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Shooting guard Elijah Olaniyi drives from the baseline against Yale on Nov. 5, 2019. Olaniyi is one of the best players in program history, but his life has taken a bad turn due to brain cancer. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

How Elijah Olaniyi’s brain cancer derailed his life

Mike Anderson January 4, 2024
Elijah Olaniyi, a former star player for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on his right frontal lobe on Nov. 30, 2023.
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Stony Brook student to aid Ukrainian refugees over spring break

Viola Flowers March 10, 2022
Stony Brook students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Center on Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 2 p.m. to donate supplies to Ukrainian refugees at a drive organized by Thomas Brinkley, a sophomore biology major.
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Undergraduate Student Government Executive Vice President Abdelrahman Salama speaks to vigil participants. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Students honor victims of Sri Lanka terror attacks

Cindy Mizaku April 27, 2019
On a chilly Thursday evening, the sound of the Humanities fountain’s rippling waters felt louder than ever, as they were underscored by the overwhelming silence of students, faculty and staff coming together to pray.
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Portugese-American Center in Farmingville, N.Y. PEDRO RODRIGUES/THE STATESMAN

Long Island Portuguese community unites to bring hope after devastating storm

Pedro Rodrigues April 7, 2019
Beira, a port city in Mozambique, faced the brunt of the Category 2 storm, with winds that hit 109 mph. Seven hundred and fifty people were confirmed dead by the Mozambique authorities.
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Sarah Tubbs

Federal judge dismisses former SBU student’s Title IX lawsuit

Rebecca Liebson November 2, 2018
A Manhattan federal judge filed an order to dismiss former Stony Brook student Sara Tubbs’ lawsuit against the university on Tuesday.
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Stony Brook professor Patrice Nganang was released from prison in Cameroon on Dec. 27.GEORGES SEGUIN/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

Patrice Nganang speaks on time in Cameroonian prison, governmental discrimination

Mike Adams January 16, 2018
“I am simply happy, and filled with love and gratitude,” Nganang said. “I would have been in jail today, and now I’m seeing my daughter play. I can’t believe it.”
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Stony Brook professor Patrice Nganang was released from prison in Cameroon.
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Cultural studies professor released from prison in Cameroon

Mike Adams January 4, 2018
Stony Brook Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature professor Patrice Nganang was released from prison in Cameroon by a court decision on Wednesday, Dec. 27, multiple sources report.
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Stony Brook University alumna Sarah Tubbs in 2015 HANAA TAMEEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Sarah Tubbs launches GoFundMe campaign to cover costs in SUNY lawsuit

Michaela Kilgallen January 26, 2017
Sarah Tubbs, the plaintiff in a lawsuit against SUNY for Stony Brook’s alleged mishandling of her sexual assault case, has raised nearly 60 percent of her $25,000 goal through GoFundMe.
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Danni Kemp, Stony Brook Softball player, fights cancerous brain tumor

Danni Kemp, Stony Brook Softball player, fights cancerous brain tumor

Chris Peraino September 24, 2016
Danielle "Danni" Kemp, a 19-year-old Stony Brook Softball player, is undergoing treatment for an inoperable, cancerous brain tumor.
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SBU Taandava, above, perform at a fundraiser on Monday, May 5, where more than 20 Stony Brook University organizations came together to provide relief for the people of Nepal, raising $4,225. The death toll of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake has now passed 7,000, making the earthquake the most devastating natural disaster to hit Nepal since 1934. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON / THE STATESMAN

Unite for Nepal brings organizations together to aid country

Jessica Carnabuci May 5, 2015
More than 20 organizations came together at the Unite for Nepal event on May 5 in order to provide relief and urgent care to the people affected.
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