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In the next five years, there will be an increase in tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30%.
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Stony Brook reacts to planned SUNY tuition increase

Sky Crabtree March 28, 2023
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a plan in January to increase tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30% over the next five years.
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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. PAULA PECEGO/STATESMAN FILE

Proposed changes for Stony Brook parking

Lori Saxena February 13, 2023
Stony Brook University is exploring a campus-wide, fully paid parking model proposed to begin in the fall of 2023. 
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Photo of Sanger Hall in Tabler Community. President McInnis has announced that the controversial building will be renamed to Chinn Hall. SAMANTHA LANKOWICZ / THE STATESMAN

It’s past due time to rename Sanger College

Benjamin Joffe October 10, 2021
#OPINION: Understanding the legacy of Margaret Sanger, whom the building was named after, would demonstrate how having a building named in her honor would undermine the University’s mission of establishing an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion.
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

SBU planning in-person graduation in September for 2020 graduates

Brianne Ledda May 10, 2021
Stony Brook University plans to hold an in-person September commencement for its 2020 graduates. According to a new page on the university’s commencement website, the ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 10 in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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The United University Professors (UUP) March on March 1, 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

SBU workers push to delay in-person work return, argues it violates UUP telecommuting agreement

Brianne Ledda March 6, 2021
More than 100 people have signed a petition to delay an in-person return to work for Stony Brook employees as early as March 1, arguing that it violates the terms of a union-negotiated telecommuting agreement.
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A sign that says, Do I: A) Pay To Eat B) Pay My Fees shown on a car during the graduate studentALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students protest increased student fees

Alek Lewis September 20, 2020
Stony Brook University graduate students protested increased student fees during an hour-long car rally around Circle Road on Sept. 8.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Resident Assistant Training Committee responds to Undergraduate Student Government petition

Niki Nassiri August 29, 2020
A Resident Assistant Statement of Understanding Addendum that outlined new guidelines for RAs under COVID-19 came under fire from students on Reddit and the USG.
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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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A screenshot of the Change.org petition started by Stony Brook University students. The administration has since rolled back the policies that were petitioned. SCREENSHOT OF CHANGE.ORG PETITION

COVID-19 campus residences liability policies roll back after student backlash

Alek Lewis August 3, 2020
In the event of a student housing closure because of COVID-19, a new housing policy would have required students to pay potentially thousands of dollars in fees. The policy was changed after a large number of students protested on social media.
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Essential workers join protest urging Stony Brook Hospital to give them COVID pay.  RABIA GURSOY /THE STATESMAN

“Thank you is not enough.” Workers rally at Stony Brook Hospital to request COVID-19 hazard pay

Rabia Gursoy July 31, 2020
The "Heroes Don't Get Zeros" rally and march in front of the Stony Brook University Hospital on July 22. Workers demanded that the administration pressure the SUNY Board of Trustees to secure hazard pay for essential healthcare employees.
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ICE rolls back changes after student and university backlash

Maya Brown July 13, 2020
The changes, which were rolled back on July 14, would have forced students to leave their university if they did not take any classes in-person. 
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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Three SBU fraternities suspended after allegations of sexual assault emerge on social media

Niki Nassiri July 8, 2020
In a series of social media posts on Instagram and Twitter, the victims detailed separate incidents in which the accused sexually assaulted them. Some victims also claim inaction by the Title IX and Student Engagement and Activities offices.
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