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Alcohol and partying have come to define modern day college life. (JESSICA DESAMERO / THE STATESMAN)

Low levels of alcohol consumption still pose health risk, research shows

Kevin Sousa February 5, 2023
New research reveals that drinking even small amounts of alcohol can pose a serious health risk, raising concerns over college students’ awareness of the perils of alcohol consumption.
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The NYU Silver Center. AJAY_SURESH/CC BY 2.0

New York Times misconstrued students’ role in professor’s dismissal

Sonya Gugliara October 16, 2022
#OPINION: The students of NYU were falsely depicted as lazy and entitled. Jones' firing and the reaction to it reveal that educators must take a greater responsibility for their students' success.
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Left to Right: Sarah Baxter, Alexander Orlov, Leonie Huddy, Jonathan Sanders, and John Frederick Bailyn discussing the Ukraine conflict on Stony Brook Universitys campus. The panel was open to students, faculty, and the general public. VIOLA FLOWERS/THE STATESMAN

International panelists deliver teach-in on Ukraine at Stony Brook University

Viola Flowers March 27, 2022
Alexander Orlov, Stony Brook professor of material science and chemical engineering, held his mother close in his heart as he participated in the Ukraine teach-in panel on March 23, thinking of the war waging outside of her front door in Ukraine.
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Republican Elephant and the Democrat Donkey icons. Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff. Goroff alongside incumbent Lee Zeldin is on the ballot for the upcoming election.DONKEYHOTEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

SBU Professor Nancy Goroff and incumbent Lee Zeldin vie for eastern Suffolk’s seat in Congress

Iryna Shkurhan November 3, 2020
In New York’s Congressional District 1, former Chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s Chemistry Department Nancy Goroff (Democrat) and incumbent Lee Zeldin (Republican) are on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. 
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Plastic pollution washed up on a beach from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Big Oil’s lobby to peddle plastics in Kenya is unsustainable and unsurprising

Matt Venezia October 12, 2020
#OPINION Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues of the century. Still, "Big Oil" is lobbying to influence a trade deal between the United States and Kenya.
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A picture of a pile of money. PICTURES OF MONEY/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Trump’s tax records are not surprising and won’t rock his voter base

Matt Venezia October 8, 2020
#OPINION The president blatantly lied to the American people for years about his taxes and tax returns, paying nearly $12,000 less than the average American in federal income taxes during the year he assumed the highest office in the United States.
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Official cover of Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Stony Brook alumni Stephanie Hayman discusses career path and book “Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America”

Julia Heming October 6, 2020
Stephanie Hayman, Hauppauge native and Stony Brook graduate, returned to campus virtually on Sept. 22 to talk about her book, “Surviving My First Decade in Corporate America."
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The official banner for The State University of New York (SUNY).PUBLIC DOMAIN

Jim Malatras, Empire State College President and SUNY graduate, appointed as SUNY Chancellor

Alek Lewis August 30, 2020
Jim Malatras, president of Empire State College and former New York Director of State Operations, was appointed the fourteenth chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) public higher education system by the SUNY Board of Trustees on Aug. 21.
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Official logos of social media companies. People have taken to social media in order to spread information in the form of threads.Official logos of social media companies. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Before you post, fact-check yourself

Matt Venezia August 7, 2020
#OPINION Users are taking advantage of social media spaces to have conversations about relevant issues from COVID-19 to the crisis in Yemen. However, some of these widely-shared posts have contained fallacies ranging from harmless to potentially harmful.
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United States declares national emergency

Maya Brown March 16, 2020
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in the United States as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country.
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Suffolk Museum left a marker to honor Canes grave after removing the original tombstone in 1949.

Stony Brook graves lost to memory, buried in time

Brianne Ledda February 29, 2020
Homes were being built in the area when the museum took the stones with the permission of the town and local property owners, according to Olly. A local resident was concerned that the gravestones would be damaged or destroyed.
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Advisory levels provided from the Department of State of the United States, from low to high regarding safety and security risk. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Stony Brook University cutting travel to Italy, Iran and South Korea

Brianne Ledda February 29, 2020
Stony Brook University is implementing a “mandatory pre-approval requirement” for university-sponsored trips to Italy, Iran and South Korea, according to a campus-wide email sent Feb. 29.
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