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The exterior of Stony Brook Universitys Administration building. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University’s administration actively works to stifle student journalists

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 31, 2024

When I first walked into the office of The Statesman in January of 2023, I had no idea about the hurdles I would face as a student reporter. I already had journalism experience — I was a transfer...

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Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis leaving to lead Yale University

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 29, 2024

Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis has announced she will be stepping down from her position to become the president of Yale University. In a campus-wide email announcement, McInnis...

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Stony Brook University’s radius policy leaves incoming freshman without on-campus housing

Sky Crabtree, News Editor May 28, 2024

Stony Brook University’s Campus Residences has recently taken several steps to reduce housing occupancy on campus, including barring incoming students who live within a certain distance of campus...

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Midfielder Ellie Masera scouts for a teammate against Drexel on Saturday, May 4. Masera tallied 10 points in the Stony Brook womens lacrosse teams national tournament opening-round win.

No. 14 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse blows out Niagara, advances to second round of NCAA tournament

Alex Streinger May 10, 2024

The No. 14 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team cruised through its 2024 NCAA women's lacrosse tournament opener to keep its all-time undefeated streak in first-round matchups alive. Rainy conditions...

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Pro-Palestinian protestors forming a human chain on Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University Senate demands dropping charges against arrested protestors, probe into police response

Sky Crabtree and Viyang Hao May 9, 2024

Stony Brook University’s Senate voted on Monday to demand that Stony Brook University drop charges against the 29 individuals arrested during a pro-Palestine protest on campus on Thursday, May 2. The...

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Attacker Kailyn Hart celebrates a goal by the Stony Brook womens lacrosse team against Drexel on Saturday, May 4. Hart scored a pair of goals of her own in the Seawolves CAA title-clinching victory.

No. 14 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse repeats as CAA champions

Alex Streinger May 5, 2024

The No. 14 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team pulled away late to book an 11th consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament. In the final home game for most of their core players, the top-seeded Seawolves...

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Students locking arms on the Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Breaking: 29 demonstrators arrested during encampment protest

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree May 2, 2024
Earlier this morning, Stony Brook University police, state troopers, Suffolk police and a mobile field unit arrested 29 people including students, faculty members and community members participating in a Gaza Solidarity Encampment protest organized by Sb4Palestine. 
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Rick Gatteau, Vice President for Student Affairs, speaks to local media regarding the ongoing demonstration at the Staller Steps. Gatteau explains the University’s plans and perspective on the situation. MARIAM GUIRGIS/THE STATESMAN

Breaking news: SBU administration responds to student-led encampment

Mariam Guirgis and Viola Flowers May 1, 2024

Stony Brook University administration responded to Sb4Palestine’s ongoing Gaza solidarity encampment on the Staller Steps, with statements from Vice President for Student Affairs Rick Gatteau and...

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Approximately 40-50 students gather on the Staller Steps to spend the night there protesting. Students have tarps, blankets and pillows. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Breaking news updates: Sb4Palestine organizes Gaza solidarity encampment on Staller Steps

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree April 30, 2024

This is a breaking news story. The Statesman will provide updates as they become available. Stony Brook University students are gathering on the steps of Staller Center for Arts to establish the...

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A headshot of new Stony Brook womens basketball team head coach Joy McCorvey. The former Tennessee assistant coach was hired by the Seawolves on Monday.

Joy McCorvey hired as Stony Brook women’s basketball’s next head coach

Alex Streinger April 15, 2024

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team has found its next leader. On Monday, Joy McCorvey was named the 11th head coach in program history by Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron and President...

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SJP confronts McInnis during University Senate meeting

SJP confronts McInnis during University Senate meeting

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter April 5, 2024

The University Senate held its monthly meeting on Monday, April 1 where in addition to its regular agenda, students and faculty voiced their concerns about the University’s arrests of Stony Brook...

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Ashley Langford (right) greets Kelis Corley (left) during layup lines before the Stony Brook womens basketball teams game against Hofstra on Feb. 16.  On Tuesday, Langford left her post to become the Tulanes womens basketball teams new head coach.

Ashley Langford leaves Stony Brook, takes Tulane head coaching job

Alex Streinger April 2, 2024
After three years at the helm of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team, head coach Ashley Langford has moved on.
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