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The speed limit on Nicolls Road between Stony Brook University’s south entrance and Route 25A is 45 miles per hour, a change university officials pushed for in an effort to make the road more pedestrian friendly for those crossing from west campus to east campus. (REBECCA ANZEL / THE STATESMAN)

University using education to promote campus safety

Rebecca Anzel November 10, 2014
At 10:12 p.m., University Police officer Salvatore Casaccio jumped a lane of traffic and hit Brianna Bifone with his police cruiser, pinning her underneath the vehicle for about 30 minutes
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Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 will mark the one year anniversary of the incident that took place on Circle Road. (ANUSHA MOOKHERJEE/THE STATESMAN)

One year later, university remains silent

Kristin Behr February 4, 2014
When a string of muggings took place in the South P Lot earlier this academic year, the campus was notified. When a student committed suicide last spring, everyone received a text. So why is it that when Brianna Bifone was hit by a police officer and pinned under a cruiser for 30 minutes, the university fell silent?
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Editorial: Transparency and journalistic integrity at The Statesman

The Editorial Board November 5, 2013
As a news organization, The Statesman often faces difficult journalistic judgments about what to include and what to exclude in our reporting. Sometimes, it is worthwhile to reflect on our decisions and share our decision making process with our readers.
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Student media faces a breakdown in communication with most media relations sources on campus. YOON SEO NAM/STATESMAN FILE

Editorial: media relations should be more transparent

The Editorial Board October 22, 2013
Rarely do most public universities have public relations as sophisticated as those of Stony Brook University. The typical university might market their news and events through student workers overseen by an administrator a scant few years older than their staff. If the university has a little more oomph to its name, it might even entrust a PR firm to handle what media presence they might have.
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Editorial: Pedestrian safety needs to be taken seriously

Editorial: Pedestrian safety needs to be taken seriously

The Editorial Board October 8, 2013
When walking to class, students should not have to ask themselves if the car coming toward them will stop when they cross the street.
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VP of Communications for USG Sophia Marsh poses in a Stony Brook safety vest as part of the new safety program Be Seen. Be Safe. The program evolved out of the need for students to be seen while walking or biking around campus at night. (MIKE PEDERSEN/ THE STATESMAN)

SBU gets serious about student safety on campus

Rebecca Anzel March 25, 2013

45 days ago, on Feb. 8, a still unnamed university police officer ran over Stony Brook University student Brianna Bifone with his vehicle. Since then, emails have been sent by the director of risk management...

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