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One of the posters shown during the Oct. 22 protest. There have been multiple protests all over campus.  CHRISTINA MARIE MARIANI/THE STATESMAN

How the Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out at SBU: a deeper look

Sonya Gugliara and Mariam Guirgis November 16, 2023
Major U.S. cities and college campuses are speaking out about the conflict taking place in Gaza and Israel, and Stony Brook University is no different.
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President Maurie McInnis (left) and guest speaker (right) at the Presidential Debate friday

Stony Brook hosts Environmentalist Jeff Goodell in Presidential Lecture

Sky Crabtree, Assistant News Editor November 2, 2023
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Stony Brook University hosted award-winning journalist and author Jeff Goodell to discuss climate change in the school’s presidential lecture series. President Maurie McInnis hosted the discussion in which the two discussed Goodell’s work in documenting climate change.
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A graphic showing Stony Brook Universitys ranking based on U.S News & World Report 2024 Best Colleges. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

SBU Receives Highest SUNY Ranking in History

Amen Ruth Galinato October 22, 2023
According to the most recent US News and World Report, Stony Brook University has received its highest rankings to date in State University of New York (SUNY) history. Stony Brook has not only held its ranking as the No. 1 public university in New York but it also stands at No. 58 among national universities and No. 26 among public universities.
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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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President Maurie Mcinnis cutting the ribbon outside of West Side Dinings new mural. MATTHEW WEIR/THE STATESMAN

New mural shines a light on campus diversity

Sky Crabtree September 21, 2023
A new mural showcasing campus diversity was unveiled on the side of West Side Dining on Friday, Sept. 8. 
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A flier hung in a stairwell at Humanities. fewf CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Title IX: holding SBU accountable

Viola Flowers April 26, 2023
“Demand to hold SBU accountable. Title IX discrimination has become the norm on campus. Students are often left in the dark and silenced.”
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Southampton Hall at Stony Brook University Southampton campus. fr CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

N.Y. assemblyman: Southampton campus is the “biggest slumlord” on the East End

Maria Lynders and Sky Crabtree April 23, 2023
Stony Brook University has come under fire from New York State District One Assemblyman Fred Thiele for alleged mistreatment and neglect of the University’s Southampton campus in regards to lack of leadership, over a dozen condemned buildings and failure to apply for funding.
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Union workers protesting at the arts loop at Stony Brook University on March 29. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Assemblyman Ed Flood and State Senator Anthony Palumbo challenge new parking proposal

Sky Crabtree April 15, 2023
On March 22, 2023, Assemblyman Ed Flood and State Senator Anthony Palumbo wrote a letter to Stony Brook President Maurie McInnis requesting that the University reject the paid parking plan amid concerns that it would negatively affect the University.
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The Academic Mall during USGs Light the Brook on Nov 9th.DEVIN KENNEDY/THE STATESMAN

Light the Brook held on Staller Steps for the first time

Saad Haroon November 13, 2022
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its fifth annual Light the Brook event on Thursday, Nov. 10. During Light the Brook, lampposts and trees in the Academic Mall are lit up with fairy lights, marking the start of the holiday season.  
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A plaque that reads Forever Wild commemorates Professor Ashley Schiff in The Ashley Schiff Park Preserve. The preserve was established in 20.. by President John Toll, but lacks any legal protection. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

USG urges administration to protect Ashley Schiff Preserve

Saad Haroon November 11, 2022
Members of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed a resolution to encourage the university to legally protect the Ashley Schiff Park Preserve on Oct. 27.
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Looking back at the 2022 State of the University

Daniel Wu October 20, 2022
Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis gave the annual State of the University speech at the Staller Center for Arts on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The auditorium was filled with nearly 1,000 attendees. Viewers could also watch the event from a livestream on Stony Brook’s website. 
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Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity chapter put on interim suspension after allegations of sexual misconduct

Tim Giorlando September 17, 2022

The Beta-Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Delta, the Social-Professional Engineering Fraternity at Stony Brook University, was placed on interim suspension on Sept. 16 after a student accused multiple members...

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