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Opinions editor Andre Goldstein consults the AP Stylebook regarding the Oxford comma. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Pausing to appreciate the Oxford comma

Andrew Goldstein September 24, 2017
Tess Stepakoff, assistant copy chief – “Heck yeah, AP style should have the Oxford comma!”
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Vice Dean of Stony Brook medicine Dr. Chandran, above, has been elected to serve on the National Medical Examiners Executive Board. PHOTO COURTESY OF NBME COMMUNICATIONS

Medical school Vice Dean appointed to the National Board of Medical Examiners

Michaela Kilgallen May 7, 2017
The National Board of Medical Examiners has chosen Stony Brook Medicine’s Vice Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs Dr. Latha Chandran to serve on the organization’s executive board.
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The entrance to the Staller Center for the Arts theatre. The STATESMAN FILE

Dean Kopp says no Theatre Arts cutbacks have been finalized

Michaela Kilgallen April 30, 2017
Theatre Arts majors and minors received an email on Friday from department chair John Lutterbie, announcing cutbacks, but the administration says no decisions have been finalized.
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The entrance to the Staller Center for the Arts theatre. The STATESMAN FILE

Department of Theatre Arts suspends admissions

Michaela Kilgallen April 28, 2017
The Department of Theatre Arts will suspend admissions for any new students, according to an email sent to majors and minors by the department chair, John Lutterbie.
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USG VP of Academic Affairs resigns

USG VP of Academic Affairs resigns

Michaela Kilgallen and Rebecca Liebson April 27, 2017
Undergraduate Student Government Vice President of Academic Affairs John Mele has resigned from the position, Mele confirmed via email.
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University proposes Comprehensive Fee increase

Michaela Kilgallen March 11, 2017
The university has proposed a $57, or 2.6 percent, Comprehensive Fee increase for undergraduate students in the 2017-2018 academic year.
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Associate professor Sonia Harmand, above, ... LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

Professor named one of 50 most influential French by Vanity Fair

Michaela Kilgallen and Mahreen Khan February 12, 2017
Vanity Fair France has named Sonia Harmand, an associate professor, one of the 50 most influential French in the world.
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Stony Brook University students attend the March for Unity at the SAC Plaza on Feb. 1. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook community denounces travel ban at two separate protests

Michaela Kilgallen February 1, 2017
Upwards of 500 protesters paraded through campus during Campus Life Time at the March for Unity.
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USG establishes new director of diversity affairs

Michaela Kilgallen January 29, 2017
USG President Cole Lee signed an executive order establishing a director of diversity affairs and a USG Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.
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The Stony Brook University hospital. Oregon was the first state to codify a right-to-death law in 1997. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Union fears the repeal of Obamacare will create chaos in hospitals

Michaela Kilgallen January 29, 2017
According to the press release, 153,000 people in Suffolk County are at risk of losing health insurance.
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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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It was announced on Jan. 20, 2017 via email that Dean of Students Timothy Ecklund, above, had left Stony brook University.  MEGAN MILLER /STATESMAN FILE

Timothy Ecklund replaced by former Dean of Students Jerrold Stein

Michaela Kilgallen January 20, 2017
After two years in the position, Dr. Timothy Ecklund will no longer serve as Dean of Students, according to an email sent to students on Jan. 20.
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