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Stephen Dunbar-Johnson speaking at a podium on stage in an Ewha Womans University lecture hall.

New York Times President, International highlights importance of free press in sustaining democracy

Jenna Zaza, Managing Editor May 31, 2024

“Neither a free press nor democracy can survive without the other,” said the President, International of The New York Times Company Stephen Dunbar-Johnson. “A free press is not a given. It is...

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Approximately 40-50 students gather on the Staller Steps to spend the night there protesting. Students have tarps, blankets and pillows. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Breaking news updates: Sb4Palestine organizes Gaza solidarity encampment on Staller Steps

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree April 30, 2024

This is a breaking news story. The Statesman will provide updates as they become available. Stony Brook University students are gathering on the steps of Staller Center for Arts to establish the...

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An SBU official attempts to remove pro-Palestinian protesters from the Student Union with support from UPD on --

Stony Brook criminalizes pro-Palestinian students and contradicts own values by failing to divest from Israeli apartheid

Namal Fiaz April 25, 2024

Since Oct. 7, 2023, pro-Palestinian college students across the United States have made their voices heard despite repression from universities and governments. I am the President of the Students for...

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Students protesting on Stony Brook Universitys campus Tuesday March, 26. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Nine demonstrators arrested during pro-Palestine protest

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2024

What started as a relatively standard protest on Stony Brook University’s campus on Tuesday, March 26 ended with nine individuals arrested after a sit-in demonstration at the University’s Administration...

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Stony Brook Hillel holds pro-Israel march

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor November 20, 2023
On Thursday, Nov. 12, students and community members draped in Israeli flags and holding posters calling for the freedom of hostages taken by Hamas marched around the Stony Brook campus in support of Israel.
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Letter to the Editor: President McInnis’ refusal to condemn Israel’s war crimes dehumanizes Palestinian people and hides the perpetrators

Doğa Öner and Letter to the Editor November 16, 2023
President Maurie McInnis’ attitude toward the violence against Palestinian people has been a devastating source of disappointment for many at Stony Brook University, especially for Arab and Muslim students.
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Letter to the Editors of The Statesman, re: “Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage”

The Editorial Board November 15, 2023

Dear readers of The Statesman,  Mr. Portnoy’s perspective offers a glimpse into the diverse range of opinions within our community. It is essential to us that our publication serves as a platform...

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Letter to the Editor: Israel, Hamas, and the importance of balanced coverage

Jeremy Portnoy and Letter to the Editor November 15, 2023

Jeremy is the former editor-in-chief of  The Statesman and a Jewish-American student at Stony Brook. The views expressed in this letter are his alone. The Jerusalem Post recently ran an editorial decrying...

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Stony Brook students holding Palestines flag during the Palestine march on Oct. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

Muslim Student Association holds pro-Palestine protest

Nayden Villorente October 22, 2023
“Free, free, Palestine,” was chanted by hundreds of students outside of the Stony Brook University Union on Oct. 18 — nearly two weeks after war began between Israel and Hamas. “I am just sick and tired of the world giving a blank eye to the Palestinian suffering,” Adan Piracha, a sophomore biochemistry major, said.
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Festival of Lights in Student Activities Ballroom A on Dec. 4. SAMANTHA ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Festival of Lights Illuminates Stony Brook

Samantha Robinson December 8, 2019
Stony Brook University held its 19th annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 4 to celebrate the holiday season.
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Members of Student for Justice for Palestine (left) protest the 70th anniversary of Israel in 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anti-Zionism is rooted in ignorance

Yonatan Herzfeld March 3, 2019
Not only is Israel not an apartheid state, but Arabs in Israel have more freedoms than they do in neighboring countries like Saudi Arabia, where women can’t open a bank account without a man’s permission.
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The vigil on the Stony Brook University Academic Mall for the lives lost at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. SUZANNE BARRY/THE STATESMAN

Hillel holds candlelight vigil for Pittsburgh synagogue victims

Alexander Bakirdan October 30, 2018
Stony Brook University’s Hillel organization held a candlelight vigil on Monday, Oct. 29, in remembrance of the 11 people who lost their lives to an anti-Semitic attack in Pittsburgh.
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