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The first three (from left to right) Natalia Wong, Kevin Dardzinski and Athena Wilkinson embracing Mackenzie Yaddaw. STANLEY ZHENG/THE STATESMAN

Education is a critical component of healthy relationships

Sonya Gugliara, News Editor March 24, 2024

The topic of what a healthy relationship entails will never cease to spark spirited debates, as many try to get to the bottom of what “healthy” truly means or looks like.  A quick Google search...

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President Maurie Mcinnis speaks at the State of The University Address at Staller Center for The Arts on Oct. 14. STANLEY ZHENG

President Maurie McInnis gives annual State of the University address

Sky Crabtree October 17, 2023
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis gave the annual State of the University address, her second since being appointed president of the University. McInnis opened her speech by praising the progress and achievements made by Stony Brook in the past year.
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The Undergraduate Admissions office located in the Administrations building on Stony Brook Campus. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook desperately needs to improve course selection

Vinod Kripalani September 24, 2023
Throughout my time at Stony Brook, I’ve strived to achieve academic success and have enjoyed my experiences. However, one issue has continued to pester me each time I plan my class schedule in anticipation for the upcoming semester: course selection.
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The Stony Brook University sign on Main Campus.

Stony Brook ranks higher than ever in U.S. News “Best Colleges”

Lori Saxena September 12, 2022
On Sept. 12, U.S. News & World Report announced the 2022-2023 Best Colleges, with Stony Brook University increasing in rank by 16 places from No. 93 to No. 77. This is the highest ranking Stony Brook has ever achieved. 
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Masks of different colors and patterns. Face masks and coverings are required on Stony Brook Universitys campus. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University to lift mask mandate following New York guidance

Tim Giorlando February 28, 2022
Stony Brook University (SBU) is set to lift its indoor mask mandate on Wednesday, March 2, following new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York state guidelines announced last week.
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The Office of Special Programs, where the Education Opportunity Program (EOP) is located. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

SUNY’S Educational Opportunity Program gets a $6.4 million expansion

Sheyla Torres November 20, 2021
The State University of New York is expanding its Education Opportunity Program budget by $6.4 million across five SUNY campuses, including Stony Brook University, for spring 2022 to support an additional 1,000 students next year.
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East Side Dining on Sep. 2 after students were evacuated from their buildings due to flooding. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

As New York floods, SBU residents face Ida’s wrath

Niki Nassiri and Maria Lynders September 2, 2021
Remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded several buildings on campus, mostly impacting Mendelsohn Community. Residents of Mendelsohn Community were evacuated on Sep. 2 around 2 a.m.
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The negative stigma attached to weed is the driving force behind biased misconceptions. STATESMAN FILE

Legalizing recreational marijuana is what we needed all along

Matt Lindsay April 20, 2021
#OPINION On March 31, Governor Cuomo signed legislation legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for adults in New York State. While I have never used marijuana, I fully support the legalization of it for several reasons.
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The seating in Stony Brooks Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. NARA HWANG/STATESMAN FILE

NYS outlines preliminary guidance on in-person graduation ceremonies

Alek Lewis April 13, 2021
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined preliminary guidance for this spring’s in-person graduation ceremonies, which includes restrictions on venue capacity and requirement for a recent negative COVID-19 test or vaccination for attendees.
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The outside of the Stony Brook Union. SHAH ALI HAIDER SHANTO/THE STATESMAN

Students can schedule appointment for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Alek Lewis April 6, 2021
Stony Brook University is now offering students the opportunity to get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Student Union. Those who have received another vaccine are not allowed to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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The mass vaccination site at Stony Brook University. As of March 23, 100,000 people have been vaccinated here. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University has administered over 100,000 vaccines

Alek Lewis March 26, 2021
Stony Brook University has administered 100,000 vaccinations in their state run point of distribution as of March 23.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Commencement will be in-person this spring

Alek Lewis March 21, 2021
Stony Brook University class of 2021’s commencement ceremony will be held in-person at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium — at least for graduating students.
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