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An AI generated artwork depicting a fascist robot leader in front of an angry crowd of protestors. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Can AI lead to the spread of fascist agendas?

Aloki Pandya November 19, 2023
Artificial intelligence (AI) has quickly become a prolific aspect of modern daily life, from AI learning tools like ChatGPT and Grammarly to embedded AI features in Google and Snapchat. As AI’s utilization becomes increasingly widespread, discussions should be held surrounding the implications of using such tools.
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A laptop sitting next to some notebooks. AMY CHEN/STATESMAN FILE

SBU is considering changing its virtual workspace from Google to Microsoft

Alek Lewis December 11, 2020
Stony Brook University is considering changing the academic and research side of the university’s virtual workspace from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365, an idea which caused immediate backlash during the Faculty Senate meeting on Dec. 7.
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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

Stony Brook Computing Society hosts BLM charity stream

Claudia Motley July 8, 2020
The Twitch stream, which raised $850, featured streamers playing Overwatch. Donations went to the non-profit organization Code2040, which works to strengthen the presence of Black and Latinx communities in tech and innovation industries.
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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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I hate-watched HBO’s “Girls” and you should too

Lajiere Blake April 8, 2020
"Girls" is meant to show us the duality and multitude of women — an ode to the real-life difficulties most young girls face. But how can the show claim to represent girls when so many of us were left out?
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The Zoom option appears on Stony Brook Blackboard.  SCREENSHOT OF ZOOM

Stony Brook University implements Zoom ahead of online classes

Brianne Ledda March 17, 2020
Stony Brook University officially implemented the web conferencing platform Zoom, according to a March 16 email from the university’s Division of Technology.
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Binary code for computers. CHRISTIAAN COLEN/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

We have to teach computer science students about maintaining algorithmic neutrality

Rohit Panda December 8, 2019
When someone says they are studying computer science (CS), you don’t normally associate these students with doing anything remotely political in the future. A stereotypical assumption would be that people in the field have no real influence on society beyond coding.
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The Center for News Literacy office, located on fourth floor of the Frank Melville Memorial Library. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU School of Journalism spreads news literacy curriculum

Jocelyn Cruz December 8, 2019
Stony Brook University’s curriculum from the Center for News Literacy is spreading to other schools and universities across the globe.
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Dr. Barry Sanders speaking at the Quantum Immersion Convention on Feb. 25, 2019 in the Wang Theater. Scientists gathered at the event to discuss the future of quantum computing. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Professors discuss the future of quantum computing

Sara Ruberg February 27, 2019
Stony Brook University hosted a day-long Quantum Immersion Workshop in the Wang Center Theater on Monday.
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Stony Brook Student Health Services offers mental health services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Twenty-five percent of African Americans seek treatment for mental health issues, compared to 40 percent of white individuals.DOROTHY MAI/STATESMAN FILE

Student Health Services should have better hours

Chris Parkinson March 1, 2018
Stony Brook would suggest taking a trip to the Student Health Services or resting up if you're sick. I, however, caught the sickness on a weekend, when Student Health Services are closed.
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A screen grab of the Stony Brook Admirers 4 submission form. Stony Brook students can fill out the survey to have their romantic interests posted anonymously on the Stony Brook Admirers 4 Facebook page. STONY BROOK ADMIRERS 4/FACEBOOK

Stony Brook Admirers 4 helps shy students share their anonymous crushes

Karina Gerry February 26, 2018
Thanks to the emergence of email, text messaging and social media, sending love letters has become a thing of the past. However, students at Stony Brook University are using Facebook to revive this antiquated tradition.
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Argonne National Laboratory demonstrates to 350 young women from Chicago-area high schools why a career in science might be right for them in April 2009. Brookhaven National Lab along with Stony Brooks WISE program hosted a symposium ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY/FLICKR VIA CC BY NC SA 2.0

Campus Perspectives: We need to increase female participation in computer science

Kitty Liu February 13, 2018
Our mission is to provide encouragement and support to women in the field of computing, as well as to foster an understanding between men and women to both improve and maintain women’s involvement in computer science.
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