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State of Stony Brook University 2021: Students give their opinions on the University

Marcus Dia October 14, 2021
As in-person classes have returned, students give their opinions on the state of Stony Brook University. Our State of the University issue highlights various aspects of the University.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

State of the University 2021: Q&A with President Maurie McInnis

Raymond Wilson October 12, 2021
The Statesman met with University President Maurie McInnis this past weekend as she responds to questions and concerns from students, faculty and staff, in regards to the State of the University.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Stony Brook students of color recognize lack of representation in faculty

Amaya McDonald and Melanie Navarro October 10, 2021
While the majority of the student body is composed of people from various ethnic and racial communities, the staff and faculty do not reflect the diversity the school is so well known for.
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Students section at the the Stony Brook Football 2019 home opener on Aug. 29. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Funding, attendance issues at the core as Stony Brook Athletics shoots for national recognition

Jeremy Portnoy October 10, 2021
The Stony Brook athletics program is one made up of contradictions. Its athletes have taken home a slew of awards, but they play for a student body that is largely apathetic towards those accomplishments.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

Despite President McInnis’ admiration for SBU, large disconnect between students and administration is unignorable

Matt Venezia October 10, 2021
#OPINION: From the beginning, it was clear that McInnis holds the campus community in high regard and is happy to be at Stony Brook. Regardless of the politics associated with the position of the presidency at the University, she was genuine.
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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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A photo of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. JOCELYN CRUZ

Stony Brook losing out on conference realignment would be humiliating

Ethan Tam October 10, 2021
State universities whose academics are as renowned as Stony Brook University traditionally also play football at the highest tier. So why don’t we?
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Professor Shoshana Hershkowitz sends a masked-up selfie after her choral practice on Thursday night, September 1, 2021. AMY SHELDON / THE STATESMAN

As in-person teaching resumes, Stony Brook faculty harbor safety concerns

Amy Sheldon October 10, 2021
Stony Brook University’s almost 2,000 faculty members returned to campus this semester with all the back-to-school teaching essentials: lesson plans, books and masks. For those returning, this transition has generated an array of feelings.
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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

It’s past due time to rename Sanger College

Benjamin Joffe October 10, 2021
#OPINION: Understanding the legacy of Margaret Sanger, whom the building was named after, would demonstrate how having a building named in her honor would undermine the University’s mission of establishing an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion.
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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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Stony Brook University campus in the fall of 2019.  SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

To arts and humanities majors: we aren’t outnumbered

John Neri October 10, 2021
#OPINION: I do not think SBU is tough for arts and humanities majors in terms of STEM bias. I think we can network and fit in using our classes, clubs, apps or the internet.
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Lauterbur Hall in Kelly Quad. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

Students and parents raise on-campus housing concerns after complaints go unheard

Sonya Gugliara October 10, 2021
According to The Statesman’s State of the University 2021 annual survey, 85.4% of students said they do not approve of housing conditions on campus; only 2.4% said they approve. 
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