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SBU bids for 150 million dollar Governors Island Climate Center

Lori Saxena November 18, 2021
Stony Brook University submitted a proposal on Oct. 13 to become a candidate in a worldwide competition to select an anchor establishment for a groundbreaking climate science-related development project spearheaded by the City of New York and the Trust for Governors Island.
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Official poster for the Weekly Wrap Up. HANYA GAO/STATESMAN FILE

The Statesman Weekly Wrap-Up Ep. 26

Minal Chawla April 2, 2021
Editors discuss the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences' goal to improve the Long Island Sound, algorithms to combat gerrymandering, Quelly Woo, tips on visual story telling, hardships of female journalists and foreign aid during the pandemic.
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Snow falls on the Academic Mall outside of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library on Dec. 1. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU scientist predicts short winters, heavy storms for Long Island

Niki Nassiri December 6, 2019
The winter season may become shorter, but storms and floods will hit the East Coast harder than ever due to climate change, Edmund K.M. Chang, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, hypothesized in a study on winter storms.
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The Marine Sciences Research Center located in Stony Brooks Southampton campus. MELISSA AZOFEIFA/STATESMAN FILE

New marine map study provides guidance on where to place marine protected areas

Erika Peters November 23, 2019
A study published last month and conducted by a team including researchers from Stony Brook University has revealed that a large portion of the world’s most important marine areas remain unprotected.
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Students protesting for climate policy action on the academic mall on Sept. 26, 2019. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

The 2020 U.S. presidential election will make or break our planet

James Bowen November 18, 2019
With a climate change skeptic in office, and older generations apathetic to the consequences of global warming, young climate change advocates find their cries for climate change reform falling on deaf ears.
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Long Island sees massive fish kills

Long Island sees massive fish kills

Alissa Pabon September 29, 2019
Beginning in early June, Long Island’s northern and southern shores, as well as its narrow canals, have been overflowing with thousands of dead Menhaden fish.
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Interim President Bernstein talks finance and future at Stony Brook University

Interim President Bernstein talks finance and future at Stony Brook University

Gary Ghayrat September 24, 2019
On Aug. 30, Interim President Michael Bernstein sat down for an interview with The Statesman along with University Media Relations Officer Lauren Sheprow to discuss the administrative changes that are happening at the university, the school budget and more.
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Members of the Graduate Student Employee Union protesting on May 1, 2019. The students were protesting increases in their fees. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Graduate students protest fee increases

Samantha Robinson May 2, 2019
Members of the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) led a march from the Earth and Space Sciences building to the Administration building on Wednesday, May 1 to deliver a list of demands following the university’s proposed hike in fees.
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University Senate reviews independent budget report

University Senate reviews independent budget report

Samantha Robinson March 6, 2019
An independent budget report discovered that Stony Brook has had a positive net cash flow for the past 10 years.
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Port Jefferson Harbor on September 28. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Retraction: “Toxic chemical found in Stony Brook Hospital sewage could damage Port Jeff Harbor”

The Editorial Board November 7, 2018

A recent article titled, “Toxic chemical found in Stony Brook Hospital sewage could damage Port Jeff Harbor” has been removed from The Statesman website after several inaccuracies were brought to...

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Hurricane Florence was worsened by climate change

Brianne Ledda September 23, 2018
The climate model was initialized while Florence was happening and it was run for only seven days, an unusually short period of time for climate models. Although it wasn’t the first time scientists tried to calculate the impact of climate change based on the severity of extreme natural events, it was the first time it was done while the storm was happening.
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The Marine Sciences Research Center located in Stony Brooks Southampton campus. MELISSA AZOFEIFA/STATESMAN FILE

SoMAS names new dean

Wilko Martinez-Cache February 28, 2018
Paul B. Shepson was announced as the new dean of the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS).
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