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Cover of Lil Teccas We love you Tecca 2 album, released in 2021. Lil Tecca will be replacing Bryson Tiller as this years Brookfest headliner.PUBLIC DOMAIN

Lil Tecca announced as new Brookfest 2023 headliner

Lori Saxena April 11, 2023
Lil Tecca will be the new headliner for Brookfest 2023, as stated in an announcement on the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) Instagram account. 
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Carl Lejuez and Frances Haugen at the Staller Center Photographed by Lori Saxena

2023 presidential lecture: A conversation with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen

Lori Saxena January 29, 2023
Frances Haugen, an algorithmic expert and Facebook whistleblower, discussed misinformation and more issues during the first Stony Brook Presidential Lecture of 2023.
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The Ashley Schiff Preserve, across from Roth Community at Stony Brook University. Just east of Stony Brook University, the Long Island Pine Barren Reserve TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Pine beetles killing thousands of trees across Suffolk County

Lori Saxena December 4, 2022
The plan calls for 2,000 to 5,000 pine trees to be cut starting Nov. 29 through 2023 in an effort to slow the spread of the beetle throughout the region. The SPB can kill pine trees in only two to four months before spreading to other trees.
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The 2022 iGEM team representing Stony Brook University. Competing in Paris, France, in the 2022 iGEM Competition, the teams work is focusing on deficiencies correlating to severe blood clots.  PHOTO COURTESY OF iGEM

Higher education fails to support non-traditional students

Lori Saxena November 13, 2022
#OPINION: If higher education truly aims to serve as a ladder to financial independence and a rewarding career, then why aren’t the current programs welcoming and accessible to students from all backgrounds?  
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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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A Ferrari 308 GTS showcased during the Robert D. Cess Concorso dEleganza XVI. The exhibit was free, open to the public, and featured Italian vehicles as a representation of Italian culture. NITHILAN RAJMOHAN/THE STATESMAN

Annual car show is Stony Brook University’s tie to the Italian Community

Nithilan Rajmohan September 25, 2022
On Sunday, Sept. 18, Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies hosted the Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XVI on the Physics Building’s lawn area. The show drew a crowd of approximately 575 people.
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Boxes of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Starting Friday, Sept 9, students are no longer required to get tested for Covid-19 on a regular basis.Sgt. Sebastian Rothwyn/ CC BY-ND 2.0

Required COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Ends

Lori Saxena September 9, 2022
Starting Friday, Sept. 9, Stony Brook University will no longer require students to participate in COVID-19 surveillance testing. 
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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

President McInnis announces the renaming of Sanger Hall

Christine Kelley June 29, 2022
Sanger Hall, a residential hall in Tabler Community, will receive a new name after nearly two years of public pressure. Sanger Hall is named after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an activist for women’s rights and birth control.
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Students getting ready to race in Roth Regatta on April 29. DANIEL KOGAN/THE STATESMAN

Roth Regatta 2022: Racing through the Sands of Time

Lori Saxena May 8, 2022
The 33rd annual Roth Regatta took place on April 29, with the theme “Sands of Time.” Boats ranged in theme from Noah’s Ark to the Titanic, with multiple magic school buses, a Shrek-themed boat and even an army-style tank manned by ROTC students.
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The D2L logo. Stony Brook will be switching over from Blackboard to D2L Brightspace for courses. D2L, CC BY-SA 4.0

SUNY switches from Blackboard to D2L Brightspace

Lori Saxena April 17, 2022
Stony Brook University, in collaboration with SUNY, is moving from Blackboard to D2L Brightspace. In an email on April 13, Charlie McMahon, interim senior vice president and enterprise chief information officer, informed students about the transition.
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The iconic Stony Brook Spider-Man in all his glory. The costumed Wallcrawler devotes his time to bringing positivity to the campus community. LUBABA SHARIF/THE STATESMAN

Meet SBU’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man

Lori Saxena March 20, 2022
As Stony Brook University and the rest of the world bought copious amounts of hand sanitizer and toilet paper, one man traded his N95 mask for something a little less clinical, and a little more … heroic.
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Lucretia Urrutia posing during the 2022 Sex and Relationships Photoshoot.  KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

The results are in: 2022 Sex and Relationships Survey

The Statesman got down and dirty with readers for the 2022 Sex and Relationships Special Issue. We asked students in an anonymous sex survey about everything and over 150 of you ripped off the covers and told us your secrets under the sheets.
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