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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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A pile of college textbooks. INAYAYSAD/CC BY-SA 4.0

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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Plumes of smoke billow from the World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City, after a Boeing 767 hits each tower during the September 11 attacks. MICHAEL FORAN/CC BY 2.0

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: 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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#TBT: Body parts planted on campus: Pranksters claim they stole foot from HSC Labs (1983)

The Statesman November 19, 2015
As part of a new Throwback Thursday feature, The Statesman is publishing old stories from its archives.
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A 1498 copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle, which dictates world history in reference to the Bible, on display in Stony Brook Universitys Special Collections and University Archives on Wednesday, Oct. 21 2015. CHRIS GAINE / THE STATESMAN

University archives open house offers window to the past

Chris Gaine October 23, 2015
The open house was held in observance of American Archives Month, an initiative started by the Society of American Archivists to raise public awareness for archives.
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 May 11, 1972: Gay Movement Across the Nation

From the archives: thoughts on gay marriage over the years

Kelly Zegers June 26, 2015
Same-sex marriage is a topic that has been debated for years both inside and outside of courts, not excluding Stony Brook University's campus.
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A SOCIA member for a Harvest dinner. STATESMAN FILE

ARCHIVES: Harvest Dinner and Indigenous Awareness

November 15, 2001
The Student Organization - Creating Indigenous Awareness (SOCIA) will be holding the Second Annual Harvest Dinner today from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peace Center. Elvira Colorado will be the featured guest speaker at the dinner.
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A screenshot of a Statesman editorial from 2001. The writer argues that then-President George W. Bush was neglecting the truth behind gun issues to appease his followers. STATESMAN FILE

ARCHIVES: Have Bush: Will Have Guns Too (2001)

March 21, 2001
From The Statesman archives, an opinions writer claims that then-President George W. Bush ignored gun control issues in order to please his supporters.
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