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Looking back at the 2022 State of the University

Daniel Wu October 20, 2022
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis gave the annual State of the University speech at the Staller Center for Arts on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The auditorium was filled with nearly 1,000 attendees. Viewers could also watch the event from a livestream on Stony Brook’s website. 
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An empty lecture hall in Javits Lecture Center.  CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

To SBU students: You’re almost there!

Anya Marquardt May 1, 2021
#OPINION I’m writing an open letter to you all about this past school year ... isn’t it crazy that it’s almost over?
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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

U.S. foreign aid during COVID-19 should extend beyond strategic interests 

Matt Venezia March 30, 2021
#OPINION It is rare that the U.S., in foreign policy, does something without its own strategic interests in mind. The relationship with these three tiny island nations is no different. 
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New strains of COVID in US, over 130 cases in New York

Claudia Motley February 24, 2021
A new variant of COVID-19 has been found in several states throughout the United States, with 59 cases reported in New York as of Feb. 14.
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A wildfire in 2013 at Yellowstone National Park. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Without drastic climate action, California will continue to burn

Xenia Gonikberg February 23, 2021
#OPINION: Winters are getting colder, and summers are getting warmer. Extreme temperatures are becoming more common as the effects of climate change continue to ravage communities across the United States.
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The outside of Kenneth P. LaValle stadium. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

NCAA approves schedule for playing fall sports in spring 2021

Ethan Tam September 23, 2020
On Sept. 22, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Board of Directors approved a 2021 spring schedule for teams who had their fall 2020 seasons postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A sign put up on Staller steps in order to warn students to wear masks and to remain six feet apart. RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

What it’s like to live on campus with COVID-19 regulations

Sam Lange August 30, 2020
#OPINION A Stony Brook senior recounts their first two weeks back on campus amidst the global pandemic. They discuss not only the limitations of physical space and interaction, but the emotional strain the virus can have on students mentally.
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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SUNY campuses create task force to plan fall reopening

Gabby Pardo May 11, 2020
Seven groups are uniting to form the State University of New York COVID-19 Re-Imagine and Resume Residential Education Task Force, whose goal is to create a plan to reopen SUNY campuses in the fall. 
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The Academic Mall on Stony Brook Universitys main campus. This year, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Stony Brook as the 80th-best college in the country. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Suffolk County government partners with Stony Brook University as they continue reopening process

Alek Lewis May 5, 2020
The Suffolk County Government is partnering with Stony Brook University to create a program that will provide assistance to small businesses recovering from and adapting to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Heslop attempts to take down a Bryant football player in the Stony Brook Football home opener on Aug. 29, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook DB Gavin Heslop signs with Seattle Seahawks as UDFA

Ethan Tam April 29, 2020
Immediately after the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday, April 25, former Stony Brook defensive back Gavin Heslop announced that he had signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.
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