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SBU is considering changing its virtual workspace from Google to Microsoft

Alek Lewis December 11, 2020
Stony Brook University is considering changing the academic and research side of the university’s virtual workspace from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365, an idea which caused immediate backlash during the Faculty Senate meeting on Dec. 7.
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Protesters sit and kneel in front fo the Long Island City Courthouse on June 6. It was one of many nationwide protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook Computing Society hosts BLM charity stream

Claudia Motley July 8, 2020
The Twitch stream, which raised $850, featured streamers playing Overwatch. Donations went to the non-profit organization Code2040, which works to strengthen the presence of Black and Latinx communities in tech and innovation industries.
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Dr. Barry Sanders speaking at the Quantum Immersion Convention on Feb. 25, 2019 in the Wang Theater. Scientists gathered at the event to discuss the future of quantum computing. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Professors discuss the future of quantum computing

Sara Ruberg February 27, 2019
Stony Brook University hosted a day-long Quantum Immersion Workshop in the Wang Center Theater on Monday.
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Women’s March generates support from organizations on campus

Dorothy Mai February 5, 2017
Over half a million people united to march alongside one another on Jan. 21 to support women’s rights and protest President Donald Trump in the first weeks of his presidency.
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The student Union, one of Stony Brook Universitys oldest buildings, closed... ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Closed Student Union evokes old memories

Taylor Ha December 10, 2016
For now, only the shadows of reflections glide across the Union’s transparent doors.
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Music 101 seminar brings together professional and student talent

David Pepa September 29, 2016
Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson, chief executive officer and producer of Platinum Boy Music, gave a lecture on the function and reality of the music industry.
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Let’s unleash Microsoft’s “Tay” on the presidential campaign

Christopher Leelum March 31, 2016
Can man — the so evidently fallible ape with amazing capacities for violence, racism and terror — actually create intelligence?
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Press Start to Continue: 2014’s upcoming releases

Dylan Palazzo February 4, 2014
Just before the end of 2013, Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U hit stores loaded with the newest technology and hardware to carry the future of gaming throughout the coming years. Those of us who were fortunate enough to grab one of these new consoles over winter break may be starting to feel apathetic towards these new systems due to a low number of popular franchise games. While it is to be expected that the most desired games do not release alongside their consoles, the wait between now and the big releases of this year will be well worth it. Here is the shortlist of what games to get excited about for this year.
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Forgotten Heroes

March 20, 2002
Fittingly, in the wake of Sept. 11 there has been a growing appreciation of the vital importance of our police and our military in defending us against attack. But the terrorist assaults should have also underscored the crucial role of another group of American heroes. The deeds of those individuals, unfortunately, continue to go unrecognized.
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