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Stony Brooks Administration Building in September 2018.  EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

SBU employees have contributed over 55k to left-leaning groups in 2021

Steven Keehner November 21, 2021
Employees at SBU contributed about $60,627 to a variety of political causes and campaigns from Jan. 1, 2021, to Oct. 26, 2021, with almost 90% of it going to left-leaning groups, according to an analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Tim Sini, the former Suffolk County District Attorney. BEN CHIARAMONTE/SCPD IDENTIFICATION

LI sees red wave as election results come in

Niki Nassiri November 7, 2021
Long Island was engulfed in a red wave this Tuesday after heavy Republican turnout saw traditionally Democratic districts flip in favor of Republican candidates.
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SBU hosts pharmaceutical take back effort to raise awareness

Alek Lewis November 17, 2019
Stony Brook University hosted a pharmaceutical take back effort on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to help the Stony Brook community safely dispose of old and unused pharmaceuticals using an “environmentally supportive” incineration process.
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50 years forever wild: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

50 years “forever wild”: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

Brianne Ledda, Margaret Osborne, and Taylor Beglane October 11, 2019
When Stony Brook University decided to bulldoze the tallest conifer tree on campus in the 1960s, political science professor Dr. Ashley Schiff chained himself to its trunk.
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Stony Brook joins “Strawless Suffolk” initiative

Rebecca Liebson September 1, 2018
In an effort to become more sustainable, Stony Brook University has signed onto a county-wide initiative aimed at eliminating plastic straws.
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Roth Pond at Stony Brook University. REBECCA LIEBSON/THE STATESMAN

Long Island waters threatened by excess nitrogen

Rebecca Liebson June 3, 2018
Last year, toxic algae was found in nearly every major bay and estuary across Long Island, according to data compiled by the Nature Conservancy, a national environmental organization. 
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#MeToo founder Tarana Burke speaks at Stony Brook

Rebecca Liebson January 28, 2018
Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, shared her experiences as an activist and survivor of sexual assault.
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Student leads push for a new nature trail for SBU

Rena Thomas April 30, 2015
One Stony Brook University student’s senior project is growing into a cause hundreds of Stony Brook students support.
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The speed limit on Nicolls Road between Stony Brook University’s south entrance and Route 25A is 45 miles per hour, a change university officials pushed for in an effort to make the road more pedestrian friendly for those crossing from west campus to east campus. (REBECCA ANZEL / THE STATESMAN)

University using education to promote campus safety

Rebecca Anzel November 10, 2014
At 10:12 p.m., University Police officer Salvatore Casaccio jumped a lane of traffic and hit Brianna Bifone with his police cruiser, pinning her underneath the vehicle for about 30 minutes
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President Bill Clinton speaks at university in support of Tim Bishop

Kelly Zegers October 23, 2014
President Bill Clinton encouraged Stony Brook University students to vote and spoke on behalf of the Tim Bishop congressional re-election campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
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Community addresses ongoing concerns with off-campus housing

Kelly Zegers October 25, 2013
Stony Brook Concerned Homeowners, Ltd., the group fighting illegal rented homes in residential neighborhoods, held a meeting at the Mount School in Stony Brook on Wednesday, Oct. 23 for its members to discuss the ongoing issues with students living off-campus.
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New curbing, sidewalks and guardrails to improve safety along Nicolls Road

Kelly Zegers October 24, 2013
Suffolk County completed installation of curbing, sidewalks and guardrails along Nicolls Road, from the North Entrance of the university to Route 25A last week, according to a press release from Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (District 5).
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