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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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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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The Stony Brook University sign on Main Campus.

Survey results reveal lack of transparency from administration and general concern of campus conditions

Maya Brown October 6, 2021
The Statesman asked students to express their concerns and opinions about the University's current state, including administration, students and professors, for our “State of the University” special issue. About 84 students accepted the challenge, and the results are below.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Residential students from restricted states and abroad must undergo mandatory quarantine

Sara Ruberg July 30, 2020
International students and students from states with high rates of COVID-19 must quarantine either in New York or in a state with any travel restrictions before moving into university housing. Students may quarantine on or off-campus.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Students will receive refunds or credits, Stony Brook University says

Samantha Robinson March 24, 2020
Stony Brook University announced that students will receive refunds or credits for unused fees in an email sent out to students on March 23. 
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Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. in the moment he exits the Administration building to greet the demonstrators. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/STATESMAN FILE

My reflections on dinner with President Stanley

Gabby Pardo February 18, 2018
On Monday, Feb. 12, I had the exclusive opportunity to have a real dinner with President Stanley and other university executives. I didn't expect him to be such a good listener.
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Lauterbur Hall in Kelly Quad. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

‘Good academic standing’ housing policy is arbitrary

Michael Adams March 4, 2017
I’m just going to say it right off the bat: the fact that Stony Brook ties GPA to something as concrete as where a student can live is ridiculous.
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The Tubman and Chavez residence halls opened this past academic year. While new facilities like these are constructed, Stony Brook Universitys other buildings continue to have maintenance issues with serious consequences.

On-campus residents offered ‘double-single’ rooms for a fee

Mike Adams February 19, 2017
The university’s reluctance to offer students in Brookhaven Residential Village a bed on campus denotes a lack of concern for the people living in BRV, one resident said.
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A fire broke out in an ONeill College E wing dorm room (above, top left) on Nov. 21, 2015. The Setauket Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire before throwing the destroyed contents of the room out onto the lawn below. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

How to handle O’Neill’s student-refugees

Christopher Leelum and Emily Benson November 23, 2015
As lawful residents of Stony Brook’s campus housing, we refuse to accept any displaced students in our rooms (for sake of explanation, we’ll call them “student-refugees”).
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Campus briefing: USG to continue focus on transportation in spring

Ryan Wolf January 28, 2014

As the Undergraduate Student Government looks ahead for the coming semester, or, as President Hussain named it, “After Party Round 2,” the administration hopes to still focus on the goals of last...

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