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Professor Shoshana Hershkowitz sends a masked-up selfie after her choral practice on Thursday night, September 1, 2021. AMY SHELDON / THE STATESMAN

As in-person teaching resumes, Stony Brook faculty harbor safety concerns

Amy Sheldon October 10, 2021
Stony Brook University’s almost 2,000 faculty members returned to campus this semester with all the back-to-school teaching essentials: lesson plans, books and masks. For those returning, this transition has generated an array of feelings.
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The homepage of Dive.chat. SCREENSHOT OF DIVE>CHAT

New student startup provides a messaging platform for SBU students

Maya Brown September 25, 2020
Dive Chat, a new student start up and group chat messaging app for students, was launched on Aug. 1 at Stony Brook University.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

International students faced uncertainty as SBU went remote

Claudia Motley April 10, 2020
For international students, leaving on-campus housing was far more complicated than booking a last-minute economy flight.
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

SUNY Student Assembly updates students on policies

Ethan Tam March 20, 2020
The State University of New York (SUNY) Student Assembly held a conference call on March 18 to update students on the COVID-19 pandemic as public schools across the state, including Stony Brook University, have taken initiatives in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.
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SUNY students petition for partial refunds

Claudia Motley March 18, 2020
Stony Brook University, which told students to move off-campus on March 17, will offer partial refunds.
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Students protesting outside of the Administration Building on March 11. The protests began over the administrations lack of communication about plans for the spring semester. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Students protest university silence

Maya Brown and Samantha Robinson March 12, 2020
About 150 or 200 students were at the protest, according to university police estimates. They clapped and chanted, “send us home, pay us back,” as they approached the administration building.
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UUP calls on SBU for better communication

Brianne Ledda March 11, 2020
The Stony Brook University chapter of United University Professions (UUP) is canceling all March UUP events and calling on the university for better communication, according to an email sent to members on March 11.
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Editorial: Stony Brook University needs to communicate with the campus community

The Statesman March 10, 2020
The one thing we do know for sure is that the piling weight of uncertainty is unfair to SBU’s faculty and students. Simply addressing the rumors and telling us what they are just as unsure of what to do would suffice.
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Students discussing the issue of a divided government in the United States. The community dialogue event was held by The Center for Civic Justice on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU community discusses divided government

Maya Brown February 26, 2019
The Center for Civic Justice held a community dialogue on the topic of divided government on Monday, Feb. 25. Students, faculty and staff discussed some of the ways in which we can address the issue as a community.
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USG denounces lack of cooperation from university administration

Aleeza Kazmi March 12, 2018
Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution during their senate meeting on Monday March 1, outlining their discontent with the lack of transparency and collaboration between the campus administration and USG.
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Tapingo is a new mobile app that allows students to order food from their phone and pick it up with little to know waiting time. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Texting is making us more emotionally ignorant

Samiha Ahmed February 25, 2018
Now, we can call, text, use the internet, pay our bills, play games, do homework, etc. Because our phones have so many functions, our messages may not be a priority, allowing us to put little thought into what we are saying.
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Stony Brook student Yaqi Zhang presents her research at the New York Scientific Data Summit. STRIDE AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY/FACEBOOK

STRIDE helps Stony Brook scientists explain their work

Brianne Ledda February 11, 2018
Stony Brook scientists are working to better explain their projects to the general public as part of a collaboration with communications experts.
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