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Clippings of previous articles regarding the state of media relations with student-run publications. ILLUSTRATED BY TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook media relations has a troubled history with student media

Sara McGiff and Christine Kelley April 23, 2023
During Sheprow’s tenure at Stony Brook, she faced extensive criticism from the student media — including The Statesman — for her relationship with the student press.
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News Editor Rebecca Liebson at a press conference with President Samuel L. Stanley. Liebson has been with The Statesman since her freshman year. ALEEZA KAZMI/THE STATESMAN

I’ve spent the past four years covering Stony Brook — their media relations is a nightmare for student journalists

Rebecca Liebson April 28, 2019
My meeting with Sheprow was not an isolated incident, but part of a pattern of university officials trying to suppress student journalists at Stony Brook — the only SUNY institution with a journalism school.
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Department of Africana Studies hosts discussion on Toxic Masculinity

Department of Africana Studies hosts discussion on Toxic Masculinity

Cindy Mizaku April 25, 2019
The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities and the Department of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University invited two South Bronx natives, Mark Anthony Neal and Joan Morgan, to discuss their relationship with feminism while navigating the realms of toxic masculinity.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on campus in the Student Activities Center on April 11, 2019. Cuomo announced that all non-essential workers must stay home. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Governor Cuomo visits SBU to discuss NY state budget

Rebecca Liebson April 12, 2019
He went on to outline several infrastructure projects aimed at stimulating the local economy, including $10 million for downtown revitalization, $131 million for the Nassau Hub and $55 million for the Ronkonkoma Hub.
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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

Students elect 2019/2020 USG representatives

The Statesman April 7, 2019
Shaheer Khan — who won 55 percent of the vote with 959 votes in total — will become USG’s next president.
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Stanley said Stony Brook is not considering any plans to rename Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium despite petition. 
 ALEEZA KAZMI/THE STATESMAN

President Stanley responds to LaValle Stadium petition

Rebecca Liebson February 24, 2019
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said the school is not considering any plans to rename Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The name became a point of contention last month after the state senator, whom the stadium is named after, voted against a ban on gay conversion therapy.
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Survey respondents by gender and sexual orientation. CREATED BY REBECCA LIEBSON

The results are in: 2019 Sex Survey

The Statesman February 11, 2019
For the first time in four years, we asked our readers to spill their guts and partake in an anonymous sex survey.
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A judges gavel on a book. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Male student sues SBU for gender discrimination

Rebecca Liebson February 7, 2019
A male student at Stony Brook University is suing the school and two SUNY employees for gender discrimination and for violating his due process rights.
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A legal gavel and open book. BLOGTREPRENEUR/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Former grad student says she was unfairly expelled in new lawsuit

Rebecca Liebson February 2, 2019
A former Stony Brook student is suing the university and two of its employees, claiming she was unfairly taken out of her student teaching internship and expelled from the graduate English education program after she expressed concerns about her former student teaching supervisor.
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New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle represents the East End of Long Island. He was one of four state senators to vote against legislation banning the practice of gay conversion therapy. PUBLIC DOMAIN

NY State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle votes against ban on gay conversion therapy

Rebecca Liebson and Brianne Ledda January 27, 2019
Kenneth P. LaValle — the New York state senator who represents parts of Brookhaven and the East End and longtime supporter of Stony Brook University — is one of only four state senators who voted against legislation banning the practice of gay conversion therapy.
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SBU student reported missing

SBU student reported missing

Rebecca Liebson December 17, 2018
A missing persons alert has been issued for Stony Brook University student Michael McLaughlin.
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A GoFundMe for Noah Farrellys family.  SCREENSHOT OF GOFUNDME.COM

Stony Brook athlete passes away after being hit by vehicle

Rebecca Liebson December 6, 2018
A GoFundMe fundraiser has been started for the family of freshman Noah Farrelly, the Stony Brook University student athlete who is in critical condition after being struck by a car on campus this Tuesday.
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