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Suffering Shellfish: ocean acidification may lead to a decline in the shellfish population

Katherine Kurre September 25, 2014
When conversation turns to Long Island’s coastal waters, Stony Brook University professor Christopher Gobler is quite familiar with the area and the organisms that live in it.
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Off-campus party sparks response from university

Katherine Kurre May 1, 2014
Eight university clubs and organizations have been temporarily suspended for their possible involvement with a house party that occurred on April 12 on Stony Brook Road and incited police response.
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Stony Brook Color Guard and Drumline showcase talent

Katherine Kurre April 28, 2014
Students, faculty and members of the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band crowded the Staller Steps at 3 p.m. on April 25. They were there to view the Color Guard and Drumline Showcase.
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UCafe didnt use to be the only bar on campus. (EFAL SAYED / THE STATESMAN

Parties and alcohol frivolities at Stony Brook University then and now

Katherine Kurre March 11, 2014
Thirsty Thursdays, frat parties and all-night ragers—all of these typically have alcohol in common. Stony Brook is not a dry campus. Students who are of legal drinking age are allowed to consume alcohol and store it in their rooms.
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Pernice, Abhishek Parekh  and Chris Joseph started the Nerdy Notes website to give students more options when it comes to studying for exams. (MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

New website to sell course notes

Katherine Kurre March 4, 2014
Trevor Pernice, a sophomore electrical engineering major, took an Indian studies course in his freshman year at Stony Brook, but the professor’s heavy accent made it hard for him to take comprehensive notes. He started wondering what the other students had written. It is out of this curiosity that Nerdy Notes was founded.
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Faculty expands through NYSUNY 2020 initiative

Katherine Kurre October 31, 2013
New teachers will join the Stony Brook University faculty through the Cluster Hiring Initiative. Put in place by NYSUNY 2020 legislation, this initiative allows for the hiring of interdisciplinary clusters of faculty members.
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Hurricane Sandy knocked down several trees down across Stony Brook.  DEANNA DEL CIELLO/STATESMAN FILE

A super long wait for a super storm

Katherine Kurre September 12, 2013
As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, some are trying to predict if there will be a repeat of the devastating storm.
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During the Marijuana Fest in April 1975 students smoke, drink and dance around in Roth Quad. (DAVE RAZZLER/THE STATESMAN)

Alumni remember Earthstock, Regatta and spring concerts

Katherine Kurre April 29, 2013

Spring in Stony Brook is a time when students flock to the Staller Steps and professors hold classes outside. It is also the time of many campus traditions such as Roth Regatta, Strawberry Fest and...

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Asian-American artists highlight student photography

Katherine Kurre April 21, 2013
Two artists recently visited the Charles B. Wang center to celebrate their latest art exhibitions. Corky Lee and Chee Wang Ng each had their own exhibition on the display in the Wang Center. On Wednesday, April 17, a reception was held for them where they both spoke about their works.
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Wang Center exhibit explores importance of bowl and spoon

Katherine Kurre April 15, 2013

The Charles B. Wang Center is home to multiple art exhibits,  most recently a display of the art exhibition “Five Elements: Six Roots Contemplate Its Origin in the Spoon Fed World.” It is a mixed...

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USG Gala rolls out red carpet for fundraising and networking

Katherine Kurre February 25, 2013
Students, faculty and alumni dressed in evening wear lined up outside Ballroom A of the Student Activities Center. They were waiting for the first Undergraduate Student Government Gala, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 23.
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The Humanities building on Stony Brook Universitys campus is home to the European Languages department, a program that has been cosolidated along with two others in lieu of budget cuts. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Humanities professors petition for more hires

Katherine Kurre February 25, 2013
NYSUNY 2020 is a program implemented in the summer of 2011 primarily targeted to four SUNY schools: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook. This program was designed to aid in standardizing tuition hikes for five years as well as helping the economic and academic growth in New York State.
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