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Lauterbur Hall in Living Learning Community. Lauterbur is one of 19 buildings without a carbon monoxide detector. JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

Some campus residence halls lack carbon monoxide detectors

Lori Saxena October 25, 2022

Only 14 out of the 33 campus residence halls at Stony Brook are equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, according to the school's 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released on Sept. 30. The...

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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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Lauterbur Hall in Kelly Quad. ERIC SCHMID/STATESMAN FILE

Students and parents raise on-campus housing concerns after complaints go unheard

Sonya Gugliara October 10, 2021
According to The Statesman’s State of the University 2021 annual survey, 85.4% of students said they do not approve of housing conditions on campus; only 2.4% said they approve. 
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A participant during the Black Lives Matter protests in front of Long Island City Courthouse in early June. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

It’s time for white people to speak out against systemic racism in America

Joe McQueen June 21, 2020
People need to be anti-racist and publicly fight for reforms to begin dismantling the systems that oppress black people in the U.S.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University updates students on initial plans for the fall

Alek Lewis June 4, 2020
President-Elect Maurie McInnis revealed that although the campus will be open in the fall, some courses will remain online or become a hybrid mix of online and in-person.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

International students faced uncertainty as SBU went remote

Claudia Motley April 10, 2020
For international students, leaving on-campus housing was far more complicated than booking a last-minute economy flight.
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The outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

SUNY Student Assembly updates students on policies

Ethan Tam March 20, 2020
The State University of New York (SUNY) Student Assembly held a conference call on March 18 to update students on the COVID-19 pandemic as public schools across the state, including Stony Brook University, have taken initiatives in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on campus in the Student Activities Center on April 11, 2019. Cuomo announced that all non-essential workers must stay home. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY, CUNY classes going remote after March 19

Brianne Ledda March 11, 2020
City University of New York (CUNY) and State University of New York (SUNY) schools will be going remote for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester starting March 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference on March 11.
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Editorial: Stony Brook University needs to communicate with the campus community

The Statesman March 10, 2020
The one thing we do know for sure is that the piling weight of uncertainty is unfair to SBU’s faculty and students. Simply addressing the rumors and telling us what they are just as unsure of what to do would suffice.
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A satellite picture of Long Island. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Growing up “divided,” I always saw segregation on Long Island

Maya Brown December 1, 2019
While the growing population of minorities on Long Island has increased more than 10% in the last two decades, the amount of inclusion and equity has not. A 2015 report by ERASE Racism found that Long Island continues to be one of the most racially segregated regions in the country.
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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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Public-private partnership will add 500 units of on-campus housing

Rebecca Liebson December 3, 2018
Stony Brook University has partnered with Gilbane Building Company to develop a 500 unit on-campus housing complex located between the LIRR station and Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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