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Cyberattack raises security concerns among SBU students and faculty

Sky Crabtree August 25, 2023
Several institutions affiliated with Stony Brook University have become targeted by a cyberattack, putting the private data of students, faculty and staff at risk.
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Deshaun Watson and the NFL’s disdain for accountability

Anya Marquardt September 1, 2022
The NFL cannot try to craft the narrative that they stand up for women when they have fostered a culture that allows for short suspensions and a lack of acknowledgement.
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ICE rolls back changes after student and university backlash

Maya Brown July 13, 2020
The changes, which were rolled back on July 14, would have forced students to leave their university if they did not take any classes in-person. 
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Owners of the Velvet Lounge, The Curry Club buy the Harbor Grill

Brianne Ledda February 9, 2020
The purchase follows a controversy last spring when a Stony Brook graduate was turned away for wearing a turban, provoking outrage on social media and threats of a potential lawsuit.
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Former swim coach sues SBU for discrimination

Brianne Ledda November 23, 2019
In a lawsuit filed on Nov. 19, Atkinson claims she did not receive the “same institutional support as male coaches of men’s teams,” and that she was “micromanaged” in a way that “male and/or white coaches and coaches of men’s teams are not.”
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Male student sues SBU for gender discrimination

Rebecca Liebson February 7, 2019
A male student at Stony Brook University is suing the school and two SUNY employees for gender discrimination and for violating his due process rights.
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Former grad student says she was unfairly expelled in new lawsuit

Rebecca Liebson February 2, 2019
A former Stony Brook student is suing the university and two of its employees, claiming she was unfairly taken out of her student teaching internship and expelled from the graduate English education program after she expressed concerns about her former student teaching supervisor.
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Federal judge dismisses former SBU student’s Title IX lawsuit

Rebecca Liebson November 2, 2018
A Manhattan federal judge filed an order to dismiss former Stony Brook student Sara Tubbs’ lawsuit against the university on Tuesday.
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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese international students caught up in admissions fraud scam

Rebecca Liebson and Xueying Luo October 4, 2018
An investigation by The Statesman found that at least seven students were expelled for submitting falsified Stony Brook transcripts in their graduate school applications.
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My history with Professor Frohman and the administrators that defended him

Tiffany Kormendi September 9, 2018
Before I entered college, I thought, “Hey, I’ll study hard, have some fun and graduate in five years with my two degrees.” However, by Spring 2017, my college experience became one any student would have just wanted to end.
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SBU history professor sued for sexual discrimination

Rebecca Liebson August 14, 2018
A Stony Brook history professor has been accused of sexually degrading a former student in a lawsuit filed against him, the University and SUNY.
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Stony Brook University alumna Sarah Tubbs in 2015 HANAA TAMEEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Sarah Tubbs launches GoFundMe campaign to cover costs in SUNY lawsuit

Michaela Kilgallen January 26, 2017
Sarah Tubbs, the plaintiff in a lawsuit against SUNY for Stony Brook’s alleged mishandling of her sexual assault case, has raised nearly 60 percent of her $25,000 goal through GoFundMe.
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