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Lauterbur Hall in Living Learning Community. Lauterbur is one of 19 buildings without a carbon monoxide detector. JOCELYN CRUZ / THE STATESMAN

Some campus residence halls lack carbon monoxide detectors

Lori Saxena October 25, 2022

Only 14 out of the 33 campus residence halls at Stony Brook are equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, according to the school's 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released on Sept. 30. The...

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East Side Dining on Sep. 2 after students were evacuated from their buildings due to flooding. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

As New York floods, SBU residents face Ida’s wrath

Niki Nassiri and Maria Lynders September 2, 2021
Remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded several buildings on campus, mostly impacting Mendelsohn Community. Residents of Mendelsohn Community were evacuated on Sep. 2 around 2 a.m.
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The National Weather Service radar as tropical storm Henry hits Long Island Sunday, Aug. 22. The storm is expected to pick up this afternoon. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU safety alert warns students about incoming hurricane

Sara Ruberg and Steven Keehner August 21, 2021
The storm, which was recently reclassified as a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to linger into Sunday afternoon and evening. If Henri remains as a Category 1, Long Islanders should expect 80 mph winds, gusts up to 90 to 100 mph and storm surges between 3 to 6 feet.
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A screenshot of the 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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The outside of the administration building in March 2020. The RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University intends to resume some on-campus learning with guidelines this fall

Maya Brown June 30, 2020
Final decisions regarding the fall semester are still unknown since guidance is dependent on the public health situation. “If it is safe to do so, it remains our intention to resume some on-campus learning and activities in the fall,” McInnis said. 
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

International students faced uncertainty as SBU went remote

Claudia Motley April 10, 2020
For international students, leaving on-campus housing was far more complicated than booking a last-minute economy flight.
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Students moving into their dorms at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Campus Residences adjust room selection timeline for next year

Ethan Tam March 22, 2020
Stony Brook University Campus Residences modified the room selection timeline for the 2020-21 school year, according to an email sent by Campus Residences to resident students on Friday, March 20.
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A dorm building at Brookhaven Village. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

Administrators say it’s too early to discuss future of Brookhaven Village

Luis Ruiz Dominguez March 26, 2017
With the contract between Stony Brook and Dowling College ending this year, current Brookhaven Residential Village residents are unsure of where they will live in the fall.
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The Tubman and Chavez residence halls opened this past academic year. While new facilities like these are constructed, Stony Brook Universitys other buildings continue to have maintenance issues with serious consequences.

On-campus residents offered ‘double-single’ rooms for a fee

Mike Adams February 19, 2017
The university’s reluctance to offer students in Brookhaven Residential Village a bed on campus denotes a lack of concern for the people living in BRV, one resident said.
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Condom review: which one suits your needs best?

Janelle March February 10, 2013
Free condoms are passed out in every residence hall office on campus, but are they protecting students from the risks of sexual activity?
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