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President of the UUP chapter at Stony Brook University Andrew Solar-Greco speaking to members during a union protest on Wednesday, April 12. Its the second protest organized by five unions following MAPS all-paid parking model proposal back in February.TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

After months of controversy, no real changes will be made to SBU’s parking plan

Sky Crabtree July 29, 2023
After proposing a controversial new parking plan in early February, Stony Brook University’s Mobility and Parking Services (MAPS) announced in an email sent that no changes would be made to the current parking structure for the fall 2023 semester.
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Podcast: GSEU and Parking Negotiations at Stony Brook University

Podcast: GSEU and Parking Negotiations at Stony Brook University

Mackenzie Yaddaw May 24, 2023
Host Mackenzie Yaddaw sits down with Doga Oner, the SBU ambassador for the Graduate Student Employee’s Union (GSEU), to discuss the union’s involvement and projected outcomes for the parking struggle.
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The GSEU protesters outside the office on April 21 after handing their complaint. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students hand deliver grievances to Stony Brook president’s office

Viola Flowers April 25, 2022
Members of the Stony Brook Graduate Student Employees Union hand-delivered a letter of grievances to the president’s office on April 21, gathering in the administration building at 1 p.m. for a grade-in to continue their Living Wage Campaign.
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The official logo for the United University Professions (UUP). The UUP called for more safety precautions for the spring semester as a result of the omicron surge. PUBLIC DOMAIN

UUP calls for more COVID precautions amid omicron surge

Maria Lynders January 22, 2022
With COVID-19 cases on the rise because of the highly transmissible omicron variant, colleges and universities are revising their spring semester preparations.
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Rally hosted by the SBU Labor Council. Representatives from the Labor Council, local workers, SBU employees and students attended the rally.    JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

SBU Labor Council protests working conditions

Steven Keehner and Joy Sze November 19, 2021
The Stony Brook University Labor Council, along with New York State Senator Mario R. Mattera, gathered in front of the Administration Building to continue their respective protests on Wednesday afternoon.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

President McInnis announces wage increase for graduate workers; GSEU leader calls move “bad faith act”

Maria Lynders and Steven Keehner November 16, 2021
In the email, McInnis announced that state graduate assistants and teaching assistants with an academic year obligation making less than $22,500 or with an annual obligation making less than $27,857 will be brought up to that level.
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President of the University, Maurie McInnis.JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

State of the University 2021: President McInnis talks challenges ahead for SBU

Steven Keehner and Sara Ruberg October 10, 2021
President Maurie McInnis highlighted how SBU plans to handle concerns in the future, the school's benefits of being young and her first semester on campus with a more familiar number of students in an exclusive interview with The Statesman.
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GSEU SBU hand-delivers a 10-foot-long petition demanding graduate workers be paid a living wage

GSEU SBU hand-delivers a 10-foot-long petition demanding graduate workers be paid a living wage

Maria Lynders October 5, 2021
The Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) at Stony Brook presented a petition to be paid a living wage to President Maurie McInnis on Sept. 30. The union is giving McInnis 10 days to formally respond or they “will be forced to induce a response by other means.”
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Brookhaven and SBU are failing students

Brookhaven and SBU are failing students

Will Ferraro October 11, 2019
"Before we can attract jobs and investment, we need to fix our housing and transportation issues."
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Part of Stony Brook Universitys main campus. DIANNA ROMAN/STATESMAN FILE

SBU budget update plans ‘modest investments’

Brianne Ledda and Gary Ghayrat August 6, 2019
Stony Brook University will be making “modest investments” ahead of the 2019-2020 school year, Interim President Michael Bernstein said in a budget update linked to a campus-wide email sent on Thursday, Aug. 1.
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Members of the Graduate Student Employee Union protesting on May 1, 2019. The students were protesting increases in their fees. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students protest fee increases

Samantha Robinson May 2, 2019
Members of the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) led a march from the Earth and Space Sciences building to the Administration building on Wednesday, May 1 to deliver a list of demands following the university’s proposed hike in fees.
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Demonstrators march on campus in the Disability March Protest on April 10, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Students protest campus ADA violations

Mike Adams April 11, 2019
Nizam, along with around 80 other students and campus activists, gathered on Wednesday afternoon for a march to demand better accommodations for students with disabilities.
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