that Stony Brook is not just a school, but a community. The actions taken by students, faculty, staff and administration in the hours, days, weeks and years that followed demonstrated how SBU can come together in times of tragedy.
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From the archives: Precursors for pandemic changes

Peter Lupfer and Kelcie Eberharth March 31, 2021
This month, Statesman archivists examined precedents for some of the policies Stony Brook University implemented during the pandemic.
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From the archives: Will anything ever come from gun control debates

From the archives: Will anything ever come from gun control debates

Kelcie Eberharth March 24, 2021
Trends over the last few decades suggest that the debate over gun control legislation will not be resolved soon, leaving the question of how weapons will be represented on Stony Brook's campus in the future.
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From the archives: Becoming “The Statesman”

Peter Lupfer February 16, 2021
The Statesman has served Stony Brook since the university’s first academic year as the State University College on Long Island at Oyster Bay. Just as the University’s name has changed decades since, The Statesman has been rebranded several times.
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From the archives: SBU’s path to Division I athletics

Peter Lupfer December 6, 2020
Archivist Peter Lupfer digs deep in past coverage from The Statesman to describe Stony Brook University's athletic history, starting with the school's earliest sports programs on its original Oyster Bay campus.
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From the archives: Student coverage of U.S. presidential elections

Peter Lupfer November 4, 2020
Even under normal circumstances, every campaign comes with its own unique characteristics. The circumstances surrounding this 2020 election cycle, however, have been extraordinary.
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From the archives: The checkered history of the Student Activity Fee referendum

Peter Lupfer September 29, 2020
Statesman Archivist Peter Lupfer reflects on the most recent Student Activity Fee referendum and the vote’s controversial history at Stony Brook University. This newsletter is the first in a monthly series from The Statesman Archives.
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