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The President of Stony Brook Volunteer Corp (SBVAC), Nikhil Bamarajpet, talking to another member of SBVAC. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Student volunteer EMS continue serving the campus through the COVID-19 pandemic

Alek Lewis September 3, 2020
The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SBVAC), the university’s collegiate emergency medical services (EMS) agency founded in 1970, is made up of 39 trained student volunteers. The organization, which usually responds to 900-1000 calls a year, including helping overwhelmed local EMS, became essential workers in a global health crisis.
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Red Book is the newest mental health resource at SBU

Red Book is the newest mental health resource at SBU

Alek Lewis October 8, 2019
Interim President Michael Bernstein announced a new student mental health resource, titled Red Book, during the first University Senate meeting of the semester on Sept. 9.
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SBU remembers Professor David L. Ferguson in campus memorial service

SBU remembers Professor David L. Ferguson in campus memorial service

Alek Lewis October 4, 2019
Stony Brook University held a memorial service on Oct. 2 to remember the late David L. Ferguson.
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Peer Mental Health Alliance founder pushes to improve CAPS

Brianne Ledda December 10, 2017
Fernandez, a senior psychology major, took issue with the fact that these surveys did not evaluate students’ awareness of available resources. She also criticized CAPS for not doing everything in its power to support PMHA and other student-led mental health groups.
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Evan Artza, a senior psychology major, smokes a cigarette outside of the Javits Lecture Center. Stony Brook forbids smoking within 25 feet of any on-campus building. MEGAN MILLER / THE STATESMAN

Campus briefing: USG discusses tobacco-free campus

Arielle Martinez March 30, 2015
The USG Senate discussion regarding tobacco came in the midst of a SUNY-wide effort to ban tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco, on all SUNY campuses.
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Student health fee increases to aid smoking cessation

Student health fee increases to aid smoking cessation

Kelly Zegers October 3, 2013
As the legislation that aimed to ban tobacco on New York State campuses by Jan. 1, 2014 was put on hold, the $1.50 increase fee per semester for the Student Health Services will still cover nicotine cessation products, counseling and workshops for student smokers in addition to other programs, according to Program Evaluator for the Center for Prevention and Outreach Ahmed Belazi.
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