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The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

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News Editor Rebecca Liebson at a press conference with President Samuel L. Stanley. Liebson has been with The Statesman since her freshman year. ALEEZA KAZMI/THE STATESMAN

I’ve spent the past four years covering Stony Brook — their media relations is a nightmare for student journalists

Rebecca Liebson April 28, 2019
My meeting with Sheprow was not an isolated incident, but part of a pattern of university officials trying to suppress student journalists at Stony Brook — the only SUNY institution with a journalism school.
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(MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN)

Construction on Toll Drive results in destruction of 5.5 acres of woodland

Michaela Kilgallen December 13, 2014
Several hundred trees were cleared for the construction of a 759-bed residence hall and 60,000 square-foot dining facility on Toll Drive. Three out of four "exploitably vulnerable" trees were replanted in the Research & Development Park.
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Wendys in the Roth Food Court was temporarily closed on Feb. 17 due to a small fire in the kitchen. (STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO)

Kitchen fire in Roth temporarily closes food services

Giselle Barkley February 17, 2014
Roth Food Court closed earlier today after a small fire broke out in the Wendy's kitchen. The fire took place around 11:20 a.m., according to Food Manager Edward Urena. Urena said the chefs were cooking when oil caught on fire at one of the stations. Wendy's employees were cleaning the area following the incident.
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Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 will mark the one year anniversary of the incident that took place on Circle Road. (ANUSHA MOOKHERJEE/THE STATESMAN)

One year later, university remains silent

Kristin Behr February 4, 2014
When a string of muggings took place in the South P Lot earlier this academic year, the campus was notified. When a student committed suicide last spring, everyone received a text. So why is it that when Brianna Bifone was hit by a police officer and pinned under a cruiser for 30 minutes, the university fell silent?
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Student media faces a breakdown in communication with most media relations sources on campus. YOON SEO NAM/STATESMAN FILE

Editorial: media relations should be more transparent

The Editorial Board October 22, 2013
Rarely do most public universities have public relations as sophisticated as those of Stony Brook University. The typical university might market their news and events through student workers overseen by an administrator a scant few years older than their staff. If the university has a little more oomph to its name, it might even entrust a PR firm to handle what media presence they might have.
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