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The President of Stony Brook Volunteer Corp (SBVAC), Nikhil Bamarajpet, talking to another member of SBVAC. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Student volunteer EMS continue serving the campus through the COVID-19 pandemic

Alek Lewis September 3, 2020
The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SBVAC), the university’s collegiate emergency medical services (EMS) agency founded in 1970, is made up of 39 trained student volunteers. The organization, which usually responds to 900-1000 calls a year, including helping overwhelmed local EMS, became essential workers in a global health crisis.
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Suffolk Museum left a marker to honor Canes grave after removing the original tombstone in 1949.

Stony Brook graves lost to memory, buried in time

Brianne Ledda February 29, 2020
Homes were being built in the area when the museum took the stones with the permission of the town and local property owners, according to Olly. A local resident was concerned that the gravestones would be damaged or destroyed.
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50 years forever wild: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

50 years “forever wild”: Looking back on the Ashley Schiff Preserve

Brianne Ledda, Margaret Osborne, and Taylor Beglane October 11, 2019
When Stony Brook University decided to bulldoze the tallest conifer tree on campus in the 1960s, political science professor Dr. Ashley Schiff chained himself to its trunk.
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Students leave the Port Jefferson-Stony Brook University shuttle bus on Thursday, March, 7. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University and Port Jefferson partner on new shuttle bus

Brianne Ledda March 9, 2019
Stony Brook University’s shuttle to Port Jefferson made its inaugural trip on Thursday March 7, marking the beginning of a new pilot program.
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A reporters near-deck experience

A reporter’s near-deck experience

Jill Ryan August 31, 2016
Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity threw a party late on the night of Aug. 26 that ended with dozens of people, myself included, in free fall after the house’s deck collapsed.
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A 1498 copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle, which dictates world history in reference to the Bible, on display in Stony Brook Universitys Special Collections and University Archives on Wednesday, Oct. 21 2015. CHRIS GAINE / THE STATESMAN

University archives open house offers window to the past

Chris Gaine October 23, 2015
The open house was held in observance of American Archives Month, an initiative started by the Society of American Archivists to raise public awareness for archives.
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PHOTO CREDIT: BERT KAUFMANN

Seven basic things to do this fall

Alex Blanc September 21, 2015
The leaves are turning Instagram-worthy shades of red and orange, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back and sweater weather is rapidly approaching. What more could anyone want?
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STORIFY: Storm causes deluge of problems for SBU, surrounding area

Arielle Martinez August 4, 2015
SBU canceled all classes before 11 a.m. and delayed opening its offices after an early morning thunderstorm caused a power outage and left downed trees and wires campus.
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Student Lifeline provides free lifts to prevent drunk driving and offers an escape

Chelsea Katz March 11, 2014
When Bobbi Anne DePierro got a 3:30 a.m. call from a state trooper that her 21-year-old daughter was driving under the influence and had lost control of her car getting off the Sunken Meadow Parkway, everything stopped. Her daughter's car went into a tree and she was in a coma. She lost her bodily functions and was in the hospital and rehab for months before she completely recovered.
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Students weigh housing options by price

Kelly Zegers November 7, 2013
As residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Stony Brook University and the Town of Brookhaven work to rid the area of illegal housing rentals and attract single families to the homes for sale, students may have to look for other housing options.
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New curbing, sidewalks and guardrails to improve safety along Nicolls Road

Kelly Zegers October 24, 2013
Suffolk County completed installation of curbing, sidewalks and guardrails along Nicolls Road, from the North Entrance of the university to Route 25A last week, according to a press release from Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (District 5).
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University responds to illegal housing

Kelly Zegers October 10, 2013
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley addressed the issue of illegal off-campus housing in a letter published by the "Village Times Herald." Stanley countered several misconceptions, including the perception that the university’s student body has tripled over the years and there are not enough dormitories to accommodate the increase.
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