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Annual Lunar New Year celebration at SBU canceled

Melissa Azofeifa February 13, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak — now called COVID-19 — is causing growing anxieties around the world, and cancellations of these important festivities are becoming a national trend.
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Far Beyond signage in the Academic Mall.  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

When universities become echo chambers

Andrew Infantino November 20, 2019
Educational institutions are prone to groupthink, a process by which members of a group strive for consensus by suppressing dissent. Dissenters may face retaliation or remain silent while external input is ignored.
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Presidential Search Committee outlines expectations for incoming president

Brianne Ledda October 24, 2019
The Presidential Search Commitee detailed in a position profile their expectations for the next Stony Brook University president.
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50 years forever wild: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

50 years “forever wild”: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

Brianne Ledda, Margaret Osborne, and Taylor Beglane October 11, 2019
When Stony Brook University decided to bulldoze the tallest conifer tree on campus in the 1960s, political science professor Dr. Ashley Schiff chained himself to its trunk.
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Sufi Dances and Songs of Love returns to the Charles B. Wang Center

Sufi Dances and Songs of Love returns to the Charles B. Wang Center

Patrick Tuminski October 10, 2019
The Amir Vahab Ensemble performed at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center this past Wednesday, Oct. 2. The performance included traditional Iranian and Turkish folk music and the samâ, known to many in the West as the Whirling Dervish Dance.
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Former President Stanley  during a media briefing on February 20, 2019. ALEEZA KAZMI/STATESMAN FILE

Former SBU President Stanley faces threats at MSU

Maya Brown September 12, 2019
Former Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. has faced two terrorist threats since starting his tenure as the 21st president at Michigan State University (MSU) on Aug. 1.
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An unofficial Brookfest poster sent to The Statesman by a member of USG. Brookfest 2019 will feature Amine, A$ap Ferg and Lil Skies.  PHOTO CREDIT: USG

Brookfest artists are announced

Melissa Azofeifa March 2, 2019
Although they all have very different approaches to their music, these artists will bring an energetic night of music for all to enjoy.
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The Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan during her lecture in the Student Activities Center on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Her talk was part of the School of Journalism’s “My Life As” lecture series. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Former NYT public editor weighs in on Trump media coverage

Mike Adams October 17, 2018
Since Trump became president, Sullivan said she is troubled by the frequency with which journalists covering the Trump White House publish anonymously-sourced stories, likening the thrill of an off-the-record exclusive to an addiction.
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The Starbucks located in Melville Library.LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU should follow Starbucks and offer racial-bias education

Gabby Pardo and Andrew Goldstein April 22, 2018
Perhaps we should take a page from Starbucks’ book and have a widely announced day of racial bias education for anyone who wishes to attend?
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Jameel Warney is the first Stony Brook alum to sign with an NBA team. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/STATESMAN FILE

Men’s Basketball alum Jameel Warney gets 10-day contract with Dallas Mavericks

Gregory Zarb March 7, 2018
Stony Brook men’s basketball alumnus Jameel Warney will be signed to a 10-day contract to the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
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Dealing with depression and anxiety in college

Michael Kohut April 2, 2017
Dealing with mental health problems at this point in life can be extra difficult because of the sheer amount of things happening around you.
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New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg speaks at the Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence in 2013. FISHERCOE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Sending your life into an identity loop

Saffi Hadi March 26, 2017
How do we explain when students (*cough* me *cough*) sleep an extra half hour knowing they’ll be late for class?
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