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Students locking arms on the Staller Steps during the encampment on Wednesday, May 1. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Breaking: 29 demonstrators arrested during encampment protest

Mariam Guirgis and Sky Crabtree May 2, 2024
Earlier this morning, Stony Brook University police, state troopers, Suffolk police and a mobile field unit arrested 29 people including students, faculty members and community members participating in a Gaza Solidarity Encampment protest organized by Sb4Palestine. 
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A headshot of new Stony Brook womens basketball team head coach Joy McCorvey. The former Tennessee assistant coach was hired by the Seawolves on Monday.

Joy McCorvey hired as Stony Brook women’s basketball’s next head coach

Alex Streinger April 15, 2024

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team has found its next leader. On Monday, Joy McCorvey was named the 11th head coach in program history by Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron and President...

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SJP confronts McInnis during University Senate meeting

SJP confronts McInnis during University Senate meeting

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter April 5, 2024

The University Senate held its monthly meeting on Monday, April 1 where in addition to its regular agenda, students and faculty voiced their concerns about the University’s arrests of Stony Brook...

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Arrested student speaks out following emergency protest

Arrested student speaks out following emergency protest

Mariam Guirgis, Assistant News Editor March 30, 2024

  Following the arrests of nine Stony Brook University students in a student-led pro-Palestine protest that took place on Tuesday, March 26, faculty members held an emergency protest the following...

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Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis addresses student concerns in front of the USG Senate in a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22. VIYANG HAO/THE STATESMAN

McInnis addresses student concerns to USG Senate

Viyang Hao, USG Beat Reporter March 5, 2024

In her visit to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis addressed some concerns brought forth by Senators, specifically...

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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 Professor wins Fundamental Physics Breakthrough Prize

Sky Crabtree October 2, 2023
A Stony Brook University professor has been selected as a winner of the Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics. Alexander Zamolodchikov, a distinguished professor and the C.N. Yang/Wei Deng Endowed Chair at the University was a co-winner of the prize, along with University of Oxford Professor John Cardy.
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Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis speaking at a reception in celebration of the University winning a bid to build  The Exchange, a $150 million project on Governors Island. frewf CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

SBU gives more info on Climate Exchange

Sky Crabtree June 12, 2023
On April 25, Stony Brook University held a town hall following the University winning a proposal to build a new campus on Governors Island that will focus on researching and developing solutions to the climate crisis.
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Stony Brook is aiming to have more LEED certified buildings like the Simons Center. (RYAN MUI/THE STATESMAN)

Stony Brook University receives record-breaking $500 million donation

Jeremy Portnoy and Sky Crabtree June 1, 2023
Stony Brook University received a gift of $500 million on Thursday. It’s the second-largest donation to any public university in U.S. history and the largest unrestricted gift to a U.S. university’s endowment.
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Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis speaking at a reception in celebration of the University winning a bid to build  The Exchange, a $150 million project on Governors Island. frewf CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

“The fading American dream:” President McInnis’ discussion with Raj Chetty

Beth Gatto May 4, 2023
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis held a presidential lecture with Raj Chetty, a professor of public economics at Harvard University. 
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