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CulinArt cleared of “fraudulent wrongdoing”

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2023
CulinArt, the company Stony Brook University contracts to run the University’s food services, has been cleared of previous allegations of financial fraud against Stony Brook’s Faculty Student Association (FSA) after a third-party investigation failed to find any wrongdoing by the corporation.
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An SBU Eats worker ready to serve different coffee flavors at the SAC Fish Bowl for National Coffee Day. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University hosts coffee sampling event to celebrate International Coffee Day

Heather Occhino October 16, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Faculty Student Association (FSA) celebrated International Coffee Day with its first-ever coffee sampling event on Sept. 29. International Coffee Day was declared an official holiday in 2014 by the International Coffee Organization, and takes place on Oct. 1.
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Students lining up at the 22nd annual Strawberry Festival and Diversity Day event for strawberry-inspired food items. The festivities were held on May 3 in the SAC. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook celebrates 22nd annual Diversity Day and Strawberry Festival

Nayden Villorente May 4, 2023
Stony Brook University students filled the Student Activities Center on May 3 as they looked to enjoy a vast array of delicious cuisines and celebrate togetherness.
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The exterior of West Side Dining at Stony Brook University in 2022. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

First female FSA executive director appointed

Nayden Villorente April 13, 2023
FSA Executive director Diana Kubik is already rolling out new changes for the Stony Brook community.
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

USG gives update in CulinArt investigation, passes two amendments in Senate meeting

Nayden Villorente March 14, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted its longest meeting of the year on March 2 in the Student Activities Center with less than 10 students in the audience, covering issues spanning from the CulinArt investigation to Faculty Student Association (FSA) updates. 
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The Kosher place in the Emporium. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

‘Hung out to dry’: Kosher students confused by new food policy

Sonya Gugliara March 3, 2022
Students with unlimited meal swipes used to be able to use said swipes at Delancey Street in the Emporium without any limitations. When unlimited access ended, kosher-keeping students were left confused.
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The outside of East Side Dining at night. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Students complain about campus dining food and services

Lori Saxena February 4, 2022
SBU students are expressing frustration about food quality on campus. Scores of students on social media sites such as Reddit, have been complaining about poor food quality, sanitation and hygiene issues and food poisoning.
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Roth Cafe new dining options Chef Jet & Mac Cheesyology ANTHONY JOHNSON/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University introduces three new food concepts at Roth Food Court

Maria Lynders September 8, 2021
Stony Brook University has introduced three new food options at Roth Food Court, along with a Peet’s Coffee location in the Alan S. deVries Center. 
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The dining area outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital dining hall. Michael West is the director of dining services at the hospital. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

SBU Hospital dining director recognized as a top food service leader in the country

Chris Cumella April 17, 2021
Working as the director for dining services at Stony Brook Hospital is anything but a stale experience for Michael West. From the moment that he arrives at work until his daily departure, he prioritizes the patients who reside there.
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A picture from outside Shop Red West in 2016. Barnes and Noble STATESMAN FILE

Barnes & Noble become SBU’s bookstore operator, bringing students new hands-on opportunities

Katherine Procacci December 15, 2020
Stony Brook University has partnered with Barnes & Noble to make it the official campus bookstore and store provider as of Oct. 22, bringing students new opportunities.
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Stony Brook Universitys Amazon pick up location when it first opened. JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University’s Amazon location closes after four years

Alek Lewis November 17, 2020
After four years at Stony Brook University, Amazon will permanently close its pickup locations at the Melville Library and the Health Sciences Center on Nov. 25, according to an official announcement by the Faculty Student Association. 
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Protesters sit and kneel in front fo the Long Island City Courthouse on June 6. It was one of many nationwide protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

SBU needs to support black students before making statements about embracing diversity

Tyler Phillips June 11, 2020
#OPINIONS: SBU should not make statements on current events involving racism and brutality, when the university fails to hold their leaders and staff accountable for their unethical actions.
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