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Emergency responders at the scene of the chemical spill in the Chemistry Building on April 5. Nitric acid was spilled in a fourth floor lab of the building around 8 p.m. GARY GHAYRAT/ STATESMAN FILE

Comptroller’s report cites Stony Brook for lax oversight of hazardous chemicals

Rebecca Liebson December 5, 2018
“Weak oversight of hazardous materials could jeopardize the health and safety of students and campus communities,” Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli stated in a press release. “SUNY needs to do a better job to ensure these items are kept under lock and key.”
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Plans for a on campus village. COURTESY OF GILBANE BUILDING COMPANY AND STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Public-private partnership will add 500 units of on-campus housing

Rebecca Liebson December 3, 2018
Stony Brook University has partnered with Gilbane Building Company to develop a 500 unit on-campus housing complex located between the LIRR station and Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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A Stony Brook University Transit Bus. EFAL SAYED/STATESMAN FILE

Student struck by bus near SBU Hospital

Rebecca Liebson November 28, 2018
A Stony Brook transit bus collided into a 22-year-old undergraduate student at approximately 10 a.m. this morning, according to the University Police Department.
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Sarah Tubbs

Federal judge dismisses former SBU student’s Title IX lawsuit

Rebecca Liebson November 2, 2018
A Manhattan federal judge filed an order to dismiss former Stony Brook student Sara Tubbs’ lawsuit against the university on Tuesday.
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Charles B. Wang, former owner of the New York Islanders and co-founder of Computer Associates International, died on Sunday. He helped fund the Charles B. Wang Center on campus. PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY.

Long Island businessman and philanthropist Charles B. Wang dies

Rebecca Liebson October 21, 2018
Charles B. Wang, the founder of computer company CA Technologies whose donation helped fund the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook, died on Sunday.
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Stony Brook receives its highest ever U.S. News & World Report ranking

Rebecca Liebson September 12, 2018
Stony Brook University was listed as one of the top 80 colleges and universities in this year’s U.S. News & World Report ranking. This is the highest ranking the university has received in its history.
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SBU student expelled for submitting forged transcript to Boston University

Rebecca Liebson September 5, 2018
A former Chinese international student at Stony Brook has accused a Chinese education firm of committing fraud and unjust enrichment after the company forged documents which she claims led to her expulsion from the university.
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Students during an involvement fair. NINA LIN/STATESMAN FILE

Back-to-school advice from our editors to new students

Gabby Pardo September 2, 2018
Now that Labor Day has passed and the semester is really getting underway, my fellow editors and I thought it was a good time to share our hard-won experience on how to handle life at Stony Brook.
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Stony Brook joins “Strawless Suffolk” initiative

Rebecca Liebson September 1, 2018
In an effort to become more sustainable, Stony Brook University has signed onto a county-wide initiative aimed at eliminating plastic straws.
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Title IX at Stony Brook

Erin Mosier opens up about her lawsuit against SBU

Rebecca Liebson August 26, 2018
“I almost did drop out. What really kept me going was my family. And I always wanted to be a teacher and nothing was going to stop me. I wasn’t going to let this one person kill my dream."
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Title IX at Stony Brook

Few Title IX complaints result in action, initial reporting shows

Rebecca Liebson August 26, 2018
The Stony Brook University Title IX office received 24 reports of sexual misconduct, domestic violence and other related incidents between Jan. and May 1, 2018, according to newly released data from the New York State Education Department.
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Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor Michael Kimmel.  HEINRICH-BÖLL-STIFTUNG/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

SBU professor defers award amid sexual harassment rumors

Rebecca Liebson August 10, 2018
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Michael Kimmel, publicly acknowledged rumors accusing him of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct this week.
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